The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.
Four years ago when Bush won re-election over Kerry, the wailing and self-flagellation from the left was bad but it was to be expected. For some people patriotism and love of one’s country (much like dissent and questioning authority) only applies when your part doesn’t run the show ... like this asshole.
This election however, the left can once again “be proud to be Americans, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that this sentiment was heralded in the NY Times.
Jessica watched the results from a bar in Cape Town and wrote: “For the first time in recent memory, I can shout in the streets that I am American and be proud of the progress, hope and color that now define us.”
Naturally though a grade-A douche like Bill Krstol would agree with all the trite little whores like Jessica out there.
And naturally what would any post-election analysis be without the deep thoughts of the ultimate Summer Patriots: celebrities. Leonardo Decaprio “couldn't be more proud of my country right now and proud of being an American". Decaprio fair weathered love of country has given me new appreciation for Titanic .... or at leas the end scene where he drowns.
While I certainly take no pleasure in calling Obama “President Obama”, he is the president and no matter who runs this country it does not change the way I feel about it. Why I love this country is not as shallow as who resides in 1600 Pennsylvania.
So do me a favor readers; the next time you hear some asshole say something to the effect that he/she is once gain “proud to be an American” kick them square in the groin as hard as you can. And if you see the jag in the picture above, kick that fucker twice.