WOW. Disgraceful- “Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform” blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/D…— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 4, 2012
I think it’s rather peculiar. It’s not in keeping with our founding documents, our founding vision. I’d guess you’d have to ask the Obama administration why they purged all this language from their platform. There sure is a lot of mention of government. I guess I would just put the onus and the burden on them to explain why they did all this, these purges of God.
~ Paul Ryan on Fox News Via Politico
God bless you, and God bless America.
~ First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC
“Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps. In Matthew, chapter 6, verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. My friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the United States of America.
~ Ex-Gov of Ohio Ted Strickland on Day One of DNC
He might also have quoted Matthew 23:27, which encapsulates Mitt's character and his little buddy Lyin' Ryan::" Woe unto ye, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For yes are like unto a whited sepulchre, which is pleasing on the outside, but within is full of dead men's bones and everything unclean."
~ comment by Phil Weltner on Talking Points Memo
"Nature's God" and the word "Creator" each appear once in the Declaration of Independence. The word "God" does not appear anywhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.
Those are the founding documents.
This guy's a pathological liar!
~ comment by risejugger on Washington Post
Democratic Platform Section on "Faith":
Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith- based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world – from domestic and global poverty, to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work in communities across this country and the world, and we believe in lifting up and valuing that good work, and finding ways to support it where possible. We believe in constitutionally sound, evidence-based partnerships with faith-based and other non-profit organizations to serve those in need and advance our shared interests. There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country."
Why do I feel like I have suddenly been transported back to the Puritan pilgrim era?????
Personally, I am willing to bet that most people who are not always parading their so called faith 24/7 are less hypocritical and kinder than these CINOs - Christians in Name Only.
Ryan needs to live more by the Golden Rule. The US is not and was not meant to be a theocracy
~ comment by LabelQueen on Politico
Special note: A political party is not a theological discussion group or priesthood. Please take off your hair shirt Mr. Ryan, it might make it easier to recognize the truth.
~ comment by Bruce H. on Politico
This constant liar and hate monger has the audacity to call himself a good Christian. Jesus must be very sad that this Ryan pretends to be his representative.
~ comment by Larnan on Politico
How quickly Ryan swept his Randian views under the rug
~ comment by progressivepants on Politico
Why doesn't Ryan believe in helping the poor?
~ comment by brg on Politico
Platform = Policy. You can't make Religion a Policy in pluralistic, freedom of religion society, Mr. Lyin Ryan!
~ comment by Gorette on Daily Kos
God was IN every speech too... every time someone spoke about feeding the hungry, helping the needy, housing the homeless GOD was in the speech... every time loving thy neighbor and caring for families was spoken about GOD was in the speech... every single person who spoke about WE instead of ME was speaking of God's teachings
Jesus clearly said keep God and Gov separate... render unto God that which is his domain... and PAY YOUR TAXES so the poor can eat and the homeless can have shelter and the less fortunate can find comfort
to Demand that a specific number of meaningless references to a Deity was absent from the Dem convention was the ultimate GODLESSNESS the gop lives by.
God was attending the Dem Convention last night... at the GOP convention there was nothing but an empty chair.
~ comment by KnotIookin on Daily Kos
I will donate $1,000 to Karl Rove's Super Pac if anyone can find the word "God" in the US Constitution.
~ comment by Blicero on Daily Kos
It's One Thing To Blab About God Constantly, it's another to actually "love one another as I have loved you" & "you are your brother's keeper".
Dems don't just talk about God, they actually are charitable.
Wonder how many times "abortion" appeared in the Republican platform?
Obviously, they are green w/ envy over the way last night went. As Arianna Huffington said "it made Tampa look like amateur hour".
~ comment by snapples on Daily Kos
It's no wonder the Republicans pray so much. They have more to atone for than you can shake a stick at.
~ comment by Stephanie P. on Think Progress
and the RNC never once mentioned our troops! what's that about?
~ comment by Barbra Gail G. on Think Progress
Although the right wing nuts think they have a monopoly on God, it's just more proof of just how tone deaf and self-centered they are these days.
~ comment by Kim C. on Think Progress
By the way, the Republicans are attempting to create a fascist state. All indications are there: merging church and state along with creating a corporate state.
An anti-woman, anti-gay Christo-fascist Dominionist America. No different than the Taliban.
~ comment by Brianna A. on Think Progress