Wow, what a difference a day makes. After receiving applause for his undeniable endorsement of a Mosque at Ground Zero, The President now picks and chooses his words very carefully, and keeps his remarks as brief as possible. This is a far cry from the arrogance displayed in his first comments (scroll down) when he was all for it. Perhaps the Democrats could figure out whether they really are FOR or AGAINST the separation of Church and state. Someone forgot to tell Harry Reid that Mosques at Ground Zero are simply free religious expression and entirely within their rights.
Senator Harry Reid’s opposition to the controversial Cordoba Centre is his first major public disagreement with the US president and signals the possibility of an electorally dangerous split in the Democratic party ahead of the midterms.
He added: “And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”
Mr Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, who faces a tough re-election battle in Nevada in November, said through a spokesman that although he respects the constitutional right to freedom of religion it was “very obvious that the mosque should be built someplace else”.
It is also a rare rebuke to Mr Obama from a top Democrat. Mr Obama became embroiled in the issue when he told Muslims gathered for a White House dinner that they had the “same right to practise their religion as everyone else in this country”. LINK