On my way to work, listening to Kirby Wilbur, the discussion of patriotism came up. Remember when GW was president and you couldn't question anyone's patriotism if they "dissented"?
Kirby played a sound bite from some youth who were interviewed about how Obama's presidency will change their lives.
Most blathered on about how they're going to do more volunteering and paying more attention to politics. Some morons talked about using less electricity or buying a hybrid car.
Then the interviewer asked them if they wouldn't have done those things if McCain had been elected.
A few said they would, but most of them said no.
Really?!? So, because "your" guy won the election you're going to participate in society. But if he had lost you were going to pout and sit it out?
It's like the people who now feel like flying the flag, when they hadn't for the last 8 years. I think these people are hypocrites. We flew our flag when Clinton was in office. Hubby didn't exactly love the guy. But it didn't matter.
These people seemed to think that because Bush was in office, they were no longer "real" Americans. Or that it wasn't cool to be proud of their country.
But now that we have the "One" who is going to solve Global Warming, buy us all homes, and give us all hope ... it's okay to be proud of America again.
There's even a ridiculous group called Born Again American.
Those people can suck it. They're idiots who wouldn't know real patriotism if it bit them on the ass. What are they going to do if the next President doesn't share their opinions? Are they going to say they're Dead Again Americans?
I am an American. Proud to be! No matter who is president. I think our current POTUS is a big headed, arrogant, jerk wad. But I am still proud of this country and would never want to live anywhere else on this entire planet.
That is true patriotism. Not the fair weather patriotism that so many liberals seem to have.