So let's look at the most recent poll about how New Yorkers feel about the plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero:
The first cry of "racism" comes from the pollster himself:
"Is it because we're still nursing the wounds from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center or is it more like bigotry?" he asked.
Well, gee, tell us what you really think! But it is comments like that that lead me to believe the 17% who are "undecided" are primarily opposed, and just fear being called a racist.
But never fear! The High Brahmin himself, Billionaire Bloomberg, "Mayor Mike" who changed the laws to allow himself a third term, is there to make sure you know that your opposition can only mean one thing: Racism!
....we also recognize that part of being a New Yorker is living with your neighbors in mutual respect and tolerance....But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves -- and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans -- if we said 'no' to a mosque in Lower Manhattan.
Get it? If you oppose the wailing call for Islamic prayer wafting over the weeping relatives of those who are mourning their dead by the hands of Islamists...you're an un-American racist.
He follows up with an inane liberal trope:
In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists...
Really? I thought that planting the flag if Islam on the graves of 3,000 Americans murdered in it's name was letting the terrorists win. How lucky am I to have an intellectual superior like Mike Bloomberg to teach me moral inversion...
But it isn't just the Mayor who is determined to allow America's enemies to plant their flag into the bodies of our dead. It is New York's strongest (and craziest) politicians who have been entirely mum on their constituent's opposition:
As the proposal to build a 13-story Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero moves forward and controversy surrounding the plan grows, top New York Democrats are maintaining radio silence on the matter.
A spokesman for Senator Chuck Schumer told the Wall Street Journal two weeks ago that the senator is "not opposed" to building the mosque near Ground Zero. But Schumer himself was mum this afternoon following the Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon. Asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD to elaborate on his position (is the mosque good for interfaith relations? insensitive to 9/11 families?), Schumer didn't reply and ducked into a senators-only elevator, staring blankly ahead while waiting for the elevator doors to close.
A call this afternoon to Schumer's office was not returned. And though a spokesman for New York's junior senator Kirsten Gillibrand told the Journal that Gillibrand supports the mosque, Gillibrand's office also hasn't responded to a request for clarification on the issue from TWS. Meanwhile, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent reports that liberal firebrand Anthony Weiner of New York City will not respond to requests for comment on the Ground Zero Mosque.
Want to know why? here's a clue:
President Obama is also declining to take a position on the issue...
As liberals love to say about whatever their cause du jour may be, "Silence=Assent"! Or even better, in this case - "Silence = Death!"
New Yorker's Democratic elite, whom they have put so much trust in, has failed them. They have abandoned them to their enemies, and allowed their loved one's graves to be desecrated forever, in the name of their liberal ideology, and in the name of their unquestioned leader, Barack Hussein Obama, whose silence in this case speaks volumes about where his loyalty stands.
Will the peasants cower under the threat of being tarred as "racists", as Shumer, Bloomberg, and the brain-dead Gillibrand assume? Or will they rise up against a leadership that has so distanced themselves from the concerns of their constituents that they feel not a moment's remorse about allowing such a desecration to take place on such holy land?
The Elite have no fear of the Peasants of New York; they are merely serfs on the Great Democratic Plantation. Or are they? We'll see in 2010, but I fear that the elites may have their people pegged right.
And if so, New Yorkers deserve all the humiliation they vote for...