When it comes to American politics, the two major political parties are divided in about every which way one can think of.
Unfortunately, this extends to the love for and the pride for America as well.
In 2008, First Lady Michelle Obama made a remark that had voters questioning her patriotism:
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.”
Just one year before that, former presidential candidate John Kerry went overseas to describe the United States as “a sort of international pariah.”
Then there was Barack Obama standing with his hands folded at his crotch while those around him had their hands over their hearts during the playing of the National Anthem. Though this instance has been “fact-checked” as a ‘one-off’ instance of a lack of patriotism, Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden would go on to make it absolutely clear how some Democrats actually feel about the United States.
During a 2014 speech at Harvard University, Joe Biden said, “…There’s nothing special about being American.”
Campus reform asked young people what they thought about the comments: