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Democracy, Socialist-Democrat style

Posted by Richard on September 5, 2012

Yesterday, the Democratic National Convention adopted a platform from which references to God and to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had been removed, and Republicans wasted no time seizing on these issues. I’m guessing that the campaign consultants ran those changes past some focus groups or did some quick overnight polling and told the party leadership those changes were suicidal. Because this afternoon, God and Jerusalem were restored to the platform. How it was done is illustrative of the approach to governance of today’s Socialist Democrat leadership.

Amending the platform from the floor requires a two-thirds supermajority. After former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a minister and the chair of the platform committee, introduced the amendments, the convention chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, called for a voice vote.

In my opinion, the majority shouted “no.” Watch the video and judge for yourself.

Villaraigosa repeated the vote, with the same result. Then he repeated it again! The third vote was just about even. Good enough — Villaraigosa ruled that two-thirds had approved.

Would it be too  snarky of me to bring up “voter suppression”?


[YouTube link]

 This is reminiscent of the Obama administration’s behavior with regard to the legislative branch. “If Congress won’t act, I will,” the President has declared multiple times, and then proceeded to act extra-legally in defiance of the elected representatives of the people. So now his minions at the DNC have acted extra-legally in defiance of the elected representatives of the party’s rank-and-file members. This is what passes for democracy in the world of Socialist Democrats.

 

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One Response to “Democracy, Socialist-Democrat style”

  1. David Aitken said

    According to this report, the teleprompter was preloaded with the result. HT: betsyspage

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