Something occurred to me on Sunday that I have not seen mentioned.
It is axiomatic that a video so poorly viewed is not the cause of the events of the Middle East since 9/11 the question becomes. If that is the case, then there has to be another reason.
It is true of course that our Islamic foes don’t need an excuse to attack but one other puzzle is this. The foreign policy of Barack Obama has led to advances for our foes why on earth would they try an event that might affect his re-elections chances & four more years of the same.
The answer unlike “The Innocence of Muslims” may have over 500,000 views.
During the Democrat convention the Arab Left won a notable victory. On Tuesday the Democrat Party adopted a platform that removed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Now as a person who disagrees with this, I was one of many on the right who pointed this out, we objected and hit the Obama administration over this change, but there is one critique that was present in none of our objections.
Nobody claimed that the decision made was not the legitimate will of the delegates.
For example, I’m an opponent of Gay Marriage, but when it passed in NY it was by a vote of the legislators. I objected strongly but these were the people’s representatives and the people have the right to be wrong.
There are Millions of Americans who do not support Israel, millions of the Muslim Arab Americans in particular. Regardless of how right or wrong we think they are as citizens they have the right to vote and contribute money to candidates and causes who agree with this premise. Even non citizens have a perfect right to make their opinions known and attempt to change minds in every legal way allowed.
Imagine if you are such an Arab American, you live here, you have no ties to terror, you arbor violence but you passionately believe the policy on Israel is wrong. As an American you fight to advance that opinion to the point where you rise to the level of a delegate at the convention of a major political party.
On Tuesday you win the platform vote and you are glowing, all that hard work, all that argument, time and expense has paid off. Yes platforms are the least read documents in history but it is the first step you have hope! Your voice counted! You played by the rules and YOU WON!
You go on-line to facebook and twitter you tell your friend and your cousins about what happens, you tell them “See you guys don’t get it back in the old country. You think America is owned by the Jews & infidels but look here I am, an Arab American who got involved and I won, and not a drop of blood had to be spilled and nobody had to get hurt.”
Then 24 hours later it all changes at the order of the party heads all you worked for is taken away. The platform is reversed and not only is it reversed but it is reversed by a dishonest method where your vote is specifically ignored on national TV. CNN’s camera’s focus on a person wearing an “Arab American Democrat” t-shirt so not only is the humiliation public, but it is specifically directed at Arabs.
And to put the icing on the cake the media insists that the change was by direct order of Barack Obama, the man who had supposedly been the best friend your position ever had.
What do you think the reaction might be at home to this? What might happen the next day when online you are informed “I told you so.” What if the hope for change becomes no hope at all?
Now imagine you are the Muslim Brotherhood, you consider Obama a “useful idiot” and you see all this unfold. You’ve told your followers to tread carefully to protect the useful idiot in the white house. What happens if you decide that the useful idiot is not useful anymore?
What might you do to remind that leader who betrayed you, who made you lose face before your followers that such betrayal comes with a price? Might it be a demonstration of your power, and his weakness?
Again this complete speculation, but given Arab culture, this would not surprise me one bit.
Of course it could be as Glenn Reynolds suggests all the by Obama bragging about scoring four touchdowns in one game killing Bin Laden.
Less than 24 hours after the Democrat Party had their memorable “booing God” moment (now over 400k views on youtube) Allen West’s re-election campaign put out this ad.
This video already has 74K views as of 10 AM EST
I contacted the West campaign with some questions here are my questions in italics and their reply ALL CAPS
DaTechGuy:You’ve already indicated this will be running on TV. I’d be interested in when and how large the buy is going to be?
Michelle Hickford (Allen West campaign): THIS AD WILL BEGIN RUNNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 ON CABLE. WE DO NOT RELEASE SPECIFICS ABOUT THE BUY.
DTG:Is there any intention to confront the Congressman’s opponent on his support for the language one way or the other?
AWC: PATRICK MURPHY HAS REMAINED SILENT ON NOT ONLY THIS ISSUE, BUT ALL ISSUES OF SUBSTANCE AND INTEREST TO VOTERS IN DISTRICT 18. CONGRESSMAN WEST HAS INVITED HIM TO FOUR PUBLIC DEBATES WHERE HE WILL HAVE A VENUE TO PROVIDE HIS POSITIONS. SO FAR HE HAS NOT AGREED TO A SINGLE PUBLIC DEBATE. PATRICK MURPHY IS APPARENTLY UNABLE TO PROVIDE AN OPINION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ON ANYTHING.
