Why is Obama Being So Silent About the Ground Zero Area Mosque?

For starters, any comments might ruin this week’s Ramadan dinner at the White House, so Obama is voting “present” on this topic — and that’s something he’s used to doing.

The fact that the State Department posted NY Mayor Bloomingidiot’s pro-mosque speech on its website might offer a hint to which way the administration sways on this issue — not that it should come as a surprise.

On the other side of the debate, 70% of Americans oppose the location of the mosque/cultural center — and Obama certainly doesn’t want any more of an approval ratings hit by publicly supporting the project (unlike the potential millions of “undocumented Democrats” that could be gained through his opposition to the popular Arizona immigration law, there’s little political gain in supporting the GZ mosque), even though his silence speaks volumes.

Author: Doug Powers

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