Harry Reid abandons Obama on Ground Zero mosque issue
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Democrat says a mosque should not be built near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Just one correction: the mosque shouldn't be built anywhere at all, and the imam Rauf shouldn't even be recognized as legitimate, and certainly not if he's got shady dealings to his record.
Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada on Monday became the highest profile Democrat to break with President Barack Obama, who on Friday backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero.
In a statement, Reid said the first amendment protects freedom of religion and he respects that, but the mosque should be built somewhere else.
That said, it's clear some Dems recognize that this is a very serious issue, and if they don't protest it as well, they'll fall out of favor with the public even more than they have now.
Update: in related news, Brent Baker at Newsbusters lets know that USA Today has endorsed the mosque and attacked its critics. Gannett and its news outlets are no longer worth reading, but then, that's probably a moot point.
Update 2: even the New York Times is predictably villifying decent Americans in this case.
Others on the subject include Hot Air, Fire Andrea Mitchell.