Awkward: Democrats, God, & Jerusalem





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Published on Sep 6, 2012

"After they took heat for omitting any reference to "God" in their platform, and for eliminating language from the 2008 platform that identified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democrats tried to add the language back into their party platform with a voice vote. A source informed on the deliberations told The Huffington Post that President Obama personally intervened to strengthen the language. Speaking with HuffPost, a senior Obama administration official also confirmed the president's involvement. But when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, came to the podium to ask for the approval of the delegates, those who shouted opposition to the language change were as loud, if not louder, than those who voiced their support...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Jon Ward and Joshua Hersh in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09...

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Comments • 712

Eero Haapala
Religion is the purposeful suspension of critical thinking. As usual, Dems don't represent progressives at all. 
jane doe
who cares what the liberal s think it a mental disease any way
Yay democracy!
I don't believe in a god, and believe references to a god would be against the first amendment. I also believe in a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, Jerusalem should be an independent city-state like the Vatican. I have no problem admitting this. However, apparently this is not the majority of the party, and am deeply saddened by this. 
HighGrade Bud
First of all Im not a Muslim! if Israel are so tough why dont they attack Iran themselves!? fuckin cowards fucking morden day Nazi! time is running out for u the zionist!
HighGrade Bud
Zionist is coming to an end. israel stop hiding behide america and free the palestinian
Cenk has two predictable opinions, either the Democrats are right, and the Republicans are wrong, OR the Democrats are wrong and the Republicans are wronger, lol.
Of course not, they are democrats.
Ficalli Gus
And this is the democracy we want to spread around the world? You "forgot" to show the video of the teleprompter having a YES already written on it @ the DNC. Anyway both parties are a joke. 
The delegates in the Democratic convention, the ones who opposed, were louder, but the main people wanting to pass whatever it was they were voting on, they decided 'who gives a crap about the votes of the delegates, we do what we want!'
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