Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Democrats Boo God And Jews In Front Of National Television Audience
Well, that didn't go so well. Under fire for removing any references to "God" or Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the Democratic Party's platform unlike past party platforms, the DNC decided such a move wasn't a good idea. Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland offered an amendment from the convention floor to restore both to the platform. It required a 2/3 vote of the delegates. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was chairing. He attempted to adopt the motion by voice voice, but the voices of those opposed to the amendment were just as loud as those in support of the amendment. After three votes and a prompting from the parliamentarian to simply rule it adopted and then "let them do what they're going to do", he finally ruled the amendment adopted. A loud chorus of boos could be heard in response to his ruling. Yes, about half the delegates to the Democratic convention don't like God or the Jews.