Daily Archives: 27 May 2011

Being the “other” and being “like”

In a recent Mother Jones article <http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/birtherism-otherism-romney-gingrich-2012>, the new anti-Obama rhetoric targets his “otherness” now that the birther argument is dead. Quote from this article: that Obama’s “worldview is dramatically different than any president, Republican or Democrat, we’ve had… He grew up more as a globalist than an American. To deny American exceptionalism is in essence to deny the heart and soul of this nation.” Continue reading