LEAVE GOD ALONE  6:11 pm September 5, 2012

DNC Delegates Finally Resolve This ‘God’ Business By Going Insane

by Jim Newell

The Democratic draft platform is cruising right through to completion! You know, just going through a few little amendments via voice vote. Like this business about inserting the word “God” back into the platform and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Well, one is a semantic issue and the other goes against longstanding U.S. policy but hey, the Republicans were criticizing Democrats over it, which automatically forces Democrats to cave. There was a bit of a planning hitch, however: What if the voice votes are… really close? Perhaps there ought to be a procedure for resolving those accurately, lest the party look incompetent? (BECAUSE THIS ONE ABOUT GOD/JEWS STUFF LOOKED VERY INCOMPETENT.)

So the LA Mayor is up there and calls a voice vote. It sounds roughly even, yea and nay! Then he tries it again. Same thing! Then he stares into space for a while like a fool. It is extremely painful viewing. WHAT NOW? Third vote: again, roughly even, but the God/Jerusalem side are declared winners with a clear 2/3 majority! Boos follow, and now Republican operatives are jacking off on Twitter, saying “DEMOCRATS BOO GOD!”

What a relief! After a few rare months of quality hard-hitting campaigning, the Democratic party may just have its beloved “let’s go out of our way to completely fuck up over nothing” swagger back.

This also doesn’t help those who still argue that conventions are necessary gatherings, since the voting is fake.

[Politico]

 

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{ 242 comments }

memzilla September 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

*sigh*

As Will Rogers said: "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."

Serolf_Divad September 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Wonder if he could have gotten a 2/3 voice vote on that?

Not_So_Much September 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

"Everone fer god and Jerusalem, show yer titties!"

This is North Carolina, after all.

PsycWench September 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Great, a whole new meme for the right wingers.

Omophagist September 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Now if only they could get the meme of "If you toss trash, toxic waste, CO2, etc. out of your window, factory, power plant it does not magically disappear," we would be okay.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

If only they were right.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

What is Jerusalem? Nothing.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

That deity — fucking things up every time.

under_score September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Meaningless platform is meaningless

Joshua Norton September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Just insert "Goddamn all those asshat Republicans"

It would cover a multitude of sins.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I'm pretty sure the Israelis wouldn't appreciate a bunch of Americans naming Jerusalem as the capital.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

My guess is that the Palestinians will be a bit pissed, too.

Who? Oh, right, sorry. I forgot that we don't recognize Palestinians as "people."

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

And the Syrian Christians too. Ethiopians ditto,

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Oh now you're just being silly.

iamrrm September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

We Dems have such long dicks that we can step on them and fuck ourselves simultaneously.

Boojum September 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Why don't we just put "Goddamn Jerusalem" in the platform and be done with it?

RALitherland September 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Shurely "Jerusalem goddam"?

gogogodzilla September 6, 2012 at 12:55 am

Appoint Jeremiah Wright as ambassador to Israel and let nature take its course.

bikerlaureate September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

If this is the worst mistake that's made at this convention, we're still ahead of the Real Amercians(TM).

HogeyeGrex September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

*sigh*

And it was going so well…

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Talk about a deflated balloon…

HogeyeGrex September 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Hey now. Careful. I'm a little sensit…

Oh. Wait. What were you talking about?

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

My heart is like a deflated balloon.

johnnyzhivago September 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

While they are at it, why not recognize Paris as the capitol of Germany?

Terry September 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Maybe Bonn would be a better city to use in that.

schvitzatura September 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Franks…Lombards…Alans…Goths, who gives a rat's patoot…

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

And those fucking Albigensians. Always mucking things up.

montreal_bruin September 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Miserable, fat Albigensian bastards!

OurDailyBread September 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I'm gonna suggest Berlin as the capital of France, 'cuz that went so well last time.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

"The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum." — Thomas Paine

Generation[redacted] September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

We are dictating which cities should be the capitals of which countries — why?

Oh, right. God.

