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Sen. Harry Reid breaks ranks with President Obama and sides against building 9/11 mosque
Associated Press ^ | 8-16-10

Posted on 08/16/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT by Justaham

The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue.

Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero.

Since his comments Friday, the Democratic president and his aides have worked to explain the statement, which drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” said Jim Manley, a Reid spokesman. “Senator Reid respects that, but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else.”

Critics have said the location of the mosque is insensitive because the terrorists who struck were Islamic extremists. The plans call for a $100 million Islamic center two blocks from where almost 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Reid is in a close campaign for re-election. A spokesman for Republican Sharron Angle, Reid’s opponent, said Muslims have the right to worship anywhere, but Obama’s support for construction of the mosque at ground zero “ignored the wishes of the American people, this time at the expense of victims of 9/11 and their families.”

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1 posted on 08/16/2010 2:24:33 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

“Senator Reid respects that, but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else.”

...unless, of course, he gets a nice comfy 20 point lead on Sharron Angle!


2 posted on 08/16/2010 2:25:59 PM PDT by albie
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To: Justaham
So Harry Reid is an islamophobe/racist/bigot/hater also?

Who knew? /s

3 posted on 08/16/2010 2:27:34 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

Harry worships the god of liberalism and incumbancy.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 2:29:45 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Justaham

I’m sure that wasn’t for political reasons. LOL!!!!


5 posted on 08/16/2010 2:29:54 PM PDT by mothball
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To: Justaham
How can you tell when Reid is lying?

Easy, he opens his mouth.

6 posted on 08/16/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Justaham
Reid finally got one or two brain cells cranked up.

vaudine

7 posted on 08/16/2010 2:33:24 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: South40

I think the phrase the New York Times used today was “crude xenophobes.”


8 posted on 08/16/2010 2:36:00 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Justaham
Reid saw the reaction to Obama’s statement and just wants to make sure he gets reelected.
9 posted on 08/16/2010 2:36:16 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Justaham

The dems are running from the trap Obama’s set for them, but it’s already closed on them:

If they stand by Obama, they look like robots who’re just proving all the beliefs people have about libs not caring about the will of the people.

If they turn on him as Harry has, they look desperate and without the courage of their liberal convictions.

Hee hee hee!


10 posted on 08/16/2010 2:39:49 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Justaham; All

Anyone have quotes from NY, NJ and CT senators..?.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 2:39:55 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: vaudine

If Harry were ahead by 20 pts, he’d be singing another tune about the mosque, no doubt.


12 posted on 08/16/2010 2:40:01 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Justaham

It is very important that Angle keeps her piehole shut on this. She was ranting about freedom of religion when questioned on her ties to CoS.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 2:45:38 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Justaham
It's too late to pretend you're an American, Harry.

Your war is lost.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

14 posted on 08/16/2010 2:46:14 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Justaham

Yeah! right until he is reelected! then it is business as usual a la cramming health care down your throat.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: Justaham

And.... All Americans have the right to know where the funding is coming from for this mosque. This should be the mantra from the GOP...


16 posted on 08/16/2010 2:48:14 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Justaham

I’m sure he has to do a poll to see where he stood on the matter. Democrats have no moral compass. They are lead around by money, power and satan.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 2:54:20 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: ken5050
Anyone have quotes from NY, NJ and CT senators..?.

Not today, but the top of the Democrat ticket (Cuomo, Schumer, Gillibrand and a pantload of incumbent congressmen) all seem firmly aligned with Hamas and Obama.

There going to be a rally and possible barbecue this Sunday 8/22 2PM-4PM at Ground Zero. I can't imagine any Democrats will be there looking for votes.

18 posted on 08/16/2010 2:56:42 PM PDT by Mobties (I yield back the balance of my time)
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To: Linda Frances
They are lead around by money, power and satan

Mostly the later ... the other two is what satan is offering for their souls

19 posted on 08/16/2010 2:56:49 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama Psalms 109:8)
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To: Justaham
I know that political expediency in a tight election year was 99.7% of Reid's reason for doing this. But there's that .3% that I'm fairly sure has to do with the fact that on 9/11 Reid was being evacuated from the Capitol during complete, fear-crazed, chaos. No one who lived through that day on Capitol Hill, in the White House, in the Pentagon or in Manhattan can completely erase the emotional scars.
It's too bad our President has no emotional touchstone with the events of that day.
20 posted on 08/16/2010 2:59:12 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: Justaham

If Reid was in a position of a sure win for the Senate seat, he would support the mosque ! He is simply patronizing those who are against the mosque. He will not think twice of stabbing those people in the back that he is patronizing !


21 posted on 08/16/2010 2:59:20 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck; All
Just breaking......

Reid calls for Mosque to be built at Yucca Flats Nuclear Waste Disposal site..

22 posted on 08/16/2010 3:03:30 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Justaham

Everyone ELSE will see it as Political Pandering too and Obama IS dragging down the dems BIG TIME.

Reid and 100 other Losing Dems will CURSE Obama come ChristMass.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 3:06:03 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: CORedneck

Exactly. Dingy Harry is worried about his future.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 3:07:10 PM PDT by livius
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To: Justaham
harry reeeeeeed will do anything, say anything, be anything, sacrifice anything or anyone, to get re-elected.

And for a man who has made a living telling lies, and sacrificing what little principles he once had...this should come as no surprise to anyone.

By the election day, he'll be as much a rino as he possibly can be and his adds will use all the powerful words at their command....that is, all except the dreaded and feared "democrat".

25 posted on 08/16/2010 3:10:26 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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To: Justaham; All

Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult, it is it’s own government, its judicial...is in its sharia, and its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent ...and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is a invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not just a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. It’s rules are to consume whatever government is wherever it goes. To supplant and replace.

The sooner America learns this , the better.

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils.


26 posted on 08/16/2010 3:11:00 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: brothers4thID
"It's too bad our President has no emotional touchstone with the events of that day."

I beg to differ. I think he was pleased with the carnage.

27 posted on 08/16/2010 3:11:16 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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