The shocking revelation that the Democratic Party had removed any reference to “God” in their platform has been stepping all over the messaging party leaders wanted coming out of their Convention in Charlotte. Their problems didn’t stop there … they also removed essentially all “pro-Israel” language, including an omission of a long-standing position of BOTH parties that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel. I’m sure the phones started burning over these points as media coverage was dominated by “WHY?” these were omitted. No good answers were provided (maybe because they don’t exist?). Spin and damage control ensued as will be detailed below, but what must be kept in mind is that OBAMA APPROVED THOSE PLATFORM CHANGES BEFORE THE CONVENTION.
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.
Video of Democrats boo-ing addition of “God” and “Israel” into platform (Very bad optics … I can see the commercials being produced already).
It’s obvious that they didn’t have the 2/3 majority required and EVERYONE realized it. The Democratic party is in shambles, without a strong and effective leader at the helm.
The natives are restless … Huffington Post led with the original headline : “Pushover Party: Dems Cave; Re-insert “God” and “Jerusalem” into Platform.”
There is no doubt in my mind that Obama managed to lose BOTH Jewish AND Muslim votes through this debacle … That’s hard to do! Not only that, but, he also motivated the Christian base and gave them one more reason to get out and vote Obama out of office.
So WHY did these removed points get added back? Obama reversed himself and had it added back.
So, we’re left with two possible conclusions. Either:
1) Obama is incompetent and didn’t vet/read the Platform that he approved …
2) Obama really wanted those points removed (and is therefore “Anti-God” and “Anti-Israel), but caved to political and donor pressure and had them added back, against his core beliefs …
We will let the reader decide, but either conclusion is troubling.