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  • John Kerry: “I Get a Little Uptight” When I Hear About How Exceptional We Are

    07/15/2014 9:59:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-15-2014 | Jim Hoft
    John Kerry made a name for himself by attacking the military and the United States. [video] So it should come as no surprise that Kerry is still bashing America. The Secretary of State recently told a crowd, “I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are.” The State Department reported, via Weekly Standard: "I was privileged to speak to the graduating class of Yale this year, and it was particularly a pleasure because it happened to turn out to be, literally, I hate to say it, 48 years to the day that I was...
  • Ben Carson Guardian of the Old Republic

    06/28/2014 4:03:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Vernon Robinson
    As a U.S. Air Force veteran, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices true patriotism demands. Whether you are serving in peacetime or wartime, as a private or commander-in-chief, defending our country is a great responsibility and requires a steadfast commitment. Many of my fellow servicemen are fed up with the status quo and have expressed a desire for a true leader to step forward in 2016, a leader who is passionate about the values they have sworn to defend: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Armed with this knowledge I began an intensive search for a leader who...
  • Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'

    05/28/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-28-14 | Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    CNN) -- pRresident Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership. He told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that after the nation's "long season of war and divisions about how to move forward," they now would represent America with the duty "not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just." Watch this video Obama outlines foreign policy vision Under fire from...
  • I'm NOT WEAK: Obama hits back at foreign policy critics --- vows to ramp ... Syrian rebels support

    05/28/2014 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 May 2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    'I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,' the president insisted Yet he used the words 'partner' and 'partnership' 16 times in his speech at West Point, outlining a contradictory foreign policyObama replaced the phrase 'collective action' – in his prepared remarks – with the words 'multilateral action' several timesWorking through NATO and the UN will dominate American foreign policy, Obama said: 'This is American leadership, American strength'
  • Restoring Faith in American Exceptionalism: Only 32% of Millennials agree America is Greatest

    04/01/2014 7:28:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2014 | Sean Noble
    In 2000 I was standing in for my boss at the time, then-representative John Shadegg (R., Ariz.), as I spoke to an AP Government class in Phoenix. It was the first time I had visited a high-school class on his behalf, but I had my spiel ready. I knew exactly how to kick it off: Raise your hand if you think ours is the greatest country in the world. From there, I had planned to launch into a speech explaining that our democratic values, federalism, and respect for individual freedom made us great. Slight hiccup: Only half the class raised...
  • U.S. government to cede control of key Internet body

    03/14/2014 8:15:08 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | Washington Times
    SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government is relinquishing its control of the Internet's address system in a shift that may raise questions about the future direction of online innovation and communications. The decision announced Friday begins a long-planned transition affecting the stewardship of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Although other countries have had a say in how the Internet is run, the U.S. government retained veto power over ICANN. The Commerce Department hopes to end its ICANN oversight by the time its contract expires in September 2015. Proposals for a new ICANN stewardship will be...
  • Space Exploration: American Freedom, Power, Leadership, and Exceptionalism

    02/14/2014 6:06:09 AM PST · by Marcus · 7 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    If there is any current example of American exceptionalism, that belief that the United States is a unique country, based around an idea rather than tribal affinities, it is its space program. No other country has had its citizens walk on the moon. A self described "expert in communications" named Linda Billings takes a dim view of American exceptionalism as it is related to the high frontier of space. Indeed she takes an exception to the very idea of a space frontier. Her blog post is a look into how the liberal mind thinks about space issues.
  • Amercian Exceptionalism: A Statement Of Fact

    02/01/2014 5:16:27 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2/1/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "American exceptionalism is a fact of America’s past, not something that you can choose whether to “believe in” any more than you can choose whether to ‘believe in’ the battle of Gettysburg. Understanding its meaning is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand what it has meant to be an American." ~ Charles Murray
  • The World of English Freedoms

    11/17/2013 7:22:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    Asked, early in his presidency, whether he believed in American exceptionalism, Barack Obama gave a telling reply. "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." The first part of that answer is fascinating (we'll come back to the Greeks in a bit). Most Brits do indeed believe in British exceptionalism. But here's the thing: They define it in almost exactly the same way that Americans do. British exceptionalism, like its American cousin, has traditionally been held to reside in a series of values and institutions: personal...
  • Reflections On The Sesquicentennial

    11/16/2013 6:18:25 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 4 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Why is the national pride of that era gone? Could it possibly have anything to do with . . .
  • Neither Putin nor Obama get it

    09/17/2013 9:19:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Gary Bauer
    At the core of America’s founding was a simple, yet literally revolutionary, idea: that all people deserve to be free because they are created by God in His image, and that our rights come from God, not government. This was articulated in the most important sentence in America’s founding, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those 36 words are sometimes called the best-known...
  • Open Rant To Republicans (vanity)

    09/15/2013 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 22 replies
    Texas Eagle's brain (hopefully with a little guidance from The Holy Spirit) | 9/15/13 | Texas Eagle
    Dear Republican "Leaders", Instead of taking the bait Russian President Vladimir Putin so expertly placed on the hook and denouncing him for his critical views of American Exceptionalism, perhaps you should direct some of your ire towards those in THIS country who have derided the concept themselves for decades: DemocRATS, College professors, Hollywood "actors", members of The Weather Underground (oh, wait, I already mentioned College professors) as well as SOME Presidents we know.Presidents who circled the globe pronouncing American Exceptionalism is akin to Greek Exceptionalism, Spanish Exceptionalism, Trinidad and Tobagoan Exceptionalism, etc.While you're at it, maybe you could lob a...
  • What Putin Got Right

    09/15/2013 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    It’s a sad day for the United States when the president of any other country, but especially Russia, can outmaneuver our president and successfully claim the moral high ground on anything. But that’s exactly what happened thanks to President Obama's feckless “foreign policy by gaffe” – if you can even it call it policy – toward Syria in recent weeks. But in the course of seizing that high ground, Vladimir Putin got a couple of things wrong. He wrote a column in The New York Times Wednesday that concluded, “My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by...
  • Will America Change to Accommodate Tyranny?

    04/19/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT · by STD · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/19/13 | STD
    Fundamentally opposed principalities and powers have been locked in a titanic ideologic death dance since the creation of this Free Republic. Destructive and divisive forces hate time tested traditions and any notion of orthodoxy. They prosper through the dark arts of guile, disinformation and deception. Striking always from behind the scenes, hidden behind the obvious are failed policies based upon submission to human frailty, greed and pride. Our Republic, draws it's strength from the consent of the righteous and the efforts of the exceptional. Empty class envy manifestos that guarantee results in life are a deadly poison. Shared success, class...
  • Bible shaped America, historians at forum say (Yale, American Universities)

    04/05/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Apr 3, 2013 | Tonika Reed
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Scripture has had a tremendous influence on the rights of citizens throughout American history, two historians said at a recent Washington, D.C., forum. "The Bible permeated both private expressions and the public announcements of those who shaped the new nation and its political institutions," said Daniel Dreisbach, an author and a law professor at American University. The Founding Fathers were not as religiously conventional as history textbooks make them out to be, he said. "The Bible's influence is not merely ignored in the scholarship; rather, many scholars contend that the leading founders -- influenced by rationalism, the...
  • Samantha Power’s Power

    04/05/2011 8:25:47 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | April 5, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    A member of the president’s National Security Council who shares Noam Chomsky’s foreign-policy goals? An influential presidential adviser whom 1960s revolutionary Tom Hayden treats as a fellow radical? ... Samantha Power, senior director of multilateral affairs for the National Security Council and perhaps the principal architect of our current intervention in Libya, is all of these things. These scary-sounding tidbits might be dismissed as isolated “gotchas.” Unfortunately, when we view these radical outcroppings in the full sweep of her life’s work, Samantha Power emerges as a patriot’s nightmare — a woman determined to subordinate America’s national sovereignty to an international...
  • American Exceptionalism Questioned

    02/07/2013 12:34:56 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    That an Ivy League historian takes exception to the idea of American Exceptionalism may not surprise. That the skeptic is not a man of the Left is rather noteworthy. “The term did not even exist until the middle of the Twentieth Century,” University of Pennsylvania historian Walter McDougall claimed in remarks at the libertarian Cato Institute. “Alexis deTocqueville used it as an adjective but it did not get picked up,” McDougall said. The Catholic Church and the Communist International used the term in the early 20th Century, according to McDougall. Both the Church and the Communist party fretted over it...
  • Sometimes a Bang, Sometimes a Whimper [How nations die]

    12/03/2012 2:51:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Janice Fiamengo
    In the Judeo-Christian understanding, God is a being who loves humanity—even sinful and erring humanity—and creates an ordered world that we can know and harness for productive ends. This is a very different conception from the capricious and transcendent God of Islam, who cannot love because such would imply weakness or incompleteness. Muslims can be sure of heavenly reward only through dying to protect Islam from its enemies. Under Islam, human beings submit as a collectivity to Allah’s absolute power; in the Judeo-Christian tradition, in contrast, individuals have inalienable rights granted by a God who limits His own power in...
  • Analysis: Will Texas secede from Barack Obama’s America?

    11/07/2012 11:47:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Dunham
    There’s Barack Obama’s America.And then there’s Texas.In Barack Obama’s America, Latino voters overwhelmingly favored the Democratic incumbent, handing him 71 percent of their votes to 27 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. In Texas, voters overwhelmingly elected the first Hispanic senator in the state’s history. A conservative Republican.In Barack Obama’s America, the Tea Party wave receded, with some of the most prominent firebrands of the 2010 conservative insurgency sent packing by the voters. In Texas, despite the defeat of freshman Republican Francisco “Quico” Canseco of San Antonio, voters sent three new Republicans with strong Tea Party support to Washington, including...
  • A NEW BEGINNING; AMERICA NOT DEAD!

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • The U.S. Election is a Referendum on Civilization

    11/06/2012 1:52:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    That the election of November 6, 2012, has the potential to be a definitive moment in American history is now almost a truism. This conception may sound overblown to the ignorant and disengaged, but in fact it is a great understatement. As America is the only nation left in which freedom is still on the ballot, this definitive U.S. election means even more, in truth, than most voters may realize. It is a referendum on the survival of modern civilization. ......if the rest of the world were allowed to vote, Barack Obama would win in a Saddam-like landslide. Throughout what...
  • NASA JPL Twitter Account Hijacked, Anti-Romney Messages Posted

    10/19/2012 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Softpedia ^ | October 19th, 2012, 09:33 GMT | By Eduard Kovacs BLOG
    A hacker or an “angry” employee has overtaken the official NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Twitter account to re-tweet rants against US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “@NASAJPL Why are you re-tweeing anti-Romney Tweets?” a Twitter user wrote in response. Shortly after, the culprit started to delete the tweets, but at that point, Twitter was already buzzing because NASA was apparently getting very involved in politics. “Items retweeted this evening were not intended nor approved for this account. They do not in any way represent the views of NASAJPL,” NASA JPL representatives wrote after regaining the account. They haven’t revealed if...
  • High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]

    10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    .........John Rukavina, 74, a Local 1 ironworker — who claims to have put up “every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974” — affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30. “The flag is a symbol — an old ironworker’s custom — which is hung if the job went well,” said Rukavina, who said he worked on the Sears Tower antenna in 1978. He’s also worked on the John Hancock Center and New York’s World Trade Center. “I promised my sister,...
  • The Great Loss of What It Means to Be an American [We're not what Obama sees and thinks of us]

    10/16/2012 12:20:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    .................Obama's buddies in Hollywood are loving the fact that he is finally putting an end to the "embarrassing" flag-waving, proud American, Ronald-Reagan American-exceptionalism crap. Along with standards of morality and character,patriotism gives them the heebie-jeebies. Obama's new lowered American standard also includes making it a crime against society to make money--at least if you are a conservative or Republican. Hardcore liberal singer Barbra Streisand can charge a gazillion dollars for a ticket to her concert. Several Democrats are multimillionaires. The Obamas eat only $150-a-pound Kobe beef. Three of Michelle Obama's vacations cost taxpayers one million dollars. And yet Obama and...
  • Liberalism, Manic & Depressive

    10/13/2012 12:26:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2012 vol | WIlliam Kristol
    The dreams of liberalism’s fathers don’t move today’s liberals. Whether in manic or depressed mode, they know liberalism’s been mugged by reality—though they dare not acknowledge it. Has Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech been overtaken, to say the least, by facts on the ground in 2012 in Benghazi? Don’t acknowledge the facts. Does all the talk about a green energy future seem empty and ridiculous? Keep talking the talk—while also taking credit for increases in oil and gas production you did nothing to make possible and that you, deep down, find distasteful. Is there a need for real tax reform? Ignore...
  • Video: Herman Cain Schools Anti-American College Hecklers

    10/01/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Former presidential candidate and successful CEO Herman Cain participated in a jobs forum at the University of Michigan last week.  During his presentation, Cain told several hundred students that they'll enjoy at least one significant advantage when the enter the job market, triggering an interesting response from a handful of hecklers:   Cain: "This is the greatest country in the world."Students: "Not," "It's not!" The rest of the audience gasped, booed, and a few chanted "U-S-A."  Cain then launched into an epic impromptu monologue about the greatness of America -- her liberties, her prosperity, her military strength, and her opportunities...
  • Looking Back at Lewis and Clark

    09/03/2012 3:00:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2012 | David M. Lenard
    .......The Lewis and Clark expedition was filled with men who were exactly what McCunn was not: men who, like Drouilliard, didn't blink in the face of extreme danger. These frontiersmen could not only survive, but thrive, in an environment which was almost inconceivably dangerous to urbanized Americans today with our risk-phobic, pantywaist frappuccino culture. Drouilliard was the kind of guy you could drop in the middle of a remote jungle with nothing but a pocketknife, and return five years later to find that he had become emperor of his own mini-state, and taken several native wives. Drouilliard and the rest...
  • The United States' giant leap for mankind: Armstrong and American Exceptionalism

    08/28/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT · by polstar123 · 12 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/27/2012 | Craig Shirley
    In light of Armstrong’s passing, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) has called on President Obama to honor the former astronaut with a state funeral, saying, “His one small step on the moon was indeed a giant leap for mankind, and it exemplified what we mean by American exceptionalism.” Johnson added that Armstrong “showed the world Americans can do anything.” I feel that way, too. But some people in this country right now, people like Barack Obama and other political elites, question the notion of American exceptionalism. They question the exceptionality of a country that has saved the world, fed the world,...
  • The Great Rediscovery of American Values - Cruz in Tx, Walker in Wis, Romney on Palestine and Poland

    08/02/2012 3:22:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 2, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    August, 2012. The Great Rediscovery is in the headlines: "Senate Candidate in Texas is Known as an Intellectual Force " -- The New York Times "Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes." "Romney praises Poland as model of economic liberty" To borrow from Bob Dylan: "The times, they are 'a changin'" There is no accident in all the headlines cited above, you know. America is in the midst of the next chapter in what Ronald Reagan called "the great rediscovery" of American values. And the Other Side knows it. Which is why the aroma...
  • NEIL CAVUTO ANNIHILATES HBO'S COMMUNIST AMERICA-HATER BILL MAHER ON "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM"

    06/12/2012 5:31:31 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 23 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | June 11, 2012
    On his "Your World" FOX News program, Neil Cavuto responded to America-hating communist, Bill Maher's, recent statement that we should end all the talk about, "American Exceptionalism." Maher's remarks went like this:
  • Bill Maher: "Get Over" the idea of American exceptionalism

    06/11/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jnue 11 2012 | Bill Maher
    Click on the link.
  • Fight Red with Exceptionalism

    04/15/2012 9:04:40 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 3 replies
    4-15-12 | Self
    In these recent few years we have seen a rise in the ever-growing strength of the Chinese. They are taking our manufacturing jobs, they are manipulating their currency to make it impossible for other nations to compete with China, and they are communist. Don't be disillusioned, the Chinese control their industries and the only glimmer of hope for capitalism in that country is Hong Kong, which is filled with Chinese troops to remind the businesses who is truly in control. China (like the Soviet Union) stands for everything we stand against including (but not limited to): Collectivism, Communism, Socialism, police...
  • The Single Greatest Threat To America

    04/02/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    Dennis Prager, Gov Sarah Palin and Hugh Hewitt at a televised forum, at University of Denver, on "The Greatest Threat To America". Prager's answer isn't what you'd expect. Apparently Gov Palin and Mr Hewitt have already spoken. It's a very good 8:54 clip, which a Conservative friend sent to me. Here's another YouTube clip of Prager and Hewitt discussing their UofD forum with Gov Palin, where she speaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxnv4JTuKxE
  • View from abroad: US facing woes, but still No. 1

    03/24/2012 2:46:11 PM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2012 | By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
    (03-24) 10:21 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Anyone worried about an erosion of America's global status might consider this modest fact: Facebook is the dominant social network in Mongolia. Along with its pervasive social media, the United States leads in myriad other ways — from the allure of its movies and music to the reach of its military. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/03/24/national/a102119D22.DTL#ixzz1q4av4Pkd
  • The Power of American Exceptionalism

    03/18/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    This election year’s theme has evolved around one common theme: the identity of America. We’ve heard the rallying voices calling for “restoring”, “believing”, “saving” and “reviving” America. There is this undeniable feeling that America is wayward, distraught and dysfunctional. The choice is quite simple and fundamental: we can continue to march towards an European socialist society or we can be a nation of economic prosperity, constitutional liberty and freedom. America’s soul has been entrenched by big government welfare and mandates that infringe on individual rights. The enhancement of government, by means of a weak and anemic private sector, has changed...
  • The quaintness of America, the backwards superpower

    03/10/2012 7:36:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | March 10, 2012 | Peter Foster
    <p>At the outset of this post I would like to make the disclaimer that America is the greatest country on earth. It invented the iPad, after all; it put a man on the moon, not to mention giving voice to the great and noble precepts set down in the Declaration of Independence.</p>
  • Making A Virtue of Decline

    02/15/2012 5:42:51 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 9/12/2011 | Richard Williams
    A number of Civil War & History bloggers, academics, and "me too, me too" types have jumped on the "enemy of American Exceptionalism" bandwagon. Why? It's chic, hip, cool, sophisticated. You know, it's rad man. It's also the current ruling political philosophy in that cesspool we call Washington D.C. It gets you better gigs, it makes one look better (so they think) in the eyes of the world (like I care), and it also gets you noticed - an important thing for the insecure and self-absorbed (most politicians). And, of course, its also misguided and embarrassingly non-thinking. But anti-American Exceptionalism...
  • Byron York: In NASA-land, Romney, Gingrich battle over space [What is leadership?]

    01/29/2012 2:40:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2012 | Byron York
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- One of the unique things about the Florida primary is that since the state is home to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, presidential candidates are required to make at least one substantial statement about American space policy. Newt Gingrich made his statement in a speech in Cocoa Beach on Wednesday, and Mitt Romney answered in an appearance at Cape Canaveral Friday evening. Together, the two speeches present perhaps the most striking contrast of the entire campaign between two strikingly different men. [SNIP] It would be hard to find a more stark contrast between Newt...
  • Space travel emerges as wedge in Florida primary race

    01/28/2012 8:28:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2012
    .....While Gingrich is floating space-travel plans at a staggering rate -- even for a candidate who's been teased for his frequently "grandiose" proposals -- Romney is proudly tamping down the dream. After ridiculing Gingrich on Thursday for pushing expensive and allegedly outlandish proposals, the former Massachusetts governor on Friday suggested Gingrich was pandering. And, Romney conceded, he does not really have a space plan. Not yet, anyway. Rather, Romney committed to carefully creating one once he's president. "In the politics of the past, to get your vote on the Space Coast, I'd come here and promise hundreds of billions of...
  • Gingrich And The Battle For American Exceptionalism

    01/23/2012 5:33:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 23, 2012
    Election 2012: After a stunning South Carolina primary victory, the former speaker of the House rightly defines the battle ahead as one between the America envisioned by our Founding Fathers and the radicalism practiced by our president. Alinsky, the far-left father of modern community organizing, is not a name you'll see falling from the lips of the liberal media elites. Newt Gingrich said during a recent debate he was tired of their defending the failed administration of President Obama. They're more concerned about Gingrich's ex-wives than with the ideological roots of an administration led by a former community organizer steeped...
  • David Stockman: American Exceptionalism Is 'Neo-Con Code' For Aggressive Foreign Policy

    01/22/2012 6:08:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There are few things the liberal media like more than a Republican renegade. David Stockman has made a career out of strutting his independence from the GOP. So little surprise that he was an honored guest on this morning's Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. That Stockman repaid his hosts by attacking Republicans was utterly predictable. Even so, the absurdity of Stockman's particular assertion was breathtaking. The former Reagan budget director actually claimed that the notion of American exceptionalism, a focus of Newt Gingrich's campaign, is nothing less than . . . "neo-con code" for an aggressive foreign policy. View...
  • The Case for American Exceptionalism

    January 17, 2012 The case for American exceptionalism Mark Levin defends constitutionalism in new book
  • Belmont & Fishtown--On diverging classes in the United States (long)

    01/10/2012 5:45:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New Criterion ^ | Jan, 2012 | Charles Murray
    American exceptionalism is not just something that Americans claim for themselves. Historically, Americans have been seen as different, even peculiar, to people around the world.1 I am thinking of qualities such as American industriousness—not just hard work, but the way that Americans have treated their work and their efforts to get ahead in life as a central expression of who they are. There is American neighborliness. Many cultures have traditions of generous hospitality to guests, but widespread voluntary mutual assistance among unrelated people who happen to live alongside each other has been rare. In the United States, it has been...
  • Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally-most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?

    01/03/2012 1:30:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2012 | Alexandra Petri
    Perry,Iowa — After witnessing the Perry rally in Perry, Iowa, I have a sudden urge to rush out, purchase a firearm, and start rearing eagles. And if it had that effect on me, you know it was potent stuff. The Perry rally at the HotelPattee was far, far nicer than the Santorum rally. Santorum stood on the stairs and addressed a tepid crowd of people without amplification, only four of whom were holding signs, while someone vacuumed in the background. Perry had a country music performer entertaining crowds in a nice room that Santorum seemed unaware was part of the...
  • Perry links himself to military, cites record

    12/15/2011 2:19:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    North County Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | AP
    ..."We've got a lot of heroes: young men and women that we've watched from afar, sometimes up close and personal," the Texas governor said slowly during an otherwise fiery campaign speech to launch a thousand-mile bus tour here Wednesday. "Sometimes, it was your friends and family." ....During a September speech at Liberty University, the nation's largest evangelical school, he encouraged students to honor fallen military members by living a moral life. "A great many of those who perished were approximately your age. Young men and women whose entire future was in front of them. They sacrificed their dreams to preserve...
  • America the “Amazing”

    12/01/2011 6:07:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 7 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-1-11 | Stoutcat
    President Obama still doesn’t grasp the idea of American exceptionalism. Many of us remember his comment in a press conference in Strasbourg in 2009 when reporter Ed Luce from the Financial Times asked the President about it. Obama’s response: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism…” While not necessarily in response to Obama’s remarks, the inestimable Bill Whittle hit the ball right out of the park with his video on the subject. Clearly, the President doesn’t follow Mr. Whittle, because more than two years...
  • America Abroad: Exceptional Since 1776 - A response to Stephen Walt’s “The Myth of American...”

    10/29/2011 8:12:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Marion Smith
    America Abroad: Exceptional Since 1776A response to Stephen Walt's "The Myth of American Exceptionalism" President Obama’s misunderstanding of American exceptionalism has found defenders among international-relations scholars and taken on an aura of legitimacy. Realist theorist Stephen Walt, in a recent article in Foreign Policy, exposes the “myths” of American exceptionalism. Walt echoes Obama’s view — namely that, since many nations have sincerely believed they were exceptional, no nation is truly exceptional. Yet America’s indispensable role in the world does not result from the sincerity of its leaders, but from the verity of its exceptional principles.Despite dismissals of American exceptionalism and...
  • Amazing speech by Bill Whittle at Beverly Hills Tea Party

    09/24/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle spoke the other day at the Beverly Hills Tea Party and I must say it was excellent. When he began he said that his job was to scare us to death and then explain why he has so much hope for us overcoming the big problems we face. I’m not sure he succeeded on the former, but definitely the latter. He broke the speech up into seven categories that he believes most Tea Party members would agree on and then elaborated on them, some at great length. The seven categories are limited government and free enterprise, distrust of...
  • Andrew Sullivan's Atlantic Error

    09/10/2011 5:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    In liberals’ frenzy to elect Barack Obama in 2008, no one was quite as far out to sea as Andrew Sullivan, a respected columnist for the Atlantic website. He served up his “Daily Dish” by the plateful. Here’s perhaps the hottest example of his rhetoric—quoted endlessly around the blogosphere--back then: “A young Pakistani Muslim is watching television and sees that this man—Barack Hussein Obama—is the new face of America. In one simple image, America’s soft power has been ratcheted up not a notch, but a logarithm. A brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and...
  • The Undefeated is not a Documentary, it's a Declaration of War

    09/08/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT · by Steel Wolf · 55 replies
    Local O4P Event ^ | 9/8/2011 | Steel Wolf
    So, I inadvertently crashed an O4P event last night. Long story short, I wanted to see Undefeated, and I wound up with a little more than I bargained for. I thought I'd share some insights, while the scene is still fresh in my head. The local theater was hosting a private screening of the Undefeated, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Stephen Bannon. Mr. Bannon, was apparently pulled away at the last minute 'For a project that I think you'll all like', we were told, at which point none other than Andrew Brietbart was called to substitute in....