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  • Vandals topple Ten Commandments statue near Supreme Court building

    09/23/2013 11:06:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Meredith Somers and Andrea Noble
    A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that sits across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court was toppled by vandals sometime over the weekend. The monument sits in the front yard of 209 Second St. NE, the headquarters of Faith and Action, an evangelical Christian group led by the Rev. Rob Schenck. The 3-foot by 3-foot granite sculpture weighs 850 pounds.
  • Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats ‘Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform’

    12/10/2012 11:34:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jon Street
    Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has “adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform." “And as you know,” MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, “I’m not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.” …
  • State Dept. Again Refuses to Name Capital of Israel!

    09/06/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The State Department today again refused to name the capital of Israel, even after being questioned by the press and even after the Democratic party (President Obama's party) voted yesterday to add language to its platform stating that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Here's the remarkable exchange from today's press briefing, with reporters and press secretary Patrick Ventrell: QUESTION: On Israel? MR. VENTRELL: Yeah. QUESTION: Which city does the U.S. Government recognize as the capital in the – Israel? MR. VENTRELL: Well, as you know, longstanding Administration policy, both in this Administration and in previous administrations across both parties,...
  • There was another political party which abused God and didn’t want Jews on their platform either

    09/06/2012 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-06-12 | DrJohn
    It happened about 80 years ago. In Germany. Sensing the political firestorm coming, democrats scrambled to insert God and Jerusalem back into their platform, having intially rejecting them. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Needled by Mitt Romney and other Republicans, Democrats hurriedly rewrote their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel after President Barack Obama intervened to order the changes. The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and uncertainty on the convention floor, requiring three votes before a ruling that the amendments had been approved. Many in the audience booed the decision....
  • Democrat: Delegates were booing process, GOP

    09/06/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/6/12 | BYRON TAU and DONOVAN SLACK
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One day after some Democrats shouted down attempts to re-add language affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and reinsuring mention of God into the party platform, a top Democratic official said that they were booing the way the situation had been handled. ~~SNIP~~ "it was an issue that was trumped up by Republicans because they have not been happy with the coverage that’s coming out of our convention because it really makes their convention look like a poorly put on child’s Christmas play,"
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: There was no discord on the Convention floor, Was 'Absolutely' a 2/3 Vote

    09/05/2012 5:40:16 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 96 replies
    DWS says the it was a 'technical oversight' that God, Jerusalem were left out of the party platform. She says the voice vote to amend the platform was absolutely a 2/3 vote and she sees no discord on the convention floor even though half of the delegates were booing following adoption of the amendments (Video)
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ignored Advice Against Radical Changes to Platform Language on Israel

    09/06/2012 8:59:52 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09-06-2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Video obtained from C-SPAN suggests that as Democrats discussed their party’s emerging new position on Israel this past summer, few seemed concerned about the party's radical new direction on Israel policy. Those who advised against making drastic changes from past party planks on Israel were evidently ignored. VIDEOS at site
  • First Republican Ad Hits Democrats for Booing, Rejecting God

    09/06/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | September 6, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    The first Republican ad is out that hits Democrats for initially rejecting God and then booing adoption of an emergency amendment to the party platform adding God back in after coming under heavy criticism nationwide.The add, sponsored by the congressional campaign of Florida pro-life Rep. Allen West, features both footage of Democrats loudly rejecting the amendment and booing it after its eventual adoption as well as footage of talking heads like Democratic strategist Paul Begala calling the ordeal an embarrassment for the Democratic Party.The change was proposed by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland immediately after the convention was gaveled into order...
  • Twilight Zone Week (Limbaugh nails it)

    09/06/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 7, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The Democratic National Convention is an elaborate effort to sanitize a failed record that cannot be rehabilitated, even by the glib sophistry of former President Bill Clinton. President Obama has often lamented that it is not that his performance has been inferior but that he has failed to fully explain the wonders of it all in terms we bitter clingers can grasp. It's not that his policies are misguided or that they've yielded objectively horrendous results; it's that he just hasn't figured out a way to condescend far enough to our level to make us understand. The convention gives his...
  • DNC PROVES VOTING FRAUD IS A REALITY

