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Villaraigosa on God, Jerusalem Vote: I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority
Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis

Posted on 09/08/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT by Kaslin

Was Villaraigosa living in an alternate universe at the DNC, too?  When the Democrats held a voice vote to modify the platform, undoing the omission of God and Jerusalem, chaos among the delegates ensued. It was clear to anyone watching that a 2/3 majority was not reached, even after three votes were held. After the first vote the chairman began to say,  “In the opinion of the…” then he realized ‘hey, wait a minute, that wasn’t a majority’ and proceeded to finish his sentence, “let me do that again.” He did. The same thing happened and he just stood there, completely bewildered. The third vote rendered the same result yet the chairman came to the conclusion that a solid majority in the affirmative had in fact been reached.

Now he’s following DWS’ lead who, in an interview with CNN, said that “there wasn’t any discord [during the vote]” and that “it was absolutely two-thirds” -- hence Anderson Cooper’s observation that she must be living in an alternate universe. Villaraigosa responds:

It was a lot of ado about nothing,” the mayor said Friday. Villaraigosa said that when reporters told him after the vote that they did not clearly hear two-thirds support, he responded, “That’s nice to know. I was the chairman and I did, and that was the prerogative of the chair.”

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.”

This is laughable. Who do the Dems think they’re fooling? Watch the video again - the vote starts around the 2:00 mark:

DNC Floor Fight To Adopt "God" (Christians) and "Jerusalem" (Jews) Back Into Platform

Republicans need to follow Rep. Allen West’s lead on this one: 

THREE TIMES THEY SAID NO TO GOD! [New GOP Ad by Congressman Allen West]


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc2012convention; dws; god; jerusalem
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 3:59:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This matter would be settled if ANY reporter had the balls to ask the president point blank: Does he recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

Assuming he still talks to reporters, that is.

I will be furious if Romney fails to do so in the foreign policy debate.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Kaslin

There is no lie the Democrats won’t tell for Obama.

There is no lie they will not tell.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

No voice vote is particularly reliable, unless a volume meter could somehow be employed, and it was NEVER distinctly determined to be “two thirds” by any measure.

A voice vote is worth the paper it is written on.

But what the heck, the crows was all Democrat, so the outcome of the vote doesn’t much matter anyway. It gets predetermined at the top, and the herd ends up accepting it.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 4:04:53 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: Kaslin
I can tell you this — the president of the United States said, ‘Wow.’

That settles it then.

5 posted on 09/08/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: presidio9

Carney Refuses To Identify Capital Of Israel Twice In White House Press Briefing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEn1TZtEmQ


6 posted on 09/08/2012 4:06:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle; Kaslin
There is no lie the Democrats won’t tell for Obama.

You're exactly right, and they do it with a straight face.

7 posted on 09/08/2012 4:06:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kaslin

So he definitely, 100 percent, without any doubt heard a 2/3rd majority, yet he had to do it THREE times LOL..ahhh Tony, what can I say, a guy that cheats on his wife with a KTLA News Anchor, no one ever said this guy is a good liar, just your typical Dem


8 posted on 09/08/2012 4:07:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Democrats say NO THREE TIMES (for the thread)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQuT2worqc


9 posted on 09/08/2012 4:09:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

If he “definitely heard a majority” then why is he speaking of “prerogitives?” ROTFLOL


10 posted on 09/08/2012 4:10:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Kaslin
With DWS dancing around like Salome asking for John the Baptist's head, you had Villaraigosa up there moderating the convention vote and simultaneously managing to play the parts of St. Peter denying Christ 3 times as well as Pontius Pilate ~ followed up by the party parliamentarian standing behind him like Satan in a Mel Gibson movie putting words into someone's ear that will turn a bad situation utterly evil.

You expected to see a hand writing mene mene tekel upharison on the teleprompter ~

I don't know if the event was scripted by aliens from outerspace, or another acolyte of the antichrist, but it was one of the more unusual things I believe I've ever seen.

Maybe the "One Mighty and Strong" prophesy shared by the Mormons and the Branch Davidians was at work ~ we saw how Bill Clinton dealt with that the last time he was around.

Hmmmm ~ space aliens? This is a story for Discovery!

