They sure are. Of course, the Birchites and the "palaeocons" are doing the same thing.
I don't know if George Washington was a "true chrstian" or not. If he was a deist (and that's possible) it was in his beliefs and not in his morals. I've read all but the last volume of Douglas Southall Freeman's voluminous work on Washington and he noted that Washington usually referred to "Providence." Of course Washington was an Anglican/Episcopalian, so probably by "born again" standards he wasn't a chrstian.
Back then, there were some born again Anglicans, most assuredly George Whitefield being one, despite a few errors in some teaching (as infant baptism), but of superior heart: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/evangelistsandapologists/whitefield.html