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Today Show Hosts Struggle to Think of
Examples of American Exceptionalism

Breitbart the Conversation, by Lisa De Pasquale

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/10/2013 11:07:44 AM

This morning I was watching the Today Show and caught a segment on why Europeans are better at life than Americans. Examples they gave were cheese and vacation time. Then they struggled to think of something Americans could do better than Europeans. The discussion was accompanied by a chryon that read "American Exceptionalism." Someone, I think Matt Lauer, suggested binge TV watching. Another sarcastically said fast food. Al Roker said we actually have some pretty good cheese. Savannah Guthrie then sarcastically said, "Like Velveeta?" Al tried to insist that Americans did have good cheese, but it fell on deaf ears.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/10/2013 11:13:34 AM     (No. 9559239)

Savannah Guthrie. Ahh yes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 10/10/2013 11:14:38 AM     (No. 9559243)

The Twitter examples at the end of the article are good, but they are all from the past. American exceptionalism no longer exists unless and until conservative and/or patriotic Americans take back their country in whatever way is necessary. Whatever way! Nothing should be off the table.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/10/2013 11:17:33 AM     (No. 9559251)

Well since everything they report is a lie I see this as a positive.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TalkRadio, 10/10/2013 11:17:48 AM     (No. 9559252)

Anyone in the Denver area should check out the Colorado Cheese Festival and you´ll agree Al Roker is right.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/10/2013 11:22:50 AM     (No. 9559264)

The holier than thou, smug lefties just don´t know what they don´t know.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pinkpanther, 10/10/2013 11:24:04 AM     (No. 9559267)

It certainly isn´t our so-called media!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 10/10/2013 11:26:52 AM     (No. 9559272)

We were exceptional in the amount of freedom we had compared to the rest of the world until the Democrats and obama took charge. We are still most innovative country in the world. Although if the government continues to grow and spend money it doesn´t have at the current rate even that will vanish.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/10/2013 11:29:49 AM     (No. 9559278)

Ever heard of this one you ignorant leftist jerks?:

"That´s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."
Neil Armstrong
July 21, 1969

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/10/2013 11:36:15 AM     (No. 9559290)

anyone who hasn´t seen the Steve Jobs interview "The lost Interview" should see it. (on streaming Netflix). It is pretty stunning.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nwpa, 10/10/2013 11:51:36 AM     (No. 9559311)

American Exceptionalism exists in each and every person who loves living in the country. When there are tornadoes, fires, hurricanes or terror who is it that comes to the rescue of the people afflicted? It is the exceptional people of this country. We root for the underdog, and are happy when he triumphs. Just as that man who came to the aid of the family under attack by the bikers, our military each and every day comes to the aid of people in trouble. Even when they are hated by the country they´re stationed in, our military renders far more aid than harm. I stopped watching the Today Show when Jane Pauley left. It is so sad that shows like that have the attention of the American people. There´s a lot more examples of our greatness, I´ve got to run but wanted to say the Today Show hosts should be ashamed of themselves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: foont, 10/10/2013 11:53:04 AM     (No. 9559314)

What made America exceptional among nations was liberty under the rule of law. Liberty is long gone and with it the rule of law. The law is now whatever our rulers say it is and liberty is granted based on who you know or who you have paid off.

Once Obamacare fails (it is meant to fail) and a government-run single payer system is imposed to "fix" the resulting disaster we can say goodbye to any remaining freedoms we may enjoy. Except, of course, the freedom to engage in any immoral, degraded, irresponsible personal behavior we desire (have to give the plebs something to keep them occupied).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/10/2013 11:56:43 AM     (No. 9559320)

Ok, I´ll provide some assistance to the Today exceptionalism-challenged crew:

American generosity and volunteerism worldwide.

American technology.

American medicine and medical services (pre-Obamacare).

American music and entertainment.

American sports excellence.

American military (undefeatable when not shackled by politicians).

American jeans (now the worldwide uniform for cool people, young or old).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: triggerberg, 10/10/2013 11:57:05 AM     (No. 9559322)

Every nation in history has been ruled by tyrants, kings, dictators, or some other variety of supreme potentate. Their powers have varied from absolute to symbolic, and society has been stratified, generally rather rigidly. It has this way since the beginning of history - until the founding of the United States. The U.S. Is the First Nation in the history of the world that focused power in the individual, not government. That is American exceptional ism, not going to the moon or other things. The American idea the the individual is paramount is what opened the way for all the other accomplishments.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/10/2013 12:05:13 PM     (No. 9559326)

#13, I´m afraid this has changed during the past 5 years.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mike43, 10/10/2013 12:09:43 PM     (No. 9559333)

Idiots. Here are 4 or 5 people, with no discernible talent or ability, getting paid 10´s of millions of dollars per year. Just because they come across as "likeable" and people will watch them.

And they can´t figure out that their own circumstances are a pretty exceptional role in an exceptional country?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: smcchk, 10/10/2013 12:12:15 PM     (No. 9559335)

I would say American cheese, wine and cuisine, just to start, you fools at Today! Do these idiots realize how offensive this sounds to the millions of Americans who have no self- identity issues and could not care less about so-called European sophistication?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/10/2013 12:17:18 PM     (No. 9559342)

My immediate response to these morons at the Today show was...then go find another country to live in. Then I started thinking about all the things the liberals have wrecked. Education is a big one. I won´t go on with examples, well maybe the court system, but sometimes I do wonder where the country is headed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: melman, 10/10/2013 12:17:54 PM     (No. 9559343)

They are of the breed "Elitist Doofus".

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mark34, 10/10/2013 12:25:40 PM     (No. 9559346)

People who are truly exceptional don´t go around proclaiming that they are exceptional. To understand why other nations may be vexed by the U.S.´s self-proclamation that it´s exceptional, imagine the following scenario:

One of your neighbors stands on his front porch and proclaims: "I am exceptional! I am the richest person, and I have the biggest guns in this neighborhood. My family has the most freedom in this neighborhood. I even give financial aid to some of you (even if I have to borrow the money to do that). I am better than all of you. I am truly exceptional!"

How would you feel about such a neighbor?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/10/2013 12:42:05 PM     (No. 9559367)

Conservative Americans are out doing exceptional things during the Today Show, so they´re just playing to the lowfos watching the show.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/10/2013 12:42:24 PM     (No. 9559368)

I`d like to ask Savannah Guthrie if she knows whether or not our astronauts left any Velveeta on the moon.

As for Matt Lauer, I`d like to punch him in the stomach, just for the heck of it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 10/10/2013 2:02:12 PM     (No. 9559456)

I´m writing this from my home in Tillamook Oregon, home of the Internationally awarded cheese company.

I love my little dairy farm town where the citizens stand when the American Flag goes by in a parade.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rubberneck, 10/10/2013 2:10:06 PM     (No. 9559466)

#22, I did a motorcycle tour of the Pacific NW a couple months back, and took a detour off the route to go to Tillamook for an ice cream cone! (What a fantastic town! I like that it´s not "touristy," and visit every chance I get. We´ve camped at Cape Lookout many times.)

ON TOPIC: The "Today Show" folks don´t get out much, so cut ´em some slack. They sit in their studio or are ferried to various news spots. You´d think they would´ve noticed common, ordinary Americans helping each other out in the aftermath of calamities. Do they use "smart phones" or computers?

Yeah, we don´t have a month of summer "holiday," but I´m sure the Socialists will do their best to fix that, once they get the government healthcare done. Okay - I better stop.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/10/2013 2:11:16 PM     (No. 9559469)

These idiots don´t even know what "American exceptionalism" means - it has nothing to do with being better or superior than others. It´s a cause, not an effect. Just when you thought they couldn´t be any dumber.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 10/10/2013 2:24:12 PM     (No. 9559490)

Religious freedom. Economic mobility. Higher education. Medicine. Technology. Business. Free speech. Right to vote. (American)football. Baseball. Basketball. Popular music. Movies and TV (despite all the dreck, there is some good stuff).

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 10/10/2013 2:36:32 PM     (No. 9559513)

I will offer one example of American Exceptionalism:

One Nation, under God
With Liberty and Justice for All.

Can anyone name any other nation that offers the above ?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 10/10/2013 2:57:28 PM     (No. 9559542)

Savannah Guthrie: "What was the question?"

A box of door knobs is smarter than this ditz.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: coyote, 10/10/2013 3:09:49 PM     (No. 9559561)

Many of the posters here cite American accomplishments, and, while they are often impressive, I would agree with those that say it is liberty under law that makes the United States exceptional-liberty and a government structured to check the misuse of power, and also the individual rights cited in the first 10 amendments to the constitution. These things enable personal, technical, or cultural accomplishments which is why the USA has been a magnet for immigrants.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lionshambles, 10/10/2013 3:46:43 PM     (No. 9559623)

It´s the LOFOs leading the LOFOs.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rex Regnum Insanit, 10/10/2013 4:37:31 PM     (No. 9559686)

If they want to see thousands of examples of American Exceptionalism they should go the American Cemeteries in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Holland, England, North Africa or the Philippines. Those Americans did not die for colonies or treasure or hegemony. They died to defend others and to protect a way of life. As so many others have said much more eloquently all we have asked for in return was enough land to bury our dead. That is American Exceptionalism.

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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 4/7/2014 6:52:58 PM     Post Reply
A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

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