Why confuse the concepts of government and country? First, a country is not just its government, and a government is not a country. A country is a mass of people, culture or cultures, and its history.
I love America. The United States is the greatest nation on earth, for many reasons. But Obama shames us horribly, with his betrayal of the people, history, culture, and traditions of our nation.
I find few to no reasons to ever be "proud of government". It's just a necessary evil, something that should be as small and unobtrusive as possible.