The next day:
White House spokesman Bill Burton [the likely future press secretary] released the following statement on behalf of Obama’s stance on constructing the mosque.
“Just to be clear, the president is not backing off in any way from the comments he made last night. It is not his role as president to pass judgment on every local project. But it is his responsibility to stand up for the constitutional principle of religious freedom and equal treatment for all Americans. What he said last night, and reaffirmed today, is that If a church, a synagogue or a Hindu temple can be built on a site, you simply cannot deny that right to those who want to build a mosque.”
So, who exactly has come out to ban ALL mosques in America or has come out to oppose the rights of Muslims to practice their faith? I’m sick and tired of trying to parse this guys words.
It’s a simple question: are you in favor of the building of this mosque at this site or not?
It’s that simple but it’s also a sure thing that if the majority of Americans are opposed to something, Obama will be in favor of it. Look at the history of the last year and a half. Every single thing that he has had his court jesters – Reid and Pelosi – push through congress, has been in direct opposition to what the people want.
Once again, Obama has jumped into an issue that he would have been better off keeping his pie-hole closed about. It’s very clear where his sympathies lie.
No one has said it better than this:
“Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America’s heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see,” said Debra Burlingame, a spokeswoman for some Sept. 11 victims’ families and the sister of one of the pilots killed in the attacks.