What Patriotism Isn't

Last week, I charged journalists with taking pictures of Republican National Convention attendees in possession of an ObamaMonkey or Obama-Curious George T-shirt. Today, I have an addition. I want pictures of people wearing these pins, which were sold at the Texas Republican convention last weekend, so they shouldn't be hard to spot — just look for members of the Texas delegation. If 2000 and 2004 is any guide, there will be a preponderance of cowboy hats in the vicinity. E-mail them to me. I want to start racist-shaming. Between that and the "Keep the White House... Wh!te" stamps on dollar bills in New York, I understand more and more what it is to be ashamed of my country and my fellow Americans.

Stick A Pin In It [Dallas Morning News]
Read It And Weep [Staten Island Advance]
Earlier: ObamaMonkey? There Is No Teachable Moment With Some People.