NorthStarSpanx September 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

It's the divine right of the most exceptional of all countries on this, planet earth.

swordfis September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Well, that was ugly; and probably necessary. Neither change really matters. Inserting "God" is just an insurance policy against wingnuts, and the vote on Jerusalem will affect/effect nothing. although it's a debate worth having at another time. But not during the convention.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I'm sure there are Zionist nuts who would vote GOP if the Dems refused to kiss their asses — but how many votes do they really think they're buying with this nonsense?

johnnyzhivago September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

So they put God back in, but what about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

no_gravity September 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

888

Warwhatgoodfor September 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Even now I am making burnt offerings of over cooked spaghetti asking that your wish be granted. I'm not too hopeful however, in the past I have noted that the FSM isn't terribly bright, but on the plus side is not a mysogeistic, genocidal, proponent of mass rape, hate filled spawn of Yaldaboath that Yahweh turns out to be.
Ramen

GeorgiaBurning September 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Ceiling Cat wants in, too

NorthStarSpanx September 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

And Water Buddha?

coolhandnuke September 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

"All those delegates who don't give a goddamn say goddamnit."

ElPinche September 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Too bad Dems don't use loyalty oaths then we wouldn't have all this unhealthy , unAmerican disagreeing .

savethispatient September 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Not the end of the world: the GOP just completely ignored the Paulites' loud Nays on the Republican platform at their convention too.

JackDempsey1 September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

"The chairman moves that 'no" means 'yes,' and 'yes' means 'no.'
All those in favor?"

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Oy!

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

FFS.

IndianaKevin September 6, 2012 at 6:33 am

If one declares it's Opposite Day, does that make it NOT Opposite Day?

Doktor Zoom September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Suddenly, the EU's occasional squabbles about the allowable shapes of vegetables for the Common Market seem quite reasonable.

schvitzatura September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Pomodoro S. Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino LIBEL!!!1!!1

NellCote71 September 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Bravo/a.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Oh, I was worried for a second that Dems might argue about stuff that doesn't pertain to the current issues facing most Americans. Thank goodness they headed that off at the pass!

I'm suddenly remembering why I was registered as an independent for a number of years.

dogscantlookup September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

they've increased the fuckerage

zippy_w_pinhead September 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

sigh, Dems doing what Dems do best- pissing their pants over what the Republican noise machine belches out.

So much for that whole "grow a backbone" thingy…

PsycWench September 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

When you compare it to inserting a statement about no abortions even for rape or incest, I think Dems still come out looking like the good guys.

Serolf_Divad September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Yeah, except tonight on Fox this becomes "The Democrat Party just declared Atheism the State Religion."

glamourdammerung September 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Yeah, but the Republicans are the pro-incest and pro-rape party.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Jager shots ring out in the Charlotte night
Enter Antonio Villaraigosa from the upper hall
He calls for a voice vote in a pool of suds
Cries out "My God we pissed off them all!"

Here comes the story of the Really Lame…

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Thank god (no pun intended) he's terming out as Mayor of Loz Angeles.

OneYieldRegular September 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I would not like to be one of Obama's speech writers at this moment.

Or maybe I would like it more than anything.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I don't know, which is worse, not mentioning God in the platform, or not mentioning the troops in your speech?

Serolf_Divad September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Answer: whichever one the Democrats did.

RRoccoco September 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

So, once again we must choose the lesser of two evils. For a whole 20 hours, I felt differently. Still voting against Romnyan.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Much sound and fury, signifying nothing. – Albert Yawkey.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You know what other political document is godless?

Barrelhse September 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Atlas Shrugged?

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

The Kama Sutra?

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Oh no, I think that one is loaded with "Oh Gods".

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Tales of Mother Goose?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Win.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

That's the thing that says people with more money get more votes, churches don't have to follow the same laws as everyone else, and you have a right to anonymously build a personal arsenal without any sort of regulation whatsoever, right?

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Mitt Romney's tax returns?

