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Published On: Thu, Sep 6th, 2012

DNC ignores ‘Boos’ from delegates and reinserts God and Jerusalem back into platform VIDEO

The Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention and inserted language regarding God and the State of Israel back to its platform. They had to vote three times to do it and appeared to NOT have the support of the delegates who even “booed” when God was mentioned.

 

Democrat delegate voting no to putting God and Jerusalem back into DNC platform screenshot from video

This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio made the motion to change the platform:

This summer, I was proud to serve this party as the platform drafting committee chair. I came before you today to discuss the two important matters related to our party’s national platform. As an ordained United Methodist Minister, I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story and informs the value we have expressed in our party’s platform. In addition, President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and our party’s platform should as well. Mr. Chairman, I have submitted my amendment in writing and I believe it is being projected on the screen for the delegates to see. I move adoption of the amendment as submitted and shown to the delegates.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, the head of the Democratic National Convention, got up and asked for a two-thirds vote on the amendments to the platform. He took a voice vote, with people stating aloud “aye” and “nay.”

The first time, he couldn’t determine if two-thirds of the voters had said “aye”; a loud “no” vote was heard. He asked for a second vote.

The second time, he couldn’t determine whether the voice vote had passed. Again. Villaraigosa looked around in confusion.

Finally, on the third attempt, Villaraigosa took a voice vote and simply declared, in the “opinion of the chair,” that it had been passed. There were widespread boos in the convention hall to the renewed inclusion of God and language about Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And Villaraigosa was lying, in any case – there is no way that the voice vote had passed. Opponents stood up and protested, waving and shouting. The fix was in. The Democratic leadership had to ram a mention of God and a mention of Jerusalem through, violating their own rules, to avoid the fallout within their own ranks.

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  1. Atheist Keith Parsons likens Alabama voters to Taliban, a cult and drug addicts for electing Roy Moore | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] atheist extremists are going unchecked and unchallenged. They are supportive of Democrats voting God out of their platform, seeking an America void of religion and yet claim to hold some moral compass to hold this society […]

  2. Critics attack President Obama for omission of God in July 4th address - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] The DNC Delegation in 2012 moved to remove God from their platform and raised many eyebrows and is still criticized by the religious community – more here […]

  3. The Global Dispatch UPDATE says:

    Villaraigosa noted that any delegate who objected to the process could have made a formal challenge within 10 minutes of the vote.

    “Not one person objected. It’s more a media concern than a delegate concern. I can tell you this — the president of the United States said, ‘Wow.’ The president said, ‘You showed why you were speaker of the California Assembly,’” Villaraigosa said. “The president, the vice president, Mrs. Obama, all of them acknowledged the decisive way I handled that.”

  4. sequoia says:

    Sonofabitch! They used the same voice vote f***ing nonsense that the GOP used to box out Ron Paul-type movements.

    I can’t believe the leadership would use such an underhanded maneuver to shove God back down the delegates’ throat like that.

  5. Ray says:

    what is wrong with these people?

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