Dems wrestle with God

by NW Spotlight

Dems only add God and Jerusalem back into their platform after criticism from Mitt Romney and Republicans

The Democrats, meeting in Charlotte, N.C, for their Democratic National Convention this week, voted to remove God from their party platform and to remove the declaration that Jerusalem “is and will remain the capital of Israel.”

After Mitt Romney criticized Democrats as a party “veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don’t recognize”, ABC reports that “Obama intervened directly to get the language changed both on Jerusalem and to reinstate God in the platform.”

That led to what the Huffington Post calls “an embarrassing moment” for the Democrats. A voice vote had to be called three times to add God back to the platform and to declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The Huffington Post then reports “Even though the no’s were again as loud if not louder than the aye’s on the third vote, [the Convention Chair] said he had determined that two thirds of those present had voted in favor. Boos filled the arena in response.”

Video of the three votes from the Huffington Post: