Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRepublicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt Freedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan MORE is spot-on in concluding that President's Obama ultimate goal is to annihilate the Republican Party. Obama has no intentions of reaching across the aisle and incorrectly assumes that the American people are so misinformed regarding the critical issues that they will gladly support his warped and diabolical agenda. When will the American people stop listening to Obama and his mainstream-media public-relations machine and finally weigh the consequences of his extreme liberal position? This president at every opportunity tries his best to dismantle the idea of American exceptionalism.

The president has derided American exceptionalism throughout his — I admit — very brief but transforming political career.

The relativism of his position notwithstanding, he fails to understand what makes us exceptional. America has been different for decades: Unlike the rest of the developed world, we had freedom, we were a religious people, we were a hardworking people. No government dared to disarm us. But now we are freely casting away those freedoms that made us different, better than other merely developed nations. The president’s skepticism about American exceptionalism is self-fulfilling and it’s the president who is skeptical about it.

He plunders our wealth; he wants us disarmed. He takes away our right to practice our religion. This is madness, and it must stop. And so it was bittersweet as I attended and watched as he was inaugurated for a second term: It was clear from his address that he has no desire of moving from his left-wing base of supporters. What his election indicates is something I love about this country — tolerance — but what he has pledged to do to our country is take away so much that makes us great.