Ted Cruz defends American exceptionalism

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss the situation in Syria, where Cruz made a point of bringing up Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed, because he wanted a chance to respond to it:

“Autocrats have reason to fear when Americans focus on our principles, and focus on exceptionalism, because it’s been American exceptionalism that stood up to the Nazis, stopped the murder from the Nazis,” said Cruz.  ”And it was American exceptionalism that stood up to the Soviet Union and freed hundreds of millions from behind the Iron Curtin.  So Putin is right to be concerned about American exceptionalism.”

 Ted Cruz defends American exceptionalism  dropping below forty percent – a drop the pollsters attribute, in part, to the efforts of “conservative groups to try and defund the health care law.”