DNC Platform Change Vote Was Predetermined On Teleprompter, Delegate Voting Was Merely For Show

by on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm in Election 2012, Politics

Controversy erupted at the DNC this week when Democratic party leaders forced a party platform change to reinstate language proclaiming Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital,” and to reinstate references to God in the text.

The motion had to be voted on by a two-thirds majority of the delegates for passage, and it became clear, after several vote calls by LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a major majority did NOT want the platform changed.

Confused on how to proceed, the Mayor looked to a woman who came out and advised him, “Just keep going, they’re going to do what they are going to do.”

The mayor then pronounced, “in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative,” provoking boos from the large crowd.  

Well, now Fox News is showing footage of the DNC teleprompter the Mayor was reading from. It shows that the two-thirds majority needed for the passage of the motion had been predetermined by party leaders, with complete disregard for how the delegates actually voted. Apparently, they forgot to tell the Mayor in advance that the vote was merely for show; that the only results that mattered were written on the teleprompter.

What this so clearly highlights is the contempt that political power elites hold for the democratic process and the will of the majority — even within their own party.



  • Sep 7th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    After seeing the vote on the DNC floor and listening to it several times, I am reconsidering my vote in November! If the Democrats can twist THIS vote, what else are they willing to do to get my vote, again?

    • | 1080#
      Sep 7th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      I know. No respect for democracy in this oft-touted ‘democracy’ we live in.

    • | 1082#
      richard myers
      Sep 8th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      The bigger problem is, the Republicans did exactly the same sort of power grab when they hushed Ron Paul supporters at the GOP convention. Both parties do this sort of thing — regretfully.

    • | 1085#
      The Skeptical Cynic
      Sep 10th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      What depressing choices for America’s engengered species, the Middle Class come Novemeber. Ropmper-Room Romney and Sociopathic Ted Bundy Clone Paul(Rosie Ruiz)Ryan gets the MC a bullet in the back of the head or with Barack “I am a Bagel” Obama and Joe “IAM A ZIONIST ” Biden” (Just doin’ the Knesset’s Biddin’) – the Middle Class suffers its continuing demise with the “death by a thousand cuts.”

  • | 1081#
    Sep 8th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Baracquiescent 0bamanipulation EPITOMIZED!

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