Apparently wearing patriotic apparel is MIA to the PC fashion police.
1997 is not 2012.
State Senator Obama is not President Obama.
Tea Party clothes must mean something different now than in 1997, er I mean 1777.
Hey, look over here! Something catches the attention of Sen. Barack Obama (13th), Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (25th), Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) and Stephanie Franklin as they lead the annual “4th on 53rd” parade.
“In 1997, Obama was beginning his first term as a state senator in Illinois. He and his fellow politicians were asked to lead the ‘4th on 53rd’ parade, which is Hyde Park’s 4th of July celebration,” he adds.
“All the politicians who attended were expected to dress the part. The Herald even published a story the week before, on July 2nd, confirming in advance that Obama would be ‘wearing colonial attire.’”