After omitting any reference to “god”, the US Democrat party convention made a spectacular u-turn.
A rare unscripted moment at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday resulted in an embarrassing moment for the party that is certain to be used in Republican television ads over the next two months.
After they took heat for omitting any reference to “God” in their platform, and for eliminating language from the 2008 platform that identified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democrats tried to add the language back into their party platform with a voice vote.
A source informed on the deliberations told The Huffington Post that President Obama personally intervened to strengthen the language. Speaking with HuffPost, a senior Obama administration official also confirmed the president’s involvement.
But when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, came to the podium to ask for the approval of the delegates, those who shouted opposition to the language change were as loud, if not louder, than those who voiced their support.
Villaraigosa, in what quickly became an awkward moment, asked for the voice vote three times in all. After the second time, he paused for several seconds and looked behind him for guidance from a convention staffer — possibly a parliamentarian — before turning back and asking for a third vote.
Even though the no’s were again as loud if not louder than the aye’s on the third vote, Villaraigosa said he had determined that two thirds of those present had voted in favor. Boos filled the arena in response.
Within minutes, Republican National Committee staffers had uploaded the video to YouTube and were circulating it on Twitter.
The Democratic party platform’s section on Israel, which broke with previous years’ precedent by removing the explicit reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, had sparked furious outcries among Republicans and the pro-Israel crowd.
Sources told The Huffington Post on Tuesday that the response took party officials by surprise, since the language of the platform had been carefully orchestrated to emphasize America’s close ties to Israel and to avoid wading into controversial “final-status” issues, like the designation of Israel’s capital.
Source: Huffington Post
This was a free gift to Republican nominee Mitt Romney, food for TV commercials who can encounter the secular governance of Obama.
One day the Democrats deletes “god” from their platform. The very next day, they voted him back into their official agenda.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
The so-called “vote” must have sent shivers down the spine of many Americans.
In stead of arranging for a democratic vote count, the man in charge decided the outcome of the vote by his personal judgment of which camp who was screaming the loudest. Just like judging who has most supporters placed at a base ball party up town.
The delegates were at best reduced to puppets in a low rated b-movie in Hollywood.
Is this the team, you want to govern America?
The whole “show” reminded me about how Benito Mussolini ruled the Fascist party from 1922 onwards.
He decided what would be best for his people. He addressed them from his balcony in Rome. When he “asked them”, the crowed always hailed his views.
Shame, shame, shame on Obama and his men.
I wounder what pastor Rick Warren feels about the man he blessed into the White House?
They must all repent, or they will perish.
Written by Ivar