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  • Rep. Chu: Tax-Funded Abortions ‘Will Actually Save This Country Money’

    07/27/2016 11:36:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2016 | 2:42 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money. […] Chu supported the EACH Woman Act last summer, which would have lifted the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion. …
  • The Abortion-ization of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Kristan Hawkins
    When I was in grade school, I often played at nights and on the weekends with a boy who lived a couple of houses from me. We would ride bikes, play video games, the usual stuff. But during the school day, I noticed he was always mean to me if I approached him when he was hanging out with his friends. I asked him about it once and he told me we were like “secret” friends. I was a girl and straight-A student and he was a jock so I guess in his mind we didn’t mix. That was the...
  • How Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    07/26/2016 5:39:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010 applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of most abortions, to Obamacare. Five years later, the White House referred to the Hyde Amendment while defending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Now, the Democrats’ party platform is calling for repeal of the measure. According to a new poll, Americans are solidly opposed to public funding of abortion, including nearly half of voters who support abortion rights, and at least four out of 10 Democrats.
  • Is the Democratic Party’s Climate and Energy Platform Defensible?

    07/14/2016 8:18:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    Pressured by radical environmentalists and multi-billionaires like Tom Steyer who stand to profit, the Democratic Party has issued a new platform statement on climate and energy: Moving beyond the “all of the above” energy approach in the 2012 platform, the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50 percent clean electricity within the next ten years. The Committee unanimously adopted a joint proposal from Sanders and Clinton representatives to commit to making America run entirely on clean energy by mid-century, and supporting the...
  • Sanders wins liberal influence over Democratic platform

    07/11/2016 7:39:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2016 6:38 PM EDT | Catherine Lucey
    Bernie Sanders may have lost out on the Democratic nomination, but he won significant influence over the party’s official policy positions, getting a draft document that largely reflected his liberal views. A marathon meeting in Orlando on Friday and Saturday marked the final deliberation of the Democratic Party’s platform before the convention later this month. A group of 187 delegates, including supporters of both Democratic candidates, crammed into a steamy hotel ballroom to pore over a draft document and offer amendments. […] The draft going into the meeting already reflected Sanders’ influence, with steps to break up large Wall Street...
  • Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics

    06/27/2016 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science. A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming. “Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also...
  • 1965: 'If I Were the Devil' (Warning for a Nation) - Paul Harvey

    If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.”...
  • #FeelTheBern Sanders appoints 3 anti-Israel 'activists' to write Democratic party platform,

    05/23/2016 5:24:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Democratic party has revamped the way it appoints members of its platform committee, apportioning representation based on votes in the primary. As a result, Hillary Clinton has appointed six members of the platform committee, Bernie Sanders has appointed five, and party Chaircritter Debbie Wasserman Schultz ('I wear my support for Israel to work on my sleeve every morning') has appointed four. One of Sanders' appointees is longtime anti-Israel activist James Zogby. Sanders’s choices include James Zogby, a pro-Palestinian activist who is president of the Arab-American Institute in Washington and a frequent commentator on Arab-Israeli issues. On Saturday Zogby...
  • 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...