blame America first

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Originates from a speech by anticommunist Jeane Kirkpatrick in reference to Democrats in the San Francisco area, who stated at the Republican National Convention, "They always blame America first." Since then, it has become something of a catch phrase for those who wish to brand others as unpatriotic (compare McCarthyism).

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blame America first

  1. (US, politics) Used to insinuate that liberals would rather blame their own country than outside forces for problems facing the world.

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