The floor of the Democratic National Convention erupted Wednesday over a sudden move to restore to the platform a reference to “God” and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — after heavy criticism from Republicans for initially omitting them.
A senior campaign official told Fox News that President Obama personally intervened to change the language in both cases. On the “God” reference, the official said the president’s response was “why did it change in the first place?”
In the section referencing “God,” the change effectively restored language that had been in the 2008 platform. It now says: “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.”
I don’t know what to say… The DNC bowed, again, to the RNC…
To insert God in the political platform is to demote God to a human tool. The RNC is a master at this, and I really had hoped the DNC had evolved past this, but alas, they did not.
The Jerusalem thing? Read Jim’s post here.
- DNC Not Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel (independentsentinel.com)
- Does DNC Platform Indicate Policy Shift on “Right of Return”? (commentarymagazine.com)
- Sen. Durbin Picks Fight With Fox And Bret Baier For ‘Harping On’ Removal Of ‘God’ From DNC Platform (mediaite.com)