My understand is that, when the Dems were drafting their platform, they purposely excluded any mention of Jerusalem in regard to Israel and they [ex]cluded any mention of God.
Talk about inept. Talk about leaving a bad impression.
I now understand that Pres. Obama – get this – ordered his staff to have the platform language changed to include God and affirm Jerusalem as the proper capital of Israel. A campaign source confirmed this.
That means that Obama gets all the credit without believing any of it. His heroic intervention to drag the platform back from the fringe to the center, will help him with the Jewish vote AND the Catholic left. Impact will be felt in Ohio and Florida.
I suspect the whole thing was a setup. They did this ON PURPOSE so that Obama could intervene.
I think Father Z got it dead right. The Jewish vote is largely Democratic, except for the Orthodox. The non-Orthodox were terribly humiliated, but then saved face with Obama’s intervention. But did they? I think that they should think again. If Father Z is correct, that means that the cynicism of the DNC and Obama is such that what happens to Israel and to believers just doesn’t matter. For such things can be twisted for the sake of a vote. And if they can, such decisions can reversed again. So why is the Jewish vote still behind Obama and the Democratic party? Why would anyone vote for someone who can do such things?