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Romney and American exceptionalism

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    So Mitt Romney puffs out his chest because the president said Americans have become "lazy" about maintaining their place atop the world.

    Barack Obama doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, etc., etc.

    Oops.

    “We have been accustomed to being the world’s leading nation for so long, enjoying the freedom, security, and prosperity that comes with that leadership, that we have tended to avoid the hard work that overcoming challenges requires.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68508.html#ixzz1e4ISS6bz
     
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    In order to win, Mr. Romney must never be allowed to speak again. Likewise in order to govern thereafter. Is there no one better on the endless GOP candidate conveyor?
     
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I find it stunning that, four years later, we are going to trot out the, "Barack Obama doesn't love America" talking point again.
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    America can only guarantee exceptionalism if we actually fix issues instead of having various political interests argue over the banal issues on cable news channels.
     
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Stitch hates America.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    A few of in-laws who are Tea Party supporters think I do as well.
     
  7. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Here is one vexing aspect of American exceptionalism: we are the only large democracy in the world that has a debt ceiling. Every other country has a policy that if a budget is approved, spending is automatic (even if it requires borrowing).
     
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    America would be best represented by Newt Gingrich. America is a "do as we say not as we do"country and Newt's a lying over-sexed hypocrit who traded his government job in to lobby, for millions on behalf of those he detests.

    No one portrays America as well as Newt.
     
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    American exceptionalism is the lie propagated by American politicans to American citizens that they are exceptional just because of their own innate wonderfulness, and need do nothing to fulfill their responsibilities as citizens needed to make the U.S. functional, let alone exceptional.
    Since the lie is an excuse from hard work, naturally it is believed fervently by a majority.
     
  10. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I do think the U.S. Constitution is exceptional. We the people? Eh, not so great at the moment. Hope springs eternal, though.
     
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's in our blood.

    American DNA: http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelmedved/2008/05/14/respecting_-_and_recognizing_-_american_dna/page/full/
     
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

    It's largely impenetrable, compromised beyond understanding, dreck.

    Do not - DO NOT - fetishize the document!
     
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