Pelosi-ism: Speaker Calls for Investigation of Funding for Ground Zero Mosque Opponents

Today's dumb Ground Zero Mosque Democrat spin comes courtesy of my Congresswoman, who thinks that we need to investigate the sources of funding - of the opponents of the Mosque. You mean people are being paid for this??

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco's KCBS radio:


"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," she said. "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." (h/t Kristinn)

Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million "Cordoba House" have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York's Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as "un-American."

I guess I could get outraged over this, but Pelosi is so stupid that criticizing her might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Still, as dumb as Pelosi is, there are plenty of Dems who agree with her, thinking that no one could possibly oppose a liberal initiative without the intervening influence of some kind of secretive right wing cabal ginning up a controversy over something that a wide majority of Americans would consider uncontroversial - namely that there should be no sectarian presence at Ground Zero.

For all of the reported intellect and political sophistication of our progressive betters, it sure is odd how they keep blundering into these sorts of controversies. They keep talking about how this is a "local zoning issues," yet the President, the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority all weighed in on this, willingly and with the full weight of their Bully Pulpits. And, what about the imam on whose behalf they're tying themselves into knots: Imam Rauf is a shadowy figure who is no moderate and doesn't even live in the United States! Has any member of the MSM tried to get this guy on the phone and on the record? Of course, not. They'd rather lecture us on our bigotry. How about the bigotry of a system that would ban Nancy Pelosi from Mecca because she is "unclean?" Rauf isn't even the true owner of the building (he owns half, and leases the other half subject to an option to purchase)! Yet the size of the Democrats' congressional delegations is probably going to shrink over this issue, and the President has revealed himself as cluelessly out of touch with American sensibilities. All for the sake of Imam Rauf. Why?

The unspoken problem at the heart of the Ground Zero Mosque controversy is this: the issue of whether there should be a mosque at Ground Zero has been the most action we have seen in the re-development of the area around the World Trade Center. 9 years on, and there is little more than a hole in the ground, and a proposal for a memorial. The same progressive sophisticates who have fast tracked the Ground Zero Mosque have been incapable of rebuilding the fallen towers and construct an appropriate memorial. Why isn't the President lecturing dilatory New Yorkers for that? Why are 9/11 families and first responders insulted by the Speaker of the House, while Imam Rauf benefits from the full weight of the federal government?

It's all a matter of priorities, and we are learning a lot about priorities today.

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