HogeyeGrex September 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I gotcher Flushing Remonstrance riiiight here…

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Fox headline "dems hate god" in 3…2…nnnnow.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I'm pretty sure Reagan ran on that meme.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Had memes been invented yet?

weejee September 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

BECAUSE THIS ONE ABOUT GOD/JEWS STUFF LOOKED VERY INCOMPETENT

Well as long as they don't appear impotent. The Repelicans had very too many impotent peoplez at their Viagra convention.

schvitzatura September 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

It's a schande that Lieberman is an "I"; I could only see his whiny whinyness pontificating about this thingee. Joementum is still waiting for the unblemished red heifer and all that jazz…

At least we have been spared that. Thank JHVH-1 for small indulgences!

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

If you take out the H's and add A's – you get a pretty stable OS.

Incitefully_Joe September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

There's no "I" in Joementum

…but there really should be.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Meh. I'm OK with "BOO GOD!" anyway.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Yuh, yeah. I thought we Dems believed in the separation of Church and State. (Not just an intersection in SF).

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

You'll like that new show "Honey Boo God" then.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Heehee!

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Honey Boo Boo is the visual equivalent of 50 Shades of Grey. Only fatter and more white trashy.

Generation[redacted] September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

In that case I'll be waiting for Honey Boo Boo as read by Gilbert Gottfried.

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Why didn't the DNC just change the convention rules like the GOP to quell decent within the party?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

There is nothing decent in the GOP.

An_Outhouse September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

because its spelled 'dissent' (sorry)

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

The decent was quelled within the GOP decades ago…

Chichikovovich September 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

They're now on a descent far below "decent".

Barrelhse September 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

So much for growing a backbone.

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

And Rush just came in his pants. Now he'll talk about how fragmented the party is and it will get everyones eyes off how fragmented the GOP is and Pauls lies. See how this plays tomorrow.

I would type somthing smarter but t i m on my mobile at the bar and am on my way to go home and have secksy time with the 'lil lady.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Something something hope your wife knows…

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Sounds legitimate to me!

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

ew gross.

fuflans September 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

sex while bill clinton is speaking is a time honored tradition.

Biff September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Well, Rep. Al Green from TX 9th gets the pandering award for tonight with his USAUSA chant-leading.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Yeah, I hate that shit. No matter who's doing it it just sounds too much like "seig Heil".

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Should have retired it after the 1980 Winter Olympics. There's really been no reason to use it since.

Designer_Rants September 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

GAWD DAMN AMERICA! ~Rev. Wright Amendment

kittensdontlie September 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

This is just a minor blip in what should be an exicting night with Elizabeth Warren!! and Bill Clinton?!

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Dear God, sorry to disturb you but,
why can't you just stay the fuck out of here?
We don't care about your opinion on the rights of queers.
And if people were made in your image
why are there rascals in the streets
ridden by those who've had too much to eat?
'cause God.

Lascauxcaveman September 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

They could probably stand to have a little more XTC down there on the convention floor.

Naked_Bunny September 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Motion passed.

HempDogbane September 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

The "God damn the United States of America" plank.

Biff September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Emmanuel Cleaver got my toe tappin' pretty good!

MissTaken September 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Wow! They put a plank in the platform honoring the team at CERN for discovering the 'God'-particle? Science is rad!

Oh, wait.

Chet Kincaid_ September 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

How about we stop cowering in fear over what the Republicans might tweet about what Democrats did in some meaningless vote? They will lie about anything Democrats do, whether it actually happened or not. We should worry about making them worry about what we're going to be beating the tar out of their asses with.

Katydid September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Yeah, what you said. Actually, if anyone could please tell me *why* the Dems give one fuck about what the wingnuts say, I would mightily appreciate it. I does not understand.

Chet Kincaid_ September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

A vote lost on some bullshit like this is a vote the Dems never had in the first place.

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Allah Akbar!!!

BarackMyWorld September 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm

It's a trap!

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Nice to see that the Dems respect the true meaning of democracy: going along with whoever is loudest.

mrblifil September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Rooting for Iran's nuclear capability over here…

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I'm really starting to root against Israel.

mavenmaven September 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Amazing, the blogosphere is full of repubs carrying on about the Jerusalem thing, but the repubs had it in their platform for the last 16 years, including 8 years when they were the PRESIDENT and never did anything about it. So it's a totally meaningless gesture.

