Obama is not putting his reputation at risk in the mosque issue. Since its inception, the ground zero mosque dispute has largely dissipated. After the media stopped building the hype on the issue, people have forgotten about it. Most people do not think that the mosque is a problem and the issue is not longer important.
If we were discussing anyone other than Obama I would answer yes to this question; however, the rules never seem to apply to President Obama. His Presidential history has shown us that he can do or say whatever he wants to and nothing ever sticks to him. His subordinates always talke the blame for anything that goes wrong. I would never want to work in that office.
I assume by "the mosque issue" one is referring to the proposed mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in New York. And therefore, of course, the answer is no. It is of course angering but not shocking that some so-called "proud Americans" want to discriminate against a religion, but would scream bloody murder about their First Amendment rights being violated if it was done to them. By upholding the basic principles of our Bill Of Rights, our president is simply being the most true American in the argument.
Obama is not putting his reputation at risk by pursuing the mosque issue. With the controversy still swirling over plans for a Muslim community center near the former World Trade Center, President Obama said Wednesday that he had "no regrets" about his involvement in the debate. I do not think the President is putting his reputation at risk.
Obama is not putting his reputation at risk by pursuing the mosque issue. It is very important that the president has an opinion of his own, and for the United States of America having the freedom of speech, people really have an issue with people using that right if it goes against them.