Well, now perhaps we know how he defines "true patriotism." His running mate, Joe Biden, believes that paying higher taxes is patriotic.
Certainly, not all Democrats would agree with them. But it is noteworthy that, taken together, the Dems standard-bearers this year see pride in America as less important than the willingness to hand more of your hard-earned money over to the politicians to spend as they see fit.
Don't be fooled. It's not even that Barack sees taxes as good insofar as they advance the aims of the government. It became evident when he supported a higher capital gains tax -- despite the fact that a higher rate would result in less revenue -- that he supports taxation for redistribution as much as for governance.