I know that the party was split over the removal of "God" and "Jerusalem as the capital of Israel" from the platform. With everyone shouting, how did the mayor decide that 2/3 voted yea - even after he listened three times? Doesn't seem very democratic to me.
They first votedby a 2/3 majority to suspend the rules (?) then they voted on the motion.
Some lady (Governor Strickland?) whispered in his year "You gotta let them do what they're gonna do."
And I guess as chair he get to use his "opinion" to call the vote as 2/3 even though it sounded really like 1/2 for 1/2 (or more) against on the second vote.
It's interesting that in the Republican Party the platform went through as is -- without changes reflecting candidate Romney's presidential platform.
In the Democratic Party the POTUS said "What the HELL did you do that for?" and the language got put back in.
Maybe the difference is that Obama is sitting president vs. Romney the GOP nominee?
I dunno. I read that Obama didn't have a problem with the revised version, but if memory serves, the source was right wing. MSM reports that Obama demanded the Jerusalem part be put back in, but it didn't mention the "God" part. Romney has bucked parts of the GOP platform - especially the part about abortion.
I agree with you - it sounded about half and half to me, but I'm hard of hearing. lol
Did you understand it when the RNC took a massive d**p all over the Ron Paul movement?
It's called "screwing over the populace to suit the big-wigs". What's not to understand?
Both parties are doing it, and you're still going to vote for them.
Put up or shut up.
After watching that vote its confirmed, Obama is toast!
Lots of fundamentalist Christians in the Democratic Party.
Think about the church Obama was in for 20 years....wow.
Those folks are NOT going to let their doctrinal beliefs slip out of their political party.
It's entrenched in their being.
You should ask Debbie Wassermann Schultz, she'll give you an honest answer.
Right. Anderson Cooper pointed that out:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ … verse.html
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