Quotes of the day

posted at 10:34 pm on September 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

Two platform planks sparked division at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday…

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…

A senior White House said Wednesday that the platform dispute was an unfortunate stumble during this week’s convention.

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Democratic lawmakers expressed confusion Wednesday evening over their party’s decision to omit several key pro-Israel passages from the Democratic platform, including explicit support for Jerusalem remaining the Jewish state’s capital city.

“It was silly not to include it,” Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening, during an event meant to honor Center for American Progress founder John Podesta, a former Clinton administration official.

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“It’s embarrassing,” said CNN’s John King when asked for his opinion on the lack of consensus among the DNC delegates. “It took, what, three times, and even then – listening from up here – it’s hard to say that was two thirds. But he just decided enough was enough.”

King says that reporters still do not know why, and no one has told them how, it was decided that the DNC platform committee would omit language that referred to God as well as to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. He said that Congressional Democrats panicked yesterday, knowing that Romney would make an issue of the platform in swing states with a large Jewish population like Florida.

“That was embarrassing,” King concluded.

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Two sources also told HuffPost that officials with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the bipartisan and staunchly pro-Israel interest group known as AIPAC, had vetted the draft and signed off on its provisions.

AIPAC-linked sources later vociferously denied the report, telling reporters that the organization had initially proposed language that included Jerusalem as the capital, and that their officials never reviewed the “full Middle East platform.”

The source informed on the internal party deliberations said the latest change to reinsert the Jerusalem language was made in order to calm the controversy, not to change the intent of the passage.

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In the last few elections, the parties’ platforms have not differed vastly when it came to Israel. In 2000, both opposed a unilateral declaration of independence by the Palestinians, pledged to support Israel’s qualitative military edge, and took a pro-Israel line on Jerusalem. “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths,” the Democrats urged, while the GOP argued that “The United States has a moral and legal obligation to maintain its Embassy and Ambassador in Jerusalem.”…

Wednesday afternoon’s move by besieged Democrats to add Jerusalem language to their platform is better than a refusal to do so. But who can believe this is an act of principle rather than a desperate effort to avoid the criticism that has fallen on their heads?

For Israel and its supporters, the drama over the 2012 Democratic Party platform can only arouse new worries about the direction of American policy.

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Let the paranoia begin. For the professional alarmists who see an all-powerful Israel lobby lurking behind every bush, rock, and cloud, today’s debacle is a goldmine. What could be a greater demonstration of the Israel Lobby’s dangerous subversion of American democracy than the sham vote at the Democratic National Convention that saw pro-Israel language shoved into the party platform over the heads of party delegates?

The reality of the situation, however, is both more interesting and more frightening than intrepid Zionist-spotters would have you believe. Today, America got an unvarnished look at the Democratic Party’s internal conflict on Israel. Half of the Party represents the pro-Israel consensus in America. The other half? Not so much. For all the talk about the unrecognizably extreme new Republican Party, it’s the Democrats whose fringe has quietly made deep inroads into the center — especially when it concerns Israel — and fundamentally altered the nature of the Party.

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The two parties have spent much of the past two weeks eliminating all remaining reasons for the continued existence of national conventions.

Democrats this afternoon joined Republicans in finally ending the pretense that conventions are democratic gatherings where delegates have power…

So these are festivals and pep rallies. Why they should get federal subsidies and huge floods of media attention is beyond me. Maybe this year’s snafus will finally convince the world to dial back the conventions.

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“The president and his party have now changed their position. They now say that they’re not certain what the capital of Israel might be,” Romney said. “I find that one more example of Israel being thrown under the bus by the president. I think it’s a very sad day.”…

“When we have our best friend in the Middle East, a nation which shares our values, a nation now under extraordinary threat and distress when nations around it like Syria and Egypt are going through tumult of their own, for us at a stage like this, to take an action of that nature, to cease calling Jerusalem the capital of Israel — this is a very troubling development and I think one which will be recognized for what it is by people across America and across the world,” Romney added.



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i know the tax stuff smells like a cover for an axelrod operation…but seriously, lefties love to get people to think they have more power than they do (cf. alinsky)

Anonymous made many claims about the RNC convention before hand…lot of dire warnings. and in the end nothing. total fizzle. I mean where was the black bloc breaking windows and the eggs with acid?

some of these people are unhinged…and some just like to shake up the media.

but Palin was hacked by a dem lowlife, so it is not impossible…but unlikely. Of course, axelrod might just give them to a reporter straight away (no snitch rules apply)

r keller on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 AM

‘Nite, WP and Jackie, too !
Can’t believe I’m still up, myself ! LOL
‘Dark Knight Rises’ on iPod must be the ticket !
O_o

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 AM

listens2glenn on September 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

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Wow. Thank you for the permission.

