Obama’s Patriotism

You want patriotism?

Got some right here.

“That’s what it means when we say that America is exceptional.”

Take your pick, friends. Stand with the President on the side of Martin Luther King, or stand with the Republicans on the Supreme Court and in Congress on the side of Sheriff Clark. That (among other things) is what the election of 2016 is about.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the New York University Marron Institute.