And let's hope that anyone on the left who protests the site or the timing of the rally has likewise spoken out about the need for "sensitivity" when it comes to the Ground Zero mosque (which, incidentally, may be eligible for funding with New Yorkers' tax dollars). It would be nothing if not hypocritical to argue that Imam Rauf should be able to exercise his First Amendment rights without regard to Americans' sensibilities while condemning Beck's supposed "insensitivity" in exercising his. Bob Herbert, care to comment?
If I were part of the liberal elite, I wouldn't be as worried by the historic/racial overtones of the rally. I'd be worried about what it symbolizes: A growing understanding on the part of regular Americans that they should (and need) no longer heed the supposed "wisdom" and "moral authority" of a liberal elite that has nothing but contempt for them.