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Our Clueless Professor

• Patrick J. Buchanan via

Have we ever had a president so disconnected from the heart of America?

On Friday night, at a White House iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast, Obama strode directly into the blazing controversy over whether a mosque should be built two blocks from Ground Zero.

Speaking as though this were simply an open-and-shut case of constitutional law, Professor Obama declared that Muslims “have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” including “the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan.”

Hailed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also sees this as an issue of tolerance and religious freedom, Obama had poured gasoline on a fire that had him in headlong retreat Saturday morning.

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That is what our country is about.”


3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ken Valentine
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 To #02197:

Perhaps you should learn the language before you comment. You said : "This country wasn't born "a dozen years after Lexington an Concord", Pat."

And you're right, but that's not what he said!

He said that this country WROTE ITS BIRTH CERTIFICATE a dozen years after Lexington and Concord. It was a figure of speech. A dozen years after Lexington and Concord was the year 1787 -- the year that the Constitution (the birth certificate) was written. 

Comment by Lola Flores
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Have we ever had a president so disconnected from the heart of the people?  That would be a resounding YES!  and for 8 whole years too, his name was George Wanker Bush.

Comment by Gene Kernan
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Buchanan being one of "them", his words usually ring somewhat tinnily in my ear.  But I truly didn't know he was historically ignorant.

This country wasn't born "a dozen years after Lexington an Concord", Pat.  Ask the Army; ask the Marine Corps, when they came into being.  The year was 1775.  This country was born AT Lexington. 

And the date was April 19th. 

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