Forget the Mosque – Let’s Get to Conservatism

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.


  1. You make a lot of good points, Harry. If we are not careful, we will be paying so much attention to the mosque and other issues that we will be seriously lacking when it comes to the real issues that will further conservatism. I think that is something to be avoided at all costs.

    Great post.

  2. It is August. Given the attention span of the news media…..

    Have you been watching the stock market. Without much effort on our part, I fear the mosque will be taken off the radar by the economy. Hunger does that sort of thing.

    There is an important aspect of the mosque dispute that people forget. There is a church that was crushed by WTC. New York officialdom approved the mosque, but they continue to give a Greek Orthodox Church nothing but grief. If you know a little history, it is hard to miss the irony of replacing a Greek Orthodox Church with a mosque.

  3. I think you’re right, Tom. The conversation is shifting even (thank goodness!). Rumors are out there now about the October surprise of a tax cut. We’ll see…

    Interestingly, I was baptized in the Greek Orthodox church, so the story referenced above sparks a particular interest.

    We just have to keep on yelling about what is going on – we’re (bloggers and regular folks) having an effect…

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