Barack Obama Has Made a Big-time Error in His Support of the Ground Zero Mosque
August 14, 2010 20 Comments
ATLANTA— The controversy swirling around the building of a mosque at Ground Zero in New York has touched a still-raw nerve in this country, and Barack Obama did not help himself or the country by once again placing the presidency on the wrong side of public opinion over a divisive issue. Almost 70 percent of Americans think building a mosque at ground zero is a really bad idea and I have to say – I’m among them.
We were attacked on 9/11 by Islamic zealots, hell-bent on destroying this country and over-running it with Islam. In the years since then, we have been called all manner of filthy terms by Islamic radicals. While surely I agree there are moderates in the Islamic community, it necessarily takes a long time for these raw emotions to heal. I’m not sure when it will be appropriate to build a mosque near ground zero (if ever). But that time is certainly not now.
This isn’t an issue of religious freedom or separation of church and state, but an issue of timing. It is a recognition that there are many millions of Americans who love their country and who were deeply terrified and offended by the acts of 9/11, done in the name of Islam. Whether those who perpetrated those acts hold the banner of true Islam is up for debate- but the nerve is still too raw to force this on us all at this time.
And for Barack Hussein Obama, an increasingly unpopular president bearing three Muslim names, this certainly is not a wise political move. It reflects once again that this man is remarkably out of touch with the American mainstream. It’s no surprise this latest foul-up has coincided with a new low in the Gallup poll for Mr. Obama.
I’m telling you, Barack Obama is toast in 2012. It is just unfathomable how out of touch this man is with the core feelings of mainstream Americans.