CommieLibunatic September 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Uh… what the fuck did I just watch?

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Nancy Pelosi's speech isn't particularly rallying. Good but not galvanizing.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Meh.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

She's never been a riveting speaker, unlike her Maryland homegirl Barbara Mikulski, who should be up at bat soon.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Nancy just said we must over-turn Citizens United. Hope you Wonketters have all signed Al Franken's petition????

ingloriousbytch September 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Democrats are such pussies.

OurHoboSenator September 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Nancy Pelosi is wearing a lovely set of anal beads around her neck tonight

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I have a friend in SF who styles Feinstein and Pelosi – I asked her what was up with the boulder like beads. ???

LibertyLover September 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Those aren't beads, those are shrunken Republican house members' testicles.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Shrunken?

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Sandra Fluke speaking later tonight. Am I alone in regarding her as being extremely easy on the eyes?

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

So, this is what the virtual Breittardverse has to obsessively ejaculate over? A wholly ginned-up theological non-controversy? That is a shame, for them.

By this time in the Republican Convention, we had Hurricane Isaac reminding us of the horrible failures of Bush's FEMA, The televised convention was The Whitest Show On Earth, the streets of Tampa had more of a military presence than Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring and we were given Peanut Throwing at the hardworking black woman photographer "Animal" as our very own Meme.

We're in Fat City, kids.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Lady just held up a sign saying "Label GMOs"

Not to be confused with GTOs.

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I thought that said "TITS OR GTFO"

I must be hanging around you people too much.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Girls Together Outrageously? http://www.flickr.com/photos/enso-on/4151973579/s

Serolf_Divad September 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

The Democrats need to add a preamble to their party platform declaring it the "Revealed Word of God the Almighty, Redeemer and Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary" just to shut the Republicans the fuck up.

ChernobylSoup September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

This is my new mission in life.

DalePues September 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Well, the capital of Geogia was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta. In 1868.

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Senator Barb! WOOHOO !!

Biff September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I never realized she was as short as she is wide. Good speaker, though!

AlterNewt September 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I don't know. This 'God' guy. Always needs more money. Always with the smiting and the plaugue-ification. Sounds like an asshole.

LibertyLover September 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Uhh. Which God did they put in?

Generation[redacted] September 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

AOTK

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Eros

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Thanatos.

bobbert September 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

God Damn.

An_Outhouse September 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

What do you expect after they were chanting 'Castro!' last night.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Ooo, ouch – Barbara Muikulski just said she works on the macaroni and cheese issues.

(Note to Barb: better lay off the macncheese)

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I have to say that's a pretty impressive bench of Senators we have up there. They're all women, too, which is even more impressive.

Glad they're on my team.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Am I alone in wanting a hug from Sen. Mikulski?

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

There's a framed photo of my late mother-in-law with Sen. Mikulski on the living room wall here at my sis-in-laws' house.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I can eat me up some Baltimoron.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

We certainly have better music than the OTHER guys!!

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Caroline Kennedy on PBS. Am I alone in regarding her as being a mite shallow?

Biff September 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Maybe, but I'd still hit that.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I'd be wary of those choppers if I were you.

Biff September 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

But that makes me as shallow as her, see what I did there?

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I kinda had the impression that she wants to be a public presence & work for the Dems, but her desire to also have a private life means that her public speaking skills are not as sharp as they should be.

Perhaps she thinks that as a Kennedy, she deserves an audience anyway? I like her, but didn't think she had much to add to the conversation beyond "Dems are for working families".

Angry_Marmot September 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I'm not going to fault her for keeping her head down.

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Israel Out Of Jerusalem!

(oops sorry, i'm not usually this stupid)

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Former NC governor Jim Hunt: "Folks, this is not a time to believe in magic."

I guess he wasn't there during that god kerfuffle.

Angry_Marmot September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

In a young girl's heart?

poorgradstudent September 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Seriously, in the ideal universe that I find myself retreating to more and more the real controversy wouldn't be over this crap but over whether or not to declare AIPAC a treasonous organization (naturally my own vote would be "hell yeah, do it")…

Angry_Marmot September 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm

AIPAC ought to make up its mind which country it wants to defend.

Chichikovovich September 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I think it has.

ChickTract_Fil_A September 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I'd go with "Non-denominational Entity".

Biff September 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

God's Chosen People Choir?

White people dancing alert!

Generation[redacted] September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Hey yeah, let's overreact to every criticism by trying to prove we're just as religious and militant as the other guys.

Kinda like on Facebook, if I'm not shouting GOD BLESS THE TROOPS every 5 minutes everyone assumes I'm a member of the Taliban. Especially since I don't repost every "repost this if you agree" thingy.

glamourdammerung September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Because if they only pander a bit harder to the evangelicals, the evangelicals might finally stop lying about Democrats and using their churches as campaign operatives for the Republican Party.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Dems: "Women's Health Care NOW!"
Repugs: "Women's Health Care NOT!"

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

isn't God a little busy right now?

what, with football season starting.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

"President Obama understands women"? I have the sneaking suspicion that he would disagree with that.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Well ideally the DNC is getting back on track — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, just spoke — so attention, at least, has turned back to reality.

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I tune in and Steny is on.
Briefly considered going third party.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I don't know that the God-in-the-platform controversy was so much about what the Repugs think about God, so much as about the strong religiosity that I see in the Southern Democratic Party- especially among black Dems. If I go to a local Dem event, there's a lot of God this & God that. I tend to forget that that's probably not true in other areas of the country…

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Mitt: "Remind me to get rid of this GI Bill thing, Sununu."

Warpde September 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Fucking A ++
God / Israel 2012

LakeLucilleLoon September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Is this what they call a "game changer"?

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

is Davis Brooks drunk. or just an asshole?

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Just a giant dripping asshole.

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Davis, I'm drunk sorry

Chichikovovich September 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Oh, Davis Brooks. I thought it was Foster.

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Obama: "I see your Cardinal and raise you a Nun on the Bus!"

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

she was on Bill Moyers recently.

this nun is a ball breaker with grace

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

She is, as Dr. Thompson used to say, a Warrior. I like her.

finallyhappy September 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

My husband said she was really good- and he didn't want to watch the convention

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

And most Catholics agree with Sister Simone.

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

That's some world class Planking right there.

LibrarianX September 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Oh, for Bog's sake! This is the stupid shit that loses elections.

LibrarianX September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Are they going to wear PROMISE RINGS too?

Terry September 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Is there a live blog tonight?

Comments on the speeches thus far:

Cecile Richards, I loved your Mom, too

Barbara Mikulski, a tough brawler from Bawlmer, I'm glad she represents me.

Simone Campbell, the nun, great speech! Faith, family, and fairness! Caring for people their whole lives, not just while they are in the womb.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Wow! Who doesn't love a rebel nun? Sister Simone was the best speaker so far tonight!

johnnyzhivago September 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Sister Simone ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fuflans September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

hahahhahahahha mitt romney's capitalistic creds under attack.

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

This also doesn’t help those who still argue that conventions are necessary gatherings, since the voting is fake.

Something to keep in mind next April, when the IRS asks if you want to see money go towards this stuff.

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

This is the start of the liveblog I take it?

OT alert–I've had hardly any time for my favorite website because I took in a stray dog on Monday night and have been looking for his owner. (Wonketteers who are in Los Angeles/Silver Lake, if you know anyone who is missing a black and white male puppy, please respond!) He is sweet and kind, and the thought of electing someone to the White House who would put a dog on top of a fucking car…

Off to get some booze to get the rage out of my system, brb…

poorgradstudent September 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

And why not send Michelle Obama in there to kick some ass?

Terry September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

"As the Reverend Jesse Jackson describes it, they want to drown the captain, and they're prepared to sink the ship to do so"

Good quote from Steny Hoyer. Is it my imagination or is the Old Line State heavily represented at this convention? O'Malley, Mikulski, Steny,and we're reliably blue and aren't usually catered to.

finallyhappy September 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Chris speaks soon and Donna Edwards tomorrow night.

