Democrats Outraged Over Obama’s Comments on Mosque at Ground Zero in NYC


Barack Obama. Lost in Smallness, once again Barack Hussein Obama proves to be “TOXIC” to Democrats. Who said Obama was a “Great Communicator”?

No sooner did the words come out of PresidentBarack Hussein Obama’s mouth Friday night at a White House dinner honoring the beginning of the the Islamic Holy month Of Ramadan, where ”The One” supported the right for a mosque to be built near Ground Zero in NYC, that the outrage from Republicans and more notably Democrats ensued. Democrats are now outraged and concerned that Obama’s mosque comments have now forced them into the national political debate over a mosque being built near Ground Zero. Democrats must now defend how a President agrees with only 20% of the American people.


Drip, drip, drip … Obama may just have cost Democrats more seats in the House , Senate and Governor’s races.

Obama’s comments placed him in the middle of the controversy over a Muslim group’s plans for a mosque near the site of the 2001 attack — and in turn, transformed an emotion-laden local dispute in New York into a nationwide debate overnight.

And Democrats — at least some who were willing to comment — could barely contain their frustration over Obama’s remarks, saying he had potentially placed every one of their candidates into the middle of the debate by giving GOP candidates a chance to ask them point-blank: Do you agree with Obama on the mosque, or not?

That could be particularly damaging to moderate Democrats in conservative-leaning districts, already 2010’s most vulnerable contenders.

Barack Obama then contradicted himself from Friday nights comments by saying he was only commenting on the right to build a mosque, not the wisdom in doing so. Really, were not we told that Barack Hussein Obama was a great communicator and orator like Reagan and Lincoln? Without a prepared speech or teleprompter, seems like this President is a lost soul. As NROpoints out, Obama’s mosque comments may be the dumbest thing ever said since Dukakis and flag burning.

But on Saturday, Obama seemed to contradict himself, telling reporters at one point, “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about. And I think it’s very important as difficult as some of these issues are that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about.”

Teachable moment? For who, Obama? US Rep Martin Frost (TX-D) was not at a lost for words discussing Obama and his ill advised comments. Democrats must now defend Obama’s mosque comments which will not play well in the midterm elections.

“I would prefer the president be a little more of a politician and a little less of a college professor,” former Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), who once ran the House Democratic campaign arm, wrote in POLITICO’s Arena. “While a defensible position, it will not play well in the parts of the country where Democrats need the most help.”

UPDATE I: Can this message from Obama get any worse or more confusing? Obama says his comments are not an endorsement of the mosque. A second clarification has been served up from the Obama gang Who Could Not Shoot Straight, to make a clarification of the clarification of the Obama mosque comments. Great Communicator, eh? Usually when one needs to begin a press briefing by stating, “just to be clear”, there is no clarity.

That impromptu answer to a TV reporter covering his trip to Florida prompted a second attempt to clarify his initial statement, this time from spokesman Bill Burton.

“Just to be clear, the president is not backing off in any way from the comments he made last night,” Burton said. “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.”

White House officials later said that Obama was simply saying that since there was no local ordinance that would prevent construction of the mosque, he believed local officials made the right decision to allow it to go forward.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Democrats Outraged Over Obama’s Comments on Mosque at Ground Zero in NYC”

    1. NGBoston on August 15th, 2010 12:05 pm

      Americans are genuinely hurt and horrified by this and Obama’s support of it. We look to our leader to speak on our behalf, and what do we get?
      Classic Barack Obama!!!! Instead of stepping up and leading on this important issue, he cowers down behind the pages of the Constitution and hides, hoping the problem will just go away.

      Even worse is the tone of his speech— He’s clearly angry and annoyed by those of us who oppose the mosque. He’s not saying “Hey—this idea sucks, but the law’s the law—what can I do?” President Obama said the other night that the mosque BELONGS at Ground Zero, and that there’s something wrong (“This is America!”) with those of us who oppose it.

      President Obama has gone beyond “laws and ordinances.” He thinks the Cordoba imam is the good guy, and 68% of the American people are the bad guys. Barack has found the enemy and, as usual, it’s us. As in “the U.S.”

      Thank you, O Fearless Leader. You are wrong, and you chose not to HONOR AMERICA!!!

    2. NGBoston on August 15th, 2010 12:06 pm

      Can you rescue my post from the spam folder? thanks
      SM: Rescued.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on August 15th, 2010 12:48 pm

      Religious freedom? I wonder if he means schools can now begin having nativity scenes again, or praying in school, or actually sing a Christmas song about Christ Himself? Um…I do hope Obamanation is also including Christian freedoms. (doubtful)

    4. Greg the Mongoose on August 15th, 2010 4:10 pm

      Obama is destroying his political party, and America at the same time. Amazing!

    5. dee on August 15th, 2010 5:19 pm

      change, yes he did, change things for thr worst

    6. Denzel on August 15th, 2010 5:23 pm

      Michelle Obama’s Allah-day

      Why was Michelle Obama spreading “stimulus” money during her sheik-like holiday in Spain? Do you suppose Barack Hussein Obama told her he can’t get re-elected without the votes of Hispanics who aren’t American citizens and she thought he meant the non-American Hispanics living in Spain?
      At least those foreigners are much better than “voters” in American cemeteries!
      BTW, in 1928 Herbert Hoover’s campaign promised that if he were elected there would be “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”
      Well, Obama has come up with a Hoover twist and says that if he’s re-elected there will be “a chick in every car and some pot in every garage”!
      For some insights into Obamessiah and his think-alikes, Google “Obama Avoids Bible Verses,” “Obama Supports Public Depravity,” “Government-Approved Illegals,” and “Imam Bloomberg’s Sharia Mosque.”
      Have you noticed that America’s “Christian” president has favorites? See search engines including Google and type in “Obama Favors Islam Over Christianity.” If minority groups in America keep getting special “status,” will the USA become known as the United Status of America?
      I wonder how soon Obama will “come out” and admit he’s a Muslim!

      (Above web article run into by me.)

    7. Dalenc on August 15th, 2010 8:21 pm

      Pffffft. You guys voted for him.

    8. Michelle Smith on August 16th, 2010 8:29 am

      I’ve been hearing people say that it’s not a mosque, that it’s a Community Center. If that’s the case then this has nothing to do with “freedom of religion”. If in fact it is a mosque as some believe then it is a deliberate act of disrespect on behalf of the muslim community. This should never have been brought up. Why do they (the muslims) feel the need to build a mosque/community center two blocks from Ground Zero overlooking the exact spot where muslim terrorist murdered innocent people? As victims remains, as well as, plane wreckage were scattered over several blocks in lower Manhattan; it is disrespectful for muslims to build anything anywhere near the death site of those murdered on 9/11.

      I truly believe that this is their way of rubbing salt in the wounds of the victim’s families and in the face of Americans.

      It’s dispicable and I do not agree with it. PERIOD! and our President should represent America or step down.

    9. super dave on August 16th, 2010 4:30 pm

      even his hit man harry oreid says “build it elsewhere” !!!!!

    10. Fresno Divorce Attorney on August 17th, 2010 5:33 pm

      It’s quite a bit more than a handful

    11. paula jo on August 19th, 2010 7:00 am

      What you don’t hear about is the Greek Orthodox Church they are trying to build in the same Neighborhood,running into one roadblock after another from the NYC Government,Guess if their Faith took part in terrorism and preached Jihad from the Church,Obama would back them too.

    12. Dolf on August 19th, 2010 9:39 am


      who’s idea was it?

      and who are those muslims your talking about?

    13. Dolf on August 19th, 2010 9:41 am

      are they same as those “jews” the nazi’s were talking about?

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