This is just too hysterical! The Democrats were taking heat for excluding the word “God” from their platform, and deleting the traditional reference to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. So, what did they do? Why they had a resolution to put those things back in, a motion which required a 2/3 supermajority to pass.
Kyle Becker September 5, 2012 5:34 pm
A stunned Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa held a vote not once, not twice, but three times to insert “God” and define “Jerusalem” as the capital of Israel back into the Democratic Party platform. As was predicted on IJ Review yesterday, the Democrat Party would likely reinsert God back into the platform. Who knew it would come with the DNC Chair clearly violating party rules by passing a measure without a clear 2/3 voice vote?
The embarrassment began yesterday when it was exposed that Democrats removed God and Jerusalem from the party platform, although spokesmen pointed out that it made repeated nebulous references to “faith.” But the voice vote shows that the heart of the party has no qualm with removing these references at all, an unsightly demonstration that Christians and Jews will have to grapple with as they weigh their votes this November.
That is just hysterically funny! Chairman Villaraigosa was going to get that motion passed, come Hell or high water, and he wasn’t going to let anything as silly as an about-even sounding voice vote stop him from declaring that 2/3 of the delegates voted for it.
Somebody, doubtlessly from the Obama re-election campaign, gave him the word: we can’t have the platform not mentioning those things, or we’ll become uncompetitive in Florida, and lose North Carolina and Virginia for sure, so get that damned thing passed!