Oh my: Boos at convention as Dems reinstate language on God and Jerusalem in platform; Update: Obama pushed for language to be added; Update: Or did he? Update: Will MSNBC cover?

posted at 6:01 pm on September 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

The amazing conclusion to yesterday’s snafu involving the Democratic platform’s language on Israel. After an evening of bad press they decided to reinsert the language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, along with some language about God after people noticed that the phrase “God-given” in the 2008 platform had been dropped in the new one. Simple process, in theory: Have someone from the floor propose adding the new language, then let the delegates approve it via a voice vote. The result? A trainwreck so awful that even Paul Begala didn’t try to spin it.

As you’ll see, Villaraigosa’s astonishment that there are so many nays is palpable, and pure gold. Reporters were taken aback too:

As were some delegates:

To my ear it’s hard to tell which side had the better of it, but a few people on the scene said there was little doubt:

Mollie Hemingway’s right that the boos at the end are ambiguous. Some people might be booing the language added to the platform, others are likely booing the procedural sham by which Villaraigosa railroaded this through even though there obviously wasn’t two-thirds support for the amendment. (John Boehner and the RNC railroaded their own delegates just last week.) The takeaway, though, for attack-ad purposes isn’t the boos but the degree of opposition to adding the language in the first place. In a few years, they’ll quietly omit it without a second thought. Be who you are, guys.

Update: Let the damage control begin:

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: Noah Pollak asks a good question:

July 2012:

Update: Via DrewM, I’m amazed to see that the left’s biggest site apparently is going all-in on the side of the nays. The banner headline at HuffPo tonight:

Update: Politico’s Dylan Byers is watching the cable nets for reaction. As of 7:05 ET:

In today’s edition of “choose your own adventure” news, the amount of times the word “Jerusalem” was mentioned on each channel between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. today:

Fox News: 33 times

CNN: 16 times

MSNBC: 0 times

Update: Byers updates to say that MSNBC finally got around to mentioning the Jerusalem language in the Democrats’ platform in the 7 p.m. hour tonight.


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Happy birthday AP.

Kataklysmic on September 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM

If only this would make the nightly news…

Washington Nearsider on September 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I saw a bunch of whiteys booing an Hispanic guy, what is with all the racism at the DNC convention?

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

We’re Socialists!

No, wait!…we’re mainstream conservatives!

No…we’re total communists

Wait..no that won’t work…we’re totally conservative.

hisfrogness on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The floor voice vote was plainly No.

Democrat Party = Moron Degenerates.

rayra on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Funniest convention scene, evah!

Jaibones on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Happy Birthday Mr Allah

burrata on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Alternate headline:

Dick Durbin happy to report that crow does not, in fact, taste like chicken.

mintycrys on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Wow.

The delegates’ anti-God rabidity doesn’t surprise me, but the willingness of the chair to basically flip the bird to the delegates is shocking.

Stoic Patriot on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

What gall…………….having to vote on GOD!

JayMac1 on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

True colors.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

hmmmmm…i guess the party heads don’t like choice so much after all

r keller on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

There was never a 2/3 voice vote for the amendment. “Brown Face” Villaraigosa looked totally confused. The video should go viral.

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I’m glad the rest of the country is finally starting to see Tony Villar as the putz everyone in SoCal knows him to be.

Mark1971 on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Mitt needs to get ads of the booing of the God language up on BET and Univision asap.

Kataklysmic on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

On Allahpundit’s birthday, the democrats give allahpundit a birthday gift they admit to being Marxists and deny god three times… In Soviet America the Government owns YOU. Happy Birthday Allahpundit…

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The Arab-looking delegate in the video looked very upset as he shouted “NO!”

sentinelrules on September 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Can’t wait to see how they greet Cardinal Dolan.

GCM on September 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Booing God?

Tells you everything you ever need to know about these people.

AZCoyote on September 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM


Wait..no that won’t work…we’re totally conservative.

hisfrogness on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Only during primetime when people might be paying attention. But looking at the broadcast network ratings from last night, a lot fewer people are.

rayra on September 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Because your rights are government given.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

In typical DemCommie fashion, it came down to whoever could shout the loudest, not who had the most votes.

8 weight on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

The DNC has already decided it wanted to be owned by government; it didn’t need more masters, I guess. ;)

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You couldn’t tell if it was 50%+ Yes? Or couldn’t tell if it was 2/3+ Yes?

Greg Q on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I saw a bunch of whiteys booing an Hispanic guy, what is with all the racism at the DNC convention?

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

SNORT!

BigAlSouth on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

That’s incredible!!!!!

Booing God and Jerusalem! WOW just WOW!

And I LOVED the focus on the Arab couple!

Wat to go dems — alienate Christians, Jews AND Muslims — all at once.

AND how do you love Democrat democracy?

