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Obama’s chickens come home to roost

30th November 2010

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One can understand why the concept of American exceptionalism underwhelms Obama. As Tumulty notes (per Seymour Martin Lipset), the concept often has been invoked as an explanation for why the U.S. is the only industrialized country that does not have a significant socialist movement or Labor party. Much of Obama’s career, especially his many years as a community organizer, strongly suggests that he is less than comfortable with the fact that the U.S. is exceptional in this respect. No wonder he put the concept of American exceptionalism down when asked about it in France.

One Response to “Obama’s chickens come home to roost”

  1. RealRick Says:

    ?!? The USA has a socialist party, they just have to call themselves “Democrats” because the actual Socialist and Communist Parties would sue them if they used those terms and thus wrongly associated those parties with the likes of Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, ……