Well, thank goodness that Mrs. Barack Obama is finally proud of her country. This is the quote:
"What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something -- 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 and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I've seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it's made me proud."
So, she's proud of her country. Well, isn't that special! What exactly is she so proud of? The accomplishments of hard working American people? Nope. The way we all came together after 9-11? Nope. The outpouring of financial contributions of Americans to the 9-11 victims, the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, or the tsunami survivors? Nope. Could she be proud that President Bush has done more than any American President in history to help fight aids in Africa? Nope. Maybe it's the sacrifice made by Americans during WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam War? Nope. Is it the sacrifice made by the brave men and women in our military fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan? Nope! None of those.
Where is her frustration and disappointment coming from? She seems to have the life many of us only dream of. What is the cause of her desperation? And what has changed lately to suddenly turn her anger, frustration and desperation into pride in her country? Apparently, nothing other than a bunch of people buying into her husband's rhetoric (as well as rhetoric he's lifted from others). The more I think about that stupid quote, the more stupid it sounds. She's basically proud of America for nothing. She's proud of people because they are hoping for change.
My dad was right, soon our national anthem is just going to be "Duh."