Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blindsided, or just blind?

Ken Bazinet reports internal griping among Democrats whining that they were "blindsided when President Obama weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque Park51 cultural center and handed the GOP a new club to beat them with."
Several Democratic campaign operatives complained that without a heads-up, they did not have the time to war-game how to handle questions from the news media or GOP attacks.

"They did the right thing - they just didn't do it the right way," lamented another Democratic source.
Rumor also has it Rahm Emanuel and Obama's top political advisers didn't want him to step into the fray at all. Makes me all the prouder of Obama for going ahead and standing up for the constitutional principle despite the naysayers. It was certainly in the best interests of civil society that he do so and the crybaby Dems should be embarrassed that they find it so difficult to put the nation's well-being ahead of their own political concerns.

Meanwhile, a bunch of Dems are also peeved at Reid for opposing the Mosque Park51 cultural center without warning them first. That strikes me as a much more legitimate gripe, but not sure why they're surprised. Reid has never exactly been a profile in political courage. They probably should have expected him to be the first to cave into the GOP's ragemongering.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Southern Beale said...

Ya know, as I commented elsewhere today on the whole Reid claim that he's "giving Democratic candidates cover," if you need cover to defend the First Amendment and the rights of private property owners to do whatever they wish their own property, then you have NO business being in Congress for one thing, or even being a Democrat for another.

8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

So true SoBeale. As far as I'm concerned if spineless Harry manages to hold onto his seat, they should definitely take away his gavel. We need a better leader in the Senate.

11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He made his initial statement to a Muslim audience at an Iftar. He should have made his statement to the American people instead of pandering to an audience that was 50% foreigners from the embassies of Islamic countries.

As usual, he stuck his foot in his mouth because he didn't have a teleprompter to read from.

8:30:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"He should have made his statement to the American people"

Well, apparently he did, since you heard it. Didn't Bush use a teleprompter in all the speeches he gave at mosques to tell Muslims what a wonderful religion they have?

Or is it that you really have nothing but lame teleprompter references, or maybe that's what they gave you on the script?

So anyway, what part of not having the Federal Government intrude into private property rights don't you like? What part of freedom of religion do you object to and why don't you just admit you're a Communist?

11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I have nothing to add to that Fogg. Well said.

3:31:00 PM  

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