Back in April he railed against “liberal elites”. Today he railed against the cultural center and prayer room that is at the center of a firestorm, because it would be built a couple of blocks from Ground Zero. My previous post explaining why barring it’s construction would be a mistake is here.
What struck me about his laughably irrational punditiocy was this quote (nearly verbatim):
In this case, “they’re gonna hide behind our rights– freedom of religion– hide behind the Constitution.”
How does this guy get himself out the door in the morning? Does he realize what he said? Carl Paladino just condemned the Constitution for being the the supreme law of the United States, the ultimate, top, super duper, ultra, go-to document:
The nerve– the very nerve!– of Americans to “hide behind” the U.S. Constitution and all those freedoms! Why, the founding fathers are turning over in their graves! Following the laws of the land is a sin! A sin, I say!
That man… is an idiot.
Yes, sometimes "that goddamned piece of paper (GWBush)" is damned inconvenient to wingnuts. The Bill Of Rights is there to protect us from mob rule, whether the mob is ignorant peasants with teabags and misspelled signs, or even or maybe especially if the mob is rich and powerful.
And while I'm on the subject:
Neutie's at it again:
Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican to speak out against the Muslim community center planned for near Ground Zero, arguing on his Web site that New York should ban the lower Manhattan mosque "so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia."
Yes, we must hurry and catch up with Saudi Arabia as a model of religious freedom. Yeesh.
On the other hand, Neutie and his ilk would probably like the United States to be a one-party totalitarian state run by a minority throwback religious sect.
"Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca."
I'm sure Jews probably aren't allowed in Neutie's neighborhood either and I'll bet they're not exactly thrilled by real Christians.
You better be careful about dissin' the Saudis, Neutie boy. The people who are funding you have interests there and might not like you rockin' the boat.