Oh Harry, President Obamosque came out and campaigned for you and everything — and this is how you pay him back?

The Senate’s top Democrat says a mosque should not be built near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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.

Harry Reid is in a tight race against Republican Sharron Angle, so maybe Harry’s Ground Zero mosque opposition has a little something to do with polls like this one from KSMV Las Vegas:


Nationally, 64% believe it’s wrong to put a mosque so near Ground Zero. Reid’s already bucking the Nevada trend like a mustang with Michael Moore on its back with his opposition to Arizona’s immigration law, so going against public opinion on this one might have been enough to put Angle over the top, and he knows it.

Update: Greg Sargent from the Washington Post is not wild about Harry:

What’s more, it’s unclear why coming out against the plan in the manner Reid did is even good politics for Democrats at this point. Reid basically threw the whole Dem caucus under the bus: With the Senate leader at odds with the president, the media will press every Senate Dem to declare which side they’re on [It's about time! DP].
This just makes the Dems look weak, unorganized, cowardly, and unwilling to take a stand for principles they plainly believe in.

The principle Harry Reid believes in right now is getting re-elected.


4 Responses to “Harry Reid Opposes Ground Zero Mosque Even Though it Has No Muslim Dialect”

  1. Dave on August 16th, 2010 9:35 pm


  2. Joyanna Adams on August 16th, 2010 9:38 pm

    Right, and John McCain now WANTS to protect the border…after he was working with Ted Kennedy so hard for amnesty. This is going to be a new trend with elections coming up…maybe we should demand lie detector tests.

  3. OK_Loyalist on August 16th, 2010 10:01 pm

    Heard Dick Morris on Hannity radio today stating Whorehouse Harry is back down by 3 points to Sharron Angle. She's up from -7. Morris thinks the Right is going to take the Senate back too.

  4. SignPainterGuy on August 17th, 2010 10:39 pm

    I sometimes wonder which is more common for these political windsocks ; windburns, frostbite or whiplash ??

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