Friday, August 13, 2010

UPDATED: “I believe Muslims have the right to build a place of worship . . . on private property in lower Manhattan”

8/15 UPDATE:

Obviously yielding to the great political pressure applied by this very blog, the president now says he does not have a position on whether it is appropriate to build a mosque at Ground Zero. 

Really?  First of all, did you see his enthusiastic support stated during a Ramadan celebration of all times (see video link below)?  And why not take a position?  Not that I often look to Sarah Palin for support, but she had a good quip here:    "We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they? And, no, this is not above your pay grade."

I don't know whether to be disgusted by his cowardice or impressed by his ability to backtrack better than Michael Jackson ever did.

Yet again, President Teleprompter gratuitously jumps into the middle of distinctively non-presidential issue: the building of a mosque near Ground Zero. And, yet again, he pokes a stick in the eye of all Americans. This time, counter to the opinion of 70% of Americans, he supports enthusiastically the clearly contemptuous construction of a Muslim mosque only two blocks from the site of a barbaric attack by radical members of that very religion

Certainly, America stands for the free exercise of religion. Indeed, America stands for many rights. However, just like your high school civics teacher taught, no constitutional right is absolute, and each must be exercised with due regard to the rights and sensibilities of others. The construction of the mosque at that location demonstrates an utter disregard for what that land has come to mean to all of us. It’s one thing for the Muslim builders of the mosque to ignore the concerns of others, but for the President of the United States to not only ignore them but to so unnecessarily sanction the mosque's construction, simply shocks the conscience. Indeed, his remarks in support of the mosque make little mention of the bravery of those who died there less than nine years ago, nor of the suffering of their families.

Not completely unexpected from Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, but appalling nonetheless.


  1. I read about this this morning and simply couldn't believe it. With sensibilities like this, no wonder his popularity has fallen through the basement floor.

  2. Over and over again, he chooses positions that run counter to common decency - not to mention public opinion.

  3. This president was raised as a Muslims in grade school. His step faher was muslim. He went to a very radical church in Chicago for many years. As president he bowed down to the Saudi prince as all good Muslims do! Why do we wonder then why he would say this and be so insensitive to the people who lost their lives in 9/11?

  4. Lloyd.....he moonwalks better than MJ??
    Methinks not!!
    But I did like his John Kerry impression! "He was for it before he was against it".