Tags: democrats | boo | platform | god

Democrats Boo When God and Jerusalem Restored to Platform

Thursday, 06 Sep 2012 10:32 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
God and Jerusalem are apparently not too popular among some delegates to the Democratic National Convention. When party officials moved to restore a reference to God to the party platform along with recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, some delegates shouted “no” and later booed, Fox News reported.

The calls of “no” erupted as convention chairman Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for the vote to make the changes. The boos erupted when the language change was approved. Nonetheless, President Barack Obama reportedly intervened to restore the language as it had appeared in the 2008 party platform.

"I wanted a change [back]. I talked to several people close to the president," Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., told Fox. "The '08 platform stated (the policy) correctly ... that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel."

The changes were made following criticism by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans.

"[That] this party purposely removed God from their platform suggests a party that is increasingly out of touch with the mainstream of the American people," Romney said in an interview with Fox. "I see it as being as out of touch and detached."



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Missouri Dems: Rand Paul Was Right - Ferguson Looked Like Fallujah

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 22:13 PM

Sen. Rand Paul was right about the dangers of militarizing local police, two Missouri Democratic lawmakers concede.

Gen. Hayden to Newsmax: ISIS Vying for World Dominance With al-Qaida

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:26 PM

The Islamic State (ISIS) is competing with al-Qaida and could easily attack the United States to establish itself as the . . .

Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago, Call for Fair Probe in Ferguson

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:20 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first j . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved