Cal  Thomas

Then there is the matter of Jerusalem. In the Democratic Party's 2008 platform, distinct reference was made to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel," it stated. That language went missing in 2012, though it was later reinstated. The 2012 platform addition now reads: "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths." Why was the language omitted in the first place? Could the omission have been a reflection of the Democrats' desire for Muslim votes?

A major reason why the Obama acceptance speech was regarded as "dull" is his overexposure. He's on TV too many times a day, every day. We've heard it all before. Instead of a crescendo in Charlotte, President Obama became his own diminuendo.

Friday's jobs report didn't help the president's claim of an improving economy with better days ahead in a second term. The official percentage of unemployed declined slightly from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but that may be because many of the unemployed have stopped looking for work.

If voters elected this president to "tell the truth," can he be fired for not telling it? We'll know in less than two months.


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Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
 
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