The Republicans are our nationalist party. One way to stir them up is to accuse an opponent of wanting to apologize for America

Once again I cheer Rep. Ron Paul. I don’t agree with him about everything, but as the candidate who confronts the Republican blowhards about “national security” he is irreplacably delicious. In the Republican debate Aug. 11, here is his exchange with Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who opens by criticizing the good doctor from Texas:

SANTORUM: [Paul] sees the world exactly as Barack Obama sees it, that we have to go around and apologize for the fact that we’ve gone out and exerted an influence to create freedom around the world. I don’t apologize for that. I don’t apologize for the Iranian people being free for a long time and now they’re under a mullah-ocracy…