Barack Obama gave a good speech about patriotism the other day, but what really got my attention was the McCain campaign rolling out what is sure to be one of their chief talking points from now until the election- they accused Obama of having a "September 10th Mentality".
It's a phrase the Republicans have been throwing at Democrats since September 12th, 2001, but perhaps it's time to have them define just one more time exactly what the hell it's supposed to mean.
A September 10th Mentality, eh? What exactly does that mean? Does it mean a mentality that doesn't approve of unilaterally invading foreign countries that pose no threat to you? A mentality that does not approve of a government illegally wiretapping its own citizens? A mentality that does not condone torture, or imprisonment without charge or trial? Is it a mentality that cares about law, the Constitution and due process, and does not thrive on hate, fear and ignorance?
I mean, you know... I'm just asking.
Hey- I'm patriotic, and I approve of displaying the flag as much as possible...
Mike posted about boxers vs. briefs today, and alluded to a condition known as, well, "gapping", which reminded me of this-