Sunday, September 09, 2012

Now That I'm Done Laughing at the DNC's God/Jerusalem Debacle

Here are some serious thoughts that others had about that bizarre chain of events:

Government Ordained VS G-d Ordained :
You can try, but you just can not separate a nation from the Creator. And, if you do, it is always a losing proposition.

When the name of G-d was re-introduced back into the Democrat platform, the vote was booed by those who wanted no part of that. And, despite what was said, those who heard the vote knew that it was equal on both sides. Those for and against were in almost equal numbers! It was all about removing the competition.

Well, that is not the United States of even 20 years ago. Instead, it is a new mind set, a new people who have a completely different vision of what America should be.
G-d and Jerusalem:
The DNC rammed through the motion to reinstate G-d and Jerusalem being Israel's capital in their party's platform, notwithstanding the more-than-one-third of delegates who opposed the motion. It's good that they did so because had they not done so, I would have told them that I hope G-d does not remove Democrats from His platform.

Anyways, it was quite interesting that these 2 concepts - of Hashem and Yerushalayim - were constantly together. The 2008 platform had both together. Before the reinstatement, the Republicans complained about the absence of both of them - together. And they were both reinstated - together. As if Hashem and Yerushalayim were - and are - inseparable. And that would be correct.
Column One: God, Jerusalem and American foreign policy:
Significantly, rather than treat the deletions of God and Jerusalem as separate issues, the media and the Democrats themselves presented them as two sides of the same coin. When on Wednesday the party’s leadership decided to restore the language of the 2008 platform on God and Jerusalem – but not on Hamas, the so-called “right of return,” and Israel’s strategic significance to the US – they opted to do so in the same amendment.

The widespread perception of God and Jerusalem as related issues tells us something important about the American character. And it tells us something equally important about Obama and the party he leads.

Prof. Walter Russell Mead described Israel’s place in the American mindset last year. As he put it, “Israel matters in American politics like almost no other country on earth. Well beyond the American Jewish and the Protestant fundamentalist communities, the people and the story of Israel stir some of the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the American soul. The idea of Jewish and Israeli exceptionalism is profoundly tied to the idea of American exceptionalism. The belief that God favors and protects Israel is connected to the idea that God favors and protects America.”

Mead continued, “Being pro-Israel matters in American mass politics because the public mind believes at a deep level that to be pro-Israel is to be pro-America and pro-faith. Substantial numbers of voters believe that politicians who don’t ‘get’ Israel also don’t ‘get’ America and don’t ‘get’ God.”

By removing both God and Jerusalem from the platform, Obama and his fellow Democrats stirred the furies of that American soul at its foundations.
Delegates boo adding “God” and “Jerusalem” back to the Democratic platform:
“First of all, the Democrats are not booing God. They are not booing God here. They are booing the system that is obviously corrupt. This is the Barack Obama system. It really is. We’re going to put it out to a vote and let the people say what they want to say and we’re going to go around and we’re going to listen to your opinion. Then they’ll pole vault, they will go under the fence, they will jump over the fence, climb through the window, they will do whatever they have to do. They are going to do what they want to do,” Glenn said.

“This is one of the greatest signs ever. I love this. This is going to make you feel really good. They are terrified of you. They are absolutely terrified. Do you remember, how many times did we say, ‘Hey, don’t, don’t feel like you’re alone. You’re not alone. WE Surround Them.’ And we had to convince each other that there are more of us than them. They never believed that. They just keep going and doing exactly what ‑‑ and they just jam it down everybody’s throat. They’re no longer jamming it down your throat. They’re jamming it down their own people’s throat now. The good Democrats, they’re just jamming it down their throats. And they are afraid,” Glenn said.

“They expected their people to just go along. They didn’t. Half of them, the good common sense Democrats, half of them said, yes, put that back in. The other half, the militant half, said absolutely not,” Glenn explained.

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