Obama’s Ground Zero Mosque Comments Slammed By GOP – One GOP Pundit has said that the comments that Barack Obama made regarding the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero has sharply divided the right and the left.
Obama had to have known that his comments would create a lot of controversy, and some are surprised that he decided to touch on the volatile subject so close to election season. It seems to be one of those things that you either agree with or do not agree with, and commenting one way or another could be very polarizing for the President.
Nonetheless, he has given his opinion on the topic and now must deal with the controversy that his thoughts have created. Of course, his views are more right-wing at heart than most would like to admit. The ability to practice religious freedom in America is something that Republicans have stood behind for years, but the September 11th attacks have changed the playing field for both parties. It is a very emotional issue.
“Intellectually the president may be right. But this is an emotional issue. People who lost kids, brothers, sisters, fathers, what have you, do not want that mosque in New York.,” said Republican strategist Ed Rollins.
He is right; the issue is one that most feel very strongly about. Ed Gilliespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman also gave his opinion, saying that 70% of American’s are not in favor of the mosque being there, and so far the administration has left it up to the state to decide what the best course of action is.