In 1956 Congress adopted the words “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States of America. At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC the delegates first decided that this motto was old fashioned and out of touch with their views and tried to remove the name of God from the party platform. It was only after a third voice vote that was hardly unanimous was the name of God reinserted into the platform. Their reasoning has remained incredulous until now. Democrats today cannot concentrate on more than one thought at a time and having the name of God, the real God, was found to be distracting when they were perceiving more important thoughts about their new god.
WHAT DO YOU NEED THIS FOR, YOU HAVE ME.
A well know artist named Jon McNaughton has created several pieces of work under the theme One Nation Under Socialism. They depict the current trend of the Democratic Party under the leadership of Barack Hussein Obama. In view of the mass opinions expressed by the party delegates in Charlotte, I think they need some new sub text.
The above image of Barack Hussein Obama burning the U. S. Constitution should be captioned: “What do you need this for, you have me.”
And because of all the past messiah images of Barack Hussein Obama, found in various newspapers during the 2008 campaign and from the official White House photographers after the election, it has become very clear that the Democratic Party wants to replace our national motto with something else.
Over at the Canada Free Press web site, there is a humorous article written by William Kevin Stoos about a fictitious interview he conducted with the Chairwoman of the National Democratic Party. It makse a fitting epilog to this post.
Spotting Debbie Whatshername Schultz, Chairwoman of the National Democrat Party, Hugh thrust a microphone into her face and asked a question that was on the minds of many.
“Why the confusion over one little word? What was the problem with simply acknowledging a divine presence in the universe?” asked Hugh.
“Well, as a politically correct, secular humanist, socialist party who believes in the supremacy of Mankind, it is a little uncomfortable acknowledging there is a ‘God’ so to speak,” said Schultz. “Makes us sound like a bunch of religious zealots, you know.”
“What tipped the scale in favor of mentioning God?” Hugh inquired.
“Well, we decided we were mistaken. There is indeed a God after all,” replied the Chairwoman. “He is speaking to the convention tonight.”
Barack Obama and the Democrats likely unleashed some fairly bad karma against their future on Wednesday afternoon, when the majority of their conventioneers tossed God, and support for His ‘chosen people,’ off their platform–regardless of the purely ceremonial voice-vote (everyone has seen the picture of Chairman Villaraigosa’s teleprompter screen message passing the measure–before he called for the vote three times in a row).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the much anticipated report this morning at 8:30 a.m. ET sharp, which did show a drop from 8.3 to 8.1 percent–but, only because another tranche of 367,000 dis-spirited Americans quit looking for work, bringing the U.S. Labor Participation rate to just 63.5 percent…its lowest point in 31 years, according to reporting in Business Insider today.
Although our economy did add 96,000 jobs in August, down further in the article the Associated Press finally revealed that ‘the government also said 41,000 fewer jobs were created in July and June than first estimated … [adding] just 139,000 jobs a month since the beginning of the year, below 2011’s average of 153,000–shockingly low, as it barely budged the unemployment gauge needle, because this rate just keeps up with population growth.
And, the monthly job creation rate is still overwhelmed by initial jobless claims, which have fell in a range of between 360,000 and 400,000 this year, according to Trading Economics.
The weak pace of hiring is the latest sign that businesses are reluctant to make big investments or add more workers.
Associated Press also pointed out that no president, since Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, has been re-elected with a jobless rate over 8 percent.
Team Romney also addressed the figure by recognizing that Americans have now suffered unemployment of over 8 percent for a total of 43 straight months–President Obama’s entire tenure in the ‘Oval Office.’
So it was not surprising that in his acceptance speech at the DNC national convention last night, Barack Obama has labeled his failure to right the U.S. economy as ‘incomplete progress’ and, in complete contravention of another key campaign promise, asked voters for another term.
The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over the decades.
Then coverage by Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel, in their Huffington Post article today, captured two quotes from his speech that completed Obama’s challenge to voters…
If you turn away now–if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn’t possible–well, change will not happen.
Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen.
Only you have the power to move us forward.
During Barack Obama’s completely vacuous speech, which is more accurately described as a ‘prayer,’ he asked voters to harken back to the ‘Great Depression’ days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt–and ladled out nothing new, just the same, threadbare Democrat ideas that could only be heard on crackling AM radios–long before black and white TV was widely available.
As the upcoming election is still … ‘all about the economy stupid,’ Barack Obama’s convention ‘prayer’ is likely to fail, not just because he and fellow Democrats have been incapable of solving our crisis, but, just the day before–they slammed their door on Almighty God.
In searching for a cake, I wanted something sweet, yet evocative of our very own Warrior Princess, so I finally settled on a luscious Dutch chocolate with real blueberry frosting for a suitable design…
And Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, in honor of the occasion:
One thing I continue to find fascinating about the blogosphere is the people you meet, especially when you rarely if ever meet them in person. While the cliche about the internet is that you’re anonymous, the truth is that when you interact over time, you become anything but, simply because the usual trappings and distractions are removed and the essence of the person remains.
Bookworm, if I remember right, called these ‘soul friendships’ and that’s actually not a bad way of putting it.
I remember the first time I ran into the Noisy Room, and the first impression that struck me was that this was a writer with strong feelings who was absolutely unafraid to follow those feelings to the bitter end and express them forcefully. I got that one right!
I definitely knew she belonged on the Council. I got that one right too.
