#1 Reid breaks with Obama, opposes mosque08-16-2010, 05:26 PM
By MEREDITH SHINER | 8/16/10 3:36 PM EDT Updated: 8/16/10 4:59 PM EDT
Breaking with President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition Monday to an Islamic mosque and cultural center being sited a few blocks from Ground Zero in New York.
The construction of the center, which has come under fire and become a talking point for Republicans, was supported Friday by the president in a speech at the White House marking the beginning of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
On Monday, a spokesman for the senator, who’s facing a tough reelection bid this fall, weighed in on what now has become a national issue.
“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” Reid spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement. "Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built someplace else. If the Republicans are being sincere, they would help us pass this long-overdue bill to help the first responders whose health and livelihoods have been devastated because of their bravery on 9/11, rather than continuing to block this much-needed legislation."
The Sept. 11 responders legislation failed in the House before it left for its summer recess, despite 255 “yes” votes because Democrats placed the legislation on the suspension calendar, meaning that it would need the support of two-thirds of the House for passage.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41127.htmlStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
08-16-2010, 05:27 PM
Is anyone buying what he's selling?Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
08-16-2010, 06:40 PM
I wouldn't trust Reid with your lunch, Poli, let alone my own."Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
08-16-2010, 07:52 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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