GOP leaders are decrying New York’s proposed Muslim-sponsored Park 51 Community Center (a.k.a. “The Ground Zero Mosque,” in fear-speak) as a “sensitivity” issue, grudgingly conceding the Constitutional right to build it but nonetheless opposing it because its location is offensive to some...
Meanwhile, they are either supporting or oddly silent about what Glenn Beck is up to this weekend.
Beck, the Fox talk show host, who accused our half-black president of being a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people,” will once again be leading his Beckerheads (like the ones who carried hateful and racist signs at his “9/12” demonstration last year) in a rally this Saturday—on the very site and 47th anniversary of the historic 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech.
Typical of this hypocrisy is Sarah Palin, who likened the community center to a stab in the heart and called upon “Peaceful Muslims [to] refudiate [sic]” it yet is a key collaborator and featured speaker of the Beckerhead rally. She also recently defended talk radio’s “Dr. Laura,” who came under intense criticism for repeatedly using the “N” word on her show.
Sensitivity? Henry Rollins's got yer sensitivity right here!