Regarding the article in Reuters, Republicans Attack Obama over Muslim Center Comments:
Maybe I am “playing games” and becoming a Karl Rove, but I have been thinking about this issue — Mr. Obama had so many Americans excited, and now they are either no longer excited or are questioning his work and administration.
He, with a majority of Americans, proved that a man named Barak could be elected to the highest office of this nation, and probably the world. But its not just Michelle’s trip to Spain, or his slow reaction to the Gulf spill, or that he has failed to do what every other President has failed to do: solve minor problems that build up enough anger in various people to make a majority — such as not paying black farmers (farming income they are owed that was paid to white farmers), or Native Americans (oil royalties owed for a decade or more and kept in courts and congress for lousy reasons, both unethical and incompetent) or that we still have kids’ names on travel ban lists, etc.
But it is time that he stop trying to prove what he already has, as a black Barak. Perhaps it is time he be more “Barry,” a bi-racial human, man, white and black, and mainly raised by his American mother. He has to lead, even if it means he is a one-term president.
His specific words, for instance, about the issue of the mosque in new York are accurate — but tone-deaf. This is not an issue of religious freedom or the First Amendment. Most Americans, even those of us who are not “religious,” know full well the evils that are done to non-Muslims in Muslim-controlled nations. Why should we be asked to give special rights to Muslims here when they kill non-Muslims — and they kill homosexuals?
I can personally give proof that not all American hate Muslims. Two blocks from my home is a mosque. As far as I know, no one has made any complaints in the years it has been there. It took over a closed Presbyterian church. It violated no local laws, and has caused no parking complaints/problems. The same can not be said of the largest Baptist (southern) church in Shreveport, when it tried to take over nearby land and expand. It got stopped by neighbors and politicians and had to change its plans.