Thursday, January 31, 2013

(Part IV of IV)

Note: I am tardy in completing this four-part series, and I've got other things I want to speak out about. So I'm posting this final part with a few things left to include. I reserve the right to update it further.


  • 2012 Democratic Convention delegates' voice vote rejects re-inserting "God" and support for Jerusalem as Israel's capital in its platform, and even MSM can't pretend it didn't happen.  On the first day of the convention, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan made mention of the specific deletions of the words "God-given potential" and a declaration that the disputed city of Jerusalem is recognized by both Dems and the GOP as Israel's capital city.  Both were in the Dem platform in 2008.

In this opening-day interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-MI) tripped all over himself insisting that the exclusion was not deliberate, and fumbled through strawman talking points alleging that Fox News was casting aspersions on the party:

Ironically, as this contentious interview was conducted, Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker was shouting on stage extolling the virtues of the Dems' platform. 
To put an end to the issue, the first order of business the second day of the convention was to formally insert "God" and "Jerusalem" back into the platform.  Here is the scene as captured by C-SPAN, featuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the scourge of the John & Ken Show::

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