Wednesday, September 05, 2012

How To Handle It When Your Political Party Makes An Ass (pardon the pun) Of Itself In Front of the Entire World

From Politico, hardly a right-leaning organization:
Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party's decision to reintroduce "God" and "Jerusalem" to the platform.

Jon Ralston, host of the Las Vegas-based "Face To Face" news program, told POLITICO that he was sitting in the chair waiting for a 2:45 p.m. PT (5:45 p.m. ET) interview with Gaspard when he was told that his guest had cancelled, without explanation.

Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC's Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. "After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live," he wrote. "However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls."

DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse did not respond to a request for comment regarding the cancellations, which came after reports that the party had put "God" back on the platform and affirmed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Wasserman Schultz went on CNN tonight and denied reports of “discord” with the White House over the party’s decision to include the terms, claiming the party had "a two-thirds vote" on the issue.

”Did you really think that it was two-thirds? It seemed like a lot of people felt like it wasn’t quite there,” CNN's Brianna Keilar asked.

“It was absolutely a two-thirds,” Wasserman Schultz said.
I heard it on the radio today.  Hugh Hewitt played the entire vote several times.  Villaraigosa held three separate voice votes because he couldn't tell if the "ayes" or the "nays" carried the day; they sounded pretty equal to me, perhaps with the "nays" slightly louder, and there's absolutely no way it was 2:1, which is what winning 2/3 of the vote would be.  But he declared that the amendments passed anyway.

Wasserman Schultz has been, and continues to be, a liar.  And that's not a term I use lightly.  But she's a liar.  And if you're someone who doesn't believe me, maybe you'll believe Anderson Cooper:
After the interview, CNN host Anderson Cooper said Wasserman Schultz's version of events was "an alternate reality."
Here are two comments from the linked article:
The sheeple sat there and watched voter fraud take place on the floor of the DNC and they still will vote for these liars...blind fools.

Good point! And they say voter fraud is a myth. There it was, right in their own house.
Here, watch and listen for yourself, with video from C-SPAN.

It's only 3:21, you can spare the time....


Spare the drama said...

Tell your story of convention disenfranchisement an "vote-stealing" to the Ron Paul delegates at the RNC.

It's unfortunate that their attempt to do the right thing was derailed by those who fear the pro-religion tyranny that pervades the US. I hope they try again in 2016.

Darren said...

So the Republicans voted 3 times for something about Ron Paul, it didn't pass, and the chairman said it did? If not, your attempt to justify this Dem occurrence is pathetic.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Pro-religion tyranny? And your handle is "spare the drama"?

Yes, thank...well, thank something, I'm safe from the danger posed by a creche scene in front of town hall. I'm sure the very next step would've been a state religion and forced conversion.

I'm a lot more worried about the imposition of a self-indulgence tyranny to which we're already well on the way. It's nice to see the party pushing that agenda starting to tear itself apart.