Just WOW!

rebuzz on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

perfect Analogy to the democratic party the muslims were, screaming no several times, and then the stunned look on the mayors face, i wonder how the optics will be later on When Natalie Portman their surprise speaker gives her pep-talk, apparently more than half of her live audience doesn’t think she was born in the capital of her country apparently. Hopefully she’ll yell about how much she loves abortion and run off before they get wind she was born in Jerusalem

golembythehudson on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

This is who they are…all the tear jerker speeches will not change this.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I think the only solution for those disenfranchised delegates is Rosanne ’12. With my blessing.

rihar on September 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Why would they try readding it? Wasny anything wrong in the first place, and now just makes them look weak.

mythicknight on September 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

ROFLMAO!

I’m sorry, the Dems can’t seem to do anything right without f*cking it up!

Maybe Obama can clear the air with God the next time God goes to Obama for advice. (/sarc)

Kingfisher on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Following this, how could any Christian vote for this party for anything?

ConservativePartyNow on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

And there’s your base Barry. That’s what you have left. Hope minority Christians are watching.

It’s going to be so much fun to watch the spectacle of Clinton having to follow batcrap crazy Fauxcahontas. Go to the left, and he destroys his credibility for the sake of Barry. Stick as a centrist, and he could be booed by a crowd fired up by their Godmother…

Gingotts on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The DNC railroaded it through on voice vote the same way the RNC railroaded their rules through on voice vote. I think the reaction from the crowd is pretty revealing, but I fear it is a bit too much “inside baseball” for the layperson.

AngusMc on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

FreeloadeRegosa is SUCH a putz. Guy can’t string 10 words together without an ‘um’ and a mistaken word choice. Guys on KFI rip him for it all the time.

/in L.A. county

rayra on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I’ll actually watch The Five if the other four ask Beckel to defend this. Oh, he surely will, but I would just love to see how.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

What a phony, Godless bunch of scum.

rplat on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

How is this display shocking to anyone? This IS who today’s dimocrat party is!

The Federal Government is now their God.

Progressivism is now their religion.

Abortion, err Infanticide is their sacred cow.

Meople on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Durbin refused to return to Special Report with Brett Bair and when asked for at least a written statement his staff simply sent a note saying Mr. Durbin was unavailable….

Well I guess so!!! lol

HoustonRight on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

RT @timodc: Widespread boos for Jerusalem and God in the convention hall

A succinct, yet complete, summary of Democrats.

INC on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Let’s make sure we tell this correctly. Those weren’t Booo’s, they were Noooo’s!

therealfranklin on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Question: can we isolate the background audio of the woman behind him? It sounded like she was advising him to ignore the will of the delegates.

Stoic Patriot on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Such a sicko, perverted party. They disgust me.

sentinelrules on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Why should another country or city be mentioned in any political party’s platform?

Dante on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

To be fair though, the place looked pretty empty when the vote was taken, probably because all the dudes were standing in line at Ms. Fluke’s hotel room door.

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

These are the people who will manage our healthcare.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Give us Barabbas!!!!

FusDoRah on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Any comments from the moozies ? Huma ? Ellison ? Loo Wee?
They halalified it, Tony Villa haramified their halalification !!

burrata on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

No way was that 2/3rd.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Look on the bright side. This little scenario will likely cause three days of serious hand-wringing from the Dem leadership.

Recommendation: The Dem chairman should apologize for everything to everyone for every reason.

Kingfisher on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Fubar = Democrats

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Tissue, Markos?

http://twitter.com/markos/status/243455292350795776

“Yesterday, Democrats were strong and proud. Today, they caved to conservative bullshit.”

MeatHeadinCA on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I saw a bunch of whiteys booing an Hispanic guy, what is with all the racism at the DNC convention?

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I think I saw someone throw peanuts at the camerawoman too.

CycloneCDB on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

And as for the god mention, unless you’re a member of the Democratic Party, why would you care whether god is included or not?

Dante on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The look on Villaraigosa’s face was priceless.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Allah!

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Villaraigosa’s astonishment that there are so many nays is … pure gold.

Allah

There’s your birthday present right there, Homes. Pure Democrat Comedy Gold.

Jaibones on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Toure’:

Abortions! Abortions! Git yo abortions rat cheer!

BigAlSouth on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

David Burge‏@iowahawkblog

“God is dead.” – Nietzche. “Nietzche is dead.” – God. “Let’s take a vote.” – DNC

davidk on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Filthy, diseased, Godless animals.

Pork-Chop on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Update: Obama pushed for language to be added

That because he knew he would lose in a landslide if left in.

ConservativePartyNow on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Little Debbie say it never happened.

idesign on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

…fluked up and had to flip flop!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

A Democratic source emails: ” The President personally interveaned to strengthen the language. “

Right, just like Jeremiah Wright will celebrate Yom Kippur.

sentinelrules on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Update: Let the damage control begin:

A Democratic source emails: ” The President personally interveaned to strengthen the language. “

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) September 5, 2012

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?

Ha ha. The mask slipped too soon.

INC on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

In typical DemCommie fashion, it came down to whoever could shout the loudest, not who had the most votes.

8 weight on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

“You know, comrades,” says Stalin, “that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”
- Stalin

rayra on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Is it AP’s BD? hope you’re having a nice one guy

inviolet on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The Democrats have been booing God every day since 1973.

