Could This Be A Stunt To Expedite Votes?
Today the Democratic Party voted as a “proposed amendment” to put God back in the Platform, as well as claim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When it was “proposed” (many are saying President Obama ordered this amendment and that the “proposal” was just to appease the party present) it seemed a house divided by the response at the Democratic Convention. While it would be a novel situation to have both parties seeing eye to eye on issues such as faith and peace in the Middle East, leaving God and Jerusalem on the Platform, it’s slightly odd that just days ago, no excuse me, hours ago the amendment stood quite differently.
Back in 2008, when Obama first ran for President, the platform stated, "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths." Just yesterday it was reported, while in the midst of these hyped convention scenes, and after Mitt Romney had made the debate over Israel’s capital as a part of his Middle East policy, the Democratic Party had stated, "The President’s consistent support for Israel’s right to defend itself and its steadfast opposition to any attempt to delegitimize Israel on the world stage are further evidence of our enduring commitment to Israel’s security.” In layman’s terms this quote states we shouldn’t get in the midst of any mess fight with Palestine and Israel, both who claim the city of Jerusalem as their own.
Just within hours, in fact the next day the amendment “proposed” to reinstate “God as a significant part in the American story” and Jerusalem as the city of Israel seems to be an eager and swift change in the Democrat platform, just months away from the upcoming elections. Could Obama be throwing this wrench in the peak of this convention for a reason? With such an opposing and obviously upset response from the audience at the Convention, it’s safe to say Obama isn’t necessarily looking to appease the Democratic party on this one.