Patriotism

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.

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