DNC floor erupts over restoring God, Jerusalem to platform
Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts
- Duration 8:54
- Date Sep 5, 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts
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Hannity and we are -- do you live from Charlotte, North Carolina the site of the Democratic National Convention.
Thought tonight we are waiting for president Bill Clinton's keynote address to the delegates and that's just coming up in a few moments.
Georgetown law student and Obama supporters Sandra flock will take to the stage.
But all of that is being overshadowed by a bombshell reversal of the DNC platform.
As a party has -- -- references to god and Jerusalem.
Thank you -- were -- that earlier this week delegates approved a platform that blatantly it.
Admitted such words but Fox News has in fact confirmed that the president personally intervene today.
Had ordered a halt the proceedings and have that language reinstated however that task.
Was far from easy because when the convention chair held a voice vote.
To authorize the amendment he couldn't seem to win over the two thirds majority that he needed watch this.
All those delegates in favor say hi.
All those delegates opposed.
In the opinion of that.
Let me do that again.
All of those delegates.
In -- say I.
All those delegates opposed say no.
I'll do that one more time.
All those delegates in favor say hi.
-- those delegates opposed say no.
In the opinion of the chair two thirds of voted in the affirmative the motion -- -- -- dead.
Another left arm has been amended his -- -- on -- -- Now despite the fact that a clear majority did not vote to approve the change the Los Angeles mayor went ahead with it anyway and here's why because in his teleprompter the script was already loaded ordering him to declare that quote.
In the opinion of the chair two thirds having voted in the affirmative.
We're going to continue.
All of this and continue the coverage right here on Hannity tonight but personally welcome the reverend Jesse Jackson rainbow push Robert -- -- see -- you -- Will -- -- the convention that will now remember is that for the time that that god was navy and booed by the Democratic Convention.
I think not a -- really think is that.
-- -- more imports is lord lord does not patience is not the name guards who will -- -- that's at stake here.
And that means that we must focus smudges -- -- -- garb Ali -- law ago we will win but we feed the hungry.
And -- in the.
Either of them and that when -- talk about -- not we won't talk about as a Democratic Party today.
Food and booed loudly.
And that they hadn't been three separate times they booed obviously majority wanting it to stay the same with got taken out.
And with that Jerusalem be in the capital of Israel take out what what I mean that is a reaction the country is taken out of reference.
We'll hear how much you want something wouldn't wouldn't want to focus on the word god ferocious ball -- -- law but you -- -- Halloween.
Because of the -- -- is not the -- -- the -- one religious system will look -- -- one religious.
And the thing that must -- was made aware and.
Doubt by our creator our founding document we are endowed by our creator it was in the 2008 platform it was seven times in the 2004 platform.
They purposely took it out the delegates wanted to keep it out what how should America interpret that.
Members should have been recruited in the first place problems schools where you have.
Whole trip to different languages.
Several different religions and so that you -- probably religion than they paid name can be quite divisive when they multicultural society.
There are what about the fact that in spite of the overwhelming majority of delegates you know going against us.
But the chair after three votes and you could hear the loud -- Why did they go ahead and move forward anyway that they're not you know basically ramming this down -- throw whether they wanted to or not.
Move he had -- -- -- choice in parliament -- -- against the people he couldn't dwell on the issues that gives the good news is very close vote on the issue was two thirds vote.
Paula good calls to two thirds -- given all that's coming in this division I think that about being -- frankly I think what -- determined.
The outcome was we came in California's ability million -- elements formerly drums up that job might determine how people.
-- the -- with all due respect since -- time Barack Obama's -- president we have hundreds of thousands fewer Americans working.
If you if you look at that keep the number of Americans working.
Back when he took office in January 2009 and today we have fewer Americans working he said he cut the deficit in half.
And he gave us five point four trillion in new Obama and that more people workers and Mormon and the fact could -- home we'd lost.
Eight million jobs and thin thin thin -- you know within the district.
Forty point eight million and that's ridiculous -- we have ridden that give them jobs for the six months we have the longest period -- you -- -- look at the statistics.
Reverend we have the longest period of how long time unemployment that we -- for -- to -- it's unbelievable what it will do what we got what drove a similar crisis -- -- -- -- in the surplus limited decision.
Who walls all budget and cut taxes that was in the bush years but they haven't -- -- is connected and those who.
Tax cuts as well linked to -- them -- the -- -- we've got to laws that you fans won't credit.
And and no end in no investment home -- -- come and didn't President Obama then candidate Obama say he said he cut the deficit in half he's given us the largest deficits.
By far than any president in history he said he create shovel ready jobs fewer Americans are working so how do you answer the question on the economy.
How we better off than we were four years ago.
Will movement off if -- -- -- all the workers who would gone out of the -- the world will now we're gonna game three shifts more you -- assists but they're they were work didn't fall.
But they've looked completely out of business if if you going to ask those who have health coverage -- -- before.
Other better off limits in the say yes they've addressed those students who got a progress.
-- -- in the for the city and school they would say that we all but booked the trip on the while the troops in Iraq for home now.
To me as a little.
Do you when Bill Clinton for years ago said that Barack Obama played the race card on him.
And then the mayor of Los Angeles said about the Republican Party that.
You can't trot out a face brown face or Spanish surname and Joseph Biden says they're gonna put you all back -- change.
And Bill Clinton's gonna speak here tonight same Barack Obama not only played the race card against the the -- from the very beginning.
You hear these racial statements -- an outspoken on the issue of race in this country does that disturb you that the race card has been played and has been play.
You include when you called broken the law you.
Like George Bush's ball well and is never right when you call you non American your loved ones here.
Your -- -- -- -- -- -- lost both the muscles -- bill Cole looks real local languages will this use.
By the Brooke talking about trump -- all the all the world.
-- have been striking which you YouTube you know the rule.
Follow Obama called in July 2080 said George Bush was unpatriotic.
-- assure the member of he said George Bush -- on the debt is irresponsible unpatriotic for four trillion in eight years in debt and he gave us five point four trillion and -- and for less than four years.
Woman should have to live in this global picture.
There's some Kremlin was just real -- -- Google is -- economy is coming back.
How do not troops come home but do little more Americans have health health health coverage now.
And to -- those arrows -- in the right direction we're gonna hear from Sandra flocked to the minute the contraceptive mandate.
Should taxpayers pay for contraception and abortion.
44 people -- want them on the man.
Should the -- free free abortion.
The government should pay for abortion will give certain foods worthless a woman's right to self determination -- and it -- that -- a health issue.
And to reduce it just William Morrow this year and that they could become minutes those considerations.
-- is -- -- even Catholic Charities Catholic hospitals should give contraception even though it's against their faith.
-- we live and afraid to move a little while when you've taken them among the best you -- -- holocaust stuff freedom deliberate well the constitution of a lot of freedom of religion we live in our face with a roughly.
Maybe we live on the constitution -- -- live from our -- I -- patrolman.
Committed throughout -- -- but look -- recruit removed faltered live on the constitution I keep hope alive saying to your current.