Skip to comments.Obama doesn't see the mob closing in
Posted on 08/19/2010 9:49:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lets Make a Deal.
A radical Muslim cleric can build his mosque two blocks from Ground Zero as soon as town officials in Mecca approve plans for a synagogue in the center of the holy city. Maybe President Barack Obama could broker the deal he gets his mosque and Jews get their synagogue.
On the other hand, we may not have a deal after all.
It baffles me how Obama can see a mosque near Ground Zero as a symbol of religious freedom and tolerance. By its very nature, the structure would be a monument to religious intolerance, hatred, mass murder, unspeakable violence toward women, and centuries of despotic leadership and oppression.
Now theres a legacy to be celebrated by a landmark building in lower Manhatttan.
What a bunch of radical Muslims financed, trained and encouraged by a handful of Islamic nations did on Sept. 11, 2001, was to destroy another landmark, the World Trade Center, which stood for freedom, international commerce, tolerance of differing cultures (many foreigners were killed in the attack), and the hustle and bustle of life.
Lets Make a Deal.
Lets trade a symbol of freedom and tolerance for a symbol of oppression and hatred.
President Obama, in his speech to a group of Muslims celebrating their holy period of Ramadan last Friday, unnecessarily injected himself into the New York City mosque debate. He pointed out the obvious which no one had disputed that anyone, including a radical Islamic Imam, has property rights and can build a structure which conforms to land-use laws on privately owned land.
(In America, not in Iran.)
Why the president was compelled to remind Americans of property rights remains a mystery. Just a day or two earlier, his press secretary (otherwise known as the Class Clown) insisted that the mosque issue was a local zoning matter and did not require White House intervention.
Nevertheless, Obama weighed in to his everlasting regret.
The next morning, not even waiting until High Noon, the president began backtracking. He wasnt expressing his opinion on the wisdom of building the mosque so near Ground Zero, he merely was ruling on the legal rights of Muslims.
Duh. Nobody had questioned the legal-rights non-issue.
What Obama actually was doing on Friday night was playing to an audience the Ramadan dinner crowd. The next morning he was playing to a different audience: an outraged American public.
The sad thing is that he didnt have to do either. But this president cant avoid playing to a crowd whether it is a crowd of auto workers or farmers or Hollywood celebrities or jobless fishermen in Louisiana.
The guy loves a crowd.
Unfortunately, his arrogance is getting in the way of his governance.
Elected on a pledge of unifying the nation, he has divided the nation into ugly camps of rich and poor, black and white, Christians, Jews and Muslims, left and right, socialists and entrepreneurs.
Not since the upheavals of the era of Martin Luther Kings and Robert Kennedys assassinations has the American public been so divided, so internally hostile. Obama has turned the calendar back to the 1960s and 70s, after decades of healing and conciliation.
Thats not exactly the change most Americans had in mind when they pulled the voting-booth lever in November 2008.
Its gotten to the point that even Democrats are starting to waver in their support of the president. They cant seem to abide by his increasingly iron-fisted rule over legislation and policy. Senate leader Harry Reid, the presidents most-loyal general, broke ranks with his commander in chief on the mosque issue (Reid is desperately trying to keep his seat in a heated election back home in Nevada).
The bottom line of Obamas problem is that he and his advisers are terribly out of touch with the average American family.
As families are facing the loss of their jobs and their homes, the Obamas are living the high life. Michelle, demanding privacy on her vacation with one of her daughters, has lunch with the King and Queen of Spain at their Mediterranean retreat. While soldiers are dying in Afghanistan, the president is golfing in Virginia. With taxpayers are paying the transportation bill, the president attends a lavish, celebrity-studded Democrat fund-raiser in Hollywood.
The presidents problem is that he was elected by the little people, as they are sometimes called, but he has utterly forgotten them in his newly adopted world of unrestrained arrogance and power. The crowd he so admires now is about to turn into an angry mob in November, and he doesnt see it coming.
Chuck Green, veteran Colorado journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Denver Post, syndicates a statewide column and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 303-588-4138.
If he doesn’t cut short his ten-day Martha’s Vineyard sojourn he might as well not come back at all.
His own gang on Capitol Hill will be waiting for him with tar and feathers.
