The Undemocratic Party Platform

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On Wednesday afternoon, in one completely unscripted convention moment, the Democrat Party not only defined who they are, but how they choose to govern.

The story begins when Los Angeles Mayor and convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa recognized former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. Strickland is an ordained minister, and he offered up an amendment to the party platform, addressing two “omissions” Barack Obama and his party suddenly realized were political liabilities. In short, the Democratic platform was one in which all references to God had been deleted, along with the idea that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

According to Politico, Obama knew nothing about this until Wednesday morning, when he saw media coverage of the omissions and undoubtedly realized what a public relations disaster it would be for his party. He then ordered both items restored to the platform because, according to his campaign handlers, the amended version is “consistent with the president’s own positions.”

The task of amending the platform was then handed to Villaraigosa. He introduced Strickland, who got the ball rolling. “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This summer I was proud to serve this party as the platform drafting committee chair,” said Strickland. “As the chair I come before you today to discuss two important matters related to our party’s national platform.”

Let’s pause. What Strickland is essentially saying is that everyone involved in formulating the original platform signed off on it–meaning no one had a problem leaving God out, or tossing Israel under the bus–until Wednesday.

Strickland continued. “As an ordained United Methodist minister I am here to affirm and attest that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story, and informs the values we’ve expressed in our party’s platform. In addition, president Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, and our party’s platform should as well. Mr. Chairman, I have submitted my amendment in writing and I believe it is being projected on the screen for the delegates to see. I move for adoption of the amendment as submitted and shown to the delegates.”

The amendment was indeed projected on a big screen for all the delegates to see. Then it was Villaraigosa’s turn. “A motion has been made. Is there a second?” he asked. The crowd “seconded” the motion. “Is there any further discussion?” he continued. “Hearing none, the matter requires a two-thirds vote in the affirmative.”

At that point things took a stunningly revealing turn. “All those delegates in favor say ‘aye,'” commanded Villaraigosa. A fairly loud “aye” was heard in response. “All those delegates opposed, say ‘no,'” continued the Chairman. “No,” the crowd responded — in equal measure. Villaraigosa was totally flustered. “In the opinion of the….let me do that again,” he stammered. “All of those delegates in favor, say ‘aye,'” he repeated. A little louder level of response was heard. “All those delegates opposed say ‘no,” re-interated Villaraigosa. The same equally louder level of nay votes–again.

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  • Norman Berdichevsky

    Stalin would have been proud!

    • guest

      God had been deleted to make way for Mohammed. This was asked for by the Imam obama replaced the catholic priest with.

  • Mike

    Godless..Gutless..and shameless! Anything new?

    • amused

      In Fact there is Mike click back to the home page look at the ad on the right for a clothing line -read the T-shirt . YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES ……just like about several months ago there was an ad for Che Gueverrs T-shirts ….yea right on this blog ….guess what definition that falls under besides hypocrite ?

      Prostitutes – morals for money .

  • pmview

    It portrays our human-condition as an all-inclusive filter around which we focus on our own self-interest(s); that's a natural struggle when we are seeking some sort of unifying concensus. What bothers me most however is the overt lack of civil conduct that failed to follow their own 'rule-of-law' process. By ram-rodding this last minute change agressively, using strong-arm tactics from a power-hungry Party, we see how Dems will devour their own members (at least 50%) in order to 'save-face' politically. What sort of hurt feelings of betrayal might those delegates take away from this obvious 'smash-and-grab' strategy of their candidate? I can only imagine!

  • Western Spirit

    Godless America, the land based on Christian principles, is not yet God forsaken, because popular demand, by mostly Godless Democrats,no less, put God back in their platform.

    Barack Obama claiming he had nothing to do with its omission is a hoot.


    "Democrat" has become an Orwellian term unto itself.

  • true believer

    Michelle concluded her speech with the invocation "God Bless America"
    Her pastor, Rev. Wright, closed his speeches with "God Damn America"
    Why can't they make up their mind?
    And "God" had been completely removed from the platform, yet.
    But all is well now, not to worry, "God" has been put back in the platform.
    So, are we ready? Okay, Democrats, good and loud now— G O D D A M N A M E R I C A !

  • Paul Neville

    Everyone is missing the most salient point. If Obama can't run his own party's convention how can he possibly run the country.

  • texasron

    This is the best example of how Democrats would control votes if they had the chance. They would do it like any good dictator would. There would go our constitution.

  • Kufar Dawg

    Maybe if they had mentioned allah they would have gotten a more "affirmative" response.

  • Iratus Vulgas

    Sort of the Joseph Stalin approach to government. You vote, we'll tell you who you chose. It must have been one of those "fundamental changes" Obama wants to implement.


    THe Godless Democrats got caught-yea

  • butpygmies

    I think this is naive. Every word, every burp, at that convention was scripted. Leaving it out was scripted. Putting it back in was scripted. They were then able to make a show of A. putting it back because they LOVE Israel, and B. showing the Left that the Democratic rank-and-file (and I do mean rank!) is ready to abandon Israel. They win both ways. And they got to dip their toes in the water to see how people would react. Not only that, but how do you think they found that nice Arab couple screaming "NO!" if they didn't alert the camera people as to their whereabouts? It is inconceivable that this was not planned by the upper echelon of the Party, certainly at least Axelrod, if not President Obama himself.

  • Ray Burke

    I must agree with you, butpigmies. NONE of this stuff happens by accident. It’s all choriographed by the same gang of tired political movers and shakers that put on every show.

  • watsa46

    The Demos are blinded by their arrogant stupidity. They have not yet realized that they have been hijacked by the far left. The benefits will trickle down from the far left to the democrats morons.
    It should be clear to every American that Pr. O is on the left of the left and definitely Islamophil and uses the liberal Jews against the rest of the Jews! Not every Jew can claim to be smart.

  • amused

    Just like the republican party has been hijacked by far right loons -christian fanatics , birthers , and of course HYPOCRITES …..just click back on the home page and take a look at the Snorgees clothing ad …lol..and read the T-Shirt ….hurry before FPM takes it down …..just like the ad for Che Gueverra T-shirts several month ago.

  • jelo85

    The Dem's original platform for this convention and the support it had (great opposition to change it on the floor as we witnessed) suggests that the Dem's are begining to do what Europe has been doing since the 1930's. And that is……..replacing the Jews with the muslims!