Skip to comments.Obama knew of the omission of God and Jerusalem from the platform before the convention
Posted on 09/06/2012 7:41:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Two days into the Democratic National Convention, uproar has emerged as the Democratic Party platform was released. Among the controversial platform positions was the removal from previous years' platforms of "God," the removal of support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the refusal to meet with Hamas, refusal of the right of return for Palestinian refugees to Israel.
When controversy ensued, the DNC was forced to backtrack -- at least on "God" and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In an embarrassing display, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was forced to hold three voice votes before finally deeming the two amendments regarding God and Jerusalem to be reinserted into the platform. See the video here.
CNN reported that the nays seemed to exceed the ayes regarding the amendments. Then Villaraigosa just declared the amendments passed - to boos and rancor. Shades of Mayor Daley and the 1968 Convention.
Pro-Obama "journalists" spun the story as if Barack Obama suddenly intervened and rode to the rescue and personally intervened to get the two amendments passed.
That part may be true.
But the bigger story is that he knew of the language in the platform before it was released and passed. Reid Epstein reports in Politico:
"Two platform planks sparked division at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday.
Things got so bad that President Barack Obama was forced to personally intervene, ordering language mentioning God and naming Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel be added.
Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, a campaign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday. And even then, it had to be forced through a convention hall full of delegates who nearly shouted down the change."
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was forced to hold three voice votes before finally deeming the two amendments regarding God and Jerusalem to be reinserted into the platform.
See the video on this link:
I am not surprised.
Nor am I amused.
Eliot Abrams writes in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (What is Israel’s Capital? Democrats Have Trouble Saying):
Among the Democratic committee members this year were Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, former Florida Rep. Robert Wexler, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.
None of these people are strangers to Barack Obama and no doubt were quite aware of his priorities and policies - and agenda going forward.
It was only when blowback occurred that could hurt his political prospects that he stepped forward and inserted the language to assuage critics.
Of course he did, it’s who he is.
Let’s all remember folks how the Boy Atheist/Muslim has REPEATEDLY removed “God” from the text of the Bill of Rights when he is quoting it. NO ACCIDENT!
If hussein had his way, Allah would have been added to the platform.
Gallup: Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion
also enjoys a huge lead among those who favor having no federal budget
Where is God mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights??
I think the ‘nearly’ is a misprint. It should be ‘clearly’.
Was God just a smoke screen?
Shades of the passage of Obamacare.
Not specifically mentioned by name, but one could argue in preceding accompanying documents (Declaration of Independence) that use of “creator” implies such.
On the flip side, there is no mention of the popular canard used by Democrats, “Separation of Church and State”.....
Good Catch! I meant the The Declaration of Independence.
Obama ordered the removal. Any idiot could figure it out.
He got caught, and reversed his own decision.
satan always overplays his hand.
I think the New York Times ‘missed’ that one...
I was concerned watching the democrat convention might be boring - was I ever wrong... one major blunder after another.
Orwell's 'we belong to government' was something too... Clinton wagging his finger - like he did when he said 'I did NOT have sex with THAT woman...' especially because it turned out he was lying - and lied so passionately... what a hoot. Can't wait until tonight to see what happens.
Anyone know if the New York Times caught the thing about how it's NOT going to rain the night of Obama's speech? Or did they 'miss' that?
Last nights debacle interpreted:
To all my supporters who want God and Jerusalem out, be patient, I will be more flexible after the election.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
(King James Bible, Cambridge edition)