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Obama backpeddles on mosque support; Crist backs Prez approval of it

by Dara Kam | August 14th, 2010

President Barack Obama sought to clarify his support for a controversial mosque planned to be built three blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion. 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’s what our country is about,” Obama, in Panama City Beach for an overnight family vacation, told reporters this afternoon. “And I think it’s very important as difficult as some of these issues are that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about.”

Obama drew fire last night for remarks he made at the White House Ramadan dinner where he said he supported the building of the mosque, which New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also approves.

Prior to meeting with Obama this morning, Gov. Charlie Crist said he agrees with Obama.

“I think he’s right. I mean, you know we’re a country that in my view stands for freedom of religion and respect for others. I know there are sensitivities and I understand them,” Crist, who abandoned the Republican Party late this spring to run as an independent in the race for U.S. Senate.

“This is a place where you’re supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can’t,” Crist said.

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13 Responses to “Obama backpeddles on mosque support; Crist backs Prez approval of it”

  1. Edumacator Says:

    In December ’06.. DOW was at 14,000 – unemployment was at 4.6% – deficit was $260Billion…

    Then in January ’07 the Looney Liberals took over the Senate and the House!

    And they keep trying to blame Bush

  2. lost my vote Says:

    Crist just lost any support from me in his future political career. Sorry, this isn’t about building a mosque, it’s a slap in the American face to the American people by the Muslims to even suggest building there. No surprise who is for it though.

  3. Common Sense Says:

    I think we should suspend all religious institutions from ever building any more places of worship in the United States.
    We may have to Amend the Constitution to do this and suspend freedom of Religion.
    Even though this may have been one of the main reasons colonists settled in North America, it is time to break away from the past, and intent of our Nation.
    Since religions can’t exist peacefully in this world we should become a secular nation of laws that is completely separated from any belief in mystical forces that rule our lives.

  4. Obama Crist Love Affair Says:

    These idiots Obama and Crist don’t have a clue what they believe in. If the voters with brains ever vote for the likes of this idiots again it will be curtains for the US of A and everyone with brains knows this! Obama workd for Ayers, Soros and every other idiot out to destroy our country. Obama is pushing the high speed rail for a French Company with WW2 ties to Soros which will effectively turn the US into a European like country! Muslim religion! Socialist takeover while will ultimately make the USA the USSA when they take all of our guns! Right now the USA is living the days of Germany in 1940! If the people don’t get their heads out of their butts we will end up much worse than Germany! Why? Because Germany had both the USA and Great Britan to destroy their goals! We have absolutely no one! As for CharLIE Crist that sucker has his nose up everyone’s ass!

  5. Confused! Says:

    Idiots! The problem isn’t the Mosque or the people going to it! It’s all the BS that goes along with it. I have friends living in NY now and the police won’t allow women bikers down the street of the Mosque because it offends the a-holes who worship there. There are whole neighborhoods that blockade the streets and don’t even “ALLOW” police to enter! IS THIS THE FREEDOM THE BAMA IS TALKING ABOUT?????? He needs to wake up as do all the right wing idiots living in Pleasantville. What I said above has been in the paper too in little articles so they go unnoticed. I don’t care who you are or what you worship! Keep it to yourself and don’t let it interfere with my FREEDOM!!!! I like the idea of the “strip club” next to the mosque more and more!!!

  6. Mikosh Says:

    Huh? ““This is a place where you’re supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can’t,” Crist said.”

    Unless, for example, you have to tear down a white cross in the Mojave that’s been up for years, or a Nativity scene or Christmas Tree that’s been a tradition in a County Courthouse for over a century.

  7. Blake Says:

    Congratulations, conservatives! You yet again prove you are neither conservatives nor Constitutionalists, but the arising face of fascism in America.

  8. JOHN70 Says:


  9. Lee Says:

    BackPEDDLES? What?!

  10. IMAGINE THAT Says:

    Imagine that, this “president” has to backpeddle on his own comments. This guy has absolutely no conviction whatsoever. Thanks to you 70 million mindless idiots that put this guy in office, he’s doin a bang-up job!

  11. Bloggy Bayou Says:

    Charlie Crist On the Ground Zero Mosque: Why, Soitenly!


  12. Jennifer Says:

    The mosque is a terrible, terrible idea however as a Christian I dont
    want any government dictating my beliefs. Those cowards from 9/11 wanted to change the american way a life, a fredom to choose, be free and live peacefully among each other. Almost nine years later and we still cant get along if we as Americans dont stand together divided we’ll fall.

  13. Gator(R) Says:

    Not really much backpedaling per se, but Crist must be wondering what his stand should be now, however.

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