I called my brother the other day and asked, "How often do you play golf?" "About once a month if I can get away from the job." "Do you think the President's job is more important than yours?" "No!" "That explains it, then."
This essay by Wretchard reminds me that at the end of the day many of us think the United States a good place and that we're comfortable with, if not proud of, being called Americans. And I also truly think that at the end of the day our President considers the United States to have been and be flawed, if not generally a wrong and bad place that is in need of major correction. And at times I get the impression that he's ashamed of his American heritage.