Although, the flag waving by the delegates on the field at the stadium during the Obama speech seemed a little creepy and weird to me. It came across as phony, and that's worse than being 'merely' unpatriotic.
I’ve posted this before. I watched the 2004 Dem convention on PBS. Gwen Ifill questioned the Dem delegates about their mass flag-waving. She reported that they told her they would do “whatever it takes” to get Kerry elected. So yeah, it is phony.