No country is exclusive to one category of government type. They all have bits and pieces of each type, therefore its more of a spectrum then black and white categories.
1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism
Patriotism and nationalism are common to many countries, regardless of the type of government they have. everyone wants to believe they live in the best country in the world.
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights
To say the US has a disdain for human rights would be an overstep. While they certainly have pushed the boundaries and crossed some lines in a few cases, overall I would not classify them as human rights abusers. That title should be reserved for the Syrias, North Koreas and Chinas of the world. We should not cheapen the title. If we keep calling people human rights abusers when they really aren't, we become the boy who cried wolf. So instead of crying wolf for every little thing, how about we save it for when it really matters so people will pay attention.
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause
Nobody blames themselves for their problems. Everyone does it. You didn't get a promotion at work because jenny flirts with the boss, so she got it. You didn't get re-elected because of your opponents attack ads. You gambled all your money cause mommy didn't love you.
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism
Military keynesianism is very prevalent in the United States, there is no way to argue around that. Military spending was once used as a way to create jobs in the US. Unfortunately it has gotten so out of hand it is almost impossible to stop because so many jobs in so many geographical areas are at risk. They have become too big to fail.
5. A controlled mass media
To say the mass media in the US is controlled is once again a gross over statement. While some media organizations are friendly to the government and some are not, this does not make them controlled. Nor does the fact that a few rich people own most of them. A controlled mass media would mean one which the government has full control of their content. In the US this is obviously not the case. Partisan is not the same as controlled.
6. Obsession with national security
This is not something unique to facism in my opinion. Every country has an invested interest in their national security.
7. Religion and ruling elite tied together
The fact that people argue over the word God on money is not evidence religion and the ruling elite are tied together. The ruling elite can be religious and still be separate of the church. It is when the religious elite, those who hold high offices in the church also hold high office in the government that you can say they are tied together. They are merely in the case of the US, friends, but not in bed with eachother.
8. Power of corporations protected
Corporations do have power in the US, there is no doubt about that, but they also have power in Canada, and nearly every country in the world. Did you know under Canadian law a corporation is considered a person?
9. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated
The power of labour has been on the decline in many countries for several decades. Some might argue unions have outlived their need in most industries. With modern day labour laws regulating workplace safety, hours of work etc the need of unions to protect employees is over. Do I agree with that opinion, in some instances yes and in others no.
10. Obsession with crime and punishment
There is no getting around the fact the US has the largest prison population in the world. The biggest problem is the focus on punishment in the criminal justice system especially for drug users. While I think most Canadian criminal sentences are far too leinant, I also don't like the idea of locking up people for simple possession for long periods of time. A better strategy is more effort into rehabilitation for users.
11. Rampant cronyism and corruption
I think we have different definitions of rampant. While friends of elected officials often get jobs or preferential treatment in some cases there are still rules which have to be followed. I would consider it to be rampant cronyism and corruption if public officials always received kickbacks, if I could pay off police officers of other officials for favours.
Do you not ever do favours for your friends? I'm not sure where or if you work, but have you never done a favour for a friend?
12. Fraudulent elections
Gerrymandering of elections is not the same as fraudulent elections. While there will always be some degree of error when counting ballots, and sometimes that means an election result goes to court because its too close to call, well unfortunately that's the reality of polling millions of people at the same time. Is there going to be shoddy tactics used in campaigns, sure, but that is nothing unique to fascism or the US.
While some of these traits are present to some degree in the US, others are just wild accusations. I most certainly do not agree that the US is a fascist country, nor would I take seriously anyone who actually claims it to be so. While some authors may refer to it as fascist in book titles or documentary titles, it is mainly for effect. While some elements of US government and society may bear resemblance to fascism when examined independently of other things, when examined as a whole, anyone who would outright suggest the US is a fascist country all together has some other agenda or has fallen off their rocker.