Skip to comments.Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (BS! The GOP should and will!)
Posted on 08/16/2010 3:49:50 AM PDT by tobyhill
Dear Republican Party:
Your moment is now.
This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches.
The political potency of the issue is obvious. Polls overwhelmingly show the President has put himself on the wrong side of public opinion. Opposition to the new facility arouses acute emotion and creates near total unity among relatives of 9/11 victims, first responders, Republican officeholders, potential 2012 presidential candidates, Tea Party members, the Fox Newstalk radioDrudge Report echo machine and many of the highly coveted swing and occasional voters whom you will need at the polls to win in November.
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What was the exact date when the Cordoba cartel bought the building? Before Obama entered the DEM primaries or after he won the election????
Just like I'm sure you believed the Democrats shouldn't have called Bush a warmonger, or called those who are against abortion "anti-woman", or denounced those who are against gay marriage as the equivalent of racists, or called those supporting our illegal immigration policies as "bigots"--because those positions were "divisive".
Your fake cries against "divisive" rhetoric are a joke.
Best suggestion I’ve read so far was from a poster on another blog. He/she said that Congress (this or the next, I suppose) should just declare it a National Historic Battlefield, just as they’ve done for other pieces of real estate.
If this fool were a lawyer, he wouldn’t win too many cases with arguments like this. Plus, he’s boring too.
Does anyone know why the Twin Towers have not yet been rebuilt?
If the GOP attacks BO’s brazen support of our enemies, they may close all the Christian churches in Saudi Arabia. Oh...nevermind....
What are the rules and restrictions of National Historic Battlefields? How do these rules extend to the area beyond the battlefield boundaries?
I would think that the overwhelming majority of people outside of New York care more about the economy, unemployment, the wars, and the deficit than about a mosque. If the GOP makes this the core part of their campaign, when virtually all their opponents will be able to give a better answer than Obama did, then they’re making a mistake.
No mercy, lock them all up for treason.
I don’t know. The main problem I foresee is that it might ensnare other businesses already on site that are not trying to stir up the pot!
I’d hate to run afoul of someone’s legitimate private property rights just to prevent this mosque from being built.
It shouldn’t be the core part of the platform but it should be a big step.
Our weaknesses are evident for all to see.
Please don’t exploit them just to win votes.
Thank you very much you racists.
LOL @ Halperin whining for the GOP not to beat up his beloved ‘Rats for another of their unpopular positions. Go play in the road, Marky.
A smart American realizes their is a difference between a religion and a theocracy. They realize that the very teachings of Islam are that it is a theocracy.
Theocracy absolutely is NOT protected by the US Constitution since its purpose is to overthrow the constitution.
“...virtually all their opponents will be able to give a better answer than Obama did ...”
What would that answer be?
Because one widdle writer for Time will pout if they do, is the real answer, but to save you the trouble, the actual answer he gives is...I'm not making this up...because if they do, the terrorists win.