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

JFC, I'm sorry, but this Delaware governor is boring me to death…

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, who spoke earlier, is the daughter of the the late Texas governor Ann Richards? I did not know that.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

She is my new heart-throb. I would totally gay marry her.

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

thank God, the apple didn't fall far from that tree and from Texas too, also.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Me, either. Too cool.

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

BEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

But no free round. Fuckin' Repub!

zippy_w_pinhead September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Bill the Butcher likes himself some Obama home brew…

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

The nun on the bus totally rocked it!

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Kamala Harris would be my new gay wife, if she'd only stop busting medical marijuana shops.

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

"Miss Romney"'

ha ha I lervs me some Cali Attorney General

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Craft Brewing Nuns For Obama!

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

"That's not leadership"

Tell 'em, Kamala…

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hey Kamala Harris, how you doin?

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Bring on Barney Frank, Dammit!

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

He's been moved to tomorrow night.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

The Dems are taking the vets, religion, the American Dream, and hard work away from the GOP. It's about time. And using Texans to do it.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Sweet, indeed!

C_R_Eature September 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

It's only fair. The Republicans didn't build all that stuff anyway.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

AH-HA! Boy the wingnuts head's are gonna explode watching the undocumented immigrant lady….

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

The reaction at the RNC would be "Swarm! Swarm!"

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Immigrants are always the best patriots. They (generally) really love this country, but not in a brainless "USA!! USA!!" way.

Chichikovovich September 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I couldn't agree more.

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

The Prezzident is coming to the Hall tonight to hang with Brother Bill.

Maybe he'll sing!!!!!???!!!

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Sandra Fluke is coming up next!

For those who want tonight's schedule:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/05/wednesda

finallyhappy September 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I understand Cristina is a powerful force in the Hispanic communtiy

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Really no live bloorg tonight?

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

This is it, sport. Time to freshen up the drink and wait to hear Warren & the Big Dog speak…

Self-Uploader September 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Is this the live blog? Is Cristina's show still on? I don't mean to be rude here, but man she got fat. What is she trying to emulate Oprah or something?

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

WOW1! What happened to Charo/?

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

One evening in Honolulu I was hanging at my friend's bar. We went out to the back to indulge in our favorite vice. I heard someone on the fire escape and looked up – right into Charo's pantyless nether regions under a skirt that was so short it barely covered her hoohah.

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Is this lady even talkin american?

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

It's like watching real people. Amazing.

Damn! She's referring to the spirit of Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty. I guess only the right kind of wretched and poor count if you're a Repub. Si, senora, si!

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Man, Carlos Mencia is totally going to steal this.

rocktonsam September 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

well the latinos luv latino oprah. now vote!

Callyson September 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

New main story on the homepage for the convention. See you there…

IonaTrailer September 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

And now a smooze to the auto industry.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

A venture capitalist and now a CEO. Socialist O'Bama!

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Cristina founded Carmax?
Whoa. You're right . She doesn't look too good.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

What's good for GM is good for America.

Fuck, yeah!

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Cristina Saralegui's speech was great. Nice to see a non-rightie Cuban-American on TV for once.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Lordstown? Enough with the god shit already!!!

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

After seeing both conventions – and not even seeing the really good speakers for the Dems yet – it really depresses me that the GOP gets more than 1% of the votes.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Snap! He likes to fire people. Har!

What a smackdown.

Oblios_Cap September 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Joe Biden sighting! WTF is Geraldo doing on stage?

Calapine September 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Well, I don't want to comment on the issue itself (being eurotrash austrian), but a) deciding it a 2/3 vote on voice level when both sides seemed equally loud b) putting the Jerusalem and the God issue into one vote, seem both very undemocratic. Even deciding that by committee would have looked better. Really bad optic.

HolyCow!! September 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

Whoever thought bringing this amendment to the floor was a good idea should be fired.

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