Once upon a time in America we sent s;pace ships hurtling through the skies to land on other planets in the sky. Once upon a time in America we built giant bridges and tunnels and highways and fast railroads, but that was then and today we have Tea Party leaders who shout to the world, “America is an exceptional nation, there is none like us, we are Number 1 in the world.” A few years ago Republican Governor Christie of New Jersey vetoed building a new tunnel under the Hudson River. Yes, he also shouted, “America is Number 1, we are an Exceptional nation!”
China just launched a space ship with a female and two males in it. Most probably in the years to come China will send humans to other planets. But, damn it, we lack money for such ventures, after all, our wealthy folk need more money.
I finally figured out what Republicans mean when they denounce LIBERALS for failing to believe in American “EXCEPTIONALISM.”
1. We are Number ONE in obesity.
2. We are Number ONE in a health care system that does not protect those lacking money.
3.We are Number ONE in not building high speed trains or new tunnels and bridges.
4. We are Number ONE in having one third of students not complete high school.
Yes, we ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL NATION!