Democrats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform…kicking and screaming

by Datechguy | September 5th, 2012

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Democrats put God & Jerusalem back in the platform...kicking and screaming

Anto­nio Vil­laraigosa has a great future to him as a Russ­ian Bas­ket­ball ref­eree come Olympic time.

Did I actu­ally see the Democ­rats need three tries to add “God” & “Jerusalem” back to their platform?

Did I actu­ally see the Democ­rats lose their voice vote three times to change their plat­form and only pass their amend­ment due to a tin ear.

Did I actu­ally see CNN focus on Arab Democ­rats very Angry?

Did I actu­ally hear the hall BOO THE INSER­TION OB GOD BACK IN THE PLAT­FORM ON INTER­NA­TIONAL TV?

I’m sorry as the 11th Doc­tor said when first meet­ing the Vam­pire Ladies in Vam­pires of Venice “It’s Christmas”

Update: par­tial video (last vote)

Update 2: Replac­ing the par­tial video with the full one, sim­ply Amazing:

If the Dems want to see an exam­ple of Vote Fraud, they just demon­strated it live.

Update 3: Here is Buzzfeed:

The del­e­gates on the floor, though, appeared not to be in on the plan: Vil­laraigosa called for a voice vote three times, with Ayes rival­ing Nays, and then forced through an affir­ma­tive over an unclear and noisy sit­u­a­tion on the floor.

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.

and Twitchy:

Demo­c­ra­tic party lead­ers last night weren’t anx­ious to answer ques­tions about why the words “God” and “Jerusalem” had been removed com­pletely from the party plat­form. This after­noon, how­ever, Democ­rats restored the lan­guage via voice vote — amid loud boos from con­ven­tion del­e­gates — after for­mer Ohio gov­er­nor Ted Strick­land intro­duced two amend­ments to restore both.

Chuck Todd Tweeted:

Mean­while the founder of Daily Kos was not amused:

and here is Hotair

That’s the sec­ond time in 24 hours that Obama’s been forced to dis­claim respon­si­bil­ity for some ter­ri­bly coun­ter­pro­duc­tive mes­sag­ing at the con­ven­tion. Weird how the rank-​and-​file have these crazy ideas that he in no way shares, isn’t it?

Update 4: When even Paul Begala is hit­ting you for mis­takes, that’s bad:

Update 5: More reac­tions CNN

The Amer­i­can Israel Pub­lic Affairs Com­mit­tee (AIPAC) said in a state­ment that they “wel­come rein­state­ment to the Demo­c­ra­tic plat­form of the lan­guage affirm­ing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Together, these party plat­forms reflect strong bipar­ti­san sup­port for the US – Israel rela­tion­ship,” the state­ment read.

Although today’s voice vote at the Demo­c­ra­tic National Con­ven­tion was unclear, the Demo­c­ra­tic Party has acknowl­edged Jerusalem as the cap­i­tal of Israel. Pres­i­dent Obama has repeat­edly refused to say the same him­self,” she charged. “Now is the time for Pres­i­dent Obama to state in unequiv­o­cal terms whether or not he believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”

Israel Matzav:

The Demo­c­ra­tic party has been taken over by the slime­balls. What could go wrong?

Tay­lor Marsh:

It’s really pretty stun­ning to think peo­ple whose liv­ing is made in pol­i­tics would omit the word “God” in an offi­cial party plat­form. Faith worked fine for me, but then I’m a rebel Epis­co­palian that prefers con­tem­pla­tive med­i­ta­tion, so I tend not to get upset about things like this.

As for omit­ting a state­ment about Jerusalem being the cap­i­tal of Israel, it was just plain stu­pid. It’s another basic polit­i­cal issue on which no nuance can be offered in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. A water’s edge issue. It’s also some­thing I was pretty sure would be rec­ti­fied, while wait­ing for it to happen.

And JHPol­i­tics actu­ally does an audio com­par­i­son.

