They’re stopping the presses to figure out how to say with a straight face that maybe the Ayes really did have it over the Nays today when the Democrats tried to restore God and Jerusalem to their platform.
Readers of USA today would be hard-pressed to understand what all the fuss is about from today’s reporting by David Jackson.
Approved on a voice vote, the party platform now mentions God and declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — two previous omissions that had been attacked by Republicans and other political organizations… Many delegates in the half-empty hall booed the changes. The convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, had to call for a voice vote three tines [sic] before the additions were approved.
Perhaps Jackson had trouble keeping up with this fork in the road that stumped Villaraigosa hilariously not once, but twice before he soldiered on and just declared the damn thing passed. This odd procedure was helpfully explained by someone the intrepid press has only identified thus far as ”a woman standing to his left” who arrived to explain to the hapless Villaraigosa the way of the world:
You’ve got to rule, and then you’ve got to let them do what they’re gonna do.
Thankfully we have Edward G. Robinson as Johnny Rocco in Key Largo to explain how democratic voting works.
Cross-posted from BulletPeople.com.