On Sunday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) dusted off the ol' political crystal ball capable only of revealing the blatantly obvious, and predicted/warned that the proposed mosque in downtown Manhattan would be an issue in the midterm elections this fall. First of all, that's a self-fulfilling prophesy. It will be an election issue if you make it one. But why wait for November? One of Sen. Cornyn's colleagues is already exploiting the issue: the Hooker Guy, also known on his passport as Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). In an email to supporters, Sen. Vitter writes:
President Obama's support of building the mosque at Ground Zero is a slap in the face to the American people and I've demanded that President Obama reverse his position.
Charlie Melancon's silence on the issue is troubling to Louisiana families. But, we should not be surprised. Melancon endorsed President Obama, gave him an A grade and now is eerily quiet as Obama thumbs his nose at the American people on this important issue.
Americans will never forget the pain and anguish of September 11, 2001.
In my opinion, the prospect of a mosque right near this site of reverence and respect for lost loved ones from the attack shows a serious lack of sensitivity.In fact, the majority of the country is strongly opposed to building a mosque at the site of the most tragic terrorist attack on America.
I will continue to demand President Obama to reverse his support on this, especially out of respect to those who lost loved ones on September 11. It's ridiculous that my opponent, Charlie Melancon, refuses to join in me in calling on Obama to reverse his support.
It is no surprise that Sen. Vitter would be scraping the bottom of the election strategy bucket. He can't re-use any of the ads or strategies from his last campaign. Back then, he ran as a family values guy... kinda awkward post-hooker scandal, no?