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  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.