    09/06/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-6-2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    September 6, 2012 DNC PROVES VOTING FRAUD IS A REALITY Joel B. Pollak Yesterday, the nation watched in shock and amusement as Democrats stole a vote--from themselves. Against clear evidence to the contrary, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared that proposed amendments to the Democratic Party platform--re-inserting “God” and a commitment to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital--had passed with the necessary two-thirds majority. It was fraud, pure and simple; even CNN wasn’t buying it.Nonetheless, Democrats and their allies continue to insist that voter fraud is something that never happens. The NAACP, for instance, has just issued a statement declaring: “There's a...
  • Palestinians Blast Democrats For Affirming Jerusalem As Capital of Israel…

    09/06/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 6, 2012
    Betrayed.Via Times of Israel: The Palestinians criticized Thursday the US Democratic Party’s decision a day earlierto return language to their party platform that affirmed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Democrat’s decision might just be “election propaganda.” He said a failure to recognize the Palestinian claim to East Jerusalem will “destroy the peace process” and lead to “endless war.”On Wednesday, the Democratic Party reinstated language into its platform affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, after it came under fire for removing it.According to campaign officials for President Barack...
  • Democratic convention: God is thrown out, then brought back in

    09/06/2012 12:32:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 6, 2012 | Janet Daley
    ..............Following the sensationally damaging news coverage, PresidentObama ordered the reinstatement of both God and Israel's capital city to their tradtional places. This was not (contrary to what the BBC/Guardian axis would be bound to imply) simply to appease the "Jewish lobby"(on Jerusalem) or the Christian fundamentalist vote(on God). On the latter issue, there is a great deal of serious misunderstanding in Britain. The recognition of religion and its importance is not incidental to American political history and it has nothing to do with EvangelicalChristian pressure:it was a fundamental tenet of the Declaration ofIndependence that the basic human rights of "life,liberty...
  • There’s More Missing from the Democratic Platform Than God and Jerusalem

    09/06/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Seprember 6, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Do you see the words “Hamas” and “Hezbollah” in here?(Platform) Me neither. Of course, there’s a difference. The omission of God and Jerusalem from the Democratic party’s 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, there’s 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...
  • Three Times They Denied God

    09/06/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 31 replies
    Allen West for Congress ^ | 09/06/2012 video published by source | Self
    A new youtube video has been produced by Allen West for Congress. An excellent linking of his opponent with the party of obama.
  • Verily I say unto thee That this night before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice AT THE DNC

    09/06/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 27 replies
    ME | 9/6/12 | Vanity
    Is that what happened at the convention last night? Three times Antonio Villaraigosa called for a voice vote on the changes to add God to their platform and each time the no votes seemed to have it. Was Jesus denied three times? REALLY? WAS THAT MONTY PYTHON WE WERE WATCHING? Got irony much?
  • Democratic Party Theology Explained: There is a God and They Hate Him

    09/06/2012 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Trying to figure out Democratic party theology has never been easy. Is it atheism, Islam, New Age globalism, or some weird mishmash of all of the above? Thankfully, the Democratic National Convention has answered all of our questions. On Wednesday, the All Mighty was inserted back into the party platform to a chorus of loud boos. So there is a God. And Democrats hate Him.
  • GOP AD: 'THREE TIMES THEY SAID NO TO GOD'...

    09/06/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 62 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 9/6/12 | YouTube
    Allen West Ad. This could be as devastating as "you didn't build that".
  • Savage: Dems rejection of God 'the turning point'

    09/06/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 6, 2012
    Savage: Dems rejection of God 'the turning point' Radio host tells of his own divine encounter that illuminates moment [Editor's note: Listen to the opening segment of today's "Savage Nation" at the end of this story] The Democratic Party’s symbolic dismissal of God with the removal and forced return of His name to its platform by party officials amid boos from delegates could be the turning point in the 2012 presidential campaign said talk radio-host Michael Savage. “This is a big moment,” Savage told his listeners after describing a remarkable divine encounter he experienced last night that has underscored for...
  • MUST SEE THIS PHOTO (God & Jerusalem vote) - "Picture snapped and emailed to me"

    09/06/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 77 replies
    Fox News/GretaWire ^ | 9/5/12 | Greta Van Susteren
    "Picture snapped and emailed to me by a colleague from the 'clarification' process" - Greta Van Susteren
  • Atheists bummed by Democrats' God flip ("a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers.")

    09/06/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/06/2012 | By KEVIN CIRILLI
    God has returned to the Democratic Party platform, a move some atheists say is a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers. “We’re disappointed,” Teresa MacBain, spokeswoman for American Atheists, told POLITICO. “What appeared to be a bold move by the Democrats to be inclusive has been pulled away. It sends a mixed message. Many, many people who are nonbelievers fall in the lines of the Democrats.” The party was criticized for removing “God” and “Jerusalem” from its platform. It reversed the decision earlier Wednesday to reflect President Barack Obama’s views. Republicans, not to mention some Democrats, had criticized the party...
  • Wasserman Schultz calls Jerusalem omission from platform 'technical error'

    09/06/2012 7:44:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Wasserman Schultz calls Jerusalem omission from platform 'technical error' By Daniel Strauss - 09/06/12 09:15 AM ET Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) explained the exclusion of language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the 2012 Democratic national platform as a "technical error" that had not been discussed at all during the drafting process. "Essentially, with Jerusalem, it was a technical omission and nothing more than that," Wasserman Schultz said Thursday on CNN. "There was never any discussion or debate commentary over adding or subtracting it." A day earlier, Democrats amended the 2012 party platform to include...
  • Climate change so serious Democrats mention it once in over 80 speeches over two days

    09/06/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-06-2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Though the 2012 Democratic Party platform declares that the “national security threat from climate change is real, urgent, and severe,” it is apparently not urgent and severe enough to merit mention by speakers at the Democratic National Convention during the past two days. The Daily Caller reviewed the speech transcripts of the over 80 speakers who took the stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena here in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday, and only one mentioned climate change — and even he only mentioned it in passing. “Thanks to President Obama, America is laying the foundation for...
  • Obama knew of the omission of God and Jerusalem from the platform before the convention

    09/06/2012 7:41:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2012 | Ed Lasky
    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...
  • Krauthammer: If Obama Intervened To Have It Reinstated, How Did He Allow It To Be Omitted?(vid)

    09/05/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 109 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>BAIER: Charles, we are just getting word from the Associated Press that President Obama personally intervened to change the Democratic platform language on Jerusalem and God. That is crossing the AP wire. So, obviously, it was important for the Obama campaign to deal with this.</p>
  • Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates Jerusalem (Video)

    09/05/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT · by magellan · 131 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 September 2012 | GOPICYMI
    Here is the video of the DNC "vote" to reinstate the God and Jerusalem language. Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates Jerusalem
  • Romney Fires Back After DNC Platform Excludes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

    09/04/2012 4:13:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 232 replies
    algemeiner ^ | 9/4/2012
    Unlike the party’s 2008 platform, the Democrats 2012 platform does not specifically mention Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and now Mitt Romney is firing back. “It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Romney said in an e-mail to reporters. Mitt Romney at the Western Wall In 2008, the Democratic platform stated: “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.”...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

    09/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    CBN/Brody File ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Brody
    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...
  • Four More Years of the Same Thing? (Summary of what the DNC convention presents to the voters)

