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Obama Lost Me and My Heart is Broken

 Obama Lost Me and My Heart is Broken  I am a democrat. I’m pretty liberal but the president, Barrack Obama, has lost me and I’m really sad. Actually, my heart is broken. 

According to the most recent Fox News (I generally watch CNN) poll 64 percent of Americans think it’s building a mosque there is “wrong”. I’m not a political pundit but I feel more strongly about this than any other issue in years, and I live in Arkansas and I’m a Democrat. Still, I’m ready to find a picket sign and march (for the first time in my life) in the streets of NYC.

Generally, I side with being politically correct (I can feel you all rolling your eyes), I am bathed by Southern guilt. I want to do and fix everything for every one and I was hoping President Obama would help me with my agenda.

But the idea of a mosque next door to ground zero is too much. How can he even talk as though it is their “right” to build that mosque/community center on that site.  Right now, I don’t care about their rights. I care about the heart, soul and blood of America.  I care about my friend Pamela Block Works who lost her  husband on 9/11. 

Location matters. Especially this location. Ground Zero is the site of the greatest mass murder in American history — perpetrated by Muslims of a particular Islamist orthodoxy in whose cause they died and in whose name they killed;.

New York City Gov. David Paterson offerd to help find the Muslem community a different piece of land, still close to this location. And his help was rejected.

Well, case closed. For me. that’s all I needed to hear. They want to build their  Mosque/communtiy center next to Ground Zero and they  obviously don’t care how we feel or what’s right. They don’t care about healing wounds or education. Their motives aren’t  in question, they are black and white and highlighted in yellow. They want to build their structure on Ground Zero, the most painful scar on the American landscape, so we never forget what they did to us.

And still the President, who I voted for, doesn’t seem really angry. He doesn’t seem pissed off. Now I get it. He simply doesn’t “have the back of the American people” and at the end of the day I need a Commander in Chief that is sometimes politically incorrect, who is sometimes enraged and overcome with emotion and always has my back.

I’m sure there will be more to write  on this subject for years, because it will not be settled quickly. But for now these are my non-pundit, heart broken thoughts.