Four lasting impressions remain from the Democratic Convention in Charlotte: (1) Delegates raucously booing the chairman's phony ruling accepting the amendment which put God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel back into the official Democrat platform, (2) an obsessive focus on "reproductive freedom" -- contraception and abortion, (3) a disproportionate emphasis on "women's equality" in the face of a U.S. economy that is in crisis, and (4) rhetoric permeated with desperation, distortions, and demagoguery.
God and Jerusalem: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood in front of the crowd of angry delegates to call for a vote as to whether to restore God and Jerusalem back into the 2012 platform. The rules required a two-thirds vote for this patchwork amendment to pass, but the yeas and nays were roughly equal. Finally, after three attempts to get consensus, the confused and perplexed mayor ruled as the teleprompter ordered him to rule, putting God and Jerusalem back in the platform. Obviously having been hoodwinked, the hall erupted in boos and jeers. Americans viewing the convention at home were astonished -- Democrats were actually booing and jeering God?
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