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Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform
CBN/Brody File ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Brody

Posted on 09/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.

This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; antitheism; atheismandstate; culturewar; democrats; dnc; dncconvention; dncplatform; godandjerusalem; godjerusalem; godlessamerica; irreligiousleft; liberalfascism; nodemocrats2012; obama; obamaandgod; platform; purge
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded”

Was this said between the third or fourth bong hit?


51 posted on 09/04/2012 3:46:48 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: DBrow

Pretty creepy stuff. It appears like he actually parsed it out himself. I wonder if it was on the teleprompter and he edited it himself on the fly. You can see his eyes blinking a little, as he was catching himself before he read the next line.


52 posted on 09/04/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I sent Drudge the link to Brody’s article - it’s Drudge’s headlines now!


53 posted on 09/04/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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They can go to Hell.


54 posted on 09/04/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
God Banned from DNC
55 posted on 09/04/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
>“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain"

G_d doesn't "bargain"!

He promises, and delivers!


Someone else "bargains". He lies, cheats, steals, and murders too!

56 posted on 09/04/2012 4:04:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Most of you all are missing the point. This is another step towards communism. Like the Soviet Union and Red China before them, the Democratic Party wishes to eliminate God and the church and have the people worship the communist party leaders instead.

The stakes in this coming election have never been higher.

57 posted on 09/04/2012 4:12:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What took them so long?


58 posted on 09/04/2012 4:13:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Harry Reid just said, “Trust through transparency” and “Who is Mitt Romney?.. But America knows Barack Obama!” WTF? Am I living in a reverse parallel universe or what?


59 posted on 09/04/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I find it interesting that they specifically mentioned the “middle class” in the 2012 platform but not in the 2008 one. It’s as if Rats subtly are saying there’s something wrong with using that not-God-given-potential-according-to-them to be so successful that you move ABOVE the middle class.

}:-)4


60 posted on 09/04/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: newfreep

What’s the email address to send info to Drudge...?? I used to have it...3 computers ago...


61 posted on 09/04/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Number of times God appears in party platforms - 2008 vs 2012 (by my count)

Republican Platform (2008) 2
Republican Platform (2012) 10

Democrat Platform (2008) 1
Democrat Platform (2012) 0


62 posted on 09/04/2012 4:56:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This is actually one of the things that I like about the cultural left: their increasing honesty about being who they are and demanding their due.

Cutting "God" out of the platform is strictly for internal consumption: forcing the government-dependent segment of the Democratic Party, many of whom believe themselves to be religious or even "conservative", to swallow their pride and admit the terms of the bargain they've struck.

I consider this to be a clear positive for conservatives because it means that the cultural left at least can, if not necessarily will, stand up to the economic left in matters of importance. The cultural left is (in many cases, literally) sterile and has very limited ability to hurt anyone outside of their immediate surroundings; the economic left can wreak havoc near and wide.
63 posted on 09/04/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"gives everyone willing to work hard"

Projection.

64 posted on 09/04/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: DrewsMum

There is a box on Drudge at bottom on right


65 posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:58 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: FourtySeven

Make sense with their new official support for marriage redefinition.


66 posted on 09/04/2012 6:08:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Red Badger

Exactly. We should call abortion, contraception and unbiblical marriage all government-given “rights” instead of inalienable rights. And like all so called government-given “rights” it’s by very definition not inalienable.


67 posted on 09/04/2012 6:09:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: RinaseaofDs

“You can see his eyes blinking a little, as he was catching himself before he read the next line.”

It’s more a grimace- his whole face twitches. Creepy indeed.


68 posted on 09/04/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: EGPWS

Where is that sign from?


69 posted on 09/04/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

70 posted on 09/04/2012 6:59:54 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: ReformationFan

If somebody else has to provide you with something, it is not a ‘right’.

No government can give you anything unless it first takes it from someone else........


71 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: lurk

If the main stream media had one principled reporter with 2 balls to rub together, he/she would point this out...and the backlash would propel the Dims backwards in their immediate do-over....”That was an unintended an unfortunate clerical oversight....let us know how the polls react, and we will determine if someone needs to be fired....or promoted.


72 posted on 09/04/2012 7:24:21 PM PDT by Benjamin Dover (This tagline space for rent)
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To: Red Badger

Obama’s Godless America. Now they’re no longer hiding it. They’re shamelessly advertising it. How anyone can vote for this POS is beyond me. They are a disgrace to every soldier who ever fought and died for America. Our government has been hijacked by atheists, degenerates, homosexuals, lesbians, illegal invaders, America-haters.. EVIL PEOPLE.


