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Obama Patriotism

This Is Not a Horrible Thing to Say

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The notion that Barack Obama doesn't "love America" is preposterous on its face. He loves this country enough to retain confidence that it can live up to its ideals, even when it has strayed furthest from them.

The Three Stooges of the Grand Obstructionist Party

Lance Simmens | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Dick Cheney, Bill O'Reilly, and Rudy Giuliani represent a modern day version of the Three Stooges, take your pick who is who but for my money Cheney is Moe, O'Reilly is Larry, and Giuliani is Curly. But their antics, while reflective of the foolishness of their namesakes, have consequences that are all too real and destructive.

Why No One Would Listen

Eyal Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Eyal Press

What's worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing -- or to be ignored for doing so?

The "Birthers" and Our Ailing Political Culture

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

These birthers represent a small but vocal minority in this country who have somehow failed to grasp that American democracy is rooted in a set of principles, not a set of demographic characteristics.

On Patriotism and Principle: An Open Letter to the President (aka "The GOP's Bridge to Anywhere But Here")

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Mr. President, talk to us directly. Tell us again why your election was only the first step, not the culmination, of a genuine movement to change the way we understand power, democracy, and our own roles in those phenomena.

A Surprise for the Right: Obama's Election Has Caused a Patriotic Spirit to Sweep America

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Tomorrow, the celebration will not be limited to the mall in Washington, or the inaugural events all over our country. Tomorrow will be a day to celebrate being an American citizen of a new World.

Watching Obama on 60 Minutes Made me Feel Patriotic... (Almost)

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Clothier

What a thrill to have as a President-elect a man who speaks in whole sentences, who has well-enunciated thoughts, a readily accessible grasp of history -- and a sense of humor to boot.

Sam Stein

McCain Attacks Obama's Patriotism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain unveiled a new attack on Barack Obama's patriotism Saturday, jumping all over - and taking out of context - remarks made yesterday in whic...

An All-American Obama Nation (VIDEO)

Hilary Beard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Beard

The McCain/Palin campaign has engaged in an abominable campaign of painting Obama and his backers as "un-American." But Obama's supporters know that the candidate personifies the American dream.

Nico Pitney

Inhofe Questions Whether Obama "Really Loves His Country" | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some harsh talk from Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK): Regardless of what polls show, Inhofe said, voters will have to ask themselves a question once they ge...

Sam Stein

No Flag Pin For McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These topics are trivial in the long run. And Democrats would be hard pressed to make an issue out of this when they've been bemoaning the use of it a...

Real Patriotism

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

Ok. I'm 57 years old and cast my first vote in 1972--proudly, I will add--for George McGovern, but in the intervening 36 years I have rarely felt pro...

Sam Stein

Obama Gets Surge Support From Kerry And Feingold | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the Senate's most prominent war critics took to the defense of Barack Obama among withering criticism that his opposition to the surge was driv...

Sam Stein

Obama Accuses McCain Of Hiding Behind The Surge | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing the campaign battles over issues of war and patriotism, Barack Obama accused John McCain of using the successes of the surge to hide the fa...

Obama's New Pennsylvania Push: "Buy American, Vote Obama"

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama camp is pushing a new theme in Pennsylvania tomorrow -- it's called the "Buy American, Vote Obama" campaign. ... According to an Obama aid...

Say It Ain't Jew, Joe

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Does Joe Lieberman not realize that he is using one of the oldest anti-semitic tricks in the book to accuse Obama of being the Islamic candidate?

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...

McCain Campaign "Concedes" That Obama Is Patriotic

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This line from a top McCain adviser, in a Politico article on Obama's efforts to convince the electorate that he's American through and through, is un...

The Conspicuous Silence At The Heart Of Obama's Patriotism Speech

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

Attacks on Obama's patriotism fueled by fear-mongering speculation about his religious faith demand a vigorous defense of patriotism on First Amendment grounds. That's not what we got this week.

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.

Obama Rebukes MoveOn In Patriotism Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama used a speech on patriotism to rebuke's "General Betray Us" ad last year: Caricatures of left and right . . . most evident ...

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. ...

Obama Wears Flag Lapel Pin For Second Day In A Row

Chicago Tribune | Mike Dorning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So what is that on Barack Obama's lapel as he speaks at a town meeting in conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Cape Girardeau, Mo.? ...

Sam Stein

Questioning Obama, Neither ABC Moderators Nor Clinton Wore Flag Pin Either | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underlining the inanity of last night's Democratic debate, at the same time that Senator Barack Obama's patriotism was being questioned because of his...