Walking neighborhoods for a Republican candidate is an interesting experience. I have noted before that the presence of an American flag proudly displayed on a home nearly guarantees a friendly reception at the door.
Times had an editorial by Matt Barber titled “Pride” vs. Patriotism” with some interesting observations about our fellow Americans. He refers to a Harvard study that seemed to confirm that patriotic events stimulate Republican values: Washington
“This, of course, begs the question: If Fourth of July parades churn out little GOPers and embody the values of conservatism, what style of parade might spawn the young Democrat? What event best represents liberalism? Put another way: In the ongoing war for our culture, if Old Glory is the banner behind which conservatives do battle, what pennon do you suppose guides the proud left into combat?”
Indeed. I might have to keep mental note of whether I get the chilliest reception at doors with “Welcome” mats and pineapple flags or Redskins paraphernalia and “Go Hookies” bumper stickers.
Another example of patriotism from today’s “Patriot Post” on top Sarah Palin’s bus and underneath the one that we bought for President Barack Hussein Obama. Who exemplifies
more? I’ll let you draw your own conclusion. America