Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sarah Palin comes out swinging for unconstitutional, federal interference in local affairs

She's hit one out of the park, folks. She wants President Obama to do something about a private property use issue in New York City. She loves big government, doesn't she? You can read her tweets, here.

It's about the "mosque," of course.

Everyone, remain calm. The President will not respond to her.

Here is President Obama's earlier statement on the matter:

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Update: What is Sarah Palin squawking about? There is already a mosque nearby! Warning: that link goes to Wonkette, known for its irreverence and snark (but there is a mosque nearby).

13 comments:

nswfm said...

She's gone "full retard" as they say in the movie.

As someone who worked across from the NYSE, my thinking is, "Butt out, you old grizzled double grandma."

Joie Vouet said...

Hmmm ... my analogy may be off. Should it have been she hit a foul ball? She sure is supporting big government interference, now. Anyway, the point is she changes her principles more often than she changes her wigs!

Joie Vouet said...

By the way, Malia Litman wrote an excellent post about this, today.

Joie Vouet said...

Here is a NY Times article about it. No mention of Sarah Palin, but of other "conservatives."

...The debate over the proposed Islamic center in Manhattan only intensified on Saturday, as the conservative blogosphere lighted up with criticism of Mr. Obama, and leading Republicans — including Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker; Representative John A. Boehner, the House minority leader; and Representative Peter T. King of New York — forcefully rejected the president’s stance.

Mr. Gingrich accused the president of “pandering to radical Islam.” Mr. Boehner said the decision to build a mosque so close to ground zero was “deeply troubling, as is the president’s decision to endorse it.” And Mr. King flatly said the president “is wrong,” adding that Mr. Obama had “caved in to political correctness.”

Indeed, the criticism was so intense that the White House ultimately issued an elaboration on the president’s clarification, insisting that the president was “not backing off in any way” from the comments he made Friday night.

“As a citizen, and as president,” Mr. Obama said then, “I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”

The local issue of the mosque and the wider issues of Islam and religious freedom are just part of a divisive cultural and political debate that is percolating in various forms during this hotly contested election season. On Capitol Hill, for instance, some Republicans advocate amending the Constitution to bar babies born to illegal immigrants from becoming citizens — a move the president also opposes.

“I think it’s very important, as difficult as some of these issues are, that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about,” the president said ...

Joie Vouet said...

Here is a thoughtful NY Times opinion piece, Preaching About a Mosque.

Joie Vouet said...

Barbara O’Brien at the Mahablog doesn’t see what’s so sacred about ground zero:

Over the past several days here on this blog I have documented that within a three-block radius of the area called Ground Zero there are at least two strip clubs plus a number of bars (one popular with lesbians). This morning through googling I found a lingerie and porn video shop about two blocks south of Ground Zero that a reviewer calls “grimy” and “sleazy.” Those establishments have existed in close proximity to Ground Zero lo these many years, and no one seemed to care.

Yet talk about putting up a cultural center within this same area, one that won’t even be visible from the Ground Zero site, and suddenly people start squawking about “hallowed ground” and “sacrilege.” Give me a break.

Elizabeth said...

Whatever happened to small government that keeps out of our business?

Joie Vouet said...

Yes, Elizabeth, and it is surprising that the criticism is coming from "conservatives," wha are usually the first to defend private property rights and argue for limited government.

rj said...

Sarah and her fanboys on both sides getting wee-weed up, fo sho.

Anonymous said...

Religious leaders denounce intolerance, Gingrich and Palin:

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2010/08/top_religious_leaders_denounce.html

Joie Vouet said...

Thanks, 8:04. Here's a clickable link to Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment; Express Support for NY Mosque, Community Center

snowbilly said...

This is Sarah Palin at her best (worst?). Classical demogogue. Attempting to exploit people's ignorance and prejudice. She even sacrifices her "conservative" principles to do it. One nasty lady, she is.

Anonymous said...

Why doesnt Sarah Palin put her money where her mouth is. She should buy the property so she can decide what goes there.