The other day I talked about this weak and hollow man rich column by Charles Krauthammer. But there was way more about that column that an attentive undergraduate could have criticized. Here's another tidbit. He wrote:
And now the mosque near Ground Zero. The intelligentsia is near unanimous that the only possible grounds for opposition is bigotry toward Muslims. This smug attribution of bigotry to two-thirds of the population hinges on the insistence on a complete lack of connection between Islam and radical Islam, a proposition that dovetails perfectly with the Obama administration's pretense that we are at war with nothing more than "violent extremists" of inscrutable motive and indiscernible belief. Those who reject this as both ridiculous and politically correct (an admitted redundancy) are declared Islamophobes, the ad hominem du jour.
So fine two thirds of the population are against the Ground Zero community center. What else have two thirds of the people been against? I wonder. Let's go back in time:
The "smug attribution of bigotry" to 82 percent of the people.