I want to point to the difference between a real leader I disagree with Michael Bloomberg and an incompetent I agree with Barak Obama
The Mosque is 100% legal. It is not as bad as advertised as I actually went to the area and toured the site. It is in the middle of the block and 13 stories is smaller than the buildings in the area. Unlike many experts I work in the area and am familiar with the site in question.
A Mosque so close to Ground Zero is in dreadful taste. It is an affront to many who consider the
Bloomberg is 100% correct in pointing out the above. For him it is unthinkable to violate the concept of religious freedom because many think this mosque is in very poor taste. Where Bloomberg goes off track is the flip comments he does not care how this project was funded. For him this is no different than a rich foreign investor buying a townhouse. The foreign investors will pay property tax unlike this house of worship. Moreover, NYC should know exactly who the funders of this project are and check for possible terror ties.
Obama takes a stand on principle, but then waffles at the reaction and concedes point two when
the public is furious. Of course Obama could ask the builders of the Mosque to understand the anger they are creating needlessly. Obama could demand the project be halted immediately pending an investigation of the funding. He could negotiate concessions about size of the project
or arrange a deal to move this project slightly North Of Chambers Street to a more suitable location for all.
Obama fails on all counts because he is a mindless University hack leftists and has never been able to much beyond slogans and had no real vision. He got elected by hiding who he is and was aided by a cabal of Journolist cronies.
Bloomberg is a decisive leader who built things. He is a man of convictions and action and a natural leader. I may disagree with his views but still respect him for standing on principle. Obama takes a stand looks at the polls and comments and runs for cover with a remark that tries to please everyone. Obama has no clue about leadership because he has no spine and has no
aptitude for leadership.
Of course if he wanted to show America he is a real leader he can come to NYC and rent Madison
1) Bring the Mosque builders, Mayor Bloomberg, David Patterson, Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, Newt Gingrich, Stephen Schwartz to a Kool-Aide summit. (Beer is Haram). All of the victims families are accommodated.
Place everyone together in MSG with mediocre food until a deal is reached.
While Obama is in NYC meddling he can praise Charley Rangel's service and ask him to retire.
He can also ask the Dolans to rid NYC of Isiah Thomas.