Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Wedge Issue

Being against gay marriage isn’t playing as well for the right these days. It’s a wedge issue that the Republicans have played for a long time. Today thankfully more people are realizing it isn’t the frightening thing they once felt that it was.

So the Republicans need a new wedge issue before the November elections. What did they come up with? The idea of fighting the building an Islamic community center two blocks from ground zero and all its supposed negative repercussions. Sadly this new wedge issue may just work for them no matter how ridiculous their reasons appear to be.


Blogger Skruffy said...

PoP, I agree with you 100%. The proposed Islamic center isn't at Ground Zero but those raising hell about it want everyone to think it's right at the former WTC site.

Those who are up in arms about it really just don't want it built ANYwhere.

As someone pointed out, it's a center for and by American muslims, who had nothing to do with 9/11.

August 19, 2010 5:04 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

This thing will be over soon. I don't think it has enough momentum to turn into a real wedge issue.

August 20, 2010 11:01 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

What I find very strange is that the prayer room in the Islamic center has been steadily in use. They want a more modern building, but the current building is already a community center. So are all these outraged people trying to close down the current operation? No! They are rediculously protesting a future building to do exactly the same thing that is currently being done.

August 21, 2010 4:39 PM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

also immigrants - they just hate immigrants.. but this community center thing is just so sad - and it is leading us down a scary slope

August 22, 2010 12:03 PM  

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