DTG:What was the turn around time on this ad? obviously it was quick, just how quick was it?
AWC: WELL, THE VOTE WAS TAKEN AT THE CONVENTION ON WEDNESDAY, AND WE RELEASED THE AD ON THURSDAY.
DTG:The title brings to mind Peter’s denial of Christ 3 times, was that intentional?
AWC: NO COMMENT
DTG: Do you anticipate other GOP candidates using similar ads nationwide and will you allow them to use the ad template for their races?
AWC: NO COMMENT
I’d like to thank the West campaign for their quick response, and if I’m a GOP candidate running anywhere else, I’d seek permission from the west campaign to use this ad with a different ending. STAT
One final thought, between this ad and the Video at the top this is almost 1/2 million views in under 3 days. Remind me how the Democrat Convention was a success? I’d be shocked if the president & the Democrats don’t get a negative bounce.
It sounds like Nancy Pelosi’s advice for candidates to stay away from the convention was the best political advice she’s given all her life.
The question is Did Barack Obama do what he needed to do?
I’m watching Morning Joe and while I’m hearing what I expected in terms of the Obama speech when you look at the people there, when you look at their faces, when you watch their body language their hearts just aren’t in it.
The only real emotion you saw was when they showed Sarah Palin’s comment and they all laughed at her.
Think about it, Laughing at Sarah Palin is all they have.
Ann Althouse, who voted for Barack Obama last time said watched the whole thing and said it best (All emphasis mine:
10:17: The speech ends, and there’s a flurry of confetti. No balloons, because an indoor presentation hadn’t been planned. Obama steps forward and waves. There’s a closeup of his face and I think I see his lip curl with a bit of disgust, and I rewind and ask Meade to interpret the face and he says: resignation. Subjectively, we think we see in his face that he knows he’s going to lose. Michelle and Malia and Sasha come out, looking perfectly glossy and pretty, and then there’s Biden and Jill and Mrs. Robinson and various other relatives, milling around, waving a bit, and then the long view of the stage shows they’ve clumped toward the rear wall. Why are they huddling there? The shots of the crowd show some ecstatic delegates — all women — and many stolid/dispirited faces — male and female. At one point there’s a hitch in the Bruce Springsteen music — a silent gap — but then it plays again. And now they’re gone.
When the most memorable moment and most watched moment of your convention is your delegation booing God, it’s bad. When you are a reporter and you KNOW this, but can’t say it, that’s worse.
I’ve never been more sure of this election than I am this morning.
The Mainstream media have been talking about this convention and the Obama speech. While they have been selling expectations down, there is a basic fact about this speech that they are not talking about.
This speech Obama & Biden are not speaking for the benefit of the American people tonight because the American People aren’t watching, they have heard plenty of Obama speeches over the years and no amount of promises or speeches are going to change things. There isn’t even the “who is this guy” meme that you had with Romney.
No the President’s speech tonight has only a single purpose: To convince the MSM and the faithful that he actually has the ability to convince the American People to re-elect him.
The only prayer this president has of re-election is to convince his base it’s worth showing up, he can’t convince his base unless he can convince the faithful.
Lucky for him, he could play the National Anthem on his Armpits tonight and it will be described as a triumph.
The real test will be a week later, it will not be pretty
I’ve been arguing for over a year that the media has been doing their best to hide the true condition of this presidential race, but as Glenn Reynolds often says what can’t go on forever won’t. Today some interesting sources of evidence have shown the jig might finally be up.
It’s has been a source of massive frustration to me that people on my own side , today four different pieces of evidence came up
If booing God and his holy city is a part of the Democratic Convention happening in this universe, I’ll take the alternative universe Bill Clinton said the GOP lives in. This is why Barack Obama stands a good chance of losing. It is the Democrats who have disconnected from America.
I’m on record repeatedly doubting Mitt Romney’s viability as a candidate, but more and more I think not only is Romney winning, but the polling is not reflecting the strength of his campaign and the media is actually sabotaging the Democrats’ chance of winning. In fact, I dare say if MItt Romney wins he will have the American media to thank for his win.
The Media, the Media that backs Barack Obama shamelessly? How can it be the media’s fault that Obama is going to lose? A clue comes from a totally unrelated ABC News story on a new book by Woodward.
The failure of Obama to connect with Boehner was vaguely reminiscent of another phone call late in the evening of Election Day 2010, after it became clear that the Republicans would take control of the House, making Boehner Speaker of the House.
Nobody in the Obama orbit could even find the soon-to-be-speaker’s phone number, Woodward reports. A Democratic Party aide finally secured it through a friend so the president could offer congratulations.
Imagine a president so out of touch that the possibility of losing the house in an election where his side lost 63 seats never hit him. And that not all:
Woodward portrays a president who remained a supreme believer in his own powers of persuasion, even as he faltered in efforts to coax congressional leaders in both parties toward compromise. Boehner told Woodward that at one point, when Boehner voiced concern about passing the deal they were working out, the president reached out and touched his forearm.
“John, I’ve got great confidence in my ability to sway the American people,” Boehner quotes the president as having told him.
Hey when you have all the world telling you how great you are, when you have the Nobel committee giving you the peace prize and when you have the MSM drinking the same kool aid you tend to get a swelled head.
“No matter how you spin it.” Think about that. This video is 93 seconds, it was transmitted on CNN live, For a full 13 hours plus it is on the top of Memeorandum. You can watch in less time than it takes to boil an egg. Yet not only is our friend Jackie saying it didn’t happen, but she is totally comfortable saying the following to the entire world:
until you finally got to the Bill Clinton story. Jackie was unmoved.
Now I’m sure Jackie is a very nice and bright young lady, but she is caught in what Erick Erickson refers to as the Media’s Feedback loop:
The Democrats and most of the mainstream media live in a symbiotic relationship and feedback loop. When Todd Akin says something dumb, the media seizes on it and attacks Todd Akin and the GOP. For the past several weeks the media has fixated on how out of touch the GOP is, its platform is, and its Presidential candidate is.
At the same time, the media has been largely silent on the Democratic Platform except for yesterday’s ridiculousness. Even then, the media mostly failed to point out that the Obama campaign said it had approved the platform removing God and Jerusalem, while going to great lengths to point out Obama intervened to put them back in.
It’s sort of like the old Soviet Union Group-think, everybody talking and saying the same line and unable to see outside of their prism.
And this is only the latest version in the last year Three Examples:: 1. Jon Huntsman:Absolutely nobody was talking about Jon Huntsman as a viable Presidential candidate except the MSM. This MSM drove Huntsman into the race where nobody but the media showed up for his announcement. After months of coverage where the media never failed to insist he was a factor he managed a 3rd place finish in NH driven by Democrat voters crossing over and dropped out before South Carolina when he couldn’t convince people to give him another red cent.
2. The Occupods:It was painfully obvious from the start that the Occupy movement had disaster written all over it, yet the MSM and democrats embraced it assuming it would counter the tea party even though there were solid clues this was a bad idea:
Godwin’s law states that once someone compares his or her opponents in any argument to Nazis, they automatically forfeit that argument. With the American Nazi Party formally endorsing the Occupiers, the question arises: does Godwin’s law apply if you are on the same side as actual Nazis?
Not to be outdone, the Communist Party USA has also backed the Occupy Movement, which gives these protesters support from both of the 20th century’s most successful mass murdering ideologies.
I keep expecting some elder statesman of the left to play Admiral Akbar, and shout to the Democrats who are jumping on the Occupy bandwagon: “It’s a trap!” But it looks like there aren’t any adults left to do so.
3. Elizabeth Warren & the You didn’t build it speech.Running for re-election in Massachusetts for Scott Brown would not be easy, even a mediocre candidate could give him a fight, but while smaller state candidates jumped in there was no outcry for Elizabeth Warren to enter except by the National left and the MSM.
When she finally got in she gave a speech that will live in infamy
This played very poorly among the voters, particularly business owners, but it played very well with the far left National Democrat base. It was such a fundraising boon that President Obama team didn’t think twice before jumping on the “You didn’t build that” bandwagon.
And we all know how that ended
In all of these cases and others I could name, the actual situation was clearly visible to anybody willing to objectively look at evidence and ask questions. Yet the MSM safe in its cocoon never saw it and thus Jackie and people like her had no clue.
