If Obama does it, he hates America. And it doesn’t make any difference at all if Bush did it too, because, well, Bush wasn’t a Kenyan born black Muslim elitist.
It seems Obama has asked that terrifyingly Muslim imam, director of the Cordoba Institute in New York near Ground Zero, to attend a dialogue in the Middle East and speak about being a Muslim in America. He asked, because Feisal Abdul Rauf is an old hand at this. He did it for Bush.
Yup, George Bush sent Rauf on a friend-making tour to the Arab world with Bush staffer Karen Hughes, where they visited multiple countries and were part of the February 2006 U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.
But still, outrage is always good television. Just ask Hannity and Gingrich on FOX. (The video won’t embed dammit – and it’s a good one. If I have the time and energy, I’ll try to find another one and save you, gentle reader, from the arduous task of clicking through.)
Gingrich is offensive here. Just offensive. I love the part where he says this imam deliberately bought that property to be controversial. Cordoba Institute bought the property before 9/11. I expect this ignorant nonsense from the ratings whore Hannity. Gingrich here shows himself to be completely without a concern for the national good and utterly contemptuous of the US Constitution. But then, these guys have never been big fans of the Bill of Rights.