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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Dems boo Jerusalem and God but put them back in platform even though they lost

The Democrats are getting a lot of flack over taking God and Jerusalem out of their platform. So a little less than two hours ago, the Democrats voted on putting Jerusalem and God back into their platform. It needed a two thirds majority. Here's how it went.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Joe L).

That didn't sound like two thirds, did it?

Here's more from BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller:
Several delegates told BuzzFeed they were dismayed by the chaos, and some objectors said they voted “no” because Villaraigosa had not explained the move. Other said they believed the vote reflected hostility to Israel among the delegates.

“I found it really disturbing,” said Patricia Ravitz, a delegate fro California. “I voted ‘yes’ very strongly, at the top of my longs. I was surprised it was so close.”

"I was shocked so many people voted no. I don't know what they were thinking,” said a delegate from Kansas, Carolyn Wims-Campbell.

But dissenters appeared to have a variety of motives.

Jerusalem "is a hub of all three religions and we should recognize that fact," said Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan state representative who said she opposed amending the platform. "It should not belong to just one people."

"It makes me feel a little frustrated that this isn't being discussed in a fair and just way," she said.

The hasty process raised hackles with others.

“I didn't get a chance to read it and there was no discussion. It was up there for 30 seconds and then it was down. I'm upset with the process. That's why I voted no,” said John Washburn, a Georgia delegate.

One dissenter, who said she hadn’t made it in to voice her “no,” said she opposed the inclusion of God.

“I think the best thing we could do is separate religion and politics,” said Barbara Herz, of Wyoming. “We should let every person make their own religious decisions and keep it out of the platform.”

And some of the yes voters shouted with an eye to the difficult politics of religion and the Middle East.

“I'm a little worried that Republicans will use this to smack us,” said Tony Campbell of Tennessee.

That may have been the view in Washington as well. Emailed a Democratic source: "The President personally intervened to strengthen the language."
The Democratic party has been taken over by the slimeballs. What could go wrong?

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At 2:01 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Also, they did not revise the other things that got stripped out (ref: your earlier post). And HAMAS, the warcrime rocketeers onto Israeli civilians have been cut loose even more by these executioner Democrats! Vote them out! top to bottom!

At 5:20 AM, Blogger debbie said...

the only thing in thirds was the three votes!!

At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's black and not white and read all over?

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

"The Democratic party has been taken over by the slimeballs." I'd change that tense to indicate a less recent change, "The Democratic party was taken over by slimeballs."

This reflects the taking over goes back farther than Obama & Co. It happened under Carter & Co. and just got steadily, progressively worse, really hitting the sewer under Obama & Co.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Oh, and another point. Talking about slimeball Democrats isn't complete without talking about their complicit slimeball MSM "journalists".

Here's a good fact-check article at blog Breitbart, entitled "Day 2: Watchdogging the Corrupt Media's Convention Coverage". It itemizes the really outrageous lying, by commission and omission, of major MSM entities and mouthpieces.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I always get a kick out of Villaragosa because his name is actually Tony Villar and he changed it to make it sound more Mexican when he entered politics. Also he's failed the California Bar four times. AFAIK that disqualifies you from ever taking it again but Villar I'm sure will get special dispensation if he decides he needs to take it again.


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