73 posted on 09/04/2012 7:27:51 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Da Coyote

Virtually all of the military was educated in public schools.


74 posted on 09/04/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: All

I’d love to drop “them” from the platform.


75 posted on 09/04/2012 7:36:31 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: All

Dems Drop ‘God’ From Party Platform...

DNC Video: ‘The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To’...

Wow, throwing God into the trash-bin as old fashioned and passé, and worshiping ‘The Government’, doesn’t seem like a very wise thing to do. The way things are going these Godless progressives are going to need all the help they can get, especially Divine intervention.

However, it does confirm what we suspected all along. The Democratic Party has moved way over to the extreme Left, especially since Obama gained power. And all the Socialist, Marxist Pragmatists, Communists, and anti-isms, that we knew were hidden in the Democratic Party for years, now feel it’s safe to come out of the shadows. “Let all the Poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out”- I Claudius

Who needs God when you can worship the Obama-Messiah?


76 posted on 09/04/2012 7:39:17 PM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Isaiah 3......


77 posted on 09/04/2012 7:52:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The party of the godless, for the godless, and by the godless.


78 posted on 09/04/2012 8:03:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: N. Theknow

Christians should not pay any heed to that pagan prophecy. Besides, they were probably just counting down to the release of The Hobbitt.


79 posted on 09/04/2012 8:18:34 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Red Badger

Agreed. That’s why the only true rights are “negative” rights, i.e., the things that government cannot do to its citizens. Alleged “positive” rights which Maobama and his fellow lefties advocate always violate the “negative” rights of one or more other people and are not true rights at all.


80 posted on 09/04/2012 8:32:18 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Fair is fair—God dropped the Democrat Party decades ago.
81 posted on 09/05/2012 3:05:35 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It strikes me that the DNC has truly come out of the closet this year, banking on its assumption that society is now corrupt enough to handle the truth of the transition of the Democrat party to communism. Any Christians out there who don’t yet vote should run, not walk to be registered and then be sure to do so in November. I’ve heard percentages spoken on Christian radio regarding non voting Christians that are shocking. It strikes me that with just a tiny effort, given the number of Christians in this country, that they could take everything back in just a few election cycles if they’d vote in numbers representing their true population. It is looking like 1933 all over again and there are too many easily manipulated people out there. I doubt anyone on this forum doesn’t vote, but the word needs to be spread at the pulpit.


82 posted on 09/05/2012 3:54:01 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

I get your point. I pray American wakes up to the One and only true God. Historically I think of Disraeli, the great English Prime Minister, although Jewish and having personal pecadillos, was a great asset to Britain. Lincoln’s wife was into the occult, JFK was an apostate catholic who saved our country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I’m not happy with our choices. I do know the God of history will ultimately prevail even though the democrats have officially removed His Name from their platform.


83 posted on 09/05/2012 5:13:30 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: TexasCajun

You could count on a pro-homo comment every 5-minutes during the DNC convention last night... Quickly followed (or preceded, just to mix it up a little) by a pro-abort comment.

They are God-less. They are their own little gods.


84 posted on 09/05/2012 5:49:27 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I watched about 5 minutes of convention so far, tuned in yesterday just as a very pretty girl was leading them in a prayer

She was reading prayer from teleprompter,she and audience some with bowed heads tried to keep a straight face while they seemingly approached the Lord God in a prayer???

They I guess are looking for a blessing from God/Jesus that somehow he will overlook their support of murdering his unborn children, supporting the removal of His Name from classroom/Public square and harming the little ones by teaching them they can have a boyfriend or a girl friend??

Good luck with that folks, I do weep for you


85 posted on 09/05/2012 6:25:23 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: FourtySeven

DEMS LIE ABOUT EXCISING “GOD”

September 5, 2012

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the Democrats are explaining the removal of the term “God-given” from the Democratic Platform:

Last night, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz why the Democrats excised the word “God” from its Platform. She dodged the question by saying, “We have a commitment through all faith traditions that our values are reflected in our policy. And that means that we should look out for the least of these, that we should fight for the middle class, that we should let everybody in America have an opportunity to be successful.”

To his credit, Morgan wasn’t buying it. “This is, somebody has deliberately taken out the word ‘God’ because it was in the last one,” he said. In response, Wasserman Schultz remarkably said, “I can assure you that no one has deliberately taken God out of the Platform.” Morgan pressed her again, “So it was an accident?” She refused to answer.

Yesterday, noting that the Democrats are not exactly religion-friendly, I commended them for their “honesty and transparency” in excising “God” from the Platform. I was too kind—they couldn’t get past the day without lying.

