Maybe she's just been in Washington too long. She apparently thinks the average knuckle-dragging American is incapable of forming an independent opinion, that he or she must be paid in order to take a side on an issue.
Sorry, Nancy. Just because that's the way it works at Foggy Bottom doesn't mean that's the way it works out here in the real world.
There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded.
And if you can decipher this next statement, you're better than me.
How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we've been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.
Any takers? I can't fathom what she's referring to, can you? Yet this type of "thinking" is what inhabits the mind of one of the most powerful people in Washington.
Update. Michelle Malkin 'splains the shipwreck at Treasure Island.
Do you oppose the Ground Zero mosque? Norah O'Donnell thinks you are just like the animals who crashed two airplanes into those buildings. And former White House communications director and noted Mao worshipper Anita Dunn thinks likewise.
And to add insult to injury, it seems as though the speed at which the Moslem victory mosque is being approved is unique. It just so happens there's a Greek Othodox church that was destroyed on 9-11 which has yet to receive the go-ahead to rebuild. Funny, that.
Given the time we've had to sort through all this, it's clear to see where the line of demarcation between opposing camps is drawn. If you've learned anything at all about the Moslem faith, you know that its' central goal is world domination, with every single person on Earth subject to it, either by conversion or death (although I fail to see how a dead infidel will be affected). You also know that the first thing Islamists do on land they conquer is to erect a mosque. It's a flag of victory.
And don't think that the few moderates who inhabit Islam don't know it.
I present to you Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Courtesy of Pajamas Media.
“The reality is that many of us have never said their rights should be infringed in any way but rather that we pray that a light will finally go on in their heads which tells them that ‘this ostentatious $100 million Islamic center should be built elsewhere and not in a place that casts a shadow upon the graves of thousands of Americans’ — still an open raw wound for most Americans,” Dr. Jasser explains.Thank you, Dr. Jasser, who by the way, is a former US Navy lieutenant commander. I'm sure we'll be seeing you in one of Speaker Pelosi's inquisition panels.
Dr. Jasser isn't alone in his condemnation of this victory mosque. The head of Al-Jazeera TV, Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, has this to say:
"I do not think that the majority of Muslims want to build a monument or a place of worship that tomorrow may become a source of pride for the terrorists and their Muslim followers, nor do they want a mosque that will become a shrine for the haters of Islam."Finally, also courtesy of Pajamas Media comes this video. Please watch it all.
Another Update. Another must-watch video from Keep America Safe.com.
I certainly hope that Madam Pelosi has a venue large enough to investigate 70% of the country.
We'll be nice and let Harry Reid go first.