Gets to be defined by the right apparently.
Barack Obama won’t wear a flag pin because the symbol has “become a substitute for true patriotism”.
And Bruce Springsteen has to answer questions from the press who say that others may say that his anti-war stance is “unpatriotic”.
Bumper stickers that read “Think! It’s Patriotic” generally mean, “I think that what this country is doing sucks”, vs “I think George Bush is my hero”
I think it’s sad that the right was able to take ‘Patriotism’ so very very easily from the left without a fight at all.