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Ground Zero Mosque Backlash a Symptom of Economy Says Think Progress Blogger
Newsbusters ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/10/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT by Rufus2007

Is it "the economy, stupid" or is it just that the economy makes people stupid? Either way Matt Yglesias, ThinkProgress.org blogger extraordinaire, believes the economy is what's driving conservative furor over the "Ground Zero Mosque."

On MSNBC's August 9 broadcast of "Countdown," Yglesias did his best to psychoanalyze people that are upset a mosque is being built in the shadow of Ground Zero, where over 2,600 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. According to Yglesias, whose blog, ThinkProgress.org, is a function the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, opposition to the plan had nothing to do with sensitivities but instead economics. The anti-mosque sentiment, he believed, couldn't exist without masterminds like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich whipping conservatives against the mosque into a frenzy.

"Well, it seems to me that there is or at least there - it's much more visible than it used to be because we're seeing it stoked by sort of the leads in the conservative movement, by Sarah Palin, by Newt Gingrich, by others, in a way that we never had before 9/11," Yglesias said. "And I think what's happening is that when the economy goes down, people become anxious, you see, historically, a lot of increase in xenophobia, in fear and in sort of intolerance. And we've got the conservative movement leaders, very opportunistically trying to take advantage of that, try to play on people's anxieties, and build this kind of anti-Muslim hysteria in a way that President Bush never did in 2001 and 2002."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arizona; economy; immigration; islam; pravdamedia; progressives; thinkprogress; usefulidiot
If the economy was good then we would care about the Dome of the Rock or whatever it is being erected there?
1 posted on 08/10/2010 9:49:07 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

The mosque has NOTHING to do with the economy...Progress Blogger is clueless.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 9:50:42 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Rufus2007
Matt Yglesias, ThinkProgress.org blogger extraordinaire, believes the economy is what's driving conservative furor over the "Ground Zero Mosque."

What a tool!! Is this a new attack by the Muslim Kenyan in the White House and his "civilian" attack army?
3 posted on 08/10/2010 9:50:55 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Rufus2007

Does this fool think that if people are rich enough, they won’t care if someone comes along and murders 3000 people right before their eyes? Whoever said that liberalism is a mental illness was onto something.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 9:51:59 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Rufus2007

Matt Yglesias = the most clueless clown on the planet.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 9:53:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Rufus2007

What a damn idiot!.....


6 posted on 08/10/2010 9:56:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rufus2007

Imagine Ted Bundy’s family buying the house across the street from one of his victims.

Then imagine the uproar at the very idea.

Then imagine some dingbat trying to pass that off as being bad-economy driven, or due to malcontent Republicans.

You just can’t make up better examples of Democrat mental illness. It’s rampant.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 9:58:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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To: Rufus2007

This bizarre thinking is what Americans are up against! This whack leftist university garbage thinking is so far out there it has no place in reality! It’s come down to either you agree or you hate this crap with a passion!


8 posted on 08/10/2010 9:59:36 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rufus2007

“Emperor Has No Clothes” Backlash a Symptom of Pinkeye Says Think Progress Blogger


9 posted on 08/10/2010 10:00:44 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: madison10
... mosque has NOTHING to do with the economy...Progress Blogger is clueless.

Progress Blogger is also projecting. He probably doesn't know one conservative - so he's taken how he feels and 'projected it' onto us.

So, my comment TO Progress Blogger is that he's unhappy because he fears if he doesn't support the mosque the government will take away his gun collection...

10 posted on 08/10/2010 10:02:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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To: Rufus2007

WQell, it COULD be the economy.

Thanks to hard times, political strumpets can be bought more cheaply - even by Saudi Oil Magnates.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 10:08:40 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis Domine non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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To: Rufus2007
According to Yglesias, whose blog, ThinkProgress.org, is a function the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, opposition to the plan had nothing to do with sensitivities but instead economics.

Or New Yorkers have judged that Islam and Muslims, because of their terrorist actions, are a direct threat to New Yorker's survival and well being, and so they are a negative value, and this judgment causes and is accompanied by the emotions of anti-Mosque sentiment.Economics has nothing to do with it or is secondary at best.

12 posted on 08/10/2010 10:25:35 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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And the liberal/liberalism idiocy continues.....courtesy of Think Progress this time.... =.=


13 posted on 08/10/2010 10:33:23 AM PDT by cranked
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To: DoughtyOne
Imagine Ted Bundy’s family buying the house across the street from one of his victims.

Then imagine the uproar at the very idea.

Then imagine some dingbat trying to pass that off as being bad-economy driven, or due to malcontent Republicans.

