Ten Buck Friday Poll, August 15-20

Out of town over the weekend, so I missed last week’s finale to Ten Buck Friday’s. Congrats to Joel Demos!

But this week’s poll is up, vote here or there.

Do We Have An Answer?

Finally? Maybe?

First of all, I take a couple of days to pack up and move my boy off to college and guess what? What always happens when I go out of town? Our Fearless Leader steps in the bigg pile of poo.

Back, oh ’bout a year and half ago, I wondered out loud if there was Lemon Law for Presidents. Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress, wondered the same thing

I continue to grapple with the “Is he a closet Muslim?” question. So far, almost everything he said during the pre-election campaign has turned out to be one kind or another of “misspeak” that is corrected and recorrected in the post-election campaign. Today’s actions lead further down one path.

Is Barack Obama secretly a Muslim or – if not a Muslim – somehow beholden to Muslim interests? I don’t know. Still can’t say. But it’s a fair question, now.

My, how far we’ve come since then. But question remained unanswered, at least officially as America staggered through each of his disastrous new policies. Remember when, on March 6, 2007, in a New York Times article,

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Remember the media scrambling to spin this quote from the then candidate as something that shouldn’t cause of smidge of worry for America? Remember?

Erick Erickson asked it again back in January – who is this man? If he’d ever gone to Sunday School, he’d have learned that “words, once out of your mouth, can never be taken back.” Words like those endorsing the location and building of the Cordoba House Victory Mosque at Ground Zero. Then when he feels the breeze of the predicable blow-back, he predictably flip-flops.

Erick said it best again, on Saturday (too good to excerpt),

Barack Obama last night came out forcefully in favor of the Ground Zero Mosque. He said he believed our nation’s founding principles demanded it.


Which of those founding principles? This man was a law professor. Surely he understands that our founding principles do not compel the President of the United States to support the specific act of an individual based on our founding principles. Otherwise, he no doubt supports revolution because that is the principle on which our republic began, see e.g. the Declaration of Independence.

There is, in fact, a difference between the exertion of a legal right and supporting the use of a legal right that is offensive.

Under Barack Obama’s logic, the President of the United States now supports jihad apparently. After all, jihad is an Islamic teaching and our founding principles of freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof must compel Obama’s support for jihad.

Likewise, all those religious sects still practicing polygamy can go to town. After all, there is a more solid historic foundation for polygamy than gay marriage and if we can have one, surely our founding principles now compel we have the other.

Oh — what about the Greater First Church of Satan wanting to do human sacrifice of a willing victim? I guess our founding principles demand the President support that too. After all, it is a religious belief and only willing participants.

No doubt Barack Obama will now also forcefully come out in favor of protesting abortion clinics. After all, our founding principles support freedom of speech.

Just don’t hint at opposing Barack Obama. Our very founding principle — the right of a free people to choose their own leader — makes you a fringe, anti-American racist.

The logic Barack Obama is using to support the noxious notion that a mosque should be built at Ground Zero opens up all sorts of logical avenues our Genius in Chief probably never even thought about.

Lastly, I guess his new found appreciation for our founding principles came after the National Day of Prayer. To paraphrase Keder on Twitter, the left believes putting a mosque at Ground Zero is awesome, as long as Christians are not praying in school.

Arguments are heating up on both sides. Just when we think he can’t find another way to divide America, he does it again.

At least we’re closer to the question of which church he’d join. The Mosque at Ground Zero.

UPDATE: Smitty in the comments points to the ultimate answer and Bill Whittle has it. Yeah, it’s long; stop whining. It’s worth it.

We knew it; we just didn’t want to admit it and Bill ties it up in a tidy package.

Quote of the Day


We gave King George a thumping. We wrote a Constitution. We allowed it to be honored in the breach. We’re now taking it in the breaches, but we can still rise against our contemporary King George.

November is coming.

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