In this video blog by Jack Hunter (I really like his writing, very clear and poignant), the author points out some of the ridiculous partisanship displayed by both parties and their loyal supporters. The most important point, however, is how hypocritical and counterproductive the "patriotic" right supporters are in their indignation over trivial issues within the current administration (for example, Michelle Obama's trip to Europe). As Mr. Hunter explains, many of the problems the right takes issue with can be traced back to the Bush years. Massive expansion of the federal gov't is a most un-conservative ideal. Explain, then, the perpetual chant of War, War, War, No Child Left Behind!