OK, so it’s not just that Americans are good people, even great people, but that we are “better than any[one] else because of the exceptional nature of who we are.” What is it, something genetic? Something in the water? And here I could have sworn that Americans were also members of the species, homo sapiens. I also could have sworn that this was a nation of immigrants, with people from all over the world – Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas. Yet according to Eric Cantor, those same people, by the very act of coming here, turned from foreigners (bad) into people who are “better than any[one] else.”
In general, does Eric Cantor really believe that this kind of hyper-nationalistic, bloviating b.s. is going to win us any friends anywhere in the world? Does he even care? What an imbecile.
P.S. See Media Matters for a deconstruction/demolition of Eric Cantor’s speech at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. As Media Matters says, “Rather than offering any clear policy positions, Cantor relied on Republican talking points and false attacks to argue that President Obama is jeopardizing our national security.” Also, “despite his tough talk (both in his prepared remarks and the Q&A that followed), Cantor’s own record shows that he has no idea how to keep America safe.” Of course, for those of us who follow Cantor closely, all we can say is, “what else is new?”