Thursday, August 19, 2010

Obama's Point of No Return

Is he there yet? Latest polling shows quite a few Americans think The One may be Muslim. Some of us have had a deep unease about the Barackstar for some time without characterizing his religion. But you only have to look at the pews he sat in for nearly 20 years--it wasn't just political expediency. (He could have attended another spiritual adviser's church in Chicago, say the Rev. James Meeks, who's an opportunist more than a hate-monger, and has actually tried to improve Chicago.)

He ran as a blank slate of moderation, but he's been shrouded in secrecy. It's bizarre.

The American Thinker:
With Obama, we have an abundance of riches: the multiple vacations, the legal harassment of the state of Arizona on behalf of illegals, the clownish response to the Gulf oil blowout. But when historians come to select the moment when Obama went over the edge of the world, I think they'll find the great Iftar mosque speech of August 13, 2010 hard to beat.

During a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan, the president found it appropriate to come out in favor of religious freedom. Not in support of Christians being attacked by janjaweed gunmen, or Bahá'ís tormented by Iranian mullahs, or Jews being stalked by assassins, or even American citizens being told that they cannot pray in public, but in favor of a shadowy foreign foundation with suspicious financing and disturbing jihadi connections that wishes to build some kind of victory monument congruent to the site of the 9/11 massacre.
They may not build the mosque, but Americans have seen this President define moderation differently than they do. They are judging him by his words and actions.

And Nancy Pelosi's gone off the deep end too.

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