As if we needed more proof, on Monday the DNC’s Faith Council met for a morning session. Though thousands were already in Charlotte, a grand total of 150 showed up at the event. Did they discuss faith-based solutions to social problems, or the role of religion in public life? No. According to christianpost.com blogger Paul Stanley, they were fixated on such issues as voter suppression and affordable healthcare.

Had the Democratic faithful, disproportionately comprised of atheists and agnostics, known that the Faith Council wasn’t going to talk about God, they could have packed the house.

http://www.catholicleague.org/dems-lie-about-excising-god/


86 posted on 09/05/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Pressed for the fifth time by Piers Morgan, Wasserman-Schulz, with her head downcast, quietly said,

“It was a cease and desist order.”

Morgan, “What? From the Vatican?”

W-S, “uh, no.”

Morgan, “what then?”

W-s, “ uh...it wasn’t on paper. It...it..it was, it just appeared in the air, flaming letters, huge flaming letters in the air.”


87 posted on 09/05/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Red Badger

They just plain don’t like the idea of God. These people are their own little tin gods.


88 posted on 09/05/2012 11:30:26 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/communist-party-poster-1940


89 posted on 09/05/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I am glad they did not include God's name. God does not approve of killing infants. His name does not belong with sodomy. They are the Godless Party.
90 posted on 09/05/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: 2nd Amendment
So you know this..I believe we will have to give an account for our vote before God and, yet, you say this.. My choice is Romney.

Now fire away!

Yeah, fire is in it, also.

91 posted on 09/05/2012 2:16:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2nd Amendment

Lincoln’s wife was not the president and JFK was not godless. In 08 America chose to vote for evil/godless and since then America took a deep nosedive. God is the One who blesses a nation or withholds It. God doesn’t force HIM/His Will on anyone. We must want HIM above all.


92 posted on 09/05/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I did not say JFK was godless. I said he was apostate. Probably the wrong word. Disobedient or sinful would be more appropriate. But I don’t understand how anyone can be a good Catholic and screw everyone in sight, including pool girls, Marilyn Monroe, etc. The point is he wasn’t perfect but God used him in his own way to save America. ala Richard Nixon to save the State of Israel during Yom Kippur.


93 posted on 09/06/2012 7:29:17 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment
I did not say JFK was godless.

I know, I DID! I was referring to the article. And, yes, God did use Nixon in a powerful way to save Israel. If that is all he did - that alone was worth his presidency! Whatever Golda Meier wanted/needed she got from Nixon. And America was blessed for it!

94 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:47 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I just got a serious chewing out by a coworker. He said that If I vote for Romney, I’m voting for someone who believes Jesus and Satan were brothers. He appointed prochoice judges in Massachusetts. The God Romney believes in is not the Triune God of the Bible. When a crisis in the Presidency occurs, he will be bowing down to strange Gods
. We are in the period of the Kings. God is giving this wicked Country what it deserves. I don’t know what I’ll do. I know I can’t vote for the god-hating democratic party. I don’t know about the deceptive slimy republicans. Honestly, my main concern is the unborn. Which party is more likely to curtail the outright dlaughter of innocent preborns? I’m not putting you down, just trying to do what is right by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. who promised the World would hate us as it hated Him.


95 posted on 09/06/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment
When a crisis in the Presidency occurs, he will be bowing down to strange Gods

Bishop Romney has been doing that all his life - not just when in a crisis.

God is giving this wicked Country what it deserves.

No. I don't believe that for a minute. God isn't doing it, it's evil that's doing it. And voters are choosing evil. Me, I put my trust in God first, last, always. God can work through a 'Nixon' a 'Bush' or a 'McCain' but not the godless.

Which party is more likely to curtail the outright dlaughter of innocent preborns?

Neither!!

96 posted on 09/06/2012 8:35:30 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

“No. I don’t believe that for a minute. God isn’t doing it, it’s evil that’s doing it. And voters are choosing evil.”
Doesn’t a country express itself by the laws it passes and the people they elect? I know there are a lot of god fearing people left in America. Allen West, Oliver North, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, just to name a few. But aren’t we to be judged by who we elect? Come on a man cannot either express his views on God given marriage without being called a “hater.
I am thinking seriously about my previous position of voting for Romney. I believe voting is our only civic currency left. God will hold us accountable for our vote. Would writing in a minority Christian candidate do any good?
What we need personally and nationally is Holy Spirit driven repentance followed by another Great Awakening. If this don’t happen the 4 horseman of the Apocalypse will draw nearer. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem , brother. I have to sign off because of work constraints.
God bless. May all that we do be pleasing to Him!


97 posted on 09/06/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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