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Democrats Boo When God and Jerusalem Restored to Platform

Thursday, 06 Sep 2012 10:32 AM

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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."



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