    09/06/2012 6:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/06/2012 | Michael Barone
    ‘One question, Mr. President,” read the words on the front cover of this week’’s Economist, behind a silhouette of the back of Barack Obama’s head, “just what would you do with another four years?” It’s a good question, and one that’s still open as Barack Obama prepares to deliver his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in rainstorm-plagued Charlotte Thursday night. Other presidents seeking reelection have usually provided a more or less convincing answer. George W. Bush said he would try to reform Social Security and advance energy independence. Bill Clinton said he would provide “a bridge to the...
  • DNC Platform Still Guts Pro-Israel Language

    09/06/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Despite yesterday’s chaos on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in an attempt to restore Jerusalem and God to the Democratic Party 2012 platform, full pro-Israel language from the 2008 platform has not been and will not be restored. The current Democratic platform regarding Israel had a couple sentences restored yesterday: Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths. But the full language of the 2008 platform is still gone:
  • Politico: Obama Approved Dem Platform With Jerusalem And God Omissions Prior To Convention

    09/06/2012 5:44:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 5, 2012
    Busted. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,...
  • Resurrection: DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform

    09/05/2012 11:15:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 2:12 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, the Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention and inserted language regarding God and the State of Israel back to its platform. They had to vote three times to do it – and they had to lie to deem it passed, even though it was clear that the measure did not pass a voice vote in the chamber. The original 2012 Democratic Party platform had excised all mention of God and Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
  • Dems change platform to include Jerusalem language after Obama intervened

    09/05/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Cable ^ | 9/5/12 | Josh Rogin
    CHARLOTTE - Following what Obama campaign officials said was the personal intervention of President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee reversed itself and altered their platform Wednesday afternoon to include language identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. COMMENTS (60) SHARE: Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Bookmark and Share More... After defending their decision to keep such language out of the platform as recently as this afternoon, convention leaders today proposed two amendments to the platform adopted on Tuesday, one to add a mention of God and one to add a mention of Jerusalem. "Jerusalem is and...
  • Dems Boo Jerusalem on Day Jerusalem-Born Natalie Portman to Speak at DNC

    09/05/2012 3:46:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/5/12 | Joe Pollack
    On the day that Jerusalem-born, Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman is due to deliver a "surprise" address to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC, delegates roundly booed party leaders who amended the Democrat platform to include support for Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa failed--three times in a row--to earn the support of a two-thirds majority of delegates to amend the platform to include Jerusalem and a reference to "God," which had been omitted. In the end, he merely deemed that the convention had passed the motion--though it clearly had not--and adopted the amendments...
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Jerusalem And God Get Booed At Dem Convention

    09/05/2012 2:30:02 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 116 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Delegates and members of the Democratic party booed after former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) discussed God and moved to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, had to ask for the Yea and Nay vote several times before declaring the motion passed. C-SPAN cameras captured the dissatisfaction among members after the motion passed.
  • Democrats reinstate "God" and Jerusalem language in party platform

    09/05/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/5/12 | CBS
    - After sharp criticism from Mitt Romney and Republicans, the Democrats have reinstated the language into their party platform that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the words "God-given" that were removed in this year's platform.
  • ‘Fed Up’ Gingrich Calls Out Media Refusal to Focus on Extremism in Democratic Platform

    09/02/2012 9:06:52 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 77 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-2-12 | Brent Baker
    “I’m frankly, fed up, with the one-sided bias,” a frustrated Newt Gingrich asserted on Sunday’s Meet the Press, citing two blatant examples. First: “Where is the outrage over overt, deliberate racism” in Vice President Joe Biden telling a black audience “if the Republicans win you will be ‘in chains’”? Second, President Obama “voted three times to protect the right of doctors to kill babies who came out of abortion still alive. That plank says tax-paid abortion at any moment, meaning partial birth abortion -- that’s a 20 percent issue,” a position which Democrats “couldn’t defend...for a day if it was...
  • Progressives and the growing dependency agenda

    02/14/2010 9:12:15 AM PST · by ricks_place · 7 replies · 299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2010 | George F. Will
    Only two things are infinite -- the expanding universe and Democrats' hostility to the District of Columbia's school choice program. Killing this small program, which benefits 1,300 mostly poor and minority children, is odious and indicative. It is a small piece of something large -- the Democrats' dependency agenda, which aims to multiply the ways Americans are dependent on government. Democrats, in their canine devotion to teachers unions, oppose empowering poor children to escape dependency on even terrible government schools. Unions and their poodles say school choice siphons money from public schools. But federal money funds the D.C. program, so...
  • Kaine pushes for special rights for homosexuals (BARF alert)

    12/07/2009 12:17:00 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 562+ views
    email from Equality VA, a pro-homosexual group in VA: Exciting news! The Kaine administration has started the rulemaking process that could result in state employees being able to choose either to include either a spouse or an “otherwise qualified adult” on their state health insurance plan. Equality Virginia has been working to achieve this goal for the past year. These efforts finally have resulted in publication of aNotice of Intended Regulatory Action that is the first step in a long process that will not conclude until months after Governor-elect McDonnell takes office in January. To move this proposal from suggestion...
  • GOP, RNC to rebrand Democrats as 'Socialists' [ “Democrat Socialist Party.” ......]

    05/13/2009 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies · 3,581+ views
    GOP to rebrand Dems as 'socialists' By: Roger Simon May 13, 2009 04:32 AM EST A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” When I asked if such a resolution would force RNC Chairman Michael Steele to use that label when talking about Democrats in all his speeches and press releases, the RNC member replied: “Who cares?” Which pretty much sums up the attitude some members of the RNC have toward their chairman these...
  • Democrats See Opportunity as Acceptance of Gay Marriage Grows

    05/02/2009 9:41:09 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 36 replies · 1,213+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Saturday, May 02, 2009
    Gay marriage legalization in several states and the public's growing acceptance of same-sex unions have Democrats sensing political opportunity and some Republicans re-evaluating their party's hard-line opposition to an issue that long has rallied its base. In recent weeks, Vermont and Iowa have legalized same-sex marriage, while New York, Maine and New Hampshire have taken steps in that direction. Polls show younger Americans are far are more tolerant on the issue than are older generations. For now at least, the public is much more focused on the troubled economy and two wars than on social issues.
  • Do you rememer the 1972 Democratic Convention?

    04/28/2009 8:45:38 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 25 replies · 1,130+ views
    Do you remember the 1972 Democratic Convention? This was the convention which put abortion on the party's platform. I watched this on tv. I also remember a Democrat Convention which could have been 1972 or maybe 1976, this time they put gay rights on the party platform. I wish someone in the Republican Party could find these archives and show the whole country how the Democratic Party accepted these extreme views and officially put it on their party platform. It appears that there are too many naive Democratic voters who have never heard of this and are under the illusion...
  • 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there

    10/21/2008 9:00:08 PM PDT · by steve0 · 17 replies · 2,200+ views
    10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there Someone sent this for discussion. Is it fore real? 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. SOON 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. DONE 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. MOSTLY DONE, Obama would retain a reduced version of the estate tax, as it is correctly called, though McCain would reduce it by more. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. SOON, (Property rights?) 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of...
  • The Democrats’ Platform Plank on Abortion: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

    09/13/2008 12:59:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 271+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/12/08 | Dr. Richard Land
    Much has been made of the Democratic Party’s new platform plank on abortion. Jim Wallis has hailed the new language as “an historic step forward.” Is it? Well, Sen. Obama says that “words matter,” so let’s examine the actual words. It is true that the Democrats did add language stating that the party “strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.” This is good to know and does provide a certain moral symmetry to their promotion...
  • Partisan Plans for Energy and Climate Change

    09/10/2008 7:56:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 207+ views
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2008 | Ronald Bailey
    Cap and trade, drilling, no nukes, and tax credits for all At their conventions this past month, the Democrats and Republicans each laid out their differing solutions to our nation's energy and climate troubles. Energy and climate change are intertwined because burning fossil fuels that power the modern world produces carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the planet. In addition, higher oil prices have raised concerns about the nation's energy security. Combing through both platforms, it appears that the Republicans endorse a far more sweeping set of energy and climate change policies than do their Democratic counterparts. The GOP platform...
  • Dem Platform Reads Like An Expense Sheet

