I do not consider myself to be extremely political. However, the state of American politics has become very ugly.
As a liberal, I did not support the war in Iraq, and I get very angry when people call me un-American or unpatriotic. The talk radio clowns (Rush Limbaugh) are always accusing the liberal Democrats of launching a hateful Bush-bashing campaign. In fact, any criticism of Bush or his policies is seen by them as anti-American. To me, criticism is just good old fashion debate. It's the First Amendment at its best. Limbaugh seems to have forgotten his eight-year assault on Bill Clinton. There's real hypocrisy on the Republican side.
All this said, I was blown away when I stumbled upon a Web site while planning a vacation to Niagara Falls. The site was offering a gift for a $30 donation. The gift was a French flag complete with deportation documents to be given to any liberal by the conservative contributor! This is what I consider extreme and anti-American. Just because I do not support Bush's policies, including the mess in Iraq, does not make me unpatriotic!