My hunch is that we’re going to end up playing a game with the left about this, as even though most of them won’t admit it, the obvious provocation here will bug many of them too. (Especially lefty New Yorkers.)
They’ll tut-tut about wingnut overreaction and tolerance and so forth because that’s just how they roll, but secretly plenty of them will be perfectly fine with conservatives kicking up a media fuss until the mosque is forced to relocate.
Now read it again.
Now write it on your forehead and stare into the mirror for an hour or so.
Repeat it until you have memorized it, then mumble it to yourself during confused and stressful moments.
Do you get it now?