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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Halperin: No Liberal Bias In Saying Exclusion Of God From DNC Platform No Big Deal

    09/06/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Methinks the MSMer doth protest too much. If Mark Halperin weren't keenly aware that he was about to try to whitewash a huge vulnerability for the Democrats, why would he have prefaced his remark with the disclaimer that he and others weren't showing liberal bias by claiming it was no big deal? But that's exactly what Halperin did this on today's Morning Joe. The show rolled a rolled of the DNC delegates clearly voting against putting God and Jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-Israel back in the platform from which they had been removed. We then saw the convention chairman fraudently declare that two-thirds had...
  • 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.
  • God, Jerusalem and 'Flexibility'

    09/05/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT · by morethanright · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-05 18:44:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrats meeting at their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, were in a bit of a pickle. Word got out that God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was struck from the Democratic Party platform, and so a hasty decision was made to rectify the telling blunder.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, put a motion before the convention's delegates to suspend the rules and allow an amendment to the party platform. The measure passed by a roaring voice vote.That was the easy part.Then former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, platform committee chairman, rose...
  • Democrats boo God and Israel at convention [VIDEO]

    09/05/2012 7:48:58 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | netWMD Staff
    At their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., "Democrats had approved a platform on Tuesday that made no mention of God or Jerusalem," according to the AP. Even President Obama took note of these "omissions," and he, "personally intervened to order Democrats to change language in their party platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, campaign officials said Wednesday." Despite the party's top man trying to perform damage control: The platform changes did not sit well with some Democratic delegates gathered in Charlotte, N.C., for the party's three-day convention. Many in the...
  • Convention floor chaos: Democrats alter platform, disagree (Outrage from Jew-hating, atheist 'Rats)

    09/05/2012 6:01:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/12 | Kevin Liptak and Ashley Killough
    In a rare display of just how quickly a tightly scripted national political convention can unwind, Democrats on Wednesday struggled to complete a voice vote amending their party platform to include language referring to Jerusalem and God. It took three attempts from Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa before the platform was amended, and a loud chorus of delegates yelling "no" met each attempt to pass the changes by voice vote.
  • 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.
  • 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>
  • DNC Day Two opens with Jerusalem, 'God' amendments

    09/05/2012 3:48:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats sought to tamp down a pair of controversies as they gaveled open the second night of their convention Wednesday, inserting the word “God” into their platform and restating support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It took three attempts to pass the language regarding Jerusalem and a subjective decision by the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to decide the change had the required support of two-thirds of the delegates. To many listeners, the voice vote seemed at least evenly divided.
  • Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform;

    09/05/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/5/2012 | Allahpundit
    The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language about God after people noticed that the phrase “God-given” in the 2008 platform had been dropped in the new one. Simple process, in theory: Have someone from the floor propose adding the new language, then let the delegates approve it via a voice vote. The result? A trainwreck so awful that even Paul Begala didn’t try to spin it. As you’ll see, Villaraigosa’s astonishment...
  • DNC Almighty Nightmare In Charlotte: Now Dems Put God And Jerusalem Language Back Into The Platform

    09/05/2012 3:01:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 90 replies
    This has become a disaster for the Democrats and a boon to the Romney campaign. The DNC has now added God back into their platform language after originally taking it out. They have also added language back in that says Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. When they tried to change the language on the convention floor, there were boos! Oy-gevalt. Despite the corrections by the Democrats, the Romney campaign can now argue that the Democrats don't know what they believe on two very important topics. They can also argue that the Democrats only did this because of the pushback....
  • Democrats restore "God" and "jerusalem as Captial of Israel" to their platform

    09/05/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 93 replies
    Fox News | September 5, 2012
    Just announced on Fox News!
  • 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.
  • Democrats strike God and Jerusalem from their convention platform

    09/05/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | 09/05/2012
    The Democrats moved “forward” during their Charlotte convention by removing a key member of their party from its past platforms. There is no room for God in Mr. Obama’s coronation party. In fact, the Democrats removed any reference to God from their platform as approved by Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, according to an ABC report. Gone with God, is Jerusalem, another word not mentioned in the Democrat’s political arrangement. God appeared in the Democrat’s platform verbiage as late as the 2008 convention, where the apparently divisive, in the view of Democrats, phrase “God-given potential” appeared. The phrase “Jerusalem as...
  • Which of Clint Eastwood's movies do you think is God's favorite?

    09/05/2012 10:47:35 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 48 replies
    I often wonder what God must be thinking as He watches today's events. He must not be happy. In fact, I think his response will not be too different from Clint Eastwood's. Clint Eastwood in his movies. I wonder what movie is God's favorite Eastwood movie? I think "Gran Torino" would be Christ's favorite.
  • Why Is There No Mention Of God In DNC Platform?

    09/05/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    There doesn't seem to be an answer even from the Democrats, so I'll field a guess... 
  • Durbin Attacks Fox News: God Is Not A Franchise Of Republican Party

    09/05/2012 4:29:40 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies ^ | 09-04-2012 | Staff
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) “Well, I can just basically tell you that if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that Democrats are Godless people, they ought to know better,” Durbin said. “God is not a franchise of the Republican Party. Those of us who believe in God, and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don’t want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America...
  • Obamanation: The Death Of God!

    09/04/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 22 replies
    Self | 9/4/12 | Me
    News that Democrats have removed "God" from their platform is both disturbing and a stark reminder of how far left the once patriotic party of JFK has moved in a mere four years. Being nearly 90% of Americans still believe in God, and this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values, this development is a tangible threat to our way of life. Furthermore, it only validates fears that progressives continue to operate under the auspices of their new Holy Bible - “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky - which painstakingly outlines a systematic blueprint for implementing Marxist theory in the land...