I didn't believe my eyes (or ears) when convention chair and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared that a last-second change to the Democratic platform was approved by a 2/3 voice vote, especially considering the fact that he repeated the vote three times before he pretended to hear a very slight majority of "Ayes" over the resounding shouts of "No".
The language includes the name "God" in the platform, and has wording that says we think Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Apparently the DNC leadership let the GOP bully them into including the unnecessary language into the platform over the delegates wishes.
Holy shit, if the Republicans have that kind of influence over our platform, we're pretty much fucked already!
I'm disgusted and disappointed by this flagrant abuse of the rules of the convention, and I'm sure at least HALF of the delegates on hand feel EXACTLY the same way. I know there ain't two-thirds of the crowd who supports this silly amendment.
Stay tuned for further Republican changes in the platform, likely to include restrictions on the right to choose and legal gay marriage, and a repeal of all gun laws and a top tax rate of 2% for those earning more than $1,000,000 a year; and small increases across the rest of the board.
Good work, DNC. You guys have really got your act together.
Yeah Antonio, keep repeating the vote until you get one you think is close. There's no fucking way the vote was 2/3 "Aye".
You fucking lying asshole. If I was a delegate I would have walked out then and there.
I totally agree with you!
It's frustrating when my party does shit like this. Why even invite delegates to the convention if you aren't going to listen to them? Sheesh!
Poor Antonio... Nobody told him to do anything but read from the teleprompter in front of him!
Here's an example of what should have happened-
Only difference is that occasion was about shutting out Real choice, by the powers that be. If you'd like to see a REALLY serious teleprompter mistake (timing this time), then just click on my name above.
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