Your Daily Flaming Dumbass: The Dhimmi-In-Chief

President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, using a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan to proclaim that “as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”

That’s the meme, the red herring on the Left, that this is a First Amendment issue. Put a quarter in any Leftist and they will regurgitate a variation on that theme. Since it’s a mosque in question, rather than a Wal-Mart, the Left suddenly finds itself arguing the sanctity of property rights and the primacy of religious freedom.

The hypocrisy is nauseating.

Not a peep from the Left about the persecution of Christians and Jews in Islamic countries. Not a word.

No, dumbass, it’s a land-use issue, as Hugh Hewitt points out:

[The] controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque is just another in a long series of debates about how to protect space sacred to all Americans. Mayor Bloomberg’s illiberal attempt to shout down critics of the GZM as bigots notwithstanding, the opposition to GZM and all other inappropriate uses of the area surrounding the site where America was attacked has powerful precedents on which to draw.

Charles Krauthammer expands on the absurdity of invoking religious freedom as the fundamental issue in the controversy:

America is a free country where you can build whatever you want — but not anywhere. That’s why we have zoning laws. No liquor store near a school, no strip malls where they offend local sensibilities, and, if your house doesn’t meet community architectural codes, you cannot build at all.

These restrictions are for reasons of aesthetics. Others are for more profound reasons of common decency and respect for the sacred. No commercial tower over Gettysburg, no convent at Auschwitz — and no mosque at Ground Zero.

Build it anywhere but there.

Unless of course Dems want continue to double down on their electoral death wish, which seems to be their determined obsessive compulsive disordered goal lately.

This outrage will not be forgotten, forgiven, or spun.

The Democratic Party is in the grip of crazies. The Democratic Party is done.

Good riddance.

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