Today, I felt the greatest surge of pride for our country than I have felt in a long time.
I found myself standing up and inching closer to the TV. It felt like the closer I got to the TV the better I felt.
It was pretty weird but a pretty good feeling.
And then I heard the latest NRA ad and what Rush Limbaugh had to say and I felt shame like I hadn't felt it in a very long time.
I have felt ashamed so often and for so long that I think i became desensitized to it, if such a thing is possible.
I should thank President Obama for giving my feelings a long needed wake up call.