Opinion

NYC Mosque is an opportune distraction

Cesar Conda Contributor

By first endorsing the plan to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City–and then backtracking from it by saying he wasn’t commenting on the “wisdom” of the project–President Obama managed to do the impossible: Divert attention from the 3.3 million jobs lost and the $2.5 trillion increase in the national debt since he and Congressional Democrats took control of Washington.

Cesar Conda is a Founding Principal and Executive Committee Member of Navigators Global LLC, a bipartisan government relations and strategic communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and London.