And by “economic patriotism” he means Republicans should roll over and play dead.

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State-nominee John Kerry said “economic patriotism” should be a priority in making the United States economically strong in the world.

“My plea is that we can summon across party lines, without partisan diversions, an economic patriotism which recognizes that American strength and prospects abroad, depend on American strength and results at home,” Kerry, a Massachusetts senator, said during his confirmation hearing Thursday.

“It’s hard to tell the leadership of a number of countries that they have to deal with the IMF, balance their budget, and create economic order where there is none, if we don’t provide it for ourselves,” Kerry added.