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  •  Nope. Sorry to say, but... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...this is a local land use decision captured by right wingers for political gain.  Now, all of a sudden (and perhaps by wingnut design, courtesy of the MSM), the whole world wants to know just exactly what Barack Obama thinks about building some sort of Islamic center within reasonable walking distance of the site of the World Trade Center...

    Aside from the creation of obvious opportunities to engage in all sorts of hand-wringing twitterpating all across the political spectrum, any opinion that Obama may have about this issue is simply that - an opinion - unless he wants to call up the National Guard to enforce his opinion.  I thought he was pretty clear and explicit in his Ramadan speech; apparently I've become to old and simple-minded for what this game has turned into...  

    "In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile..." - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    by Jack K on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 10:19:33 PM PDT

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    •  No...everyone thought they knew.. (0+ / 0-)

      Until the President stated he was not speaking to its wisdom of his own volition...

      So now, yes, I am now forced to wonder...and it was unnecessary...

      "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 11:46:10 PM PDT

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