August 15, 2010

Obama Backs Away On Manhattan Mosque Defense

Barack Obama came out as being supportive of the so-called Ground Zero mosque proposal, but quickly revised his phrasing yesterday in the wake of immediate public criticism.

Speaking to reporters today, President Obama drew a sharp line under his comments last night, insisting that his defense of the right to build a mosque does not mean he supports the project.

"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," he said.

And with that, Sir Robin bravely ran away.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 15, 2010 08:16 AM

And that 15 million acre land-grab? Does that right go back to our founding?

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 15, 2010 08:27 AM

He clearly displays a complete lack of understanding of the concepts of rights as they were viewed in conjunction with the founding of this nation. Clearly he does not grasp the concept of natural rights and that the documents that structured our founding did not grant rights to individuals but were designed to protect those rights - from people like him.

He also seems to be ignoring, and suggesting that we ignore, our right to speak out against this insult.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at August 15, 2010 08:47 AM

Whatcha wanna bet we get an elaboration on the clarification of the Friday night statement?

It appears he was for the mosque before he was against it.

Posted by: David L., Lower Alabama at August 15, 2010 09:12 AM

This fool was at the WH at a dinner for the end of the celebration of Ramadan surrounded by Muslims. There was never any debate about their right to build the mosque under any of our laws but the propriety of building it. Building this mosque is similar to the group of religious crazies that go to service men and women's funerals to thank God they died. They have the right to do it but does anyone think they should? Obama knew exactly how his words would be taken and now he is having to eat them. He acts almost like the world is without any communication from any of his events. Like the infamous San Fran speech about clinging to guns and bibles. This isn't a very smart man despite what the left keeps telling us.

Posted by: inspectorudy at August 15, 2010 11:59 AM

Why does anyone think that allowing radical muslims to build a veritable end zone dance on the site where thousands of Americans were murdered by their co-religionists is a right enshrined in our Constitution? Only idiots who view the Constitution as a suicide pact it seems.

Posted by: iconoclast at August 15, 2010 06:01 PM