This is the gift that’s going to keep on giv­ing right on till elec­tion day.

Update 5:
The Anchoress

It seems to me the boo­ing had noth­ing to do with God or Israel and plenty to do with Los Ange­les Mayor Anto­nio Vil­laraigosa call­ing a 23 major­ity when the vocal responses sounded like at least a 5050 divi­sion (and per­haps even a 6040 for the nays) to many ears, includ­ing mine. Vil­laraigosa him­self looked pretty dis­com­fited mak­ing the call.

Put it more suc­cinctly, the optics have gone from bad (i.e., “this party hates God and Jerusalem”) to even worse: “this party makes a show of lis­ten­ing, then does what it damn pleases.”

Then again, that last is merely an affir­ma­tion of what what has been known at least since the Democrat-​led house and sen­ate passed Oba­macare in the face of pub­lic resis­tance and polling, and the pres­i­dent said, “eat your peas.”

And the Amer­i­can Thinker:

If a Repub­li­can con­ven­tion had suf­fered sim­i­lar fias­coes in the same day, the media would be claim­ing the con­ven­tion was verg­ing on chaos.

Update 6: More reac­tions Nice Deb:

And just ask­ing a ques­tion is no longer deemed “fair and bal­anced” by denizens of the Demo­c­rat shame cul­ture. The only thing that inspires them to change course is fear of the kind of expo­sure that leads to reprisals. The specter of lost Chris­t­ian and Jew­ish votes is reprisal enough for these shame­less Dems to “carp on trifles!”

Babalu Blog notes the Teleprompter:

No won­der these guys sup­port Cas­tro, they use the same vot­ing sys­tem

Firedoglake

The Repub­li­can noise machine, then, suc­cess­fully changed the Demo­c­ra­tic plat­form doc­u­ment, a day after the fact. For con­text, there were lots and lots of lib­er­als who spoke out about defi­cien­cies in the plat­form, on hous­ing, on civil lib­er­ties, on all kinds of sub­jects. None of them mer­ited a change. But when one Weekly Stan­dard writer and a group of trolls carp, Democ­rats leap to atten­tion. Never mind that this kind of tac­tic never once leads to con­ser­v­a­tives some­how let­ting up on their crit­i­cism. The olive branches never lead to any­thing positive.

What we saw last night is how Democ­rats often talk and cam­paign. What you saw today with the plat­form is how they govern.

Check out the com­ments, they are classic.


Update 7:
I’d call this a sig­nif­i­cant headline:

Obama had seen the lan­guage prior to the con­ven­tion, a cam­paign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Repub­li­cans jumped on the omis­sions of God and Jerusalem late Wednes­day. And even then, it had to be forced through a con­ven­tion hall full of del­e­gates who nearly shouted down the change.

Let me remind you of Rush Limbaugh’s words today

All they did was try to con­vince peo­ple that they are not who they really are, because they know they can’t win doing that.

If you didn’t believe that before you ought to believe it now

Antonio Villaraigosa has a great future to him as a Russian Basketball referee come Olympic time.

Did I actually see the Democrats need three tries to add “God” & “Jerusalem” back to their platform?

Did I actually see the Democrats lose their voice vote three times to change their platform and only pass their amendment due to a tin ear.

Did I actually see CNN focus on Arab Democrats very Angry?

Did I actually hear the hall BOO THE INSERTION OB GOD BACK IN THE PLATFORM ON INTERNATIONAL TV?

I’m sorry as the 11th Doctor said when first meeting the Vampire Ladies in Vampires of Venice “It’s Christmas”

Update: partial video (last vote)

Update 2: Replacing the partial video with the full one, simply Amazing:

If the Dems want to see an example of Vote Fraud, they just demonstrated it live.

Update 3: Here is Buzzfeed:

The delegates on the floor, though, appeared not to be in on the plan: Villaraigosa called for a voice vote three times, with Ayes rivaling Nays, and then forced through an affirmative over an unclear and noisy situation on the floor.

