Defenders of the mosque at Ground Zero are quick to call critics Islamaphobes and religious bigots… or worse.
What I wonder will they call Harry Reid?
Add another election-year hurdle for Democrats: President Barack Obama’s forceful defense of the right of Muslims to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site.
His comments are giving Republicans a campaign-year cudgel and forcing Democrats to address a divisive issue within weeks of midterm contests that will decide the balance of power in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in a competitive re-election fight, was the highest profile Democrat to move away from Obama on the matter.
“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” Reid’s spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement Monday. “Senator Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else.”
I suspect, as the polls on this issue begin to hit the airwaves, that more Democrats will be joining the so called Islamophobic and bigoted ranks
Wait and see.