Kungfoochimp on September 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

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You’re welcome . . . . . this time . . .

listens2glenn on September 6, 2012 at 2:59 AM

..well, gotta scoot myself.

BCNU es 73s.

..dit dit.

The War Planner on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 AM

The War Planner:Nite TWP:)

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM

I’m off as well,Angrymike,catch ya tommorrow,

night everyone——————————–:)

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 AM

The extortion for money story does not make sense, if the hackers are so sophisticated, they will know that Bitcoin is not untraceable.

http://theclag.org/buying-secrets-buying-time-mitt-romneys-tax-returns-and-bitcoin/

The use of Bitcoin complicates the process of tracking these individuals by law enforcement, but it has been demonstrated that the Bitcoin protocol does not provide for entirely anonymous transactions However, elaborate Bitcoin mixing techniques could make it prohibitively expensive for enforcement officials to track down desired indivduals.

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 3:03 AM

canopfor on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 AM

can, you are loved here !!
;-) ;-)

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

night jack war plannr and canopfor ….

I wanted to add to my little rant :D

I believe that Israil is our friend in the mideast
and we need to support them.
we should also put Pollard against the wall and shoot
him …..
we need to seriously look at the aid we send overseas
and cut it also ….

conservative tarheel on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 AM

well folks … time for bed here … later

conservative tarheel on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 AM

we need to seriously look at the aid we send overseas
and cut it also ….

conservative tarheel on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 AM

I sure do agree with re-examining our $-aid-$. but when it simply boils down to our undergirding support (no $$, just backing as a super-power), America needs to be on Israel’s side, and have her back. To convey otherwise is a horrible stand.
‘Tis important in many ways (and in Whose eyes).
Jus sayin.

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I sure do agree with re-examining our $-aid-$. but when it simply boils down to our undergirding support (no $$, just backing as a super-power), America needs to be on Israel’s side, and have her back. To convey otherwise is a horrible stand.
‘Tis important in many ways (and in Whose eyes).
Jus sayin.

pambi on September 6, 2012 at 3:17 AM

agreed … Like I said …. I have issues because of Pollad
and the USS Liberty …. but big picture… we need to support them… that doesnt mean give away the store ….

conservative tarheel on September 6, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Just popped in to say NOW I understand that WaPo/ABC poll earlier in the day that showed Obama’s favorables going underwater….

It’s a setup so it will look like a huge bounce after the convention.

MaggiePoo on September 6, 2012 at 4:47 AM

His name is Obamandias
Look on his works and despair
Nothing beside remains round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away

VorDaj on September 6, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Just popped in to say NOW I understand that WaPo/ABC poll earlier in the day that showed Obama’s favorables going underwater….

It’s a setup so it will look like a huge bounce after the convention.

MaggiePoo on September 6, 2012 at 4:47 AM

What makes you think it will bounce?

Terrye on September 6, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Check out this article. The leaked excerpts from the new Woodward book on the collapse of the debt ceiling deal are going to be explosive:

Woodward issues a harsh judgment on White House and congressional leaders for failing to act boldly at a moment of crisis. Particular blame falls on the president.

“It was increasingly clear that no one was running Washington. That was trouble for everyone, but especially for Obama,” Woodward writes.

With the president taking charge, though, Obama found that he had little history with members of Congress to draw on. His administration’s early decision to forego bipartisanship for the sake of speed around the stimulus bill was encapsulated by his then-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: “We have the votes. F— ‘em,” he’s quoted in the book as saying.

Obama phoned in to deliver a “high-minded message,” he writes. Obama went on so long that Pelosi “reached over and pressed the mute button on her phone,” so they could continue to work without the president hearing that they weren’t paying attention.

“The administration didn’t seem to have a strategy. It was unbelievable. There didn’t seem to be any core principles,” Woodward writes in describing Van Hollen’s thinking.

“Obama doesn’t really have the joy of the game. Clinton basically loved negotiating with a bunch of pols, about anything,” Summers said. “Whereas, Obama, he really didn’t like these guys.”

