He was America’s “last chance to make it up to black folks” and some homo talking heads got hot flushes and tingles up their legs.Â
“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” Â (Hussein Obama in 2008)
Which means… f*kc all. Which means America is no better than Greece or any other banana republic. Comon, sing along: we’re all American exceptionalists now!
Lately, it suits him to sing a different tune:
“My entire career has been a testament to American exceptionalism,” —unfortunately true, because no other nation would have allowed an undocumented ‘community organizer’ from gangland Chicago to raise to power and inflict damage beyond anyones wildest dreams.
America’s greatness, America’sÂ exceptionalÂ greatness, is not based on that fact that we are the most powerful, most prosperousâ€”and most generousâ€”nation on earth. Rather, those things areÂ the resultÂ of American Exceptionalism. Â (Newt Gingrich)
President Obama, in defending his vision of government’s role in American lives, has increasingly turned to variants of two terms: “American exceptionalism” and “socialism.”
“My entire career has been a testament to American exceptionalism,”Â said the presidentÂ on Monday. “I will cut some folks some slack for now because they are still trying to win their nomination.”
Obama followed that remark on Tuesday by equating his tax increases with those of Ronald Reagan “who as I recall is not regarded as a tax-and-spend socialist,”Â as he put it.
At a fundraiser, last night, ObamaÂ affirmedÂ the importance of “exporting our values” because “that’s part of what makes us exceptional.” Earlier in that same speech, he said “we should have a commitment to our seniors and to the disabled . . . That’s not socialism,” he added.
Once could be a fluke, but twice in one week Obama associated his policies — and especially his view of the role of government — with American exceptionalism, while also combating the idea that his ideas bear any likeness to socialism.
Under pressure from Mitt Romney and a grassroots movement outraged by government spending and the prospect of an individual mandate in Obamacare, the president — who once saidÂ he believesÂ in American exceptionalism “the way Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism” — seems to say, “We’re all American Exceptionalists now.”