What a POS joke of a president
I hope he takes the rest of the year off, the less he does the better off we are. I honestly think he has so much resentment for Americans (who aren’t communists) that he doesn’t care at all what he looks like to us - he’s laughing and glad we suffer.
The article’s way too nice to Obama ...
That’s it in a nutshell. Why and how did this Commie joke become President? The MSM/LSM and the vast un-educated in real life. Let it never happen again...please.
Odd parallel to another article (excerpt from Wikipedia):
"By 1989, Ceauşescu was showing signs of complete denial of reality. While the country was going through extremely difficult times with long bread queues in front of empty food shops, he was often shown on state TV entering stores filled with food supplies, visiting large food and arts festivals, while praising the "high living standard" achieved under his rule......
.....The country, which had no information of the Timişoara events from the national media, learned about the Timişoara revolt from western radio stations such as Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, and by word of mouth. On the next day, December 21, a mass meeting was staged. Official media presented it as a "spontaneous movement of support for Ceauşescu", emulating the 1968 meeting in which Ceauşescu had spoken against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces.
The mass meeting of December 21, held in what is now Revolution Square, degenerated into chaos. The image of Ceauşescu's uncomprehending expression as the crowd began to boo and heckle him remains one of the defining moments of the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. The stunned couple (the dictator and his wife), failing to control the crowds, finally took cover inside the building, where they remained until the next day."
If Obama wanted to give congressional Dems a chance to oppose his mosque position to increase their chances of reelection, Pelosi dropped the ball. She will get reelected in Crazy Town, but she didn’t do Dems a favor by hinting she wants 9-11 widows investigated.
Should we get more popcorn as we watch the Democrats turn on each other?
Obama is too liberal. Yes he’s out of touch with middle America. We have seen evidence before, such as his inane comments about people clinging to guns and religion. His idiotic comments about how police acted stupidly in the Professor Gates case, when he admitted he didn’t know all the facts, but rendered his opinion anyway, is another good example of a liberal elitist attitude.
And on this mosque issue, he definitely is showing a liberal elitist attitude. He is so condescending to everyone who doesn’t have his allegedly superior intellect and understanding of the 1st amendment.
Mr Green doesn’t have a problem with speaking his mind. I like it!
The Grand Strategy was that the dems get defenestrated by the electorate and have to spend a few election cycles out of power but that the pubbies will blow their opportunity out their bungholio like they always do and fail to repeal any of the recent legislation.
Then the dems will be back in power. This time for good.
The problem with this strategy is that it requires dozens of dem congresscritters to commit seppuku while singing the Internationale and saluting The One. Unfortunately for Obama, most dems are not the self-sacrificing type. Even Dingy Harry is breaking ranks. After November, I wot the dems will use their last few months in power not to finish passing the Messiah’s agenda but to extract revenge on his hide.
When it sinks in how thoroughly they have been used what happens next is gonna be ugly.
The issue shows many things....
1) Obama endorsing the Muslims brazenly touting the first amendment
2) The principle of Sharia at work.... funding? No problem. Money will come via Sharia from Saudis and/or Iranians
3) Solidarity in Sharia. Irrespective of what some say about Saudis and Iranians being enemies.
4) Bloomberg is in it for the Sharia banking benefits as well
5) Obama supporting all involved at the expense of America and the 9-11 victims.
I think the MSM is going to throw a few logs of their own on Obama’s pyre when they realize how they too have made fools of themselves for nothing.
I’m still amazed at the absolutely crazed hateful ranting the lib media has directed at us peasants for refusing to get with the program. As if they weren’t dying fast enough already they have to enrage the entire country with their arrogance.
“The bottom line of Obamas problem is that he and his advisers are terribly out of touch with the average American family.”
The above succinctly captures the issue. BO has no cultural connection with mainstream America. He is not one of us, and cannot lead us anywhere.
One site tongue-in-cheek suggested a Ground Zero Mosque Beer Summit
He won't come back before Glenn Beck and the 8-28 crew have left town.
He's a self-absorbed SOB; and he's also a coward.
Typical - he left town before the April 15th million-and-a-half patriot march.
Excellent posting! Thank you so much for that reminder.
I think I’m experiencing that “hope” thing that Obama went on and on about. ;o)
So what are they sayin’: A Black socialist community organizer is unqualified to be President? But he race baits so goooood!
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