The Campaign of Wrong Ideas vs. No Ideas

On the symbolism front, in what even leading Democrats admit was a spectacular display of self-inflicted stupidity, they managed to scrub any mention of God from the Democratic platform. They also removed support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When they realized how grievously idiotic these unforced errors were, they tried to fix them by amending the document. The result was an ugly moment where the delegates voted three times against, in effect, God and Jerusalem, until the chairman of the convention, L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa simply steamrolled his own party like some Politburo bully.

It’s an unspoken rule of politics that you’re in a bad place when you’re renouncing God on TV — three times! Even Peter stayed away from the cameras when he renounced Jesus.

via The Campaign of Wrong Ideas vs. No Ideas – Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online.

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