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America: Olbermann's Worst County in the World?

wade78 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 7:09 PM
Oh that's easy. First, read Rammbo's comment. After that consider the possibility that Obama represents the pinnacle of America-hate. America-hating young people existed prior to Obama. Better yet consider the blast of negative comments over Paul Ryan and compare that to what America was trying to PREVENT in the Viet-Nam war. Yet the young long-haired peace-nik hippie free-love drug induced efforts WANTED us to leave Viet-Nam so that Viet Cong could continue their human rights atrocities.

“A liberal,” Robert Frost said, “is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” I’ve debated many liberals who clearly took sides…in favor of any antagonist the US might oppose. Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the UN, Jeane Kirkpatrick, described this as the worldview of the “blame America first” crowd.  The reflex is often acquired young.

I encountered it vividly some years back helping judge a school civics competition as a Colorado lawmaker. For part of their project, students from an affluent Denver suburb shared an “updated” Pledge of Allegiance: