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Editorial: American exceptionalism, writ small via GOP's culture war

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Posted on December 2, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



If you’re wondering why a few Republican leaders are pouncing on President Obama’s alleged dismissal of “American exceptionalism,” it’s mostly politics, not substance. These would-be presidential hopefuls are suggesting that Obama is undermining American values in an attempt to smear his reputation among voters. The hope is that Americans will turn against the president not because of what he will have accomplished or believes, but by how Republicans characterize his views as “un-American.”

It is, in short, another shameful episode of the ‘culture wars’ waged by the Republican Party.

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