Skip to comments.Sen. Harry Reid breaks ranks with President Obama and sides against building 9/11 mosque
Posted on 08/16/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT by Justaham
The Senates 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, Reids opponent, said Muslims have the right to worship anywhere, but Obamas 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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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!
Who knew? /s
Harry worships the god of liberalism and incumbancy.
I’m sure that wasn’t for political reasons. LOL!!!!
Easy, he opens his mouth.
I think the phrase the New York Times used today was “crude xenophobes.”
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!
Anyone have quotes from NY, NJ and CT senators..?.
If Harry were ahead by 20 pts, he’d be singing another tune about the mosque, no doubt.
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.
Your war is lost.
Yeah! right until he is reelected! then it is business as usual a la cramming health care down your throat.
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...
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.
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.
Mostly the later ... the other two is what satan is offering for their souls
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 !
Reid calls for Mosque to be built at Yucca Flats Nuclear Waste Disposal site..
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.
Exactly. Dingy Harry is worried about his future.
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".
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 its 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. Its 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.
I beg to differ. I think he was pleased with the carnage.