The problem with trying to please everybody is that in the end you never please anybody. It calls to mind a story that aptly contains a donkey.
A man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?”
So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster; he lets his father walk while he rides.”
The man then ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn’t gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.”
Well, the man didn’t know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey.
By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey with you and your hulking son?”
The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to Market Bridge.
When the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned.“That will teach you,” said an old man who had followed them: “Please all, and you will please none.”
In an obvious attempt to please some the Democrats removed any mention of GOD from their platform set off a national controversy.
It brings to mind 2 Chronicles 15:2: 'The Lord is with you, while you be with Him; and if you seek Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.'When asked about the omission of GOD from the party platform, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz provided this incoherent reply, “We have a commitment through all faith traditions that our values are reflected in our policy. And that means that we should look out for the least of these, that we should fight for the middle class, that we should let everybody in America have an opportunity to be successful.”
Senator Dick Durbin became visibly angry when Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked about it. Baier reminded Durbin, "In 2008, God was mentioned once. In 2004, it was mentioned seven times. In 2000, God was mentioned four times. The question is why take it out in this time?"
Durbin responded: "...If the narrative that is being presenting on your station and through your channel and your network is that that Democrats are godless people, they ought to know better. God is not a franchise of the Republican Party."
Realizing that it was time to truss the donkey and carry him over the bridge. After fully realizing the political fallout from its omission of the “G” word, with a not so clever slight of hand Democrats quickly moved to reinsert GOD back into the platform.
Those who voted against acknowledging God continued to maintain that they were in the majority, and that the vote had been unfairly rigged against them. But one local delegate who was on the convention floor called the claim preposterous.
It matters not because the TELEPROMPTER response to the “voice vote” was a sham from the day before when the convention got the“Word” from Obama’s White House.When you watch the video you will see that Half or more of the people there denied God THREE TIMES! Am I the only one who saw Matthew 26:34 in the face of this mockery of a vote?
One thing for sure, viewers finally get to see firsthand “The Chicago Way.”
Do I think that ALL Democrats are Godless? Absolutely not! I have known many Christians who have traditionally voted Democrat. It is important to note that many of them admit that while they dislike the secularists and anti-religion folk in the Democratic Party.
While the Huffington Post seemed to be suggesting that real Democrats don't cave to Christians and Jews it is important to remember that overall, more than 82 percent of Americans identify themselves as Chrisian. If the Democrats insist on going down this path of being seen as the anti-God and anti-Jew party it will be very difficult for them to pull that demographic under their "big tent".