The NYT shows its colors:
WASHINGTON is suddenly hip again, infused with the heady double-barreled combination of a new crowd of idealistic young political worker bees, who actually believe they can change the world, and the arrival of America’s first black president. It’s even cool to wave the Stars and Stripes.
Because (h/t Sean) to some The flag stands for jingoism and vengeance and war, but now that Obama is president the flag stand for partisanship and being “cool”?
Argghhh! notices that has always been cool: It’s okay to fly the flag again!