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Washington Post offers more cover for Obama

November 29, 2010

American exceptionalism: an old idea and a new political battle.

I had a newsfeed of the Washington Post because they are kind of pinko-lite, while their staff writers surely aspire to the halls of the Grey Lady, they never go full on red as the esteemed New York Times, and in a way, there method is more insidious.

In the article linked above, the writer’s address a new tactic by the GOP in attacking President Obama – he doesn’t believe in American Exceptionalism.  In the piece, they quote many of the Republican 2012 front runners all hitting on the same issue, that Barry believes America is just another country on the map.

Of course they counter it with his own words, and one quote is what I would like to address here.  First they start by giving this quote by Newt Gingrich:

Gingrich says Obama fails to understand that “American exceptionalism refers directly to the grant of rights asserted in the Declaration of Independence,” and that it is a term “which relates directly to our unique assertion of an unprecedented set of rights granted by God.”

Then they, in their eyes, disprove Newt’s claim with this quote from Barry:

“…our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over 200 years ago,” Obama told the delegates in Boston. ” ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ That is the true genius of America.”

They must have worked hard to find the time when Barry quoted the Declaration accurately, because most of you are aware he loves to leave the words “by their creator” out of this document of American exceptionalism primacy.  And that is the insidious nature of this article.  For the sake of complete reporting, you would think they would have at least mentioned the numerous times he “misquoted” this phrase.  But of course they did not.

Instead this is a puff piece for Obama meant as a rebuttal for the stupid GOP who believes the messiah doesn’t think America is great.  This man needs so much cover it is ridiculous.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 2:12 pm

    His reply to the question of did he believe in American exceptionalism was a disgrace. Our President is a p*ss poor excuse for an American.

    • November 29, 2010 10:57 pm

      I would second that argument. =(

  2. bunkerville permalink
    November 29, 2010 3:28 pm

    Sign me up as a believer that it is not the Birth Certificate that makes one a believer in exceptionalism, but it sure as hell helps. His heart is elsewhere.

    • November 29, 2010 10:58 pm

      Good point. There are many foreign born persons who love and believe in the greatness of America, you could at least expect a much from our president.

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