no, it's not a joke. They are honestly selling the American flag with the Obama "brand" on it right off the Obama website.
Now, it doesn't surprise me that Obama has no regard for proper flag etiquette:
The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.What does surprise me is that this has come up before, and gotten a huge negative reaction. The American flag is a symbol, and there are long-standing guidelines for the proper display and use of the flag. Inserting your image - whether your face, your campaign logo, or whatnot - has pretty much been universally frowned upon. We see what our symbols mean to our current Narcissist in Chief.
It does make you wonder, though, if our response to the unrest in the Middle East would be different if they were burning Obama flags...
That is all.