Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart weighed on the uproar over the “Ground Zero Mosque” in a humorous rant that took a shot at Glenn Beck for correctly pointing out that our foreign policy does bring some blowback, but crying foul when someone else, who just happens to be a Muslim, says nearly the same thing.
Stewart also poked fun at President Barack Obama, who defended freedom of religion last week, but then backtracked when questioned on wisdom of building a mosque so close to Ground Zero.
Elsewhere, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform is warning Republicans to backoff the issue:
“You’re not just going to lose Muslim votes,” said Norquist, who has long argued that Republicans should win those voters. “You’re going to lose Jewish votes, Indian votes, Buddhist votes. Every member of a minority group looks at a situation like this and says, oh, the people hitting this minority will eventually start hitting me.”