This charade is all about pandering to Arab-American and Muslim voters while trying not to lose support from Jews and Christians.
Published on Sep 5, 2012 by GOPICYMI
During the Democratic National Convention boos break out for the vote to reverse the party’s position on Jerusalem (September 5, 2012).
Yes, you heard it. The booing DNC delegates denied God three times, on national television. Of course, they denied our God, not “Allah.”
By Larry Thornberry
In December of 1968 at a freezing Franklin Field in Philadelphia, fans of an awful Eagles team, which would end the season 2-12, booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus during a botched halftime show. Philly sports fans have a rep for being the toughest. It’s said of them that they would boo your kid at an Easter egg hunt. But booing and pelting Santa Claus has been generally accepted as about as low as an audience for any event could go.
That is, until yesterday, when thousands of Democrats, in Charlotte for a convention based around the worship of secular government, booed God.
But wait, there’s much more to the story:
by Ben Shapiro
Despite yesterday’s chaos on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in an attempt to restore Jerusalem and God to the Democratic Party 2012 platform, full pro-Israel language from the 2008 platform has not been and will not be restored. The current Democratic platform regarding Israel had a couple sentences restored yesterday:
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.
But the full language of the 2008 platform is still gone:
The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements. Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States. The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism, should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel. All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949.
Each and every sentence of this is important. If the Democratic Party no longer believes that the United States and its partners should isolate Hamas, refuses to acknowledge that return to 1949 armistice lines is disastrous, and doesn’t think that the so-called “right of return” which would destroy Israel as a Jewish state is a non-starter, there’s nothing to talk about: the Party has excised virtually every important element from its Israel plank.
President Obama saw this platform before it was approved. He did not object. He still does not object to the excision of anti-Hamas language and preconditions to negotiations that would actually make a lasting peace possible. The Democratic Party platform is still dramatically more anti-Israel than its past platforms. And yesterday’s fiasco was only the start of the problem.
Look who was doing the booing!
- WeaselZippers: Arab DNC Delegate Outraged Jerusalem Was Restored To Party Platform…
- Weasel Zippers: DNC Delegate Member Of “Anti-Zionist” PAC Whose Platform States “The Official Story Of 9/11 Is Not True”…
- Islamic Council: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC
- Arab American Institute: 2012 Democratic National Convention (notice their attendees)
- Arab American Institute: Statement on DNC Platform Amendment on Jerusalem