You just can’t make up better examples of Democrat mental illness. It’s rampant.

Excellent comparison.

The mental illness tag works well with the Useful Idiots. However, the Marxists movers and shakers know exactly what they are doing. It seems strange, even insane, to those who think their goal is as they say it is on a given issue, because what they propose will obviously make the problem worse. They just shrug it off as unintended consequences. They are very smart in accomplishing their real goals.

14 posted on 08/10/2010 10:48:56 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Rufus2007

15 posted on 08/10/2010 11:07:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Rufus2007

Yglesias can kiss my white American a$$. I hated the Muslims long before the economy when into the tank and well before a filthy Muslim made his way into the White House.

Prior to 911, I hardly knew what a Muslim was. Things changed on that day and my mind can’t be washed clean with worthless words from any of these rag headed bugs.

My crystal ball says that their disgusting “House of Pedophiles” will not be built, but if it is, it will not stand.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 11:30:10 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Thank you, and I agree with your comments. Yes, the Marxists do know exactly what they are doing. They’re showing our clueless bastards how it’s done, but they never seem to implement the same tactics when it’s their turn in the sun.


17 posted on 08/10/2010 2:27:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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... but they never seem to implement the same tactics when it’s their turn in the sun.

One of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals is to hold your opponent to the letter of the law and to the most extreme example of their moral principles while recognizing no principles or ethics of their own. That is one of the reasons they are so often hypocritical. That is what Political Correctness is all about, too. It gives them carte blanche while holding us in a straight jacket. They call us every name in the book while feigning surprise and indignation if we even hint they did something wrong. They are the most racist in the world but call us racists if we oppose anything Obama does.

For an amoral and clever bunch like they are, an open moral society like ours is easy pickings. Even at that it took them more than 100 years to stealthily get where they are. With the media completely in their pocket and the money from all the labor unions, public and private, much of Wall Street, and even illegal foreign contributions, we must not be too hard on our Republican brethren for not being able to make a dint in what they are doing.

The Democrats held Congress for over forty years until a brief period starting in 1994 and now they have it back with a veto-proof majority. When they didn't they used every parliamentary trick in the book to stall Republican progress. Add to that a few moderate Republicans like Trent Lott who, when we had only a small majority in the Senate, decided to equally divide the committee chairmanships "to be fair." Did the Democrats ever return the favor? Absolutely not! They considered Lott an fool.

My suggestion: Republicans should ignore political correctness and call things as they are. They are going to be creamed regardless so what will they lose? When they are unfairly blasted they should blast back! Of course, it harder for Republicans because you need a fair media to get a fair hearing and there is none. Do it anyway and stop coming back with weak apologies when no apology is necessary.

Back the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman, Sharron Angle, and the others with money and support. Even if you have little money and don't normally give to politicians at least give a little. Money is the same as a vote of confidence no matter how little it is.

Email and call the MSM and complain. They think we are kooks so be polite but if enough of us do that they will have to at least take note of the volume. Always remind them why they are losing audience and money.

Send all Congressmen who do well for our side a letter, phone call or email of thanks. Make the subject "Thanks" and it is not likely to get tossed aside.

We don't have to be like them to defeat them.

We are down to our last chance so let's make it a good one.

18 posted on 08/10/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Rufus2007

Allah's a*****e.

19 posted on 08/10/2010 3:12:15 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

I think you’ve got a sound premise. I do however think that righteous indignation is a very powerful tool. Unfortunately our side acts as if they’ve been neutered.

You don’t have to soil yourself to defend sound thinking. Our guys just don’t do it.

The media uses the same damned catch word day after day. Today it was an optical word, prism or some such. Rush played five to ten sound-bites with the media using the exact same word. That doesn’t happen without coordination, and the Democrats themselves use the same word too. It’s so clear they are in collusion, that it’s just impossible to deny.

Do the Republican pick up on that and herald that the media is so in bed together and with the Democrats that they coordinate their talking points down to the single word? No. They’re spineless.

Look, I’m tired of defending the indefensible. There is so much evil out there, and the Republicans herald about 1% of it, if that. Instead they slam Conservatives and act as if they are the reasoned adults in the room. Fail!

The Dems come to play hardball, and our guys bring eggs to toss. It would be embarrassing if it wasn’t so critical, and our nation wasn’t on the verge of tipping.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 3:13:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success, not failure.)
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To: Rufus2007

I have underwear older than this fool and skid marks in those old beauties that are a lot smarter.....


21 posted on 08/10/2010 3:18:16 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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