In addition to this week's denying of God (thrice, natch), and a Democrat proudly proclaiming she had disenfranchised her own husband, we have this news- largely missed in the other changes regarding God and Israel. The Democrats have also removed any reference to Hamas and Hezbollah.
You remember them, right? Hamas and Hezbollah? Hamas is the terrorist organization which also happens to run Palestine. Hezbollah is Iran's pet terrorist group. Yeah, those guys.
In 2008, the Democrats were pretty down on them. Here's what they said:
Our … commitment [to Israel], which requires us to ensure that Israel retains a qualitative edge for its national security and its right to self-defense, is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region – a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of Al Qaeda, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah…. [W]e must help Israel identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability, and stand with Israel against those who seek its destruction. The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements.
See, back then, they thought that Hamas and Hezbollah were "growing threats" against Israel and that Hamas, specifically had to be isolated "until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel's right to exist, and abides by past agreements." Maybe I just missed a memo, but I don't think any of those things happened. And, yes, sometimes I do use the wrong cover on my TPS report.
Now, here is what they say about Hamas and Hezbollah:
Yep, nothing. No reference to them at all. As Andrew McCarthy says, "The omission of God and Jerusalem from the Democratic party's 2012 platform was quite intentionally a demotion... The jihadists, by contrast, are moving up in the world."
- For: Vote fraud and Voter disenfranchisement
- Against: God and Israel
- For: Hamas and Hezbollah.