President Obama told the participants at the White House Ramadan Dinner on Friday that he supported the Cordoba Victory Mosque at Ground Zero. However, despite President Obama’s supportive words for the Victory Mosque, the issue was never about freedom of speech. The real debate is about the totalitarian triumphalism of Islam down through the ages. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) told FOX News Sunday this morning that the victory mosque will be a campaign issue this fall. Barack Obama supports a mosque at Ground Zero along with only 20% of voters.
The Hill reported:
The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee believes the mosque set to be built near ground zero in New York City will be a campaign issue this fall.
“It demonstrates that Washington, the White House, the administration, the president himself, seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America,” John Cornyn (Texas), said on Fox News Sunday. “I think that’s one of the reasons why people are so frustrated.”
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President Obama on Friday spoke out in favor of the group’s right to build blocks from where the World Trade Center stood. He and the White House later clarified his remarks to indicate that he did not offer support for the “wisdom” behind their decision.
“This is not about freedom of religion,” Cornyn said. “I do think it’s unwise to build a mosque in the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as the result of a terrorist attack.”
Voters “sense that they’re being lectured to, not listened to” by Democrats, he said. “The American people will render their verdict.”