UPDATE: Michael Falcone ABC News Deputy Political Director and Political Reporter announces on Twitter (@michaelpfalcone) this evening that Dem source says DNC will also be adding back platform language referring to God-given potential.
… Told ya
THIS is going to be a hot tidbit over the next week. Democrats vs. Republicans going head to head in this election season over every issue every topic, just looking for a guffaw, blunder or misstep to pounce upon and with all of their staffers and writers and pundits The Democrats opt to OMIT the word GOD from their platform? Really?? ‘God’ also absent from Democrats’ platform
By Kevin Liptak, CNN
(CNN) – Democrats omitted the word “God” from their 2012 platform, a change from the party’s 2008 document and a noticeable split from Republicans, who mention God ten times in their official party stance. In 2008, Democrats wrote, “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.” The paragraph extolling the value of hard work in 2012 reads, “We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth-the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.” ‘God’ also absent from Democrats’ platform – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs.