I woke up a little later that normal today and DaWife who has really been pushing herself lately was asleep so I went downstairs before turning the TV just in time to see Mika say “Democrats know how to throw a convention.”

Really Mika, REALLY?

I checked the networks at 7 a.m. They went straight to the Clinton speech, Today lead with Clinton , CBS lead with Clinton and ABC lead with a Hurricane ad did CNN and of course MSNBC stuck with Clinton.

Now lets look at memeorandum this morning as of 6:55 EST today I have four screen shots:

#1 is long so you can see the time label Here is #2

Here is screen shot #3

Screen shot #4

15 Segments on the God stuff leading Memeorandum, and then three short Clinton things.

Morning Joe may want to pretend it didn’t happen, CNN, NBG, ABC and CBS might want to pretend the Clinton Speech is the news of the morning, but Memeorandum doesn’t like. The headline today is Still the God stuff.

That 3 min video will be shared across facebook, twitter and everywhere else, it’s short enough for people to see easily, If I’m the RNC or an independent expendature group, it’s an ad running in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, even NJ and at every black Church.

Mika says the Dems know how to throw a convention. Watch this video one more time.

And tell me why I’m wondering today if it’s possible to have a negative bounce from a convention.

Update: I missed Morning Joe saying it was no big deal, but Newsbusters was up before me

If Mark Halperin weren’t keenly aware that he was about to try to whitewash a huge vulnerability for the Democrats, why would he have prefaced his remark with the disclaimer that he and others weren’t showing liberal bias by claiming it was no big deal?

I’m with Podhordtz

Clinton did change the subject a bit from the catcalls at the inclusion of God and Jerusalem in the Democratic platform, and for that, he did his president and his party a considerable service.

Still, those lunatic boos are more likely to stick in the memory, and to pop up in ads, than will Clinton’s speech.

Update 2: Rob Eno from Red Mass Group e-mails about yesterday’s convention:

Elizabeth Warren gets better reception than God

Update 3: CBS asked the question

Yup nothing to see here, but at least they asked.

Update 4: To our friends on the left who INSIST yesterday at the DNC was a success

I offer this image from YouTube.

It doesn’t matter what Morning Joe or CNN or anyone else does, if this video from the DNC has over 106,000 views in under 17 hours this is HUGE trouble.

Update 5: Roger Simon says the boos were against the Jews not against God and remarks:

So we come again to the age-old question: Will Jews finally stop their slavish devotion to the Democratic Party and vote in their own interest? Cynics in my readership often wave this off as an impossibility. To them I say, we are at a significant moment in our nation’s history and your cynicism isn’t very useful. It is self-fulfilling prophecy and I don’t care if you are right. It’s time to put negativity aside, all of us, and do everything we can to wake up our friends, neighbors, and relatives. We have to do that without rancor or self-righteousness. For anyone to change the tradition of a lifetime is difficult and highly threatening. I know it was for me. But it also can be even more invigorating and renewing once you walk through that ominous wall.

As frightening as it could be in one sense, what happened at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday could be a gift, an opportunity to effectuate some change in the Jewish community. Even a small amount could have considerable significance in the obvious states. Make sure everyone you know sees the convention video. Email it everywhere. It’s appended above for your convenience. (By the way, mentioned not once in Bill Clinton’s speech? Israel. I wonder why.)

I didn’t pick up Clinton didn’t mention Israel advantage Simon!

Update 6: If Erick Erickson FINALLY gets it then I think the Democrats might have finally put the race beyond their ability to come back.

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?


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


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