Patriotism, but with a knowing wink. Over the top, exaggerated, in your face. It’s the American flag, but as a comedy routine. Call it tongue in cheek patriotism. After mocking the rightwing for their sense of patriotism for going on four decades now, this contemptuous and ironic patriotism is the only kind allowed the pseudo intellectuals of the Left. They did it to themselves.
On the other hand, maybe I’m being too hard on them? Nah.