I’ve always been fiercely patriotic, nationalistic if you must. I feel our country comes first, above any other person or place. Period. I have family members that can’t understand that yet they will sell their soul completely to the Democrat party. Party above all else. So their belief system is the same just on a smaller scale. The Dems have always despised this feeling of U.S. first but they have valiantly been open about it, whilst Repubs have painted themselves in the flag while secretly feeling embarassed to say they put America first. This post by Megan McArdle expands on this idea of cloaked R’s.