Republicans had better get off of the mosque thing. The Ground Zero mosque issue is an important one on a couple of levels, but a big distraction as we move into the final weeks before the November elections.
First, the debate on the mosqque is important in that it helps to paint the left exactly as they are: sympathetic to the terrorist cause (or at a minimum, apathetic), and antagonistic to America. Having these views on display for the American people is helpful to the Republican cause and to a lesser extent, the Conservative movement. When Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC’s newsbabe, equates opposition to the mosque with the 9/11 hijackers, normal red-blooded Americans shake their heads in disgust. It so illustrates how kooky these people are.
When Sheik Blah Blah Blah Ruff says that Osama Bin Laden was made in America, not only is it a repugnant idea, but it is one that is shared with the left in this country. Harry Belafonte, William Arken, Van Jones, and countless other leftists all share the twisted notion that American foreign policy is the reason for all terrorism, and especially 9/11. The more these people talk, the more likely voters turn against them.
So it is good that we’re having the argument, because it exposes the left. But this is not the issue that is going to propel conservatism.
We need conservatives to stand up and start SCREAMING about the Obama economy. We need them to fearlessly promote lower taxes, repeal of Obamacare, eliminating government programs, privatizing social security, Medicaid and Medicare solvency, energy independence, personal responsibility and self-reliance . THESE are the issues that will drive the conservative movement and subsequently, that will drive people to vote Republican this November and in 2012.
Everybody gets it: the Ground Zero mosque is a blatant insult to America and should not be built. Want to keep fighting it? Fine, but win the debate by letting Obama and the left continue to step in the rhetorical pile of dogs&%t they’ve created from the debate.
As for the issues that we crow loudly about, how about we focus on the big issues of the conservative movement.