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It was an amazing sight.
Democrats, under a fusillade of ridicule for ejecting God from their platform, decided to reconsider. In a parliamentary sense, this required amending the platform.
The amendment was proposed… and a vote called. The magic number required to accomplish this was two-thirds.
Here are the painful results.
The Convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, called for the voice vote and…. hmmmm. No two/thirds of ayes or nays. He did it again. And finally, again.
So… with a glance at the teleprompter… the Mayor threw caution to the wind and did what he had apparently ordered by President Obama to do. Put God back in.
Thus a clearly divided convention — not to mention the watching national audience on TV — was preposterously told that “in the opinion of the chair” there was a two-thirds majority for God.
Clearly, this was an obvious untruth. Among other things, this small but very telling episode confirms just how far left the modern Democrats have become. Having one reference to God in a platform clearly couldn’t muster the necessary votes. Yow!
But forever after, it’s fair to say that whenever the Mayor steps into the national limelight, he will be known at least in this space as “Tony Two-Thirds.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online