pantslessprogressive:

Shenanigans at conventions aren’t just reserved for the Republicans. Earlier this evening at the Democratic National Convention, a revision to the Democratic National Platform was hastily passed via voice vote, though it sounds unclear if the amendment actually achieved the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

In the video above, you can see the uncertainty. Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a voice vote on adding “God” to the back to the platform (it appeared once in the 2008 platform: “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”) and adding text recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, this in response to conservative outrage today.

Villaraigosa, visibly unsure of the result, called for the vote two more times before declaring the amendment passed. Some delegates booed in response. Take a listen above. [video via BuzzFeed]

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    Maybe the fake outrage would stop if people quit caving to it.
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    Way to allay my fears that you’ll continue to lack backbone, dudes.
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