-By Warner Todd Huston
It might appear odd, but Huffington Post seems to be scolding the Democrats for having “caved in” to pro-religion and pro-Israel forces in the Democrat Party for succeeding in having God and Jerusalem put back into the Democrat Party platform after they were removed earlier today.
Clearly proving that there is a great division in the Democrat Party over these two issues, Huffington Post’s headline screamed that the Democrats have become “The Pushover Party” now that God and Jerusalem have been reinserted into the party platform.
What is also clear is that Huffington Post is siding against God and Israel and saying that real Democrats don’t cave to Christians and Jews.
The day has not been good for the Democrat Party. After the Democrats were embarrassed all during the morning and afternoon of Sept. 5 over the unsettling deletions of God and Jerusalem from their platform, a voice vote was called on the floor of the convention to have God reinserted and also to have it reaffirmed that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel.
But when this resolution was called for a voice vote from the floor, those opposed to affirming support of God and Israel made themselves known with loud booing from the floor. It was also clear that those opposed to adding God and Jerusalem back into the platform were as many as those that wanted to keep them in.
The big question here is this: are half the delegates of this Democrat Party anti-religion and anti-Israel?
It didn’t matter to the chair of the convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who simply ignored the loud dissent and declared that the resolution was passed by a two thirds voice vote by the floor despite the fact that the nays were at least as loud as the yeas.
In a party that is increasingly seen as the anti-God and anti-Jew party, this is a huge embarrassment.
This isn’t the only controversy that Democrats had over Israel this week. On Monday night Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught lying saying that she heard Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren state that Republicans are “dangerous for Israel.”
Oren denied ever having said anything like that, saying, “I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel. Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle.”