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(NYDN) Democrats: We were blindsided by President Obama's Ground Zero mosque comments
NYDailyNews ^ | August 17, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet

Posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:00 AM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON - Democrats complain they were blindsided when President Obama weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with.

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White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats and urging them not to go public against the President, Democratic sources said.

Obama went ahead with the Ramadan dinner remarks even though his top political advisers had not reached a consensus on what he should do. Emanuel was one of the skeptics.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 911mosque; bhoislamism; democrats; dhimmicrats; groundzeromosque; issues; obama; obamagroundzero; zerogroundzero

1 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Keeeeep talkin’, Bozo. LOL! You’re doin’ JUST fine.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 6:59:05 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: maggief

If the RATs got blindsided, it’s because they’re blind. Or stupid. (I know, it’s not really an either/or thing.)


3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:00:24 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: maggief

4 posted on 08/17/2010 7:00:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: maggief

his top advisors had not reached consensus on what he should do?

Throwing his aides under the bus....


5 posted on 08/17/2010 7:01:39 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Iron Munro

Isn’t this the first time the United States has supported a cult?


6 posted on 08/17/2010 7:02:06 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: maggief
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats and urging them not to go public against the President, Democratic sources said.

Any Democrat who wants a chance of getting re-elected needs to distance himself from Obama. Based on their voting record it may already be too late, but this latest is probably the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 7:02:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Haha, this is great news. One would want to say Barry “acted stupidly” but I agree, he’s doing just fine. Pass the popcorn!


8 posted on 08/17/2010 7:02:50 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Obama golfed while the Gulf gushed.)
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To: maggief

Oh, BS they didn’t know. They’re pissed because the public came out against it. If polls said otherwise, they’d be all over it, jumping for joy.

Heathens.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 7:02:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: maggief
All Obama did was tell the truth, himself and the other Rats support terrorist before patriotic American citizens.
10 posted on 08/17/2010 7:03:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“... his top political advisers had not reached a consensus on what he should do. Emanuel was one of the skeptics.”

Rahm - Nay
Axelrod - Nay?
Jarrett - Yea?
Gibbs - Yea?


11 posted on 08/17/2010 7:04:06 AM PDT by maggief
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To: tobyhill

12 posted on 08/17/2010 7:04:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: maggief

That would be nice if I could believe it. However, I am at the point now that I do not believe anything ANY Liberal says! Period!


13 posted on 08/17/2010 7:04:50 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: ScottinVA

The left is always pissed when “the veil” slips and reveals the truth about their beliefs.

They were only “blindsided” because they didn’t expect him to slip like that.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 7:07:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: maggief

Cat fight, I suspect. Delicious. *evil grin*


15 posted on 08/17/2010 7:07:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: maggief
Maybe it should be mentioned that the basic principal of the Muslim "SO CALLED Religion" is total domination aka "Kill all the Christians and Jews".

It's a cult.

16 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: maggief

Like they didn’t already know he is a Muslim?? Sure!


17 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:42 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: maggief
and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with.

Aw stop it!

I 'm getting all misty

18 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:43 AM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: maggief

and the wheels on the bus go round and round........the dems don’t seem to understand, their leader does not give a damn about them, its all about him, it always has been.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:45 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: maggief

if all of those Democrats listened to Barry’s Cairo speech and still did not expect this, they are even DUMBER than I think they are (as if that is even possible)


20 posted on 08/17/2010 7:11:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

Wish we could “like” comments. You nailed it. They all want to keep the deception going as long as possible until we are crushed...


21 posted on 08/17/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: maggief
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats...

That's gotta be a whole lotta cursing!

22 posted on 08/17/2010 7:12:35 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

The F-bombs are flying.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 7:20:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

“The call to [muslime] prayer is the most beautiful sound on earth” speaking totus found out the general population was against the mosque and he had to flip flop.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 7:22:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

What I fail to understand is why aren’t those many Muslims that played such an important part in the establishment of this Country, speaking more forcefully on his behalf?

sarcasm

They do not have to, they have the useful idiots in the Democrat Party doing that.


25 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:02 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: maggief
I guess these "blindsided" Dems haven't peeked between the covers of "The Audacity of Hope"...

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
- page 261

26 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:20 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

As long as the Zero, keeps spouting off, and doesn’t listen to Rahm on the big issues we’ll be ok.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:00 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RC2

No, Bubba Clinton worked to get tax exemption granted to Scientology, cult of Tom Cruise and John Travolta. We also have wicca chaplains in the armed forces.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:01 AM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: maggief
If we look deeper, it is a little more frightening. We all know Ø's statements have an expiration date on them (...it will be on CNN, etc). So no news there, he said something in the evening, retracted it in the morning ... (heck we've all done that! :-).

But what is frightening is WHERE he made the statement, at a Muslim dinner with a Muslim audience. But the next day, when he's back with the "rest" of the world, he denies what he said the night before. The man was trained as a Muslim, and it is OK to lie if it furthers your cause. It is called Al-Takeyya.

Our "problem" is deeper than whether or not there is a mosque.

29 posted on 08/17/2010 7:37:37 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: maggief

Certain that this duplicitous bastard would raise a similar stink over a church or synagogue.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: maggief

This sounds like a story whose sole purpose is to keep Rahm politically viable.

Guess the answer is that Obama needs to play some more golf, take more vacations and do more closed-to-the-press fundraisers on our dime. BTW - didn’t the MSM tell us he is a brilliant orator????


