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Act on God, Jerusalem a Disaster for Dems

Flubadub Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 7:50 AM
Everyone knows this was a railroad job. The voice vote was so even that the vote was taken trhee times? Then he read, READ the teleprompter, that the vote was the required 2/3s majority. I know the dumbocrats are stupid but to show on national TV that the delegates do not matter shows the crooks are fully in charge of the DNC and the democrat party. The dems just want power and there is no limit to who they will destroy in their quest for control.
hiimterry Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:18 AM
This is the same exact thing that the Republicans did to ram through a rules change. Except the Republicans also refused to seat an entire state's delegation and sent a busload or two of delegates on a wilde goose chanse so that they wouldn't be present for the vote. The Republican hypocrisy here is so irritating. I wouldn't vote for a Democrat if you put a gun to my head, but this hypocritical posturing by so many Republicans over this Democrat platform change is just insane.
My ballpoint pen Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 11:11 AM
What the Republicans did or didn't do is not relevant.
hiimterry Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 11:44 AM
If you're genuinely interested in truth in government then you should hold both parties to the same standard. You cannot hammer the Dems on this and give the GOP a pass on doing the same thing. That kind of blind party loyalty is what allows the GOP to get away with things like Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, the PATRIOT Act and so many other things that we would never have dreamed of allowing the Dems to push through. We have got to judge both parties by the same standard if we ever hope to get our nation out of this death spiral that we're in.
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:28 AM
Here's a picture of the teleprompter:

Also, I captured and measured the levels of the three votes. The biggest difference between ayes and nays was 1.9 dB, barely enough for a trained ear to detect under perfect conditions. Furthermore, it was the no votes that were slightly louder.
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:23 AM
Here's a picture of the teleprompter:

For decades, support for Israel has been one of the few issues that consistently brought Democrats and Republicans together.  That seems to be coming to an end with an increasingly ambivalent – even hostile – Obama Administration in Washington and now a significantly weakened Democrat Party Platform.

Reports from the Washington Free Beacon include the following:

For Jerusalem, the new platform has been brought into line with the Obama administration’s policy of not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and supporting its division. Jerusalem is unmentioned in the 2012 document, whereas the...