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The Nays Have it Oh, Never Mind
Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Neil Boortz

Posted on 09/07/2012 1:21:36 PM PDT by Kaslin

By now you certainly know that the Democrats have been suffering from a self-inflicted injury since their convention began in Charlotte on Tuesday. For the first time in many presidential election years, the word God was omitted from their platform. The platform also failed to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both of these breaks from Democrat Party tradition were reportedly ordered by Obama.

Then … another self-inflicted injury. According to reports, Obama ordered that God and Jerusalem be put back into the platform. That should be easy enough … just introduce an amendment and have the convention delegates approve it by voice vote. Easy enough … right?

And that is when things got interesting …

According to the rules of the convention, --- the RULES, mind you --- under which the convention is to be run, a 2/3 majority of ayes over nays would be required to adopt this amendment. Now you have to feel a bit sorry for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa here. Poor guy. He was actually giving the impression (or it was a pretty good act) that the rules meant something and that it was really going to take a 2/3 majority to approve the amendment. When the vote was taken the first time it was clear that the 2/3 majority did not exist. So … he asked for the vote again. The second time the nays seemed to be even more powerful. Uh oh. What is the chair going to do here? Durned if it doesn’t sound like the delegates to this convention are not in favor of putting God and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital back in the Democrat platform. Here...you can watch the clip and determine for yourself which side actually “won,” not that it really mattered all that much. Obama was running this show … and Obama had preordained the outcome. The delegates were there for show … Obama is the REAL law of this convention … so it was time for Villaraigosa’s handler to step in.

Watch the clip again … watch that lady walk on to the convention stage. She leans over and says something into Villaraigosa’s ear. Did you catch it? Here’s what she said:

“You gotta rule…..

And then you gotta let them do what they’re gonna do.”

Does that remind you of anyone? How about Obama’s principal advisor and confidant Valarie Jarrett. Remember what she said when she was heading up Obama’s transition team? You should – her utterance really set the stage for Obama’s first four years in office: “We will be ready to RULE from day one.” Not we will be ready to “lead,” …. Ready to “rule.”

On the first day of the convention we heard a lot about how Obama single-handedly “saved the American auto industry.” No .. he didn’t. Obama saved the United Auto Workers union, not the auto industry; and he did so by RULING that bankruptcy laws did not apply because HE had a better plan. That’s the type of America Obama wants to bring to us … an America where politicians rule and the people follow and obey --- the people “do what they’re gonna do.”

At any rate --- after Villaraigossa got his marching orders from that lady, a convention manager I’m guessing, he remembered his role as chairman. He held one more voice vote. There was clearly NOT a two-thirds aye vote this time. You could easily say that the nays actually won. But that is NOT the result Obama wanted … and Obama rules. So Villaraigossa, realizing he was not actually a chairman, but more of a performer reading a script, read the words from the teleprompter in front of him … words that had been placed on that teleprompter by the Obama operations staff. “In the opinion of the chair two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted, and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen.”

All they needed on that stage yesterday was Nancy Pelosi telling the delegates that “you gotta amend this platform before you can see what’s in it."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; dnc2012convention; god; jerusalem; nancypelosi

1 posted on 09/07/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Democrats only believe in GOD if they can politically benefit by it. They have finally reached a point where they are teetering on the edge. That’s why they hesitate. I’m sure soon, GOD will be nowhere in their vocabulary. Allah will, but not GOD. Just proves they are NOT one in the same.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: ryan71

To me, God is a personal thing. I am a believer. But it will not bother me if God is kept out of national debate. And I certainly do not want Allah to be installed as officially God.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: Kaslin

How can their platform have both the support of perversion (homosexual marriage), the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocents (abortion) and God at that same time??
God does not support sin. He condemns it. God hates sin because he loves his children.
The Democrat Platform and Democrat Party are hypocrites..


4 posted on 09/07/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

After they ‘voted’ God back in, Dennis Miller said: “God asked for a restraining order.”


5 posted on 09/07/2012 1:39:42 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Kaslin
This is very well put. As I wrote in another post, the people who booed when Villaragosa said God was back in had every right to boo because their votes were being disregarded. (Yes, they probably also would boo God, but I think what they were booing in this clip was the fact that the vote was a farce.)
6 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Kaslin

The Dems are the GODLESS PARTY!!!


7 posted on 09/07/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Kaslin

Right there, out for all the eyes of the world, was the defining moment of the past four years.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 3:31:21 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kaslin

If you haven’t seen the video of it, it looks like something straight out of the USSR Politburo.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 11:38:47 PM PDT by Clock King
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