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September 05, 2012

Democrats Forget To Mention Jerusalem Is Capital Of Israel And God. Boo When Added Into the Platform

Well, they didn't really vote to add it back it. After THREE tries LA Mayor and convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa just claims it passed when it clearly didn't.

The best part (aside from super awkward Villaraigosa moments) is the man and women with the "Arab American Democrats" sign rather strenuously disagreeing with the vote.

The Huffington Post is awesome:


Democrats 2012: Yay abortion! Boo God!

More [ace]: I didn't see Drew had posted on this, and was drafting my own post as he was putting his up.

I'll add my old post, below:

One of the two amendments snuck into the platform -- against the delegates' wishes -- also included the word "God" (as in "God-given"), fixing an embarrassing scrubbing of all references to God from the platform.

Now they can say "But we have one!" Yes, you have one.

Remember last week when the media fretted so much about the Republicans' extremist, non-mainstream platform? I didn't even bother predicting this, because it's obvious-- the same focus on the platform would not occur in their coverage of the Democrats' platform.

Bret Baier asked Dick Durbin about the ostentatious scrubbing of all (and I do mean all) references to God in the Democrats' platform, and he insisted it was a "trifle."

And also insisted that Republicans do not own the "Franchise on God." Well, no, but they're also not diligently obliterating His name from all documents, either.

So, over the clear objection of the delegates, the platform now contains one perfunctory reference to God (but not even to God Himself; just in the form of the common adjectival expression, "God-given," as in "God-given talents") and reinserts the business about recognizing Jerusalem.

Again, clearly against the expressed preferences of the delegates who crafted this document.

But do not expect any media interest. When it comes to Democrats, the media knows the platform is not reflective of the candidate's views; oddly, though, they forget that when it comes to Republicans.

Incidentally: Just so no one misunderstands, I'm agnostic myself. When I remember to, I capitalize "God" and "Him" out of respect for believers, and common convention.

So I'm not saying I approve of the references to God in the Republicans' platform, or disapprove of the complete scrubbing of the word "God" from the Democrats'.

But this is the document the delegates drafted. Just as it was widely broadcast that the Republicans that the no-exceptions policy was encoded into their platform, so should it be widely-broadcast that the Democrats' platform, until this illegal and sham procedure, was officially an agnostic or atheist document.

These are the facts. They should be noted. The public can decide what it thinks about these facts.


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