As long as the patriotism doesn’t blind the people for the problems in their own country it is a good thing I suppose.
The bigger problem over here is the blindness that ideological hatred causes. Be it liberals who hate George Bush or conservatives that hate Hilary Clinton. They get so wound up in this blind rage, that they miss the really important things that go on.
On topic...I was really proud of my fellow Americans recently when the issue of eminent domain was decided by the Supreme Court. I really expected it to get swept under the rug in favor of who got booted off the island, but my fellow Americans were
paying attention after all.