I stumbled upon a phrase on the internet the grammar of which I can't understand.
Except as being a bit too conservative and Republican-Lite, don't you think XXX is one of the best President?
It was written by a native speaker, so it's most likely that it's just me who can't grasp the meaning of the sentence, not a grammatical mistake in it. Why is except as being used here? Wouldn't except being be fine?