Update 10:00pm -DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and DNC mouthpiece Patrick Gasparad cancel all media appearances while they engage in damage control and coordinate a recovery message. Reports DNC backroom leaders spinning wildly out of control and off message.
Update 8:00pm – In typical Democrat manner, the decision to change the platform back was “baked into the cake”. Regardless of the delegates votes, the party leadership had decided the risk of exposing their TRUE beliefs was too great. Here is the proof: The picture was taken at 6:14 and 09 seconds at the exact moment after the Yea – Nay votes were requested, showing what Villaraigosa was to say next. There was simply NO OPTION for mayor Villaraigosa to tell the truth or let the delegates actual voice be recorded. “The cake was baked”.
Update 6:40pm. AP reports, CBS confirms, the White House says President Obama made the decision to request change. Obama personally asked for change:
Update 6:30pm. Robert Gibbs tells Fox News on floor of convention the platform committee makes all these decisions. The “campaign is not involved”. Neither he, nor Barack Obama had anything to do with the “change vote” that just took place.
Skip to “6:25″ in the tape for Gibb’s comments:
Original Article – In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to avoid their ideology being exposed to the National Electorate, the Democrat Party Leadership quickly moved to put God back into their platform, and replace Jerusalem into the platform. Both “God”, and Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, were removed last week from the party platform:
To give you an idea how the Democrats realized what a mistake they were exposing themselves to: Watch Senator Dick Durbin respond to questioning from Brett Baier yesterday about why they choose to specifically remove “God” and “Jerusalem”.
So facing the embarassment of ridicule, and the REAL POSSIBILITY of their severe left-wing Godless platform being exposed to a newly awakened electorate, the Leadership moved on the floor of the convention hours ago to replace both items.
However, the result was a MASSIVE optical fail. The DNC delegates DID NOT support God and Jerusalem being reinstated. The approval of platform change requires two-thirds of the delegates to affirm. Watch and listen to what happened
Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor of Los Angeles) didn’t know what to do. He was stuck. He called three times for a voice vote and yet it is obvious the delegates did not approve of God or Jerusalem. But the risk was too great in allowing the absence of God to be witnessed by the electorate.
He should have put the decision to a computer floor vote to see if two-thirds was possible, which obviously it was not, but he cannot run the risk of exposure. So on his own he approved/changed the platform to the Boos of the crowd.
Unreal. It will be interesting to see how the media portrays this…..