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How Democrats’ ‘God’ Complex Handed Mitt Romney the Election in Three Minutes
The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2012 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 09/07/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by re_tail20

In just three short minutes, Democrats handed the 2012 election to Republican Mitt Romney.

In a surreal floor vote at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., at 5:04 p.m., long before prime-time viewers flipped on their TVs, delegates split — hard — on whether to include a simple mention of God in their platform, and to declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

“Awkward,” “embarrassing,” “stupid,” “unforced error,” said Democrat Paul Begala. That doesn’t even begin to capture what will be a game-changing event in the presidential election.

With no advance warning and no fanfare, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a rising star in the party, took to the podium. He gave the floor to the head of the platform-drafting committee, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

“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,” he said. “In addition, President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and our party’s platform should as well.”

Well. The delegates voted — by yelling ‘yay’ or ‘no.’

Spotlight Mr. Villaraigosa. “In the opinion of the chair — let me do that again.”

He did. Another vote, half yay, half no.

“I, uh, I guess — ” said the by-now formerly rising party star, turning for help.

An unknown woman sidled up and told him, “You just gotta let them vote, and let them do what they’re gonna do.”

Finally, in vote 3, the “no’s” clearly won, but the teleprompter said otherwise and the motion was deemed passed: God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were back in the party platform.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 09/07/2012 8:25:25 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

Full Article

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/5/curl-game-changer-three-minutes/?page=all#pagebreak


2 posted on 09/07/2012 8:27:01 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

And then they BOOED! What losers!


3 posted on 09/07/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

First, they voted on God, and rejected Him 3 times, regardless of what Villaraigosa declared. Then, they booed him. What a bunch of degenerates!


4 posted on 09/07/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: re_tail20

I hoope to see and hear multiple commercials with the sound bite of the vote on the motion taken by LA Mayor Villagarosa.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 8:31:36 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: re_tail20

The other thing is the moderator was giving them 3 chances to affirm what had to be what Obama wanted changed ( They had to know it came from him )and they didn’t care


6 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:27 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Slump Tester

bump


7 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: re_tail20

This clip has been played over and over, forget Michelle, Biden, Clinton or Barack. This is the memory the American people will have of the convention.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:54 AM PDT by apillar
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To: re_tail20

This could be an indicator of this blunder:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927911/posts


9 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: djrakowski

3X just like Peter at the bonfire


10 posted on 09/07/2012 8:33:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: re_tail20

Except, most of the MSM is treating it like it never happened. I waited in vain for The Seattle Times to include it in convention coverage. The only place it showed up is in the online comments section, where stalwart conservatives brought it up, only to be beat down by the leftist response.

The responses were typical hate filled anti-God vitriol that the Democrats spew in conversation, but deny in media.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: apillar
This clip has been played over and over, forget Michelle, Biden, Clinton or Barack. This is the memory the American people will have of the convention.

I agree. And I hope there are enough sane people left in this country for it make a difference.

12 posted on 09/07/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: djrakowski

I didn’t take it that the anti inclusion votes were booing God. I think they were booing their Conference Chair and the powers that be in the Dem party. Will they go home and stump for the giys that screwed them? Maybe, maybe not.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 8:36:02 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: yldstrk

Yep. Lots of folks have pointed out that parallel, and I find it very intriguing. But at least Peter repented and carried out his apostolic mission!


14 posted on 09/07/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Rinnwald

The MSM won’t report it. Does anyone still doubt the bias?


15 posted on 09/07/2012 8:37:13 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: yldstrk

And then the cock, obama, crowed.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 8:38:36 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: re_tail20

Is a teleprompter prompting equal to a cock crowing?


17 posted on 09/07/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: re_tail20
Always thought the reason it was "yay" or "nay" was because they were phonetically equal sounds.

By giving the choices as "yay" or "no", the moderator had presented himself with an auditory challenge right from the start.

18 posted on 09/07/2012 8:39:26 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: re_tail20
This convention was a fiasco from top to bottom.

Of course thats not what the networks are saying, but it doesn't take much imagination to know how much fun they'd be having covering it if it were the republicans'.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: dblshot
I didn’t take it that the anti inclusion votes were booing God. I think they were booing their Conference Chair and the powers that be in the Dem party.

Of course, there's no way for us to know their real intentions. However, I suspect they wouldn't have booed as loudly if the matter had been something other than God. They've already demonstrated in many ways that they're opposed to Him and His truth, by promoting same-sex so-called marriage and free access to abortion.

20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:40:24 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: re_tail20

We have never seen anything so sickening (in an organized political event).... The lunatic, anti-American fringe has seized control of the DNC.

The Republicans need to re-broadcast this video clip many, many times between now and November.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 8:41:07 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: re_tail20
I think this party is veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don’t recognize.”

Marxists are atheists

22 posted on 09/07/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: re_tail20

People have never forgotten that Philly Eagles fans booed Santa Claus. And that was in 1967.

This is gonna be ten thousand times worse.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 8:43:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: re_tail20

I am not ‘Sunday go to meet’n’ myself, but I am certain that you depart from the book at your own peril.

After all, this country WAS colonized by Christian Europeans!


24 posted on 09/07/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: re_tail20

Turns out Squaw Warren was right that the system is rigged against the people. We just didn’t realize she was talking abou the DNC.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: djrakowski

God works in mysterious ways.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Kirkwood

27 posted on 09/07/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: uncbob
The other thing is the moderator was giving them 3 chances to affirm what had to be what Obama wanted changed ( They had to know it came from him )and they didn’t care

If only our side had the same commitment to our principles instead of agreeing to nominate moderates because Karl Rove says we have to.

28 posted on 09/07/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: Rinnwald

It was the main story on CNN’s site at least for an afternoon, but then of course it faded away.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Kirkwood
And then the cock, obama, crowed.
I thought that the cock crowed the previous night.
30 posted on 09/07/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: JediJones
If only our side had the same commitment to our principles instead of agreeing to nominate moderates because Karl Rove says we have to.

Ain't that the truth!

31 posted on 09/07/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: yldstrk
"3X just like Peter at the bonfire"

Can I have an Amen?!?!

32 posted on 09/07/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: re_tail20

-——In just three short minutes, Democrats handed the 2012 election to Republican Mitt Romney. -——

Should read.....

“In just three short minutes, Democrats handed the 2012 elections to Republicans”

The debacle is all encompassing and the stench and stain clings to all Democrat candidates


33 posted on 09/07/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: djrakowski

It is even more ironic than that. As a preface, remember that you needed photo ID to get into the Dem convention, but Dems say you don’t need photo ID to vote, because there is no vote fraud. With that in the back of your head, they were stupid enough to debate the existence of God on national TV. When they didn’t like the outcome of the first vote, the demanded a recount. When the recount affirmed the original vote, they demanded another recount. When the third recount affirmed the first and second votes, they committed vote fraud on national TV and declared the vote in favor of, get this, two things the Dems absolutely disagree with. Then they boo’d!

If the American people aren’t smart enough to throw Obumbler and the Dems out this year, there is no hope for the country.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 8:50:02 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

Wow... an excellent set of observations! If they’re willing to defraud card-carrying Democrats at their own Party’s convention, what’ll they do to defraud the public at large in November?


35 posted on 09/07/2012 8:52:19 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: rwfromkansas
It was the main story on CNN’s site at least for an afternoon, but then of course it faded away.

Day of, besides FOX, it made ABC News online. I watched the ABC evening newscast that night, and nothing. The chirpy, cheerleading convention coverage made me sick. The news team couldn't hide their smiling faces.

36 posted on 09/07/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Slump Tester

Just showing at their core how tolerant they actually are.


37 posted on 09/07/2012 8:53:05 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: yldstrk
3X just like Peter at the bonfire

I agree. It was freakishly biblical. It still causes me to shudder when I watch it. It also reminded me of some of the stories of rebellion in the old testament. I guess some things never change.

38 posted on 09/07/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: Henchster

We need to keep reminding people of this fiasco. MSM will probably ignore it. One Dem complained that their votes meant nothing.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 8:54:20 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Pete
I want to see an ad where they show Obama promising the most transparent administration in history with open hearings on Health Care carried on CSPAN and then contrasted with the facts—Passed in the middle of the night—We have to pass it to see what is in it-—Pass to Save Obama’ Presidency headlines from the papers etc If the GOP doesn’t use this they need new campaign managers

Or Baseball wise --3 strikes and you are out
40 posted on 09/07/2012 8:55:01 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: djrakowski
However, I suspect they wouldn't have booed as loudly if the matter had been something other than God.

Sure... Like maybe replace God with Allah? The two muzzies would've cheered their azzes off for that, I wager.

41 posted on 09/07/2012 8:57:44 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Slump Tester

The booing can be written off to booing the fact that the delegates were railroaded by the process.

The vocal “no” vote on God and Jerusalem cannot be so innocently explained. We should focus on the vocal no’s ... not the boos.

SnakeDoc


42 posted on 09/07/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: metesky
Sure... Like maybe replace God with Allah? The two muzzies would've cheered their azzes off for that, I wager.

I suspect you're right. There were an awful lot of 'em in that audience!

43 posted on 09/07/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: re_tail20
Villaraigosa is a rising star? He looked confused when he was trying to do something about the Off-God and -Jerusalem vote. Looked as if he were a little burro--a burrito--standing by a busy freeway. He actually flinched.

Yeah. We would want his hand on a nuclear switch.
44 posted on 09/07/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: re_tail20; MinuteGal; onyx

Found it Leni..Had put it on facebook page.

THE DONKEY POKEY
You put the Lord’s name in
You take the Lord’s name out
You put the Lord’s name in
Then give an angry shout
You do the Donkey Pokey
While you kick the Lord around
That’s what it’s all about !
...........by Leni


45 posted on 09/07/2012 9:00:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: DarthVader

For some reason, that thread has been pulled.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 9:00:56 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Psalm 14. 1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, . . .)
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To: djrakowski

That was an eerie recapitulation of the ‘cock crowing three times,’ wasn’t it?


47 posted on 09/07/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: Rinnwald

We do not need the MSM. Over 40 million people saw this bit of news on DRUDGE 3 days running. That’s 120 million people.


48 posted on 09/07/2012 9:03:21 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: re_tail20

This assumption that Romney has it in the bag is getting annoying.

This is still Obama’s election to lose....and I don’t see him losing.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It was an online poll from SeeBS which showed a large negative impact to the Won. It was pulled by SeeBS and FR will pull it too if the source cannot be verified.


50 posted on 09/07/2012 9:06:22 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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