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.

and Twitchy:

Democratic party leaders last night weren’t anxious to answer questions about why the words “God” and “Jerusalem” had been removed completely from the party platform. This afternoon, however, Democrats restored the language via voice vote — amid loud boos from convention delegates — after former Ohio governor Ted Strickland introduced two amendments to restore both.

Chuck Todd Tweeted:

Meanwhile the founder of Daily Kos was not amused:

and here is Hotair

That’s the second time in 24 hours that Obama’s been forced to disclaim responsibility for some terribly counterproductive messaging at the convention. Weird how the rank-and-file have these crazy ideas that he in no way shares, isn’t it?

Update 4: When even Paul Begala is hitting you for mistakes, that’s bad:

Update 5: More reactions CNN

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement that they “welcome reinstatement to the Democratic platform of the language affirming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Together, these party platforms reflect strong bipartisan support for the US – Israel relationship,” the statement read.

“Although today’s voice vote at the Democratic National Convention was unclear, the Democratic Party has acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Obama has repeatedly refused to say the same himself,” she charged. “Now is the time for President Obama to state in unequivocal terms whether or not he believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”

Israel Matzav:

The Democratic party has been taken over by the slimeballs. What could go wrong?

Taylor Marsh:

It’s really pretty stunning to think people whose living is made in politics would omit the word “God” in an official party platform. Faith worked fine for me, but then I’m a rebel Episcopalian that prefers contemplative meditation, so I tend not to get upset about things like this.

As for omitting a statement about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it was just plain stupid. It’s another basic political issue on which no nuance can be offered in American politics. A water’s edge issue. It’s also something I was pretty sure would be rectified, while waiting for it to happen.

And JHPolitics actually does an audio comparison.

This is the gift that’s going to keep on giving right on till election day.

Update 5:
The Anchoress

It seems to me the booing had nothing to do with God or Israel and plenty to do with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calling a 2/3 majority when the vocal responses sounded like at least a 50/50 division (and perhaps even a 60/40 for the nays) to many ears, including mine. Villaraigosa himself looked pretty discomfited making the call.

Put it more succinctly, the optics have gone from bad (i.e., “this party hates God and Jerusalem”) to even worse: “this party makes a show of listening, then does what it damn pleases.”

Then again, that last is merely an affirmation of what what has been known at least since the Democrat-led house and senate passed Obamacare in the face of public resistance and polling, and the president said, “eat your peas.”

And the American Thinker:

If a Republican convention had suffered similar fiascoes in the same day, the media would be claiming the convention was verging on chaos.

Update 6: More reactions Nice Deb:

And just asking a question is no longer deemed “fair and balanced” by denizens of the Democrat shame culture. The only thing that inspires them to change course is fear of the kind of exposure that leads to reprisals. The specter of lost Christian and Jewish votes is reprisal enough for these shameless Dems to “carp on trifles!”

Babalu Blog notes the Teleprompter:

No wonder these guys support Castro, they use the same voting system

Firedoglake

The Republican noise machine, then, successfully changed the Democratic platform document, a day after the fact. For context, there were lots and lots of liberals who spoke out about deficiencies in the platform, on housing, on civil liberties, on all kinds of subjects. None of them merited a change. But when one Weekly Standard writer and a group of trolls carp, Democrats leap to attention. Never mind that this kind of tactic never once leads to conservatives somehow letting up on their criticism. The olive branches never lead to anything positive.

What we saw last night is how Democrats often talk and campaign. What you saw today with the platform is how they govern.

Check out the comments, they are classic.


Update 7:
I’d call this a significant headline:

Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, a campaign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday. And even then, it had to be forced through a convention hall full of delegates who nearly shouted down the change.

Let me remind you of Rush Limbaugh’s words today

All they did was try to convince people that they are not who they really are, because they know they can’t win doing that.

If you didn’t believe that before you ought to believe it now

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