Not only did the rank-and-file boo the amendment, but the Dem convention chair had to CHEAT in calling the vote for the inclusion. Looks like the convention hall was half empty, so I’m sure Obama’s thugs thought everyone there would be good little lemmings and let them fix the disaster their platform had become. But lo and behold, they didn’t have the vote, but Villaraigosa called it anyway! The Dems have now declared war on fiscal sanity, voting, God and Israel. Not exactly the message they wanted in the first 48 hours.
AP is reporting that Obama, the Chicago Jesus himself, intervened to get God and Jerusalem back in the platform. of course, they wrote the platform quite some time before the convention and Obama was fine with it. Once again they completely overestimated themselves and underestimated the American people and are now doing damage control which turned it into an even bigger fiasco.
This has got to be the funniest debacle in the history of political conventions. I’ve never seen an entire group of people throw themselves under their own bus. It’s a disaster being run by people who don’t know what they’re doing. In other words, a microcosm of Obama’s disastrous presidency.
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