11 posted on 09/08/2012 4:11:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin
Villaraigosa on God, Jerusalem Vote: I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority...you defintely saw two-thirds vote written on your teleprompter.....
12 posted on 09/08/2012 4:13:44 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Kaslin
Who do the Dems think they’re fooling?

Themselves, I suppose. Villaraigosa is lying, as ALL Dem pols lie. The look on his face during the multiple votes tells you all you need to know -- that look of "OMG, seriously?" was perhaps the one HONEST moment during the freak show.

Villaraigosa said. “The president, the vice president, Mrs. Obama, all of them acknowledged the decisive way I handled that.”

Tony, you pathetic lapdog. They were all proud of the "decisive way" you ran roughshod over the real wishes of your constituents, in the name of political posturing!! Be a man, if you still remember how, and admit it.

13 posted on 09/08/2012 4:18:59 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Kaslin

14 posted on 09/08/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Kaslin

WoW. This guy is taking the Debbie Blabbermouth BSer pills.

You just smile and lie.

Denying God three times ... yeah, it’s almost biblical.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 4:21:57 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Kaslin
translation:I definitely read it off the prompter...
16 posted on 09/08/2012 4:29:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Villaralgosa is not a bad man. He is an evil man.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 4:35:05 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Chode

Villaralgosa is not a bad man. He is an evil man.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Kaslin

The Democrats left God a long time ago. Look at DU or Kos and see how many posts ridicule and make fun of Christians. And of course, anything Israel does is evil, and “Oh, those poor Muslims- When will bigots stop misunderstanding them and their loving ways?”. Those are the people in the Democratic party these days, that’s their face.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 4:38:48 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: allendale
no doubt
20 posted on 09/08/2012 4:44:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

I seriously doubt the late inclusion of God into the platform was to assuage any “Christian” component of the floor.

It had to be that appeasement of the Islamic element was front and center in the decision.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 4:45:32 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Kaslin
"I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority"

...and the world heard your people booing GOD, too!

22 posted on 09/08/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

And I am certain he was not pleased with it at all


23 posted on 09/08/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

First, he knows damn well different than he “heard 2/3 vote.”

Second, “if” he believes his own propaganda, he needs to have his hearing checked.

His face, as the votes were being taken, told the story.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 4:48:51 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Kaslin

Another Democrat ‘leader’ is lying.

I am so surprised (not).


25 posted on 09/08/2012 4:49:22 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: workerbee

They are always fooling themselves.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 4:50:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Democrats' new math.
At the first vote 1/3 said 'aye' to acknowledging God, and that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
The second vote was 1/6 'aye'.
The third vote was also 1/6.
1/3 + 1/6 + 1/6 = 2/3 ...
27 posted on 09/08/2012 4:55:12 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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>> I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority

Because the 3rd overwhelming roar in protest of God and Israel was just too hard for him to believe.


28 posted on 09/08/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin
“there wasn’t any discord [during the vote]” and that “it was absolutely two-thirds”

Yep, and I'm the queen of England.

5.56mm

29 posted on 09/08/2012 4:58:57 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: F15Eagle

Remember in the religion of leftism, lying is an indulgence that’s permitted as long it serves the “greater good”, i.e., expanding the government and getting more statist politicians elected.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 5:00:20 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

Tony Villar is the man who expects to be California Governor and then President of the U.S. This lie is typical of the moral/ethical credentials we can expect from this Latino opportunist. IOW, he’s a typical Democrat.


31 posted on 09/08/2012 5:02:05 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Kaslin
Villaraigosa on God, Jerusalem Vote: I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority

Villaraigosa on lying through his teeth: It's true, I do that a lot. Hell, I'm a RAT. What else do you expect?

I've watched that vote multiple times from at least three different sources. The absolute best the RATS got was a 50/50 vote. No way that was 2/3. Villaraigosa is full of sh!t. Something that really bothers him I know.

32 posted on 09/08/2012 5:02:12 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Kaslin

The democrat party is itself a lie...
No democracy has ever been democratic..
Democracy was and is Mob Rule by mobsters..

When they act like a Mob it’s entirely natural..
To even BE a democrat is a slur..

