Republicans, and their politicians, and media hounds apparently, don't understand the concept of introspection. They rarely look into their own feelings, motivations, and motives. So, Obama goes out into the world, and shows a little of this concept, rarely used by republicans, as they are action driven, and don't really think about much, about whether anything is good for everyone around them, or right, or perhaps if it preys on others, or has bad motivations, and they all freak out. Oh, he hates America, he thinks we've been doing bad things. But folks, no country, and no person is perfect. It is the tool of introspection through which we improve. I mean you don't have to sit around and worry if what you've done is wrong for all of your spare time, but it is helpful to occasionally take some time to think about whether you could have done a better job, in one way or the other. Might you have done something differently, or perhaps do something better in the future. Then, when you do, if you thoughtfully come to a conclusion, often you, or your country ends up being better. You see, to republicans, we've never done anything wrong, or I guess that's the only idea they find acceptable that we put forward. Of course, anyone with a brain knows that idea is patently absurd. People screw up. Countries have inadequate leaders, and they screw up too. We do things for various motivations, like the war in Iraq, being all about oil, for one. Smedly Butler wrote a good book way back in the early 20th century about how our military is used for corporate benefits. Apparently we had banana wars going on in South, or Central America, for one. Our country was initially built on legalized pirating, well, we put a different word in usage, because as you know, we never actually call anything we do wrong! How crazy would it be to call it pirating??? No, we called it privateering. We made it legal just after the Revolutionary War, for our ships to just go around and take shit from other ships, you know, gold, silver, rare materials, muskets, just about anything those ships had on them, we could take. Nothing wrong with that right? I mean, we needed it, and our government pretty much said, hell, take their shit. And there are the Indians, nothing wrong with the slaughter of a whole indigenous population. Come on Sarah, and FAUX News, and any of the rest of you Republicans. We've done some pretty terrible shit. Now I don't expect you to own up to all of it, or to sit around and spend an ounce of your town hall yellin' time worrying about it. But at least face up to the fact that at times, we've done some pretty God-awful things. It doesn't make us a bad country, but our "behavior" was pretty darned bad. So, by looking at this "behavior," we examine our country's actions, and see if we can improve it, if we can make it better. So, don't deceive yourselves. As good as we are, we can improve, we can get even better. And remember, anyone who tells you they are perfect, well, saying they are untrustworthy is an understatement. You should run the other way from anyone, or any candidate who says we're perfect, that we've never done anything wrong. How about slavery? Oh yea, I forgot, about 20 percent of you wish we still had it. Sorry, bad example.