Summers said that Obama’s “excessive pragmatism” was a problem. “I don’t think anybody has a sense of his deep feelings about things.” Summers said. “I don’t think anybody has a sense of his deep feelings about people. I don’t think people have a sense of his deep feelings around the public philosophy.”

“The president was trying to get there. But there was nobody steering the ship underneath him,” Boehner told Woodward. “They never had their act together. The president, I think, was ill-served by his team. Nobody in charge, no process. I just don’t know how the place works. To this day, I can’t tell you how the place works. There’s no process for making a decision in this White House. There’s nobody in charge.”

The president delivered a blistering address, taking apart the Ryan budget plan as “changing the basic social compact in America.” Ryan left the speech “genuinely ripped,” Woodward writes, feeling that Obama was engaged in “game-on demagoguery” rather than trying to work with the new Republican majority.

“I can’t believe you poisoned the well like that,” Ryan told Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling on his way out of the speech.

Boehner told Woodward that at one point, when Boehner voiced concern about passing the deal they were working out, the president reached out and touched his forearm.

“John, I’ve got great confidence in my ability to sway the American people,” Boehner quotes the president as having told him.

Frustration over the lack of clear White House planning was voiced to Obama’s face at one point, with a Democratic congressional staffer taking the extraordinary step of confronting the president in the Oval Office.

With the nation facing the very real possibility of defaulting on its debt for the first time in its history, David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, told the president directly that he couldn’t simply reject the only option left to Congress.

“It is really disheartening that you, that this White House did not have a Plan B,” Krone said, according to Woodward.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 6:35 AM

My take.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

There was one obvious quote missing from Clinton’s long winded speech … “It’s the economy stupid!”

kregg on September 6, 2012 at 6:42 AM

good morning HA

so bubba was bubba i take it…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM

good morning HA

so bubba was bubba i take it…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I just couldn’t watch it.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Me, neither.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:57 AM

good morning HA

so bubba was bubba i take it…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM

According to Jennifer Rubin, he went on and on and on and on and on.

Terrye on September 6, 2012 at 6:57 AM

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

excellent take KJ….

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

cripe…glad to have missed it…

however from the MJ crew this am, he walks on bloody water….

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Even though he’s still getting BIG money for corporate speaking gigs, methinks Bubba misses the national spotlight.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

good morning HA

so bubba was bubba i take it…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I just couldn’t watch it.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Me, neither.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:57 AM

None of you missed a thing. It was a real snoozer. Almost like a Pawlenty speech, but with finger wagging.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM

FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!

Of unemployment, class warfare, deficits, death panels, condoms, talking to Iran, disarming for the Russians, and hopelessness.

YES PLEASE MORE OF THAT because…..he’s BLACK (well 1/2 black)!!!!!!!

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Chance of rain at Bank of America Stadium during Obama’s speech now ZERO PERCENT.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:04 AM

If this isn’t fitting I don’t know what is……

The “HOPE” artist is going to jail over that poster (thanks to the Associated Press and the DOJ and himself)

“HOPE TO JAIL”

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM

morning joe is chirping crickets re: God and Jersusalem…its bubba all the time this am

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

oh yeah

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM

the dems, sad to say, are running a great convention. the speakers are all focused on obama and don’t dwell on their resumes. romney getting slapped mercilessly for bain, cayman islands and being rich and out of touch. war on women, immigration. a sea of adoring brown faces.
they also hit mitt over not having a plan.

we said that to mccain in ’08…..get a 3 or 4 point plan and hammer it till election.

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:10 AM

My take.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Good post, KJ. Godless freaks, the lot of them.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 AM

the dems, sad to say, are running a great convention. the speakers are all focused on obama and don’t dwell on their resumes. romney getting slapped mercilessly for bain, cayman islands and being rich and out of touch. war on women, immigration. a sea of adoring brown faces.
they also hit mitt over not having a plan.

we said that to mccain in ’08…..get a 3 or 4 point plan and hammer it till election.

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:10 AM

You’re delusional.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM

the dems, sad to say, are running a great convention. the speakers are all focused on obama and don’t dwell on their resumes. romney getting slapped mercilessly for bain, cayman islands and being rich and out of touch. war on women, immigration. a sea of adoring brown faces.
they also hit mitt over not having a plan.

we said that to mccain in ’08…..get a 3 or 4 point plan and hammer it till election.