Jaibones on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Democracy is dead!

/Wailing Wisconsin Democrat on CNN

Punchenko on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Great idea.
*Hi AP. Feelin’ okay today?…looks innocent.*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM

2/3rds on the final floor vote, my ass.

Looks like both parties really don’t give a damn what the people at their conventions actually believe.

MadisonConservative on September 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

And as for the god mention, unless you’re a member of the Democratic Party, why would you care whether god is included or not?

Dante on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Concern noted.

MeatHeadinCA on September 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Give us Barabbas!!!!

FusDoRah on September 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Ding, ding ding!

davidk on September 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You can’t pander to the Godless left then cram God down their throats without expecting a rebellion.

rplat on September 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

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?

Super weird. How can he be the Democrat standard bearer when he is so out of touch with the base!? /

Kataklysmic on September 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

A Democratic source emails: ” The President personally interveaned to strengthen the language. “

— Ben Smith

Why am I not surprised that as*wipe Smith can’t spell intervened.

Jaibones on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

MeatHeadinCA on September 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

One of the few times I’d agree with him. It really makes no sense in a political platform.

mythicknight on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

What a ship of fools!

TroubledMonkey on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

How many Dems are going to realize that the party has left them as a result of that little fiasco!

jdpaz on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Now about that “assault” weapons ban included in your platform…

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Heck, why make it a “voice” vote?

They’re so proud of being anti-God and anti-Israel, surely they are willing to come out and state it FOR THE RECORD, right? I mean, they are constantly telling themselves that they are brave warriors, right? Legends in their own minds, they are.

Make them raise their hands.

Better yet, have them do a vote a la Congress, where their vote is on the record.

Best to know who the enemies are upfront…..

TeresainFortWorth on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Golly, those opposed were given 3 chances to object / deny.
Sounds a tad bit familiar.

pambi on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Godless…

ghostwalker1 on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Whom/what do they hate more? God or Israel?

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Are people really gonna vote for this clown? Really? Really?

Rational Thought on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Watching Fox news right now, an interview Mitt and Carl Cameron. Mitt earlier in the day commenting on the removal of God and Jerusalem from the dem platform.

Then Carl says: the dems say you didn’t mention foreign policy or the military at your convention. Mitt says: During my convention I appeared at the VFW.

The media did not covered it.

Such lame journalists they have at abc, cbs and Nbc.

Fleuries on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

If you watch the Democrat Convention on http://www.CSPAN.org you can watch it live without all the stupid commentary.

Here is a link to today’s schedule:

http://www.mercurynews.com/presidentelect/ci_21469815/wednesdays-democratic-convention-schedule

As we found out yesterday, the liberal red meat happens early in the day.

wren on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Just words (says the One), look at the actions. The man is rabidly anti-Israel and pro “Al Quds”.

The words cost him nothing

clnurnberg on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

All of the sudden…………. they remembered God, Israel and Swing Voters.

Way to go Dems!!!!!!

Woot! Woot! Woot!

The Smart Party, fo sho!

/////////// – in case there was any doubt.

Cody1991 on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

One of the few times I’d agree with him. It really makes no sense in a political platform.

mythicknight on September 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It actually makes a lot of sense politically – unless we just conveniently forget how DWS was claiming Republicans were a threat to Israel or something.

MeatHeadinCA on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Little Debbie says the video and audio were taken out of context. She went on to say it was unanimous. If she said it…

HoustonRight on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

When Natalie Portman their surprise speaker gives her pep-talk, apparently more than half of her live audience doesn’t think she was born in the capital of her country apparently. Hopefully she’ll yell about how much she loves abortion and run off before they get wind she was born in Jerusalem

golembythehudson on September 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Nobody should give a damn what that compulsory service shirker says about anything. And she’s been anti-gun, despite key roles in her acting career involving firearms.

rayra on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

A Democratic source emails: ” The President personally interveaned to strengthen the language. “

Why ? Did someone tell him that lightining bolts can hit indoors too ?

burrata on September 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Golly, those opposed were given 3 chances to object / deny.
Sounds a tad bit familiar.

pambi on September 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

And then the Fluke crowed.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I just want to know if that was a “deem and pass”

MeatHeadinCA on September 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

The Dems thought America was ‘ready’ for socialism in 2008. Then they found we’re not.

Telling is that the Dems can’t stick to their decisions when their fear of We the People becomes present before their self-presumed thrones. Then they balk and run away.

This is telling. Americans who hold to our traditions and history scare the Dems. Sure, their audience may have booed, but they’re not up for election so it’s all safe for them.

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

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?

Nah, it’s just like anything else with these people – if it polls poorly, we can just do an about-face. No biggie to them – it’s not like they really have *beliefs* in anything to begin with.

RedNewEnglander on September 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Looks like the corruptocrats are trying to put lipstick on the pig. Putting God and Jerusalem into their platform will only fool the fools. The Party of little substance an a lot of eyewash is putting on a bad show in NC. One commodity that is not in abundance there is the truth.

savage24 on September 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

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