Another GOP Candidate Features The “Ground Zero Mosque” Meme In An Ad

Here’s New York Republican/Conservative Party candidate for Governor Rick Lazio in an ad goading his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo into taking a position on the mosque issue:

Dave Weigel:

Classic distortion at work here, from the unsourced painting the imam as a terrorist to the question of where his money is coming from — the reality being that there’s not much money coming in at all. And more evidence that our long, polite embargo on 9/11 footage is over.

So it would seem. To me, it’s an indication that this issue isn’t going away anytime soon.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2010, Islam, Quick Takes, Religion, US Politics
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  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Doug, visit a site named The American Thinker. Read the article written by C. Douglas Wright. Titled he is not a Muslim, not that there is anything wrong with that. I dare you to read it with what passes for an open mind in your circles.

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