The republicans are having a field day with Obama's support of the Mosque( actually a community center) which may be built a few blocks away from ground zero.
There is nothing wrong with the issue of Muslim's who want to build this project on private property. However, all the President had to say was, "The government should not get involved in religious freedom, because we cannot support one religion over another---the government is prevented from choosing any religion, due to the US Constitution which provides a protection and separation of church and state."
Is the President getting bad advice from senior advisers: the short answer is, YES.
He signed legislation to support the jobs of over 100,000 teachers, thousand of police and fire--yet he can't get through the media noise of issues such as the Mosque, and Mrs. Obama's vacation to Spain, among other distractions.
The fact is that everyone in the United States will have health insurance by 2014, and children, who have life threatening diseases,will now be treated. They were denied such care in the past.
He pushed wall street reform, and got it, over protests by the GOP.
Mr. Obama has already begun the draw down of troops in Iraq, saving billions of dollars---yet has hardly made enough news noise to breakthrough.
He has also signed legislation providing $600 million dollars to provide protection along our border.
Yet, the President has barely made his case on these issues, and the republicans have the entire Executive Branch on the defensive.
Even his Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, has gotten into a fight with the democratic base.
All of these issues, makes me think that the President of the United States, is getting bad or no advice at all. I hope he gets it together prior to the November election. Otherwise we will see a GOP takeover of the House of Representatives, and draw even in the United States Senate.