Much has been said about the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. Proponents note it’s an “Islamic Community Center” which just happens to contain a mosque. They complain it’s not on Ground Zero, but two blocks away. And they frame it as a first amendment issue.
Even the president weighed in, saying they had a right to build there, but then walked his comments back saying “I wasn’t commenting on the wisdom of building there.”
To be clear, the president is right, they do have a right to build a mosque on private property — regardless of where that private property happens to be.
However, Americans are rightly seeing this as a slap in the face — and a deliberate one.
To erect this “community center” just 600 feet from the place where more than 3,000 innocents were murdered by their coreligionists cannot be seen as anything but an attempt to declare victory.
It’s also one more indication of how far out of touch with the American people the left is.
Seventy percent of the population is against the construction of this particular mosque — note that phrase well — they are not against building a mosque, just this mosque in this particular place.
So, while the public is up in arms, outraged about this affront to the memories of murder victims, what is the left doing?
Well, Obama refuses to say building it there is a bad idea. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to think it’s a capital idea and Speaker of the House and wicked witch of the west wannabe Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate the funding of groups who are opposed to the mosque.
It’s no wonder the democrats are in deep trouble in the polls.
Most people would look at polls suggesting you’re ticking people off and — change direction.
Not so the looney left. They look at polls which say the electorate is nearly apoplectic with them and think “These stupid peasants, who do they think they are? Don’t they know how much smarter than them we are?” And then continue on their merry way passing legislation a lobotomized squirrel could tell them wouldn’t work.
Meanwhile a vein continues to throb on the side of the collective head of America.
The thing that scares me about this political class is I’m not certain they will get the message even after November 2. This bunch, and I include most of the republicans in this as well, simply don’t live the same lives as the rest of us. They really believe it’s some sort of noblesse oblige to condescend to us peasants who are just not capable of taking care of ourselves.
Folks, November is coming, we have to send a message which cannot be mistaken. Pay attention to the candidates your local tea party is endorsing — then check them out yourself. Vote for the man, not the party. Find candidates who truly understand this country and do what you can to help them get elected.
This nation remains the last, best hope for freedom in the world. But as Abraham Lincoln said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
This nation is more divided than at anytime since the Civil War. It’s time to start bringing it back together. That starts by getting those who would divide us along race, class, economic and political lines out of office.
All IMHO of course.