31 posted on 08/17/2010 7:46:40 AM PDT by rod1
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To: MrB
" The left is always pissed when “the veil” slips and reveals the truth about their beliefs.

They were only “blindsided” because they didn’t expect him to slip like that."

Along with them being ticked off by getting exposed in what they believe, they are also ticked that it proves their critics, foes, Americans, Republicans, Conservatives are right in what they say about Liberals.
32 posted on 08/17/2010 7:47:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USAis no civility in)
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To: Charles Martel

This should be on billboards all over the country. Then again, I believe those who still support him either already know he’s a muslim or simply don’t think it matters.


33 posted on 08/17/2010 7:53:10 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: maggief

Reported on WOR radio this morning that Mayor Bloomers was given advance notice. No one else.


34 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:30 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: maggief; FARS; Islaminaction; Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; Impy; InterceptPoint; ...
Obama went ahead with the Ramadan dinner remarks even though his top political advisers had not reached a consensus on what he should do.

A sign of dementia perhaps. Or his "Muslim faith" - as he described it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos - taking precedence over what any infidel adviser would tell him.

Regardless, a gift to the GOP in terms of the upcoming elections. Note that the Republicans are now at their high water mark in Rasmussen's generic congressional ballot: up twelve points.

35 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:58 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 08/17/2010 8:06:22 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: pennboricua
I found this when searching for "prettiest sound on earth" earlier. No one can tell me this mo-fo is NOT a muslime.

prettiest sound on earth

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

37 posted on 08/17/2010 8:08:22 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

My muslim faith, obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw


38 posted on 08/17/2010 8:14:42 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: justiceseeker93
A sign of dementia perhaps. Or his "Muslim faith" - as he described it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos - taking precedence over what any infidel adviser would tell him.

Or, for once, his veracity:

"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

39 posted on 08/17/2010 8:17:43 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 570 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Carley

CROSSLINK:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2572138/posts

(NYDN) Democrats: We were blindsided by President Obama’s Ground Zero mosque comments
NYDailyNews ^ | August 17, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2572153/posts

Dunn acts as Obama attack dog on mosque, says GOP ’solidifying its reputation for intolerance’
Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2010 | Jon Ward

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2572138/posts?page=34#34

Reported on WOR radio this morning that Mayor Bloomers was given advance notice. No one else.

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40 posted on 08/17/2010 8:18:23 AM PDT by maggief
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To: RC2
Isn’t this the first time the United States has supported a cult?

Arguably.

OTOH, Clinton, by executive order, granted Scientology tax exempt status for the fees they charge.

41 posted on 08/17/2010 8:19:19 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 570 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: maggief

Obama keeps saying Constitutional Right for this land to be purchased but didn’t the Supreme Court take away that right with Eminent Domain?


42 posted on 08/17/2010 8:23:44 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: WarEagle

That also should be stopped. It is not a religion. It is basically a counseling service and money raiser.


43 posted on 08/17/2010 8:25:00 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: maggief
How could anyone have been "blindsided"?

FLASHBACK:

"Ground Zero etiquette: A tale of two roses
Barack Obama flings a memorial rose at Ground Zero like he's a kid tossing pennies into a fountain at the shopping mall ...
By contrast, John McCain and his wife kneel and gently, somberly, place their roses down at the foot of the 9/11 tribute."


"The McCains and Obama at Ground Zero
Cindy McCain is also there. Michelle Obama is not"



44 posted on 08/17/2010 8:29:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: maggief

Does it make any practical difference politically in New York WHAT Obama says? New Yorkers who vote Democrat will continue to vote Democrat. And that’s most of them.


45 posted on 08/17/2010 8:30:55 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sacajaweau
Maybe it should be mentioned that the basic principal of the Muslim "SO CALLED Religion" is total domination aka "Kill all the Christians and Jews".

Old muslim saying: First we kill all the Saturday people (Jews), Then all the Sunday people (Christians).

Leaving unsaid: "... then the Hindus, then the Buddhists, then the Taoist, Confucianists, Animist, Pagens, Sikhs, Rastafarians, Universal Unitarians...

...and then we can follow that up with anyone who is not mulsim enough"

It's a Universal Death Cult.

46 posted on 08/17/2010 8:32:23 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 570 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: evad
and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with.

Aw stop it!

I 'm getting all misty

I'm crying too.

Because the GOP will be soooooo concerned with "playing nice" and not being called "bad names" they wont touch it.

47 posted on 08/17/2010 8:36:22 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 570 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: WarEagle
No, Bubba Clinton worked to get tax exemption granted to Scientology, cult of Tom Cruise and John Travolta. We also have wicca chaplains in the armed forces.

Wiccans were not granted special privileges to be Armed Forces Chaplins, they were treated (properly IMHO) just like members of any other belief system, that is equally, without preference, on a level playing field.

Bubbah granted Scientology special and unprecedented privilege, tax exempt status for FEES (not donations, fees) effectively establishing a them as a State-preferred religion.

48 posted on 08/17/2010 8:43:56 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 570 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
Because the GOP will be soooooo concerned with "playing nice" and not being called "bad names" they wont touch it. Normally, I'd agree the stupid party would act stupidly. However, with Sarahcuda manning forward positions on Tweet and FB the R's have had to fumble around in their drawers and man up. Lovely sight, indeed!
49 posted on 08/17/2010 3:11:50 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Democrats complain they were blindsided when President Obama weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats and urging them not to go public against the President...
Thanks maggief.
50 posted on 08/17/2010 8:58:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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