What we especially don't need and wish you wouldn't waste our time on is empty, meaningless, public statements. Are you genuinely so bored in office that you've run out of things to comment on? "How 'bout I give you a topic?"
"Extension of the Bush tax cuts for small businesses so that we can finally start doing something about the unemployment in the nation... discuss..."
The truth is the Obama Mosque in New York City is in large measure being favored and given preferential treatment to other communities of faith. How else can you explain why a small Greek Orthodox church congregation in the same neighborhood--which existed prior to 9.11--still doesn't have clearance or permission to reestablish it's presence in lower Manhattan?
Americans aren't unreasonable Mr. President. If we could be really sure, because some investigative body did its job thoroughly, that the kind of Islam being taught in this particular Mosque wouldn't be the same kind of Islam that is taught in radical Mosques all over the world, then we'd find it somewhat easier to be soothed by your forked tongue.
The problem here is, no one's even claiming to have a desire to look into it.
In Islam there is a long standing practice of building a Mosque, a temple, a shrine to Allah's glory upon conquered lands. I know that you and the rest of the "professional left" find it inconceivable that Muslims would dare to think that about America. But you've given them no reason to think otherwise.
You let your Attorney General spit in the face of 9.11 families by attempting to bring the animals currently housed in Gitmo back to my precious city to make some grand gesture. But the Jihadists didn't see it that way. They laughed at you for your foolishness.
In fact since you've been in office you've repeatedly apologized to the Islamic world for America's action of liberation to fifty million muslims, you wholly redirected our space program to the unique purpose of making them feel good about how smart Muslims used to be, and on issue after issue you've sided with the views of the terrorists, even appointing several of the former defenders of the Gitmo detainees to your Department of Justice.
But this last week, even though no one was asking you to, you stepped into the most painful issue related to the hallowed grounds of 9.11 to date.
You chose sides, even when nobody cared if you did.
But now it's in your file. We will discuss during your performance review in November and over the next two years.
And now you own it!
The Obama Mosque of Lower Manhattan... Hmm...
It does have a ring to it.