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Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann Debate 'Ground Zero' Mosque (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 20th 2010 1:24PM
Recently, Howard Dean broke ranks with most liberal Democrats, and said it would be best if the so-called 'Ground Zero Mosque' was moved to a different location.

Dean went on 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weeknights, 8 PM ET on MSNBC) to explain.

"I find myself in the unusual place of actually being in the middle," the former head of the DNC told Olbermann, who made it clear from the outset he vehemently disagreed with Dean's point of view. "Obviously I don't side with race-baiters on the Republican side, but 65 to 70 percent of the people have a real problem (with the mosque)."

"I think some of my own folks on my end of the spectrum of the party are demonizing some fairly decent people that are opposed to this" Dean continued. "Sixty-five percent of the people in this country are not right-wing bigots."

By the end of the long debate, neither man had made any inroads into the other's position. This seems to mirror the national dialogue on the mosque issue: a lot of screaming, but nobody is changing their mind. What do you think?

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john kountouris

Well what a SHOCK! The Ground Zero Mosque "Imam," Feisal Abdul Rauf, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


August 20 2010 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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