Democrats Remove ‘God-Given’ From Platform, Remove References to Jerusalem – Update: He’s Back!
What does the Democrat Party have against the God of Abraham?
Chris Good of ABC News Reports (h/t Jake Tapper on Twitter)
CHARLOTTE — For Democrats, there is no God in 2012 — at least as far as the party’s platform is concerned.
Nor is there a Jerusalem.
Democrats removed those two words, and the passages surrounding them, from the 2012 party platform as it was released this week.
In Charlotte on Monday, the Democratic National Committee released its 2012 party platform after the DNC Platform Committee approved it under the leadership of Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker. The Platform Drafting Committee, led by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, gathered feedback for an initial draft in Minneapolis over the summer.
Gone are three sentences identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, now and forever. There is no mention of Jerusalem in the 2012 document, after the 2008 version included this mention:
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.
One possibility is the platform changes were made as directed by the president himself, or members of his administration. Why else would Obama’s name be mentioned 38 times in a 40 page document?
Mike Flynn reports at Breitbart.com
Barack Obama is the most cited term in the Democrat platform. Out of the 40 pages that make up the platform, Obama is cited by name on 38 of them. He is cited over 200 times throughout the document. The Democrat party’s platform is really Obama’s campaign manifesto.
Let me put this in perspective. In 2008, the Democrat party platform mentioned Barack Obama 8 times. This year’s GOP platform mentions Mitt Romney…ONCE. And, the mention is in the introduction, not the body of the platform.