Do Democrats Dislike God, Jerusalem…or Both?by Don on Sep. 06, 2012, under Uncategorized
The second trimester of Abortionpalooza—-otherwise known as Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention—turned out to be a wonderful day. For Republicans.
Democratic Party convention delegates were given a chance to openly affirm their support for God, and also affirm their support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(Actually, they were given a SECOND chance. Both of those affirmations were noticeably absent from their party platform. After the Koch Brothers, Halliburton and Satan telepathically compelled Republicans and the media to make way, way too much of these insignificant omissions from the Democratic Party’s platform, Democrats felt it wise to correct the problem).
What did the Democratic Convention do with its second chance? Well, let’s check out “The Hill” magazine’s coverage of what happened, along with a video clip from CNN
After three votes, Dems put Jerusalem, God back in their party platform
Wait…it took them THREE votes to do that? Yes, yes it did.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Democrats on Wednesday reinstated language in their party platform recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but only after an unclear vote in which as many delegates appeared to oppose the change as support it.
The party also added the word “God” back into the party’s decree, following criticism that it did not include the word at all.
To reinstate the language, former Ohio governor Ted Strickland proposed two amendments to the platform. The amendments were shown to the convention delegates; you can see them in the CNN video clip embedded in The Hill article, at about the 0.06 mark.
What did the Democratic Party do with its Mulligan, with the MSM’s cameras and audio recorders rolling?
The additions were approved by a voice vote that seemed to split the crowd evenly and confused Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarigosa, who was leading the proceedings.
Villarigosa looked around the stage and appeared uncertain over how to proceed after an initial vote, in which the “nays” to adding Jerusalem and God back into the platform sounded just as loud as the “ayes.”
Villarigosa called for a second vote with similar results. He then called for a third voice vote, and while it sounded evenly split, he proclaimed that two-thirds of the delegates approved the changes, which sparked some grumbling in the audience.
(Emphasis added, with glee.)
The amendments need a two-thirds vote to pass. Go back and listen to the tape—does that sound like two-thirds to you? Maybe it’s the acoustics in North Carolina…
As a supporter of Israel, I shudder at the image that scene sends—especially to Israel’s enemies. It sends a message that one of America’s two key political parties is clearly conflicted over, and apparently ambivalent to, Israel. At a time when Egypt and Turkey are growing less friendly to Israel, and Syria is disintegrating, that’s not a good message to send. Yet, the Democrats sent that message. To be sure, I’m sure the party leadership didn’t mean to send that message. But, by creating the situation where yesterday’s convention floor clusterfark could take place, for the whole world to see, that’s exactly what they did. (Didn’t the Democrats promise us “smart diplomacy” in the 2008 elections?)
But, I could be wrong. Perhaps the convention was OK with Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital, but conflicted by the party’s official affirmation of God.
Who knows? But, if you listen to the video clip—and not Debbie Wasserman Schulz—they were obviously upset about one of those two things.
Either way, it’s the Democrats’ problem to sort out. I’m sure they’ll have a credible explanation (“Uh, uh…Halliburton! Bush! Koch Koch Koch!“) that clears everything up.
Pass the popcorn! This should be fun to watch.