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Act on God, Jerusalem a Disaster for Dems

RHSimard Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 2:09 AM
Just for a lark, I captured the audio from the three votes and measured the levels. Since the envelopes are not flat, I sampled a span in the middle of each at or near peak level that was reasonably flat. Fortunately, all of the samples are long enough to be reliable. (Note: These results do not reflect my opinion on the subject. Had I voted, I'd have been in favor of restoring God and Jerusalem as capital.) First vote: Nays louder than Ayes by just under 2 dB, barely enough for a trained ear to discern. No way the chairman could have told the difference. Second vote. Difference of 0.2 dB, a trivial difference Third vote: Same as first vote.
willi4 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 8:46 AM
It was more than obvious that there was no clear winner. Perhaps the Dem party has their internal trouble as well?
silvereagle Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 7:18 AM
Good work! Proves my hearing isn't completely shot at 59! I thought the same except I believed the third was worse than the first. Probably personal bias because they were showing the Arab group at the time the "NO!" was yelled. My bad.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 7:03 AM
Interesting. Certainly not the 2:1 ratio of ayes to nays needed for passage, eh?
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:55 AM

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...