In a move that will probably make it harder for Democrats to point at Republicans and scream “Xenophobe!”, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has come out against the mosque at Ground Zero:
“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement. “Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else. If the Republicans are being sincere, they would help us pass this long overdue bill to help the first responders whose health and livelihoods have been devastated because of their bravery on 911, rather than continuing to block this much-needed legislation.”
Cue the wailing from the “professional left.” Naturally, this means that Reid is adopting the same position of his opponent Sharron Angle — who’s been viciously and unfairly criticized by liberals for being some sort of radical who doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state. Or will liberals just accept that he’s saying this to get elected and move on?