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Republican U.S. Senate candidate questions Obama’s foreign policy

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey questioned aspects of President Obama’s foreign policy Friday during a speech before Pennsylvania veterans.

Speaking to an American Legion convention in Harrisburg, the former Congressman said, “there are some in Washington who don’t really believe in American exceptional-ism.”

He warned the mindset can lead to “very troubling policies” and deference to other countries.

After the event, Toomey said he was talking about President Obama.

“I think if you look at his quotes and how he has responded to questions about this, President Obama is at best very skeptical about the idea about American exceptionalism.”

Toomey later clarified American exceptionalism as “the belief the United States’ model of freedom and free enterprise is the best one.”

Democrat Joe Sestak disagrees, saying, “falsely accusing the Commander-in-Chief of being less than fully patriotic harms the nation’s goals.”


  • joe from Lowell says:

    “there are some in Washington who don’t really believe in American exceptional-ism.” – Pat Toomey

    “Nowhere but in America is my story even possible.” – Barack Obama

    Love of country is more than waving your foam finger so hard that you spill your beer on your Chinese-made “Freedom isn’t free” tee shirt.

  • Daisy says:

    With half of his commie staff loving Che and Mao, how the heck do you expect him to be patriotic? Now we are going to have a fat stamp in our medical records so the government on tax our fat or ration health care. We are losing our rights more and more. Is he going to put us in internment camps if we are fat now? I wouldn’t be surprised what the next step will be..

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