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  1. PDX Guy says

    Ah, the classic Democratic pandering. Might upset 0.00001% of the voters by not mentioning god so better put it in. Republicans make something out of nothing and they just bend over for it.

    It gets so old.

  2. says

    The should have left it as is but no… a little whining from the religious right and FOX to demonstrate they too can control the Democratic party – which is what they have just accomplished – and the Democrats cave. What a bunch of freakin’ wussies. Democrats have no balls.

  3. Javier says

    And now the rightwing has some ugly damaging optics and sound for a campaign ad that will depict Democrats as anti-God and anti-Jerusalem, which we don’t need in swing states. That booing was politically unwise. They handed the Repubs a tasty morsel on a platter. Dems need to be smarter about optics.

  4. nick says

    Extremely disappointing and will be played up by Faux News and the RNC to their advantage.
    Just when it was thought the DNC had grown a pair last night-very sad afternoon insert into the platform.

  5. Otkon says

    Can’t they put Superman and the Justice League in their platform too? Since they are just as real as this mofo god crap. And who gives a fart about Jerusalem? I want Dublin on the platform. Now there is a capital city.

  6. Robert says

    Here’s a prayer: Please, non-existent invisible person in the sky, help the democrats lose this election. Don’t help the republicans win either, just, make it all go away in a fiery hell storm.

  7. MikeH says

    Meh! I could care less one way or another. The platform already spoke of “faith” so, it was already implicit, no big deal. As for Jerusalem, whatever… just reiterating the status quo. At least Obama is taking responsibility of the party platform – Romney is afraid of his…

    Another example where Obama is showing leadership, whereas Romney has none. You can disagree with the content of the platform, but make no mistake – at least Obama has the balls to take ownership. Romney is a shell.

  8. Mike C. says

    Leaving God out of the platform was divisive. I don’t believe in a God, but I know most other Americans and Democrats do, and it should be included. Democrats were going to get hammered either way once the decision was made not to include it

  9. Markus says

    There are photos showing the teleprompter Villa-ignorosa was reading clearly saying “As we have voted in the affirmative….” but NO, he has to hold the vote three times. Three times. He should have stuck to the script. Hilarious.

  10. andrew says

    There is another document, a bit more important than a party platform, in which the name God never appears, It is the United States Constitution. Yep, our Founding Fathers wrote the fundamental law of this land without mentioning GOD!

  11. Tanoka says

    American politics, it’s unbelievable.

    Someone please explain to me how the hell the location of Israel’s capitol becomes ‘important’ in an American election?

    I know USA isn’t the only country where opinions on Israel are important (for some), but this seems way out of porportions.

  12. Walt says

    Extremely sad to see the Democrats cave in on this issue. I was so glad to see we weren’t pandering to the religious right, but damn if we didn’t take a step back fifty years. We’re electing a president not a frikkin’ pope. I wish I could live to see the day when religion is finally booted out of politics in this country.

  13. Walt says

    Extremely sad to see the Democrats cave in on this issue. I was so glad to see we weren’t pandering to the religious right, but damn if we didn’t take a step back fifty years. We’re electing a president not a frikkin’ pope. I wish I could live to see the day when religion is finally booted out of politics in this country.

  14. Ken says

    Here is the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans: The Republicans ignored criticism about the divisive and controversial elements of their platform while the Democrats corrected the problems with their platform. The changes don’t alter the substance or spirit of the platform but may help to attract more voters. Great move by the Democrats.

  15. andrew says

    In a democracy as big and diverse as ours you have to put together a platform that appeals to a majority of the voters or you will be on the outside looking in. Purists need not apply. Pragmatism and compromise are the keys to success.

  16. "The Gay" says

    “Pragmatism and compromise are the keys to success.”

    The state and fed have no right to force anyone’s “God” on anybody, much less make “God” part of a platform.

    “God” belongs in church, not in the government.

    But I get what you’re saying, it’s all just words, meaningless words that have no bearing on anything, so why should anyone really care ?

  17. JT says

    I don’t care so much about the inclusion of the amendments, but rather that it sounded as though it was clearly not a 2/3 majority, and they went ahead with it anyways. It’s just all for show, and when it wasn’t going as planned they just decided to go with it anyways. Villaraigosa needs a miracle ear or a backbone.

  18. simon says

    They should also add in the platform those islands in the South China sea belong to the Philippines and Taiwan is part of China. And Poland belongs to Poland.

  19. Diogenes Arktos says

    “[Jerusalem] is the capital of Israel it’s no different than saying London is the capital of the UK.”

    Actually it’s much different. It has ramifications to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Presently, the US embassy, like others, is in Tel Aviv for this very reason. This claim for Jerusalem does help keep many Jews in the Democratic Party.

  20. B-rod says

    When the Jewish lobby says jump, both parties ask “how high?”

    If you want to see craven pandering to a small wealthy group, this is it.

    BTW, neither party will EVER support Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. Won’t happen. It was pure theatrical pandering.

  21. Derrick from Philly says

    “When the Jewish lobby says jump…”

    When the ISREALI lobby…”

    Many Jewish folks (in Isreal also) do not blindly support all Isreali policies.

  22. ratbastard says

    I’m Agnostic. It was gratuitous and stupid to yank the chain of the majority of people [of all races, ethnicities, even sexual orientations] who believe in God. It did NOTHING to help the Democrats, only handing the other side an issue easy to exploit at the Democrats peril.

    Who the F is responsible for this sh*t among the Dems? Who thought it would be a swell idea to ‘omit’ any reference to God and to publicize/brag about it?

  23. ratbastard says

    One of the other things that irks me no end about many of the Democratic delegates [at least those who actively agree to be interviewed] are how sad and needy they come across as. They come across as people [disproportionately women] who primarily want the government to give them more benefits. This seems to me to be their primary goal/desire; increase the welfare state. I’ll vote for whoever gives me more ‘free’ bennies.

    I am not saying Republicans [AND DEMOCRATS] don’t engage in outrageous examples of corporate welfare and our out of control military-industrial complex. They both do.

  24. ratbastard says

    The majority of people of all ‘races’, ethnicities are middle of the road/conservative on social issues. This is reality. Most would find the Democrats bragging about removing all references to God as mildly to moderately offensive. The far left ‘radicals’ and ‘radical’ Atheist among you are delusional if you think otherwise.

  25. jamal49 says

    This is that moment when I see the Democrats as spineless wimps by caving in to FOX News and the generally nasty right-wing god-ists.

    This country has always supported UN Resolution 242 which demands Israel withdraw from the Occupied Territories. To my recollection, the U.S. has never recognized that Jerusalem is the “capitol” of Israel.

    This “god” stuff is just embarrassing. No thanks, Mr. Obama, I don’t need to wear my religion or my spirituality or my faith on my sleeve or have it contaminate the Party platform.

    Sorry but our rights are not “god-given”, not unless you can explain to me which of all the “gods” gave our rights to us.

  26. Mundus says

    Listening on the internet it is difficult to guage the relative volume of delegates responding – I personally could not make out much difference between those saying yay or nay – if it was borderline as to preference surely the motion should have been adjourned and subject to a more formal form of polling?

  27. Brenda Causey says

    I watched the democratic convention last night, it was pitiful. It was clear the majority of those present wanted no part in keeping God in their platform. This is why we need a new president.

  28. Brenda Causey says

    I watched the democratic convention last night, it was pitiful. It was clear the majority of those present wanted no part in keeping God in their platform. This is why we need a new president.

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