I don't 'hate' Obama either - he's not worth the energy, and he's not really the problem. Our apathy is. Only about 15% of eligible voters even bother. Of that 15%, less than half bother to fully inform ourselves of the issues, and rely solely on 'mass media' for information.<quoted text>
Please don't understand my not hating someone as an endorsement.
Obama has no more power or influence than the oligarchy will allow. Those with the real intelligencia do not want peace let alone patriotism.
Which begs the question, What is Patriotism?
Is Mr. Willie a patriot?
Is Mr. Catcher a patriot?
Are you a patriot?
Am I a Patriot? Well, I haven't given my life for my country, even metaphorically, since my priorities include feeding, clothing, and sheltering my family, before running for office, or joining the military...so maybe not?
Can't answer whether you are or not.
But I think the others you mentioned, think they are. JMO