They Were "Against" It Before They Were "For" It...
(Massive amounts of bright-red Lipstick were immediately deployed to paint a crimson "happy face" on the Party Platform).
The action is consistent with Socialist Democrat actions in the past, in which they were for something and then against it (As in the Iraq War)... The "flip-flop" action was epitomized by once Democrat Presidential candidate, John Kerry, of Massachusetts, who was, in 2004, positioned as the "flip-flop" candidate, among other things.
According to Fox News (Brett Baeir / Special Report) President Obama intervened to get those items reinstated into the platform.
For something as unimportant as the Democrat Party Platform, the Convention went to great pains to "put lipstick" on items "that no one was going to read" and took action to reinstate those items.
Here's the VIDEO of the "reinstating."