By Tom Quiner

A lot happened yesterday.

First, the Democrats said goodbye to God. They nixed him from their party platform, expunging the name of our Creator from their written operating principles, also known as the party platform.

This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that God has been invoked in their platform for years. Why extirpate Him now?

A lot of Americans already fear the Democrats for their shift away from the sacred in favor of the secular. Their removal of God  seemed to confirm that the party of the HHS Mandate was ready for a final break with the Almighty.

And then politics intervened.

Sensing that this was a bad move, that Democrat godlessness was going to become the BIG story of the convention, Team Obama put their foot down and insisted that God be returned to the platform.

Team Obama also insisted that language be put back in that acknowledges Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Increasingly pro Palestinian Democrats had deleted this language from the platform:

“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.”

The floor erupted with unhappy delegates who were visibly and vocally upset with allowing God and Jerusalem to have any role in their party.

For now, God is back, but He is on probation.

8 Comments

  1. Shawn Pavlik on September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Pretty hilarious, or frightening, depending on how you look at it. I saw their floor vote, and they had to voice vote 3 times before the “chair” decided that “two-thirds” had approved the amended platform. If you truly listen to the voice votes, I would have to say it was closer to 50-50 with possibly a slight edge to the nays. The floor was not happy with the approval of the motion to put “God” back in the platform.

  2. onetenthblog on September 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

    “Team Obama also insisted that language be put back in that acknowledges Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Increasingly pro Palestinian Democrats had deleted this language from the platform”

    I honestly don’t understand the left-wing politics anymore, esp. in foreign policy. It’s caged by the marxians, UN-types. It’s too impulsive to be Wilsonian, more self-congratulatory than McGovern’s.

    One day, it’ll shoot itself in the foot. It’s good Barack Obama’s trying to distance himself from this mob.

  3. onetenthblog on September 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

    AND ANOTHER THING: Google the name George Galloway, and there’s an example why the left is losing it.

    • quinersdiner on September 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Pretty controversial stuff that he’s said.

  4. illero on September 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    The re-entry process was clearly a travesty. The poor fellow calling for the vote from the floor to reinstate God and Jerusalem into the platform was shocked and dismayed at the negative votes. Frankly, he did not know what to do, since his prompter clearly indicated that he was to announce that the “Ayes” have it. With some coaching from behind, and with, at best, a 50-50 vote FOR the re-insertion, he finally read what he was supposed to — that the motion Passed with a two-thirds vote. He must be really proud of himself this morning. Maybe he’ll become a convert to the Republican party.

    • quinersdiner on September 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

      It was pretty juicy political theater.

  5. juwannadoright on September 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The vote “reinstating God” was such a travesty – but it said a lot about the people who were elected as delegates to the DNC. At best the real vote was 50/50. Reminds me of Chicago politics at it’s worst.

    • quinersdiner on September 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

      What does it say about a party so upset about adding God back into their platform? I think it makes them squirm, because they so adamantly reject a God-given right to Life. It is imperative for them to distance themselves from their Creator to remove an Impediment to their godless policies.

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