Monday, August 16, 2010

The Ground Zero mosque issue

The amount of venom that is being spewed over this issue is shocking, though not surprising. Spengler at the Asia Times has some interesting comments:
Popular antipathy to a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero is so fierce that even President Barack Obama, the nation's Islamophile-in-chief, "clarified" his August 11 statement supporting the plan to say, "I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there." It is not just a mosque, of which there are two in the neighborhood, but a symbol of Islamic presence. The most recent CNN poll shows an overwhelming 70%-29% margin of opposition.
Yikes. Even setting aside some of the more hypocritical examples, that's worrisome. More worrisome is this:
What is surprising is how passionately Americans oppose the Ground Zero mosque. A revolt is brewing against America's liberal political elite.
If this continues to take hold, I have a bad feeling about what might happen in the midterms in the fall, not to mention the next presidential election. Huckabee-Palin 2012? Still not out of the question...

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