"The center may be built where planned. But it will not go easy or without consequence to the politicians intent on jamming the project down the public throat, in the name of principle. Liberal piety may have met its match in the raw memory of 9/11, and in citizens who have come to know pure demagoguery when they hear it."
-Is the Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz being ironic here, or just completely un-self-aware? Also, what is it with these people who desperately need to characterize everything they don't like as being "jammed" or "rammed down our throats"? What is the implication there? Also, again, with the mosque thing, sure, but with most things that pass for "debate" these days, are they being cynical or ignorant? Because it's DRIVING ME CRAZY.