196319586_83ea1eacbb_m.jpgEither she’s a liar or a sociopath:

“I am proud of my country. I don’t know about you? If you heard those words earlier, I am very proud of my country,” Mrs. McCain said while revving up the crowd and introducing her husband.

When asked at a media availability afterward if they were responding to Michelle Obama’s comments that this election was the “first time” she was “really proud” of the U.S., Sen. McCain deferred to his wife–who reiterated her previous words.

“I just wanted to make the statement that I have and always will be proud of my country,” McCain said.

How nice.

Given that she’s lived through segregation, My Lai, and Abu Grhaib, though, that’s a fairly disturbing thing to say. Always? Really? No matter what it does?

Of course this is about Michelle Obama’s comments and the phony outrage machine that they inspired. To wingnuts, patriotism means being proud of your country like a child is proud of her mommy — it can do no wrong. Ever.

(Adding, it’s okay to hate the half of the country that votes Democrat, because those people aren’t real Americans.)