On the first day of the convention we heard a lot about how Obama single-handedly “saved the American auto industry.” No .. he didn’t. Obama saved the United Auto Workers union, not the auto industry; and he did so by RULING that bankruptcy laws did not apply because HE had a better plan. That’s the type of America Obama wants to bring to us … an America where politicians rule and the people follow and obey --- the people “do what they’re gonna do.”
At any rate --- after Villaraigossa got his marching orders from that lady, a convention manager I’m guessing, he remembered his role as chairman. He held one more voice vote. There was clearly NOT a two-thirds aye vote this time. You could easily say that the nays actually won. But that is NOT the result Obama wanted … and Obama rules. So Villaraigossa, realizing he was not actually a chairman, but more of a performer reading a script, read the words from the teleprompter in front of him … words that had been placed on that teleprompter by the Obama operations staff. “In the opinion of the chair two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted, and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen.”
All they needed on that stage yesterday was Nancy Pelosi telling the delegates that “you gotta amend this platform before you can see what’s in it."