The only thing worse than the sunny-day patriotism on my Facebook and Twitter feeds is the open use of a national tragedy to score political points.

How dare some people use the death of thousands of Americans as an excuse or reason to sound off on matters completely unrelated.

Look. I get it. You hate Obama. And Muslims. And anyone else who doesn’t look, talk, act and dress like you.

That’s no reason to make an ass out of yourself. You’re embarrassing yourself and your country. And in short, you’re why the world hates us.