Sunday, November 2, 2008

What Obama Gets: Real America & Fake America

There is no "real" America cointerpoised with a "fake" America. We are what we are. That's its something of a contradictory mess suggests nothing more than that it's a big, broad, and diverse place in which lots of stuff has happened over the last few centuries.

Patriotism isn't an unalloyed good, but it's also not the province of one party over another.

Barack Obama gets it.


larryniven said...

The stunning part about this, for me, is that this was Obama's thing years ago, playing the unifier. He gave that "no red states, no blue states" speech, what, two years ago? How could these people not have figured out that he already knew how to respond to this?

Dale said...

LN, true. But I'm very, very glad they have been so stubbornly inept.