Villaraigosa on God, Jerusalem Vote: I Definitely Heard a 2/3 Majority

Posted: Sep 08, 2012 5:49 PM

Was Villaraigosa living in an alternate universe at the DNC, too?  When the Democrats held a voice vote to modify the platform, undoing the omission of God and Jerusalem, chaos among the delegates ensued. It was clear to anyone watching that a 2/3 majority was not reached, even after three votes were held. After the first vote the chairman began to say,  “In the opinion of the…” then he realized ‘hey, wait a minute, that wasn’t a majority’ and proceeded to finish his sentence, “let me do that again.” He did. The same thing happened and he just stood there, completely bewildered. The third vote rendered the same result yet the chairman came to the conclusion that a solid majority in the affirmative had in fact been reached.

Now he’s following DWS’ lead who, in an interview with CNN, said that “there wasn’t any discord [during the vote]” and that “it was absolutely two-thirds” -- hence Anderson Cooper’s observation that she must be living in an alternate universe. Villaraigosa responds:

It was a lot of ado about nothing,” the mayor said Friday. Villaraigosa said that when reporters told him after the vote that they did not clearly hear two-thirds support, he responded, “That’s nice to know. I was the chairman and I did, and that was the prerogative of the chair.”

Villaraigosa noted that any delegate who objected to the process could have made a formal challenge within 10 minutes of the vote.

“Not one person objected. It’s more a media concern than a delegate concern. I can tell you this — the president of the United States said, ‘Wow.’ The president said, ‘You showed why you were speaker of the California Assembly,’” Villaraigosa said. “The president, the vice president, Mrs. Obama, all of them acknowledged the decisive way I handled that.”

This is laughable. Who do the Dems think they’re fooling? Watch the video again - the vote starts around the 2:00 mark:


Republicans need to follow Rep. Allen West’s lead on this one: