"Although Democrats adopted a plank supporting the constitutional overturning of Citizens United for the sake of democracy, they managed to ignore their own party rules and delegate voices this afternoon when amending the party platform. DNC Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa announced the party required a two-thirds vote to amend the party platform. However, minutes after failing to reach the threshold after three separate votes, he awkwardly moved forward and declared the two-thirds threshold had been reached." Reason.com
So, the Democrats love democracy but.... not really. The more Villaraigosa repeated the voice vote, the louder were the "nays." He's a good machine politician and so, in the end, he ignored the dissent on the "we love Israel" planks in the platform. As he said on MJ today, there were no registered complaints. He is lucky. Any such complaints would have forced a roll call vote. How embarassing that would have been.
"Every family has its ups and downs." Quotation?
The "down side' for Democrats in their relentless quest for diversity is the diversity itself. Traditional Democratic support groups like Jews and especially Zionist Jews have less and less "clout" in the face of the indifference of the multitude of other groupd for whom Zionism is just another tribal nationalism seen through the anti-colonial lens of the predominately "left" orientation of today's Democratic Party.
The platform committee tried to walk away from the worshipful attitude towards Israel that Zionist money and media power still dictate. Then the delegates tried to vote down the platform amendments. AIPAC won that vote. How long will that continue? How long will US policy be dictated in Tel Aviv? pl