Dems to reinstate language on Jerusalem
[NBC News] NBC News has learned that the Democratic Party will reinstate the language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Republicans -- including the Romney campaign -- criticized President Obama and the Democrats after it was discovered this language had been omitted in the Democratic Party's platform This will all be changed on the floor today, NBC has learned, and it will probably mean just simply reinstating the 2008 language.
| As this article says, it was quite a hoot. The voice vote FAILED three times, after which the chair of the convention, L.A.'s mayor Villaraigosa, declared it 'passed' in fine Chicago style. The response? Delegates booed; some at the motion, some at the way it was handled.|
By the way, the word is Obama -- blanching at the loss of the Jewish vote -- ordered the wording back in, but had seen the language before the convention and thought it was okay. Our man Champ couldn't manage either a lemonade stand OR a high school student council properly.
Posted by: Fred