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Barack Obama Patriotism

Waiting for Obama

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Southwood

I've lived in Oslo for eleven years and, although I've rarely feared for my physical safety as an American abroad, I've taken pains not to advertise my citizenship.

Rachel Weiner

McCain's New Tactic: Savage Obama's Character | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that, having tried unsuccessfully to paint Barack Obama as a liberal flip-flopper, John McCain is getting personal: As Senator B...

Civil Campaign? McCain Camp Says Obama Wants To Lose In Iraq

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign, which has said it doesn't question Obama's patriotism, is now doing something awfully similar: Claiming that Barack Obama and the...

Jason Linkins

Giuliani: Obama's Support Of Bilingualism Reinforces Anti-Americanism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have got to tell you: I've been staring at this clip of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani disparaging Barack Obama's contention that Americans sho...

Don't Run it Up the Flagpole

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Can we just stipulate that each of the candidates devoutly loves this country, since there's no way to disprove otherwise? Slimy rumormongering just won't cut it.

Patriotism: Obama V. McCain

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How the candidates define their love of country may help determine the election's outcome. Time asked each for his view of the meaning of patriotism. ...

Full-Blooded Un-American

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Jason Fry, 24, of West Virginia prefers "a full-blooded American" like John McCain to Barack Obama, but Fry does not understand the animating spirit of our diverse democracy.

Will Thomas

GOP House Leaders Disrespect American Flag | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We all know by now that Barack Obama is not a patriot. After all, he doesn't always wear a flag pin, and he objects to the idea that he should be req...

Obama's Act II: Patriotism

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Why does the candidate with by far the most diverse American experience have a patriotism problem?

Defining Obama

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama is being described as unelectable, as incapable of connecting with working class voters, and as someone who might be uncomfortable with patriotism. Obama is being defined by others. It's time for him to do the defining.

Obama's Lapel Pin Returns

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a reader noticed, Obama was sporting the much-debated flag pin for his speech to veterans today....

Jeremiah Wright Controversy Doesn't Hurt Obama's Patriotism, Poll Finds

MyDD | Jonathan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is rather interesting. The common wisdom is (or at least was a week or two ago) that Barack Obama may have taken a serious long-term hit as a res...

Jason Linkins

CNN Re-Legitimizes 'Scurrilous' Obama Email | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN, allegedly the most trusted name in something, took it upon themselves to defibrillate a long-since dismissed November 2007 email-forward which su...

Does This Make George H.W. Bush Unpatriotic?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Conservative blogosphere says that Barack Obama isn't patriotic enough to be President because he was photographed without his hand over his heart...

Obama: I Would "Take Up Arms Myself" To Prevent Another 9/11

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) never served in the military. But at a town hall meeting, Obama said he would "take up arms myself" to ...