I have good news and bad news for the Democratic Party. The good news is that former President Bill Clinton gave a masterful speech last night. The bad news is…he isn’t running. The really bad news is that no one will remember Bill Clinton’s speech by tomorrow, let alone a month or two from now. They never do.
What they will remember (if the GOP does its job) is that the Democratic Party booed God. No, I’m not kidding. Wednesday began in chaos and disarray for the Democrats. Their radical platform committee had removed all reference to God in the Democratic platform. Yes, I said ALL references to God. As in “all.” As in “God is not welcome in the Democratic Party.” As in “God is persona non grata in these parts.”
As a side note, these same geniuses who either hate God, or are embarrassed by the mere mention of His name, also removed much of the support for Israel that has been in the Democrat platform for about 60 years. They even deleted from the platform the Democrat Party's longtime support of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel- something that has had bi-partisan support for half a century in America.
Sometime on Wednesday morning, panic set in when the head honchos of Team Obama, who I would argue can’t stand Israel or the God-language either, but who understand sales, marketing and branding; realized what had happened and rushed to rectify the move made by delegates. That moment of intense stomach distress might possibly have coincided with the moment when distinguished Harvard Law Professor (aka "the Democrats’ brain") Alan Dershowitz berated the Democratic Party for becoming the first major political party in the history of the U.S. to abandon Israel. Now panic really set in. The media reported that Obama himself made desperate calls to change the platform. He must have realized that without God added back to the platform, his campaign for re-election was dead-before he even stepped on the stage for his acceptance speech Thursday.
Desperation set in. Plans were hatched by Team Obama. The cry rang out, "Bring in Antonio Villaraigosa." So the Mayor of L.A. got up on the podium with instructions to ram through a platform change- whether the delegates passed it, or not. These are the things you do in panic and desperation, with the Presidency of the United States hanging in the balance. Obama and Axelrod knew the entire campaign was dead on arrival if God and Israel were not put back in the platform. I'm betting at this point they were on their knees praying for divine intervention.
Even Obama and Axelrod know that you can attack the rich, demonize business owners, and add $5 trillion in debt in only three-an-a-half years, but you can't slight God and survive in American politics. God isn't the third rail of American politics- He's the train itself.
But that said, we got a good look at the real hearts and minds of rank and file Democrats when Villaraigosa went to the podium. A sizable portion of Democratic delegates yelled "No" and did not want God or Jerusalem inserted back into the platform when the vote went to floor. By voice vote it was clearly a 50/50 split.
TV cameras showed close-ups of Democratic delegates with "Palestinians for Obama" signs. They were shouting out their displeasure of the mere mention of Israel. If looks could kill, both God and Israel would be in danger in this crowd.
So Mayor Villaraigosa, tasked with passing a vote for God, no matter the delegates wishes, and hearing loads of dissent, asked for a re-vote. Keep in mind a platform change like this requires a 2/3rd majority. When he heard an even voice vote, he looked stunned, frightened, and confused. So Villaraigosa asked for a third re-vote, as if voting again and again would change what he heard. Again it sounded dead even.
It was stunning.
The Obama Presidency hung in the balance. So Villaraigosa, the Democrat's hatchet man, did the dirty deed. He went ahead and declared the new platform planks approved by a phantom 2/3rds majority. God was back in the Democratic platform!
The reaction was tragic for Democrats. The crowd booed loudly.
The Democrats were booing God! Not just God, but Israel too. If you don’t believe me, just ask "the Palestinians for Obama." There is room for thousands of delegates at the Democratic Convention. Tens of thousands including the media. On Wednesday, the radical forces in the Democratic Party made it clear there is no room for God.
Politics is about “Dukakis riding the tank” moments. Voters don’t remember speeches. They remember images. The Democratic Party created the worst image in modern political history on Wednesday.
The Democrats are “The Party That Booed God.”
That’s the image that will sink the Presidency of Barack Obama.