Take yesterday, if you didn’t watch Fox or read anything but the left side of the blog world you likely didn’t see this on Tuesday:
People act defensive for a REASON. Anyone who saw Dick Durbin’s reaction would have KNOWN the Democrat platform was not only a disaster in progress but the party was terrified, but this clip didn’t play on other networks, instead the party leaders spun, the left blogs spun and the Jackie’s of the world believed it. Erickson again
The Democrats actually have a very extremist position on abortion. The media that spent so long focused on the GOP’s position has barely dealt with the Democrats. Why? Because most of the mainstream media is in ideological lockstep with the Democrats on this. It’s hard to tell the Democrats they’ve gone too far astray from mainstream America when the mainstream media is over on the lefthand side to begin with.
The Democrats, in other words, overplayed their hand on the War on Women and there is no media voice they listen to saying, “Hold up, you’ve gone too far.” Most of the media is with or to the left of the Democrats on this. For a year now you and I have been hearing about the growing secularization of and atheism in America. I now see that’s no longer a coincidence, but another effort to feed the Democrats’ feedback loop in much the same way polls were being churned out in the press in 2010 showing how popular Obamacare would be despite all objective polling showing it was not.
Remember Todd Akin, the person who had supposedly handed Claire McCaskill her Senate Seat back, the man who could put Missouri into the “toss-up” column, the guy so “extreme” that the left decided to go all Abortion all the time for their convention Sandra Fluke and all.
All of this has not been happening in a vacuum, it’s happened in front of our faces, from the first candidates to decide not to run to the spectacle of the DNC chairperson ducking interviews yesterday. to small blogs saying stuff like this:
The Democrats had a voice vote yesterday on whether to put references to “God” and “Jerusalem” into their party platform. I think it would be unfair to say that the Democrats denied Him three times.
He might think it’s unfair, but even as I write this post the first GOP ad featuring this video has been released by Congressman Allen West:
For the Jackies of the world , it’s another reality, like the American Indians become the first European came to shore, they just can’t visualize it. Erickson one more time:
I really don’t think Mitt Romney is a strong candidate. And I’ve consistently believed he would lose. But now I think he’s winning and doing so largely because the Democrats have so overplayed their hand on social issues while ignoring the economy with no corrective from the media. The American people are aghast at what they are seeing and will respond accordingly at the polls.
The Democrats have made the one always fatal mistake anyone can make in politics — they’ve believed their own press.
I actually think there are quite a few in the media who actually know how things are going, who understand where this is going to end, but will do their best for as long as they can to prop things up until they finally believe it will do them no good.
Do not be surprised if there is a negative bounce from this convention or a poll released with a Dem +6-12 in order to hide just how bad things are.
Update: Robert Stacy McCain:
More politically significant was the Democrats’ official party platform, which was revised this year to omit reference to God, and to delete a previous statement supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When these revisions sparked negative headlines, party leaders moved quickly to change the platform, but they screwed that up, too. With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chairing the convention, a motion was made to re-instate both God and Jerusalem into the platform, but when Villaraigosa called for a voice vote to approve the motion, it was far from clear that the measure had support from the required two-thirds of delegates necessary to pass. After asking the question three times, Villaraigosa finally ruled that the “ayes” had it, producing a storm of booing from the hall. The controversy was sufficiently heated — and the embarrassment sufficiently great — that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz canceled her scheduled TV appearances, evidently to avoid discussing the issue.
I guess Debbie should have kept cancelling interviews to avoid this on CNN
In the time it takes to watch Debbie Wassermann Schultz in her great new hairdo deny the evidence of our own eyes, a person can watch the original video 6 times.
Update 2: The west video was from a non-West site, uploaded from his own YouTube.
Update 3: Spoke to the West re-election office, this will NOT be only a web ad.
I woke up a little later that normal today and DaWife who has really been pushing herself lately was asleep so I went downstairs before turning the TV just in time to see Mika say “Democrats know how to throw a convention.”
Really Mika, REALLY?
I checked the networks at 7 a.m. They went straight to the Clinton speech, Today lead with Clinton , CBS lead with Clinton and ABC lead with a Hurricane ad did CNN and of course MSNBC stuck with Clinton.
Now lets look at memeorandum this morning as of 6:55 EST today I have four screen shots:
#1 is long so you can see the time label Here is #2
Here is screen shot #3
Screen shot #4
15 Segments on the God stuff leading Memeorandum, and then three short Clinton things.
Morning Joe may want to pretend it didn’t happen, CNN, NBG, ABC and CBS might want to pretend the Clinton Speech is the news of the morning, but Memeorandum doesn’t like. The headline today is Still the God stuff.
That 3 min video will be shared across facebook, twitter and everywhere else, it’s short enough for people to see easily, If I’m the RNC or an independent expendature group, it’s an ad running in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, even NJ and at every black Church.
Mika says the Dems know how to throw a convention. Watch this video one more time.
And tell me why I’m wondering today if it’s possible to have a negative bounce from a convention.
Update: I missed Morning Joe saying it was no big deal, but Newsbusters was up before me
If Mark Halperin weren’t keenly aware that he was about to try to whitewash a huge vulnerability for the Democrats, why would he have prefaced his remark with the disclaimer that he and others weren’t showing liberal bias by claiming it was no big deal?
It doesn’t matter what Morning Joe or CNN or anyone else does, if this video from the DNC has over 106,000 views in under 17 hours this is HUGE trouble.
Update 5: Roger Simon says the boos were against the Jews not against God and remarks:
So we come again to the age-old question: Will Jews finally stop their slavish devotion to the Democratic Party and vote in their own interest? Cynics in my readership often wave this off as an impossibility. To them I say, we are at a significant moment in our nation’s history and your cynicism isn’t very useful. It is self-fulfilling prophecy and I don’t care if you are right. It’s time to put negativity aside, all of us, and do everything we can to wake up our friends, neighbors, and relatives. We have to do that without rancor or self-righteousness. For anyone to change the tradition of a lifetime is difficult and highly threatening. I know it was for me. But it also can be even more invigorating and renewing once you walk through that ominous wall.
As frightening as it could be in one sense, what happened at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday could be a gift, an opportunity to effectuate some change in the Jewish community. Even a small amount could have considerable significance in the obvious states. Make sure everyone you know sees the convention video. Email it everywhere. It’s appended above for your convenience. (By the way, mentioned not once in Bill Clinton’s speech? Israel. I wonder why.)
I didn’t pick up Clinton didn’t mention Israel advantage Simon!
Antonio Villaraigosa has a great future to him as a Russian Basketball referee come Olympic time.
Did I actually see the Democrats need three tries to add “God” & “Jerusalem” back to their platform?
Did I actually see the Democrats lose their voice vote three times to change their platform and only pass their amendment due to a tin ear.
Did I actually see CNN focus on Arab Democrats very Angry?
Did I actually hear the hall BOO THE INSERTION OB GOD BACK IN THE PLATFORM ON INTERNATIONAL TV?
I’m sorry as the 11th Doctor said when first meeting the Vampire Ladies in Vampires of Venice “It’s Christmas”
Update: partial video (last vote)
Update 2: Replacing the partial video with the full one, simply Amazing:
If the Dems want to see an example of Vote Fraud, they just demonstrated it live.
Update 3: Here is Buzzfeed:
The delegates on the floor, though, appeared not to be in on the plan: Villaraigosa called for a voice vote three times, with Ayes rivaling Nays, and then forced through an affirmative over an unclear and noisy situation on the floor.
Several delegates told BuzzFeed they were dismayed by the chaos, and some objectors said they voted “no” because Villaraigosa had not explained the move. Other said they believed the vote reflected hostility to Israel among the delegates.
Democratic party leaders last night weren’t anxious to answer questions about why the words “God” and “Jerusalem” had been removed completely from the party platform. This afternoon, however, Democrats restored the language via voice vote — amid loud boos from convention delegates — after former Ohio governor Ted Strickland introduced two amendments to restore both.
Chuck Todd Tweeted:
How do you mess up God and Jerusalem politics in 2012? As well organized as the convo was MESSAGE wise yesterday, that was a BAD fumble
That’s the second time in 24 hours that Obama’s been forced to disclaim responsibility for some terribly counterproductive messaging at the convention. Weird how the rank-and-file have these crazy ideas that he in no way shares, isn’t it?
Update 4: When even Paul Begala is hitting you for mistakes, that’s bad:
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement that they “welcome reinstatement to the Democratic platform of the language affirming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“Together, these party platforms reflect strong bipartisan support for the US – Israel relationship,” the statement read.
