Jeff Greene takes issue with Obama on mosque at ground zero

His criticism echoes that of GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, who said last night after the President's comment,


"All Americans of course believe in absolute freedom of religion. But this is outrageous. President Obama would rather stand with the ACLU and the liberal establishment than with the 9/11 victims and their families. It is shameful and the act of a cowardly politician, not that of the leader of the United States of America."


Governor Charlie Crist, hanging out with the President today in the Panhandle as the First Family enjoys part of their weekend in the Sunshine State, supports Obama's comments, according to a tweet from CNN's Ed Henry.


The big question is: WWKS? What will Kendrick (Meek) say when asked his thoughts on the issue?

On the campaign stump, Florida Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene has pretty much in sync with President Obama, though he has been critical when it comes to the Obama administration's somewhat strained relations with Israel.

Last night, President Obama came out full square in support of the proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, and Greene is objecting to those comments early Saturday afternoon.

"President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near Ground Zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

"Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of Ground Zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else.

"President Obama had the chance to show leadership by calling on the mosque's supporters to find a more appropriate location."

One section of voters where Greene has been working hard to cultivate is the so-called "condo crowd" that congregate in his home area of Palm Beach County and other parts of South Florida.  Older whites have proven to be most resistant to the Obama charm in even those Democratic quarters, so Greene isn't going out too far on a limb with those voters.

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