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Letter: Democrats’ methods come out in the open

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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 8:14 am | Updated: 9:16 am, Tue Sep 11, 2012.

The Democrats’ methods became quite visible at their convention. First, there was the Pelosi method: The delegates were supposed to pass the party platform before they read it to see what was in it.

But someone jumped the gun, read it and told Fox News.

The elephant in the room is that the administration has been moving away from Israel and pandering to the Arabs since the inauguration. The deletion of God from the platform may have been inadvertent but the omission of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was most probably not.

The delegates should have addressed these two omissions with two separate votes. But the bosses in the smoke-filled room, having been caught, devised what was to be a quiet way out. They used the Washington ear-mark technique and appended the Jerusalem question to the God question, evidently assuming that no delegate would vote against God. They were so sure of themselves that they programmed the result into the teleprompter.

But the anti-Israeli group refused to bow before the bosses’ ramrodding methods and voted a resounding “No.” So, the chair reverted to Chicago-style politics and embarrassed all of America in the eyes of the world by ruling that the Yeas passed it by a two-thirds voice vote. And all we hear from the media today is that the vote was against God.

The fact that half of the delegates evidently oppose Israel has been swept under the rug. The Democrats’ methods have been exposed but, unfortunately, the elephant is still invisible.

Jack C. McVickers

Scottsdale

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