“Although today’s voice vote at the Democratic National Convention was unclear, the Democratic Party has acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Obama has repeatedly refused to say the same himself,” she charged. “Now is the time for President Obama to state in unequivocal terms whether or not he believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”
It’s really pretty stunning to think people whose living is made in politics would omit the word “God” in an official party platform. Faith worked fine for me, but then I’m a rebel Episcopalian that prefers contemplative meditation, so I tend not to get upset about things like this.
As for omitting a statement about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it was just plain stupid. It’s another basic political issue on which no nuance can be offered in American politics. A water’s edge issue. It’s also something I was pretty sure would be rectified, while waiting for it to happen.
This is the gift that’s going to keep on giving right on till election day.
Update 5:The Anchoress
It seems to me the booing had nothing to do with God or Israel and plenty to do with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calling a 2/3 majority when the vocal responses sounded like at least a 50/50 division (and perhaps even a 60/40 for the nays) to many ears, including mine. Villaraigosa himself looked pretty discomfited making the call.
Put it more succinctly, the optics have gone from bad (i.e., “this party hates God and Jerusalem”) to even worse: “this party makes a show of listening, then does what it damn pleases.”
Then again, that last is merely an affirmation of what what has been known at least since the Democrat-led house and senate passed Obamacare in the face of public resistance and polling, and the president said, “eat your peas.”
And just asking a question is no longer deemed “fair and balanced” by denizens of the Democrat shame culture. The only thing that inspires them to change course is fear of the kind of exposure that leads to reprisals. The specter of lost Christian and Jewish votes is reprisal enough for these shameless Dems to “carp on trifles!”
No wonder these guys support Castro, they use the same voting system
The Republican noise machine, then, successfully changed the Democratic platform document, a day after the fact. For context, there were lots and lots of liberals who spoke out about deficiencies in the platform, on housing, on civil liberties, on all kinds of subjects. None of them merited a change. But when one Weekly Standard writer and a group of trolls carp, Democrats leap to attention. Never mind that this kind of tactic never once leads to conservatives somehow letting up on their criticism. The olive branches never lead to anything positive.
What we saw last night is how Democrats often talk and campaign. What you saw today with the platform is how they govern.
Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, a campaign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday. And even then, it had to be forced through a convention hall full of delegates who nearly shouted down the change.
…and that is the biggest hurdle for the Obama Re-Election team.
The TV networks wouldn’t reveal who he was, the print press wouldn’t reveal who Barack Obama was, and the colleges that hold his transcripts close to the vest wouldn’t reveal who Barack Obama was. But the last four years have.
It’s revealed that he is more interest in golf than governing.
It’s revealed when it was time to make deals his answer was “I won.”
It’s revealed he was more interested in Obamacare than the economy.
It’s revealed that his conviction on marriage are fungible if the price is right.
It’s revealed his hostility to the Church.
it’s revealed that he’s a president who will support the Muslim Brotherhood over our allies.
It’s revealed that he will throw Israel under the bus.
It’s revealed he has the thinnest skin of any president of my lifetime INCLUDING Nixon.
It’s revealed that he is hostile to small business who in his mind owes their success to the government.
and most of all it’s revealed that he is totally over his head in this job.
The worst part of it, many of us saw this train wreck coming but nobody wanted to hear it.
The Tragedy of Barack Obama in my mind isn’t his presidency, the Tragedy is it took the disaster of the last four years to awake people to see it.
“We can’t tell people who to vote for, but we can certainly point out the differences,” said the Rev. Lin Hill, associate minister of the 2,500-member Bethany Baptist Church, which hosted the gathering on Saturday. “Our president has declared Jesus Christ to be his Lord and savior, while his opponent denies the deity of Christ.”
In the central Florida city of Melbourne, for instance, several ministers joined forces recently to host a community forum to address lingering questions about Obama’s gay-marriage announcement. Roughly 200 people attended the meeting, during which pastors tried to reassure congregants that Obama, however misguided on this one issue, still demonstrated Christian values in his personal life and policy decisions. Most parishioners seemed satisfied, the pastors said.
I wonder what they’ll have to say about this? I guess it’s time to have this discussion again.
Strangely enough the media that was so concerned about the GOP platform consider it just words, but lets not forget something, the people in charge of this platform had to proactively remove these words and all the Durbin squirming can’t change it.