But as I got to know her better, I found out there’s another side to her as well. Terresa is the kind of friend who goes out of her way to lend a helping hand, to cheer people on (and cheer them up when its needed) and has the rare quality of being able to simply be there when you need her. It’s almost like she senses it.
In short, I’m glad I know her.
Have an absolutely fabulous birthday M’Dear. Many, many more.
Okay, now to our other business:
We saw an astounding moment in American politics occur this week. As at least half (and probably more) of the delegates on the floor at the Democratic national convention tried to vote down including references to G-d and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the party platform, and booed loudly and raged when those changes were shoved through over the obvious wishes of the assembled delegates in spite of the proposed amendment clearly not getting the required two thirds majority after three futile tries.
What brought all this on was the astounding changes to the language of the 2012 Democrat platform as compared to what was in there in 2008. When that shocked people and didn’t poll well, the Democrat leadership was forced to scramble to try and change it and a fiasco ensued, on nationwide television and viral video before the whole country.
As this week’s winner, Joshuapundit’sThe Dilemma Of Jewish Democrats And This Year’s Anti-Israel Party Platform reveals, not only was the language on G-d and on Jerusalem struck out, but virtually every other piece of pro-Israel language, including the basics about any future Palestinian state being dependent on an agreement between the two parties. Most of it is still gone. And to say the least, this poses something of a dilemma for many pro-Israel Democrats. Here’s a slice:
This year’s Democratic Party Platform is an interesting document to read. Aside from radical stances on things like same sex marriage and unlimited, government funded abortion on demand including partial birth abortion, it’s noteworthy in that it focuses on attacking Mitt Romney by name rather than merely stating the party’s position on the issues. This use of platform planks as attack vehicles is something unique in the history of platforms from either party.
One interesting part of this year’s Democrat party platform is its anti-Israel language. In order to appreciate exactly how anti-Israel it is, it is necessary to compare it with the 2008 Democrat platform. Let’s look at it:
For more than three decades, Israelis, Palestinians, Arab leaders, and the rest of the world have looked to America to lead the effort to build the road to a secure and lasting peace. Our starting point must always be our special relationship with Israel, grounded in shared interests and shared values, and a clear, strong, fundamental commitment to the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy. That commitment, 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. We support the implementation of the memorandum of understanding that pledges $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade to enhance and ensure its security.
It is in the best interests of all parties, including the United States, that we take an active role to help secure a lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a democratic, viable Palestinian state dedicated to living in peace and security side by side with the Jewish State of Israel. To do so, we 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. Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States. The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism, should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.
All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. 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.
As you know, the Obama Administration ignored most of this and has both funded and legitimizedHamas and the Muslim Brotherhood while strongly pressuring Israel to retreat to the indefensible 1948 border lines, not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and supporting the re-division of the city so that it is not accessible to people of all faiths…especially Jews. In fact, the Obama Administration went so far as to actually lie about the commitments made to Israel on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria by President Bush as part of the Road Map…the same ones mentioned in the Democrat’s 2008 platform!
President Obama and the Democratic Party maintain an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. A strong and secure Israel is vital to the United States not simply because we share strategic interests, but also because we share common values. For this reason, despite budgetary constraints, the President has worked with Congress to increase security assistance to Israel every single year since taking office, providing nearly $10 billion in the past three years. The administration has also worked to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. And we have deepened defense cooperation – including funding the Iron Dome system – to help Israel address its most pressing threats, including the growing danger posed by rockets and missiles emanating from the Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. The President’s consistent support for Israel’s right to defend itself and his steadfast opposition to any attempt to delegitimize Israel on the world stage are further evidence of our enduring commitment to Israel’s security.
It is precisely because of this commitment that President Obama and the Democratic Party seek peace between Israelis and Palestinians. A just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian accord, producing two states for two peoples, would contribute to regional stability and help sustain Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. At the same time, the President has made clear that there will be no lasting peace unless Israel’s security concerns are met. President Obama will continue to press Arab states to reach out to Israel. We will continue to support Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, which have been pillars of peace and stability in the region for many years. And even as the President and the Democratic Party continue to encourage all parties to be resolute in the pursuit of peace, we will insist that any Palestinian partner must recognize Israel’s right to exist, reject violence, and adhere to existing agreements.
Note what’s missing? Nothing about isolating Hamas. Nothing about Jerusalem being Israel’s undivided capital accessible to all faiths. Nothing about the 1948 cease fire lines that left Israel with a narrow neck 9 miles wide being unrealistic. And significantly. nothing about an Israeli-Arab peace accord being a product of final status negotiations between the parties, which leaves open the possibility of an attempt to force a ‘settlement’ on Israel via UN diktat, backed, of course, by President Obama and the United States.
And unlike the 2008 platform, nothing in it that rules out American support for swamping what’s left of Israel with genocidal ‘refugees’, the so-called Palestinian right of return.
In our Non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis Hanson’sThe Terrifying New Normal submitted by Bookworm Room. It’s an excellent essay (has Victor Davis Hanson ever written a bad one?) on exactly where and why the malaise on our economy is occurring and what is happening as many baby boomers can no longer afford to retire, the so-called lost generation is increasingly unable to find work and the only growth industries seem to be government jobs paid for with borrowed money. Do read it.
Okay, here are this week’s full results. Only Gay Patriot was unable to vote, but was not subject to the 2/3 vote penalty:
See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in… don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!
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