Skip to comments.God Put into Democratic Party Platform Despite Delegates' Opposition
Posted on 09/09/2012 2:47:58 PM PDT by John Semmens
A belated decision to amend the Democratic Party Platform to incorporate a brief mention alluding to the possibility there might be a God did not go over well with a majority of the delegates. It took Convention Chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, three unsuccessful tries to get the delegates' approval before he took it upon himself to declare the amendment adopted.
Despite the rather obvious disapproval of the amendment by the delegates, DNC chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) insisted that the required two-thirds in favor threshold was met. Look, the Convention Chair approved it and President Obama approved it, Wasserman-Schultz pointed out. That's two out of three in favor. Whatever the majority of the delegates might want is, therefore, a moot point.
Wasserman-Schultz brushed off reports that President Obama had approved the original language omitting God from the document as irrelevant. What the President may have wanted earlier has no bearing. He's the one who has to run on this platform. He 's the one who should decide what it says. So what if he changed his mind. Isn't flexibility of mind something we ought to value in a leader?
In related news, Obama Campaign adviser David Axelrod downplayed those comparing the delegates' three denials of God with Peter's three denials of Jesus. Even if we were to take these comparisons at face value isn't it true that Peter was forgiven and went on to found a new religion? Axelrod remembered. Surely, the delegates who didn't realize they were denying the wishes of the President can be forgiven. More importantly, the Democratic Party Platform's commitment to women's reproductive rights was never in question.
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‘Despite the rather obvious disapproval of the amendment by the delegates, DNC chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) insisted that the required two-thirds in favor threshold was met. Look, the Convention Chair approved it and President Obama approved it, Wasserman-Schultz pointed out. That’s two out of three in favor. Whatever the majority of the delegates might want is, therefore, a moot point.’
Sounds like something DWS would’ve said.
Where’s the satire? You really blew it on this one.
Why would God be mentioned by the Party that fights for the unrestricted slaughter of the unborn, supports the destruction of the biblical meaning of marriage and is trying to push the perverted sin of homo sex on society?
The Kenyan “evolved”?
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