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Obama knew of the omission of God and Jerusalem from the platform before the convention
American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2012 | Ed Lasky

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dncplatform; god; jerusalem; obama

1 posted on 09/06/2012 7:41:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
MUST SEE THIS PHOTO
2 posted on 09/06/2012 7:42:24 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/05/Democrats-change-platform-God-Israel


3 posted on 09/06/2012 7:42:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not surprised.

Nor am I amused.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

See here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443819404577633780890400696.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop)

Eliot Abrams writes in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (What is Israel’s Capital? Democrats Have Trouble Saying):

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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.

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It was only when blowback occurred that could hurt his political prospects that he stepped forward and inserted the language to assuage critics.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course he did, it’s who he is.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 7:45:21 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


7 posted on 09/06/2012 7:49:37 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

If hussein had his way, Allah would have been added to the platform.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 7:59:09 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why isn't the Paper of Record or 'All the news that's fit to print" (AKA, the New York Times), showing this picture of Chairman Villaraigosa being told what he had to do (i.e. ignore the 'nays' on the floor)?


9 posted on 09/06/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: crosshairs

Gallup: Obama Enjoys Massive Lead Among Those With No Religion

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927396/posts

also enjoys a huge lead among those who favor having no federal budget


10 posted on 09/06/2012 8:07:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MrDem

Where is God mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights??


11 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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Comment #12 Removed by Moderator

To: SeekAndFind
“And even then, it had to be forced through a convention hall full of delegates who nearly shouted down the change.”

I think the ‘nearly’ is a misprint. It should be ‘clearly’.

13 posted on 09/06/2012 8:11:54 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Was God just a smoke screen?
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/09/dncs-anti-israels-platform.html


14 posted on 09/06/2012 8:20:02 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: sweetiepiezer
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15 posted on 09/06/2012 8:21:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: SeekAndFind
Shades of Mayor Daley and the 1968 Convention.

Shades of the passage of Obamacare.

16 posted on 09/06/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

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”.....


17 posted on 09/06/2012 8:37:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

Good Catch! I meant the The Declaration of Independence.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 8:39:30 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama ordered the removal. Any idiot could figure it out.
He got caught, and reversed his own decision.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

satan always overplays his hand.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SeekAndFind

21 posted on 09/06/2012 8:57:45 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the New York Times ‘missed’ that one...


22 posted on 09/06/2012 2:18:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
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."

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?

23 posted on 09/06/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Last nights debacle interpreted:

To all my supporters who want God and Jerusalem out, be patient, I will be more flexible after the election.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 2:32:31 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi
The Dems just handed the Republicans a sledge hammer. If the Republicans don't beat the living daylights out of the Dems with it, then they are truly the Stupid Party.
25 posted on 09/06/2012 2:55:36 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Matthew 26:34
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)


26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:22 AM PDT by GOJPN
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