Then … another self-inflicted injury. According to reports, Obama ordered that God and Jerusalem be put back into the platform. That should be easy enough … just introduce an amendment and have the convention delegates approve it by voice vote. Easy enough … right?
And that is when things got interesting …
According to the rules of the convention, --- the RULES, mind you --- under which the convention is to be run, a 2/3 majority of ayes over nays would be required to adopt this amendment. Now you have to feel a bit sorry for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa here. Poor guy. He was actually giving the impression (or it was a pretty good act) that the rules meant something and that it was really going to take a 2/3 majority to approve the amendment. When the vote was taken the first time it was clear that the 2/3 majority did not exist. So … he asked for the vote again. The second time the nays seemed to be even more powerful. Uh oh. What is the chair going to do here? Durned if it doesn’t sound like the delegates to this convention are not in favor of putting God and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital back in the Democrat platform. Here...you can watch the clip and determine for yourself which side actually “won,” not that it really mattered all that much. Obama was running this show … and Obama had preordained the outcome. The delegates were there for show … Obama is the REAL law of this convention … so it was time for Villaraigosa’s handler to step in.
Watch the clip again … watch that lady walk on to the convention stage. She leans over and says something into Villaraigosa’s ear. Did you catch it? Here’s what she said:
“You gotta rule…..
And then you gotta let them do what they’re gonna do.”
Does that remind you of anyone? How about Obama’s principal advisor and confidant Valarie Jarrett. Remember what she said when she was heading up Obama’s transition team? You should – her utterance really set the stage for Obama’s first four years in office: “We will be ready to RULE from day one.” Not we will be ready to “lead,” …. Ready to “rule.”