Sen. Dick Durbin: What's not in the Democratic platform doesn't matter

Funny how Democrats had no trouble dragging out the Republican platform last week, pointing to this and that clause as self-evident proof of GOP hatred of women, etc. But when Sen. Dick Durbin is asked why the 2012 Democratic platform eliminates prior mentions of God and  Jerusalem, he says, in effect, that it doesn't matter what's in the platform and why are you even asking me about it.

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