Expecting them to act rational and honest is delusional..


33 posted on 09/08/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin

After all, who are we going to believe: Villaraigosa or our own ears? ;)


34 posted on 09/08/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

What I heard was somewhere in the neighborhood of 50/50, and I couldn’t tell which way it leaned until the last vote, when there was, I believe, a slight advantage for the nays. A sad and sickening commentary on the state of the Democrat party. God is obviously an impediment to their evil plans. They flee His name as a vampire flees the crucifix.


35 posted on 09/08/2012 5:19:43 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin

Hmmm 3 times..didn’t Judas deny Jesus 3 times?

Also what a coincidence? or is it?

Los Angeles Mayor and his demons deny God 3 time and Beverly Hills gets hits by small tremors on the same day. Look Up Folks...Someone is trying to tell us something.


36 posted on 09/08/2012 5:38:05 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: WOSG
It IS Biblical. As observant students have noticed over the ages, Biblical themes repeat ~ both as art and as reality.

They are a sort of higher order natural process ~ and once the right things are done in the right sequence, they happen whether we want them to or not.

Let's take that Denial of God. First off that wouldn't have happened if some doufous hadn't taken a reference to God out of the Demo platform. That wouldn't have had any meaning except that some other doufous had removed ALL the other standard references to God out of that and earlier platforms.

This probably goes back to before LBJ ~ but once the sequence was initiated it was just a matter of time until ALL the references to God were removed.

It's just now at this peculiar point in time that it became incredibly significant that there was no reference to God in the Demo platform ~ and that has to do with Obama being their candidate. He and his bootlicking lackeys had no idea you couldn't get away with that ~ not even with Democrats.

These people are not only secular they are IGNANT.

The solution to the problem ~ once it was presented to Obama the right way (you gonna' lose boy) ~ was to put it back in at a session where the delegates did pro forma votes on amendments to the final platform committee product.

Villaraigosa is not the sort of guy prepared to deal with this. I looked through several bios and this dude was NEVER an altar boy ~ and he doesn't seem to have sung in the choir. There he is and they are voting on recognizing God.

What a trip!!!!

37 posted on 09/08/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
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38 posted on 09/08/2012 5:46:27 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Kaslin

Just being one of the tools.


39 posted on 09/08/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

He did the right thing in my opinion despite the Communists on the floor.


40 posted on 09/08/2012 5:48:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: allendale
Tony was in a big chunk of a seasonal Passion Play ~ it was truncated a bit, but Tony had the second biggest park playing St. Peter and Pontius PIlate simultaneously!

That's worth an Emmy, or at least a professionally written 'attaboy' ~ I doubt we'll see that one again.

41 posted on 09/08/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

Uh, so why did you vote three times? Were the first two close like 50-50 and suddenly on the third one it suddenly became 67-33 or more?

Lying scumball.


42 posted on 09/08/2012 5:59:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

This vigorosa tool...finally someone who could use those annoying hearing aid ads.


43 posted on 09/08/2012 6:03:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

“The president, the vice president, Mrs. Obama, all of them acknowledged the decisive way I handled that.”

This guy is such a major POS.


44 posted on 09/08/2012 6:14:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Kaslin; PJ-Comix; Liz; AT7Saluki
I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority

Maybe it was some sort of 'best two out of three' vote.

45 posted on 09/08/2012 6:17:26 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Kaslin
“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.”

Um, if there was clearly two-thirds support, what would be the need for any remarkable 'decisiveness', and what earned the 'Wow'?

46 posted on 09/08/2012 6:22:42 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Gene Eric

I was commenting on his saying he heard two thirds when you know like hell he didnt.


47 posted on 09/08/2012 6:23:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

They lie when the truth fits better.


48 posted on 09/08/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Sloth; Kaslin
“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.”

"Um, if there was clearly two-thirds support, what would be the need for any remarkable 'decisiveness', and what earned the 'Wow'?"

And why did he have to read his "decision" off the Teleprompter?

And, not coincidentally, who was it that was the telling the Teleprompter operator what to type...???

49 posted on 09/08/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Kaslin

Since the convention hall was half empty, I am sure he heard the silent majority.


50 posted on 09/08/2012 7:15:53 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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