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Patriotism Apparently Fashionable Again

Of course, when Michelle Obama said she was "proud of her country" for the first time, she was the target of "racist attacks," but when Seattle liberals suddenly realize that red, white, and blue aren't venomous colors it's not only newsworthy, it sure "feels good." Somehow, patriotism is somewhat of a new concept for certain Washington residents. From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

With newfound patriotism, Seattleites want to wave the flag, hang it from their homes and stick it on their cars.

"The thing that's kind of astounding to me is I never ever would have cared to own a flag," said Rosemary Garner, 42. "This is the first day in my life I actually feel this funny sense of pride about my country. It's a very foreign feeling, but it's a good one."

Garner, a self-described "flag virgin" who lives on Capitol Hill, bought eight flags Wednesday -- some to wave and others to stick on her car to "mix and match with some nice Obama and peace signs. Then I bought a couple of flags for some friends who wanted to hang them from their truck along with their biodiesel stickers."

"It's just a rare feeling to feel that type of, I don't know, national connection," said Noah Kriegsmann, a 33-year-old builder from West Seattle. He feels that Obama's win will help America's standing in the world, and he bought a flag to fly on his truck, though he admitted it felt strange to see the flag in his hand.

Americans have an uncanny ability to utterly loathe their own culture. A "funny sense of pride?" Liberals so ache to be loved by the world; they truly don't understand what it means to be proud of one's country.

There are Muslims in the Islamic Republic of Iran that would tell you they detested their government's sponsorship of terror, their government's stoning of women, murder of homosexuals, and blatant anti-Semitism. But they have more pride than Seattle liberals could ever comprehend in their nation and their heritage. They're proud of their Persian history, language, and culture.

So we elect a black president, and suddenly America isn't the racist bully of the world, and its okay to be proud of your country and culture? Grow up, PNW.

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