Skip to comments.There’s More Missing from the Democratic Platform Than God and Jerusalem
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
Do you see the words Hamas and Hezbollah in here?(Platform) Me neither.
Of course, theres a difference. The omission of God and Jerusalem from the Democratic partys 2012 platform was quite intentionally meant as a demotion, very much in keeping with Obama administration policy. The jihadists, by contrast, are moving up in the world.
As for God, theres not room in this universe for two The Ones. In cases of conflict, the president has made it abundantly clear that his pieties control, and the pious better get with the program: Domestically, abortion-on-demand and wealth-redistribution to assure free contraceptives for thirty-something co-eds; internationally, close cooperation and billions in U.S. aid for regimes that abet the persecution of Christians, Jews and other religious minorities.
On Jerusalem, administration mouth-pieces and apologists remain as tongue-tied as they were before The One completed his evolution on gay marriage. And for precisely the same reason: their grudging public position Jerusalem is sorta Israels capital, but were mulling that one, so get back to us, say, November 7 or so is miles apart from their private conviction Jerusalem (or as Obamas counterterrorism czar, John Brennan, puts it, al-Quds) is a final status issue that we cant prejudge because our Muslim friends consider it theirs.
And about those Muslim friends my friends at the Center for Security Policy remind us of what the Democrats 2008 platform had to say about Hamas and Hezbollah:
Our commitment [to Israel], which requires us to ensure that Israel retains a qualitative edge for its national security and its right to self-defense, is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of Al Qaeda, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah . [W]e must help Israel identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability, and stand with Israel against those who seek its destruction. The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israels right to exist, and abides by past agreements.
Four years later, with Israels security situation dramatically and not coincidentally worse than it was when Obama was elected, Hamas and Hezbollah have been dropped from the platform. They have not changed, mind you. They continue, without a scintilla of apology, to deny Israels right to exist and seek its destruction. But they are this administrations friends or, at the very least, friends of its friends.
Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose takeover of Egypt President Obama abetted and is now subsidizing with American taxpayer dollars. Hezbollah, which has killed more Americans than any jihadist organization other than al Qaeda, got the Brennan seal-of-approval in 2010 as a very interesting organization with many moderate elements. Both terrorist organizations are supported by the anti-Israeli regime in Turkey, whose Islamist prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is Obamas closest confidant in the region. Erdogan insists that they are not terrorist organizations but political parties. (Erdogans Islamization of Turkey and support of jihadists bent on annihilating Israel are subjects of my forthcoming book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy.)
Regardless of U.S. law, which designates Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorists whom it is a crime to support, administration has sided with the Islamists: When Secretary of State Clinton launched Obamas Global Counterterrorism Forum in conjunction with Turkey, and in partnership with Egypt and Saudi Arabia Israel, the worlds leading terror target, was excluded. The administrations preferred allies regard terrorist attacks against Israel as legitimate resistance against an illegitimate occupier. The Democrats are going along for the ride.
good reminder from Andy McCarthy
Here is one way to look at it:
Its a great day! The Closet Commies, Zeros Zombies, are coming out in droves to expose their evil intent to all voters! Spread the word!
Amen to that, Doll. Good to see you. :-)