    09/09/2008 7:59:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 133+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 9, 2008 | PHILLIS SCHAFLY
    The past two presidential elections taught the losing Democrats a couple of political lessons. They learned that attacks on guns and defense of abortion are no longer winning issues for them, and this new awakening is reflected in their 2008 party platform adopted in Denver. The platform grudgingly states, "We will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms." The powers-that-be in the Democratic Party have learned to tolerate a few pro-gun candidates. Feminist pressure won't let the Democrats recede from their "proudly" stated 2004 platform position that "abortion should be safe, legal and rare." This year's platform...
  • Going Off the Deep End in Denver: Democrats Walk the Abortion Plank

    09/01/2008 6:30:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 190+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | August 30th, 2008 | Steve Mosher
    Going Off the Deep End in Denver: Democrats Walk the Abortion Plank August 30th, 2008 by Steven W. Mosher Already notorious for its unconditional embrace of abortion, the Democratic Party has now managed to adopt a position on the paramount life issue that is, if anything, even more extreme. The new platform adopted in Denver states that the Party “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”Past Democratic Party platforms had managed...
  • Dem Platform is for Whiners

    08/29/2008 5:54:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies · 107+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 29, 2008 | Robert Robb
    The Democrats have titled their party platform, "Renewing America's Promise." A more honest and accurate title would be, "We'll Give You More." The soul of the Democratic philosophy is summed up in this passage from the platform: "For decades, Americans have been told to act for ourselves, by ourselves, on our own. Democrats reject this recipe for division and failure." Note the disdain for the ethos of self-responsibility. Democrats do not merely regard it as insufficient. Instead they regard the idea that people should provide for themselves as divisive. Even more significantly, Democrats regard self-responsibility as a "recipe for failure."...
  • Democratic platform adopts native Hawaiian recognition

    08/28/2008 4:39:33 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies · 215+ views
    starbulletin.com ^ | 8/27/08 | Richard Borreca
    DENVER » Recognition of native Hawaiians is back in the Democratic Party's national platform. The wording is a bit different from the plank adopted in 2000, but the emphasis on some form of native Hawaiian recognition by the federal government runs on the same track. This year, Democrats said: "We support the efforts for self-determination and sovereignty of native Hawaiians, consistent with principles enumerated in the Apology Resolution and the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act." Eight years ago, the Democrats, meeting in Los Angeles, said: "We will work to pass legislation establishing a process for native Hawaiians to reorganize a...
  • Potemkin Democrats Talk Defense

    08/28/2008 4:16:21 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 5 replies · 131+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/28/2008 | Rowan Scarborough
    The 2008 Democratic Party platform calls for ushering in a new era of government intervention in nearly all corners of American life, but its words on national defense read more like a Republican document than leftist manifesto. The platform's pro-defense bent at times belies specific statements from Sen. Barrack Obama, the party's presidential nominee. He has singled out major weapons programs for budget cuts and has pledged to talk to any world leader, including the president of Iran, without preconditions. The platform's national security blueprint does contain two overtures to the Left: a pledge to end the ban on gays...
  • Anti-abortion activists unfurl sign on mesa

    08/26/2008 4:45:52 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 11 replies · 166+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 25, 2008 | Colleen Slevin
    Earlier Tuesday, a group of about 50 anti-abortion activists unfurled a huge sign on a mesa west of Denver equating the Democratic National Convention with abortion, but later removed it at the request of authorities. About 50 people hiked up the mesa Tuesday to post the sign, but the heat and the exertion took their toll. Deputies sent to the scene allowed those in distress to get food and water, Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Burns said. Some of the protesters agreed to hike back up and take down the sign, made of more than 2,000 queen-size sheets sewn together...