I’m not sure if liberals detest the American people, simply ignore us, just think we’re stupid, or all of the above, but they will not listen to us. Despite overwhelming opposition to Obama’s health care bill, Democrats Pelosi and Reid pushed it through the Congress anyway. They never once listened to the voices of Americans, but instead thought that opposition was just a right wing scheme. Now, we see it again in the growing story of the Ground Zero mosque. New Yorkers don’t want it built near Ground Zero. The rest of America doesn’t want it built there either. But what does Nancy Pelosi say about this? She now wants to investigate who is funding the mosque opposition! Are you kidding me?
The issue of the construction of an Islamic mosque near Ground Zero has taken on new life since Barack Obama jumped into the mix and gave his unofficial endorsement of the project. As I wrote on Monday, Obama put the mosque ahead of the will of the American people but ignored what happened on September 11, 2001. Thousands of people died, and Americans want the site of that destruction to simply be a memorial to those who perished. Building a mosque nearby is insensitive and flies in the face of common sense and reason. Of course, that didn’t stop Obama from taking the side opposite the people he is supposed to represent.
The views of the American people are clear on this issue. As noted in a CNN/Opinion Research poll, “nearly 70 percent of all Americans oppose the controversial plan to build the mosque just blocks away from the solemn site in lower Manhattan while just 29 percent favor the construction.”
Broken down by party affiliation, 54 percent of Democrats oppose the plans while 82 percent of Republicans disapprove. Meanwhile, 70 percent of independents said they are against the proposal.
The poll also showed opposition did not vary widely by age.
“Support for the controversial project is slightly higher among younger Americans than older Americans, but even among those under the age of 50, six in ten oppose the plan,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
A Rasmussen Reports poll from a few weeks ago, shows that nearly 60 percent oppose the Islamic mosque project. Only 20 percent “favor the building of a mosque near the 9/11 Ground Zero site.”
So… the American people have spoken. Yet, what does Nancy Pelosi say when asked about the mosque? She calls for an investigation as to who is funding the opposition! The answer is NOBODY… because people spontaneously know that building a mosque at Ground Zero is wrong.
As noted in The Washington Times, Pelosi was asked about the mosque project during a radio interview with San Francisco’s KCBS:
This is just another example of how people like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are out of touch with the American people. They simply do not understand or don’t care who Americans feel about their government, their lives, or the remembrance of the victims of 9-11. We all knew that common sense was in short supply in Washington, DC, but this really takes the cake.