WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

American "Exceptionalism" in a negative light

See what you think of this column from Dr. Jerry Northington, a Delaware veterinarian (and Vietnam veteran) putting a twist on the term, American exceptionalism.

(If you vaguely recall his name, he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative in 2008.)


Posted at 8:05am on October 1, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 8:58am
Simply put.

When the American people take back their government from the those buying our Congress and other operatives, (How does one say no to a billion dollars?) things will get back into balance.

Right now, we have a one-party system and that is "corporate". The terms "Republican" and "Democrats" are used to distinguish between the minor issues.

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 9:05pm
While Mr. Northington's assessment of the current state of affairs is accurate, I have hope that America can once again be the greatest country that ever existed for the benefit of mankind. The government shutdown is the first step in the long process of restoring America to its former greatness.

Long live Ronald Reagan.

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 10:51pm
Yeah.. back when it was ruled by the Indians...

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:36pm
Pizza said: "The government shutdown is the first step in the long process of restoring America to its former greatness."

Looks like you are confused... Are you sure you aren't remembering the USSR when you define former greatness? Because that is what this shutdown is making us into....

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:55pm
Here ... to answer your question... this puts American exceptionalism in a negative light...

"At 11:00 this morning, approximately 350 fulltime Soldiers and Airmen from the Delaware National Guard were sent home without pay until further notice. The 350 were uniformed Federal Technicians who serve as part of the 750-person fulltime staff of the Delaware National Guard.

They reported to work at 7 a.m. and were on duty for four hours. The time was spent providing instruction, answering questions, and referring them to resources available (unemployment, health insurance, financial counseling, etc.) with regard to the government shutdown.

The shutdown places significant additional hardships on our workforce, which is already strained by recent administrative furloughs, said Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Delaware’s Adjutant General. Despite the substantial disruption and challenges, the Delaware National Guard can and will continue to support key military operations both here in the state and overseas."

These just returned from Afghanistan the day before.... Great Job, Tea Party! Great Job, Rick Jensen.

Wed, Oct 2, 2013 3:28am
No pain, no gain.

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