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Democratic Delegates Have a Change of Heart, Vote to Reinstate Jerusalem Into Party Platform

posted at 6:50 pm on September 5, 2012 by

As I mentioned earlier today, the 2012 Democratic platform did not advocate Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. However, it appears the Democratic delegates had a change of heart and voted today to reinstate this position into their platform. Although, this move was met with disappointment with the more pro-Palestinian wing of the party.


Oh, Hell NO!


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Not the delegates. The One found that this change was in fact noticed and after a day of being beaten up by a gleeful GOP he ordered tyhe change.
I say ordered because if you watch the video it’s apparent that the nays had it and were ignored by the chair, all of which produced wonderful video of Democrats booing God.

Curmudgeon on September 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Can a formal mention of God in the platform be far behind?

Howard Portnoy on September 5, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Can a formal mention of God in the platform be far behind?

Howard Portnoy on September 5, 2012 at 7:11 PM

They did mention God in the platform — see 1:52 of the clip. The problem was that the amendment to add the mention of God, and Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, certainly didn’t sound like it got 2/3 of the vote as required. The chairman nevertheless decided to call the amendment as having passed with a 2/3 vote.

So “God-given potential” is now mentioned in the Democratic platform — because they didn’t try to actually count the number of delegates who supported it.

J.S.K. on September 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Curmudgeon on September 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM

It really is more accurate to say the Chair (Villaraigosa) listened to the voice vote and then decided not to have the party commit political suicide in November by doing what Team Obama told him to do and put God and Jerusalem back into the platform, 2/3ds vote needed to adjust or not.

What it proves is basically not all the Occupy Wall Street types are on the outside of the DNC Convention looking in. From a party where you had many of its top leaders like Ms. Pelosi supporting OWS until it became obvious it was going to blown up in their faces, it’s not a surprise that some of the more lucid and organized supporters of the movement would get themselves elected as convention delegates. Wonder if any of the prime time speakers, including Bill, are going to have enough never to make any mention of God, Jerusalem or just Israel in general during their addresses to the delegates, since the party leaders now know they can’t be trusted to even put on a false front for the TV cameras.

jon1979 on September 5, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I thought the delegates said no. And the chairman overruled them and did put it back anyways.

MrX on September 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The changes were to require a 2/3 approval from the delegates. The audio sure sounds more like 50/50. However, the vote was obviously supposed to be a mere formality as demonstrated when the changes were approved in spite of the vote.

This is going to come back to bite the party…

Ace ODale on September 5, 2012 at 8:07 PM

wow…there really is no logical defense for this.

tomas on September 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

What I find funny is that even Strickland looks shocked that there was so much opposition to it. And the speaker didn’t know what to do… except for the typical Democrat approach of recounting until they get their desired results!

dominigan on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Matt the “vote” was a ruse. The results were already on the teleprompter before the voting concluded.

“I, ummmm, I guess,” as Villaraigosa paused when delegates seemed to vote against the platform plan, instead of just forging ahead and reading what was on the teleprompter, which said the motion was approved.

They didn’t follow proper parliamentary procedure, they should have gone to show of hands or ballot when no one could tell if the Yeas or Nays were 2/3.

batterup on September 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Lot of boos for God & the Jews.

itsnotaboutme on September 5, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Remember everyone, vigorous voting procedures are racist. Tolerance is doing what your betters tell you and submitting your will to theirs even when you outvote them.

It’s funny how social/environmental/economic “justice” resembles nothing so much as tyranny. From Robespierre to Mao to Mugabe, beware he who calls himself a victim, for he has justified for himself great evil.

xuyee on September 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

The Democrats had the same “change of heart” as the kid who gets caught swiping candy and offers to put it back only AFTER being caught.

crosspatch on September 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM

The Democratic party explained in under four minutes. The party of senseless souls.

onomo on September 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Boos for Joos! The new DNC slogan.

Blake on September 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM