Muslim and Arab-American advocates have been quietly surprised by the level to which the Obama administration is reaching out to their communities, according to an article in the New York Times this morning. Community leaders are taking part in high-level policy discussions, met with top White House officials, and have even seen their influence reflected in policy decisions. This month, for example, the government decided to end a policy of additional scrutiny of airline passengers from fourteen mostly Muslim countries. And a couple of Muslim academics previously barred from the country have been allowed in by the State Department under Hillary Clinton. “For the first time in eight years, we have the opportunity to meet, engage, discuss, disagree, but have an impact on policy,” James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, told the Times. “We’re being made to feel a part of that process and that there is somebody listening.” And yet the administration still clearly feels like it’s dancing a very delicate dance: Obama, whose White House was the first ever to celebrate a Passover seder, has yet to set foot in an American mosque.
Mini Mike Bloomberg is playing poker with his foolhardy and unsuspecting Democrat rivals. He says that if he loses (he really means when!) in the primaries, he will spend money helping whoever the Democrat nominee is. By doing this, he figures, they won’t hit him as hard….
….during his hopeless “presidential” campaign. They will remain silent! The fact is, when Mini losses, he will be spending very little of his money on these “clowns” because he will consider himself to be the biggest clown of them all - and he will be right!