Well gosh. I guess I am a liberal what hates...
I mean, according to Science.
Michelle Obama took some heat in 2008 for saying that, "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country..."
As it turns out, that sentiment isn't all that unusual on the far left of American politics. According to a new Pew Research Center study, only 40 percent of consistently liberal Americans say they often feel proud to be Americans.
"Liberals" are on the "far left of American politics"? The things you learn from the Washington Post lint-catchers.
Because the WaPo opinion section is apparently surprised that a well-educated, intelligent black woman like Michelle Obama might objectively review all of American history and yet still harbor lingering skepticism about what promises as regards equality might stay kept.
Maybe she'd be more reassured if the South were not trying desperately to cling to racial supremacy.
But anyway, I am a proud American. I am a proud FDR American. New York City ethnic Irish, New Deal, Fuck the Fascists, fair play to all, one for all, all for one, damn the torpedoes and fuck the bigots.
I will not count myself proud to be an American unless I worked all my life for my fellows for:
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
Freedom from want
Freedom from fear
FDR's Four Freedoms. Worth fighting for.
Yeah, I'm a patriot. Always was.
I kind of think most right wing assholes don't so much have a coherent explanation for why they love America, as opposed to they are vicious racist assholes invoking patriotism because they are shitbrained ignorant fucks like Victor David fucknose Hanson.
It's a theory.