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  • In the Ayes of the Beholder

    09/10/2012 8:55:53 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-10 13:17:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Many reading this column are no doubt familiar with the shocking, embarrassing, and very public fight that occurred on the floor of the Charlotte Convention Center when President Obama called for a hasty re-inclusion of God and Jerusalem into the Democratic Party platform. When convention chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, put the president's motion before the delegates for a voice vote, those shouting "No!" carried the day. Villaraigosa disingenuously ruled that, in his "opinion," the "ayes" won and the president's motion was carried.Critics charged that overriding the delegate's wishes was a cynical attempt by Democratic Party elites...
  • Democratic Party Theology Explained: There is a God and They Hate Him

    09/06/2012 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Trying to figure out Democratic party theology has never been easy. Is it atheism, Islam, New Age globalism, or some weird mishmash of all of the above? Thankfully, the Democratic National Convention has answered all of our questions. On Wednesday, the All Mighty was inserted back into the party platform to a chorus of loud boos. So there is a God. And Democrats hate Him.
  • Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform;

    09/05/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/5/2012 | Allahpundit
    The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language about God after people noticed that the phrase “God-given” in the 2008 platform had been dropped in the new one. Simple process, in theory: Have someone from the floor propose adding the new language, then let the delegates approve it via a voice vote. The result? A trainwreck so awful that even Paul Begala didn’t try to spin it. As you’ll see, Villaraigosa’s astonishment...
  • DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM SEEKS TO RID U.S. OF OIL

    09/05/2012 1:12:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 83 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/5/201 | Audrey Hudson
    Ridding the U.S. of oil-based energy and avoiding the catastrophic consequences of climate change are the primary goals of the Democratic Party platform released this week that labeled the planet’s temperature variations as a national security crisis. “We must end the tyranny of oil in our time,” the platform said. “This immediate danger is eclipsed only by the longer-term threat from climate change, which will lead to devastating weather patterns, terrible storms, drought, conflict, and famine. That means people competing for food and water in the next fifty years in the very places that have known horrific violence in the...
  • Democrats Move to Include Gay Marriage in Party Platform

    07/30/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/12 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael D. Shear
    Democrats moved to make same-sex marriage a part of their party platform, placing language that would declare a right for gay men and lesbians to marry on track for approval by the party’s leadership. Party officials met over the weekend in Minneapolis and approved the first step in the platform-amending process. In two weeks, the entire platform committee will vote on the matter at a meeting scheduled in Detroit. Then, if approved as expected, it would move on to convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., for final approval in September. According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis,...
  • Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)

    05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plankBy Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET The Democrats’ top leader in Congress said Thursday that the party’s platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage. “The president’s in favor of it — I’m sure it will be [included],” said Reid. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September. Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He...
  • The 99 Percent Declaration (20 Demands)

    10/19/2011 6:09:31 AM PDT · by randita · 113 replies
    The 99 Percent Declaration ^ | October 19, 2011 | The 99 Percent Declaration
    An OWS Working Group Committed to Elect a Non-Partisan National General Assembly BE IT RESOLVED THAT: WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the PEOPLE, shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY beginning on July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia. 1. Implementing an immediate ban on all private contributions of money and gifts, to all politicians in federal office, from Individuals, Corporations, Political Action Committees, Super Political Action Committees, Lobbyists, Unions and all other private sources of money to...
  • Holding My Breath (SCOTUS & the Parker v. D.C. 2nd Amendment case)

    11/21/2007 1:14:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 486+ views
    Daily Pundit ^ | November 20th 2007 | Bill Quick
    In what may turn out to be the most important Second Amendment ruling since 1939’s hideously misinterpreted Miller - and maybe the most important ruling on the Amendment in American history, the Supreme Court has granted cert to Parker v. D.C. and will be taking up the case in this session. Natch, Glenn Reynolds has tonsalinks. My first take (I have to admit I’m shaking in my boots at the negative possibilities here, given that I thought the SCOTUS would dodge this one) is that the Court will find an individual right, but do so in such a way that...
  • Anti War Protesters Begin Fast

    07/03/2006 8:21:21 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 14 replies · 361+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 3 2006 | Amanda Beck
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 150 protesters sat in front of the White House on Monday to savor their last meal before starting a hunger strike that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq. The demonstration marking the Independence Day holiday was organized by CodePink, a women's anti-war group that called on volunteers to abstain from eating for 24 hours from midnight on Monday. Some protesters said their fast would continue beyond July 4th. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she would drink only water throughout the summer, which she said she would...
  • Communists in our Midst - Communism, UN, liberals & the threat to the US

    10/08/2005 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Dittohead68 · 26 replies · 1,619+ views
    Does this sound familiar? EXCERPTS FROM THE NAKED COMMUNIST Former FBI agent, Cleon Skoussen, in 1958, in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, revealed among other things, these long term goals of the communist agenda. The information is in the Congressional Record August 1963 and in the Communist Manifesto: U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Provide American aid...
  • JON CARROLL: You Believe Anything, Democrats?

    09/27/2005 7:42:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 2,303+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/5 | Jon Carroll
    I'm not sure when I first became fed up with the Democrats. Probably sometime during the Kerry campaign, although at that time I was being eaten up by the Fear and not noticing the flaws of the Kerry campaign so much. I feel foolish now. Many of us feel foolish now. But here's the moment at which it all crystallized for me: It was at the beginning of what was then called "the great Social Security debate," which was a brief fad that hit America at about the same time as the 2005 Rose Parade. Congressional Democrats solemnly announced that...
  • Another Open Letter to Hillary

    08/10/2005 6:48:02 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 17 replies · 866+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8/10/95 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Memo to: Hillary Clinton, Her Indescribable Holiness from: Irv, New York Impresario re: your Presidential Gig Hillary, baby, Yes, I know the last time I offered you show biz advice, it was about your senatorial shtick. I said it wouldn’t work, and offered several reasons. You were right and I was wrong. But now you’re looking at a bigger league. You’ve put yourself in a great position to have a shot at the presidential gig. The Democratic Leadership Committee has just made you chairman (you don’t mind being referred to as a man, do you?) of the effort to write...
  • The Surprise Party (What you can learn from a little platform diving)

    08/02/2004 3:02:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 500+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 9, 2004 | Gerard Baker
    HOW GOOD is your knowledge of the political parties' platforms for November's presidential election?Which party says that the most pressing priorities the nation faces in the next four years are winning the global war against terror, stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and promoting democracy and freedom in the world, starting with a peaceful and stable Iraq?Which party promises to achieve these aims by transforming the U.S. military through technological innovation and investment, adding 40,000 soldiers, doubling the size of the Pentagon's Special Forces, and ending America's dependence on Middle Eastern oil?Here's a clue: This same party says...