Dave Weigel finally puts it all together about why conservatives/Republicans are demonizing the Cordoba House project and some of them are still pushing the line that President Obama is a Muslim. Its because they want you to see something other than an American when there's a Muslim involved. Almost implicit in all their fearmongering is that a Muslim, even a moderate one, couldn't possibly hold the same American values as everyone else does.
Funny but I actually remember when the same kind of demonization happened in this country to black people. And Jews. And Irish Catholics.
Its not that I thought we were passed it. Its more than I thought our media and most of our citizens would at least be mindful of history as well.