Speaking of their convention videos, what a hoot it was to watch the one pronouncing that “government is the only thing we all belong to.”
But give the Democrats credit for upstaging the Republicans in the mystery department. When the Republicans tried to bring in a mystery speaker to their convention, their secret got out in no time. But so far no one has stepped forward to solve the mystery of why a reference to God, and also a reference to Democrats recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, suddenly vanished from the Democratic Party platform.
The party’s always-good-for-a-laugh leader, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, told the media, “I can assure you that no one has deliberately taken God out of our platform.” The chairman of the platform committee, a former governor and ordained minister, maintains that he, too, has no idea what happened here, as do all other members of that committee and all other party officials. The poor Democrats are simply innocent victims.
God help us. Neither the Democrats nor the media will ever explain to you why the word “God” disappeared from the Democratic platform, so I will.
“God” is the word that Christians and Jews use. “Allah” is the word that Muslims use. Today’s Democrats worship multi-culturalism. There are a number of Muslim delegates at their convention. Today’s Democrats fear few things as much as they fear the possibility that someone might accuse them of not being “sensitive” or “inclusive.” So they decided to delete the word “God,” thinking they would please everyone because, after all, they used the word “faith” a few times and, well, no one of any faith uses a different word for “faith.”
It’s just the way they think. It’s both funny ha-ha and funny strange. That muddle-minded thinking along with the manner in which they dealt with its consequences suggests that they’re morons.
Fred J. Eckert, author of the new book, “That’s a Crock, Barack,” is a former conservative Republican Congressman from New York and twice served as a U.S. Ambassador (to the U.N. and to Fiji) under President Reagan, who called him “a good friend and valuable advisor.” He’s retired and lives with his wife in Raleigh, N.C.