Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Have you no sense of decency, madam?

Obama stepped into a political mine field when he waded into the Ground Zero Mosque issue. 

He allowed the notion of tolerance, which by itself is a laudable goal, to trump any consideration of other issues surrounding the proposed mosque. In particular, he dismissed the skepticism much of the American public feels towards the motives and funding sources for the mosque.

His political miscalculation has inflamed the issue, and in fanning the flames he has forced many of his fellow Democrats to take a stand on an issue they would rather avoid. Perhaps the most bizarre and tone deaf of all is the reaction of Nancy Pelosi. As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Pelosi told San Francisco's KCBS radio that "there is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded," she said. "How is this being ginned up?"

Again, the American public who are opposed to the mosque being built so close to Ground Zero oppose it because they see it not as an act of outreach, but as an act of triumphalism. They also, since the backers of it are opaque, suspect that it is going to be funded by sources inimical to the U.S.

Pelosi blithely dismisses those concerns as nothing more than a smoke screen for political opportunism, and rubs salt into the wound by distastefully, and absurdly, questioning the funding sources of the people who are arguing against the mosque's location. Further, she calls for an investigation of opponents to the project.

However, we're still not done. It gets even more absurd. From the Washington Examiner we discover that at the same time she is working herself into a lather over the anti-mosque cabal her colleague  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla, an addled-headed nitwit I'm sorry to say is from Florida, is sending out the following emails:

Fire Pelosi!

That’s the mindless mantra of Republicans and their wild-eyed Tea Party supporters as we begin the final sprint to Election Day. In fact, Republican Chairman Michael Steele just announced a “Fire Pelosi” national bus tour to distract voters and demonize Democrats.

Let’s show the Tea Party crowd that they’re no match for our grassroots strength. Stand with us against the Right’s despicable attacks and their fat cat fundraising by joining Team Pelosi — an elite group of grassroots Democrats who are leading the fight against radical Republican candidates in races nationwide.
We have set a goal of reaching 10,000 new members for Team Pelosi. House Republicans are claiming to have experienced a five-year high fundraising surge. We can’t let up now — we must keep pace. That means we need just 11 new members from Washington by our deadline this Thursday.

Please contribute today to become our newest member of Team Pelosi right now.

As a member of Team Pelosi you will receive the inside scoop on what’s happening in our campaign to strengthen and secure our House Majority. You will be invited to attend members-only phone and web-based political briefings by top Democratic experts and receive special Red Alerts about breaking campaign news.
So, at the same time she is calling for an investigation of the funding of wide spread and genuinely grassroots anger over the mosque situation, she is sending out a mass emailing begging for money and feigning popularism. Have you no sense of decency, madam, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

By the way, if you so desire, you too can bolster your grassroots, street cred by owning your own Team Pelosi tote bag. You'll have to Google for it though, I can't quite bring myself to link to the thing. 


Knucklehead said...

The woman is a flaming loon, isn't she.

ambisinistral said...

These people are hopeless. I particularly liked their 'elite group of grassroots Democrats' schtick. Erm... I hate to tell you this Nancy, but I think elitism is a bit of a dirty word these days.

What's even funnier is they achieve that elite, yet still grassroots, distinction by blowing $65 on designer 'Team Pelosi' handbags.

The mind boggles.

Dymphna said...

Obama stepped into a political mine field when he waded into the Ground Zero Mosque issue...

O'Bama specializes in political mine fields. Must be his black Irish blood, just lusting for a fight...

The man is tone deaf or something. Remember when he jumped in, both feet slamming at the Tar Baby which ended in a lame Beer Summit?

In doing some research on his gaffes yesterday I found a link which discussed Obie's previous animus toward the Cambridge police because of all his parking tickets. The man parked in bus stop zones, for heaven's sake! Of course, they (about a dozen or more tickets outstanding) were quickly paid before he started his prez campaign.

Anyway, nothing sticks for too long. He was a great campaigner but a disastrous executive. We'll be a generation or more recovering from him --if we ever do. We've never recovered from LBJ's "War on Poverty" -- poverty won, hands down. BHO is in a war against the American people and he may well do us in.

BTW, when he should have been on the Senate floor during his brief tenure there, he was off in Kenya, campaigning for some loser Communist relative who was running for office. The guy lost, landed in jail bec. he's such a troublemaker.

And, yes, it is against the law for senators to campaign for people in foreign countries. But he's Obama, the rules don't apply. Rules need not apply cuz he'll just ignore them with impunity. Like those Cambridge parking tickets...

Question of the day: does Obama cheat at golf the same way Billy did?? IMHO, he golfs as much as he does because it's a Michelle-free zone. God help him if she decides to take up the game...