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Cognitive dissonance or bong hits for breakfast?

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Katie Pavlich is on Fox & Friends right now. Also Juanita Williams.

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM

The Dems theme this week is all about the “contrast” between Romney Ryan and the rat-eared bastard and his party. Well here is a huge contrast. The GOP did not have delegates(majority as far as I can tell) on the floor of the convention actually voting down God and the Jews.

This is a big deal.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM

None of you missed a thing. It was a real snoozer. Almost like a Pawlenty speech, but with finger wagging.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Well, it isn’t a Clinton speech without his trademark wagging finger. Just as many people are talking about the Godless Jew-hating Dems and the empty stadium this morning than they are anything that Bubba said.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 7:21 AM

so bubba say no president can fix this in 4 years….ummm the great and powerful obama declared it so…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Thank you! Don’t worry, though, our Progressive “Republicans” will be awake and here any minute, to tell us that we need to de-emphasize God, also, to attract those mythical “independents”.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Cognitive dissonance or bong hits for breakfast?

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM

I believe the term of art is “wake and bake.”

got to hand it to the Republicans. The manufactured a couple of bogus controversies, got a press corps who were desperate for unscripted “news” to buy in, and knocked the convention off message for a day.

Nice work, dammit.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 AM

got to hand it to the Republicans. The manufactured a couple of bogus controversies, got a press corps who were desperate for unscripted “news” to buy in, and knocked the convention off message for a day.

Nice work, dammit.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Awww, man. That’s “bogus”!

You sound like a whining teenage.

Need a Kleenex?

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM

does romney have a clearly elucidated solution for our countries problems. NO!

he’s simple running on ABO. if anyone’s delusional, its you. least i’m preparing for novembers loss.

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:43 AM

got to hand it to the Republicans. The manufactured a couple of bogus controversies, got a press corps who were desperate for unscripted “news” to buy in, and knocked the convention off message for a day.

Nice work, dammit.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Debbie, is that you??

hillsoftx on September 6, 2012 at 7:45 AM

does romney have a clearly elucidated solution for our countries problems. NO!

he’s simple running on ABO. if anyone’s delusional, its you. least i’m preparing for novembers loss.

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:43 AM

He’s more clearly articulated solutions than Obama has.

And you’re not preparing for a November loss — you’re hoping for one.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Jay Leno last night: Today was the second day of the Democratic Convention. They had a big lighting problem. They worked all day to fix it, but they just couldn’t get President Obama out of Bill Clinton’s shadow.

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I believe the term of art is “wake and bake.”

got to hand it to the Republicans. The manufactured a couple of bogus controversies, got a press corps who were desperate for unscripted “news” to buy in, and knocked the convention off message for a day.

Nice work, dammit.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Late- term partial-birth abortion on demand, at taxpayer expense, gets a standing ovation.

God gets BOOED.

Where are these “bogus controversies” you speak of?

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM

ouch

cmsinaz on September 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM

I thought the administration’s relationship status was “It’s Complicated” when it came to Jerusalem.

I guess just like the moldier planks of the ‘Pub platform indicate how Romney is going to blitzkrieg all over abortion exceptions, you’ll hear nothing but “Jerusalem!” in immediate unison, now, when you ask a group of Dems what the capital of Israel is.

…Strange how, if this wording has been in every single Dem platform for a while, we could have elected an administration that violated like a law of physics or something in being less sure of Israel’s capital than the party platform. I mean platform planks are destiny, right? Even John “Maverick” McCain was planning on slavishly following every plank in the Pub platform–and holding public executions if staff members had even a hint of falling short of those ideals. Right?

Obama Press Corps worries about the conflict and double standard in 1, 2, 3, …, a google, …, a googleplex, ….

Axeman on September 6, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Obama 2012: Four More Years! …And this time, we’ll get something right.

Axeman on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM

I watched the whole DNC convention last night.

A few points:

- Clinton’s speech was a flop. It was too long, boring and WEAK. Clinton was on the defense the entire time, and seemed to struggle to rebut Republican criticisms of Obama. The only people who are going to buy anything he said are people who are already very inclined to vote for Obama. Clinton did NOT make the case for an Obama second term. The only memorable line (paraphrase): “No one could have been successful given what Obama inherited.” This is NOT a strong position for the Dems to be in. I’m frankly shocked that Clinton wasn’t able to deliver something much stronger. If this is the best the Dems can do with regard to making the case for Obama, then they are in serious trouble.

