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  •  I guess I have higher standards.. (1+ / 0-)
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    greeseyparrot

    to each their own...

    I agree with this commentator...

    f that is all Mr. Obama was saying, he could have stepped in weeks ago. What I think is really going on is that at first Mr. Obama did want to say that he supported the Cordoba House project in lower Manhattan, but is retreating -- as I expected he would. Or perhaps he wants some people to think he is supporting the initiative, while being able to tell others that he isn't.

    If Obama is just upholding the First Amendment, that is certainly commendable, but let us not pretend he is adding very much to the debate or taking a particularly courageous stand. Has it really come to this that we stand in awe when the President of the United States says he supports the most basic tenets of the Bill of Rights? (I guess so since so many others are flouted). But in fact very few people have challenged the right of the Cordoba Initiative to build its community center on the property it owns in lower Manhattan. The ADL's Abe Foxman acknowledged that right and even Sarah Palin did not challenge the right.

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    Given that it has apparently taken Obama less than 24 hours to retreat from his relatively mild and obvious statements last night, forgive me if I am underwhelmed by what came out of the president's mouth after weeks as a bystander to very ugly, escalating and spreading racism. It's even worse than that -- just a few days ago, the  White House actually said  that the anti-Muslim incitement in this country is within the bounds of reasonable discourse and was not "dangerous." I beg to differ. It is dangerous and if people do not stand up to it I fear that there will be more violence targeting Muslims, such as the bombing of a mosque in Florida a few months ago.

    I like thinking my President has higher standards.  I still hope he lives up to them one day.

    "Ultimately, we need to move beyond the tired debates of the left and the right, between business leaders and environmentalists" - President Obama, March 31

    by justmy2 on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 09:01:00 PM PDT

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    •  Not surprised you believe in made-up crap. (1+ / 0-)
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      QES

      I'm gonna go eat a steak. And fuck my wife. And pray to GOD - hatemailapalooza, 052210

      by punditician on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 09:06:06 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the kind words.... (0+ / 0-)

        have a pleasant evening...

        "Ultimately, we need to move beyond the tired debates of the left and the right, between business leaders and environmentalists" - President Obama, March 31

        by justmy2 on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 09:10:24 PM PDT

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