- Elizabeth Warren comes across like a snooty fake. Can’t see non-liberal men getting excited to vote for this woman, who looks and sounds like Marcy from Married with Children.

- CNN and MSNBC gushed over Clinton’s speech. It’s like they had been waiting for something over which to get all giddy. But Clinton’s speech was forgettable boilerplate. There are going to be many shocked members of the MSM the day after election day.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 AM

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Agreed.The comment about and her speech especially is dead on, reason why she will never win in MA.

jimver on September 6, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I meant the comment about Fauxcahontas…

jimver on September 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

steebo77 on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM

does romney have a clearly elucidated solution for our countries problems. NO!

renalin on September 6, 2012 at 7:43 AM

He actually has solutions, if you didn’t have a reading comprehension problem you could actually figure that out yourself, his economic plan its on his website. Pr maybe you can get someone to read it out loud to you :)…

jimver on September 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I meant the comment about Fauxcahontas…

jimver on September 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

The woman is beyond laughable. The only thing she has going for her is that there are way more registered Dems than Republicans in MA. Can’t see her eliciting much enthusiasm among them, though.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

So did the code pinkos in their vajayjay suits do a dance routine on stage while Clinton gave his speech? Maybe they got someone to dress up like a giant cigar?

bitsy on September 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

He actually has solutions, if you didn’t have a reading comprehension problem you could actually figure that out yourself, his economic plan its on his website. Pr maybe you can get someone to read it out loud to you :)…

jimver on September 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Renalin is like a poor man’s AngryEd. He’s one of the lower quality anti-Mitt, pro-Obama trolls on this site. Say what you will about AngryEd or LibFree, but they are not stupid. I think Renalin realizes he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I don’t even know why he wastes his time, to be honest. Renalin is the kind of person you could imagine sticking his finger under his armpit, then taking it out, smelling it and saying, “I made a stinky” while thinking he sounded funny.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Where are these “bogus controversies” you speak of?

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Jerusalem and God — who doesn’t appear in the Constitution, either.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

In that clip, Begala said we are the part of people ” with no faith”
I know what he meant, but it was funny to hear. Even he chuckeled a bit after saying it.
Would make a great sound bite.

Jabberwock on September 6, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Watched the first three minutes of Clinton’s speech. First, he sounds like Christopher Walken. Second, I think Clinton is nominating himself for president. Third, world famous lecher hits on first lady in national television. Comedy gold.

bitsy on September 6, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Where are these “bogus controversies” you speak of?

Naturally Curly on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Jerusalem and God — who doesn’t appear in the Constitution, either.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

The angry Democrat delegates who furiously booed the reinstatement of God and calling Jerusalem the capital of Israel would disagree with you about that. The Democrats’ boos say an awful lot about Obama’s base.

We need to demand that the Democrats clarify exactly how their platform got changed in the first place. We have not yet been given adequate explanation. This issue had better be brought up time and again today until we get the full story. American voters need to know why Democrats do not want to mention God. Jewish voters and everyone else need to know why Democrats and Obama is so willing to throw Israel under the bus. The anti-Israel left seems to be running the Democrat show, with Obama looking on approvingly.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Jerusalem and God — who doesn’t appear in the Constitution, either.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Nor does abortion or AHCA. But why quibble.

Dems manufactured the controversy all by themselves. They did not need any help here.

Jabberwock on September 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM

God — who doesn’t appear in the Constitution, either.

urban elitist on September 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

In the Constitution, to whom does “our Lord” refer?

ITguy on September 6, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Two sources also told HuffPost that officials with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the bipartisan and staunchly pro-Israel interest group known as AIPAC, had vetted the draft and signed off on its provisions.

AIPAC-linked sources later vociferously denied the report, telling reporters that the organization had initially proposed language that included Jerusalem as the capital, and that their officials never reviewed the “full Middle East platform.”

Just curious as to whether one of the two sources…or both of them for that matter…was Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Blaise on September 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Here’s what the Democrats truly believe in:

One nation world, under Government

ITguy on September 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Here’s what the Democrats truly believe in:

One nation world, under Government

ITguy
on September 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

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Interesting that your comment is #666.

Did you plan it that way?

listens2glenn on September 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 AM

OMG I agree with the gilled one – again … at least twice this year ….
maybe the Mayans were right :D

conservative tarheel on September 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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