• With: Rev. Jesse Jackson

    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," September 5, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Tonight, we are awaiting former President Bill Clinton's keynote address to the delegates, and that's just coming up in just a moment. Georgetown law student and Obama supporter Sandra Fluke will take to the stage. But all of that is being overshadowed by a bombshell reversal of the DNC platform as the party has re-inserted references to God and Jerusalem.

    Now, you may recall that earlier this week, delegates approved a platform that p President personally intervene today in order to 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.


    MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, D-LOS ANGELES: All those delegates in favor, say aye.


    All those delegates opposed, say no.


    In the opinion of the -- let me do that again.

    All of those delegates in favor say aye.


    All those delegates opposed say no.



    I am, I guess...

    UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: You got to let them do what they are going to do.

    VILLARAIGOSA: I'll do that one more time. All those delegates in favor, say aye.


    All those delegates opposed say no.


    In the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen.



    HANNITY: 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 are going to continue all of this and continue the coverage right here on "Hannity" tonight. But first, let me welcome the Reverend Jesse Jackson of Rainbow PUSH. Reverend, how are you? Good to see you.

    REV. JESSE JACKSON, RAINBOW PUSH: Good to see you, sir.

    HANNITY: Will this be the convention that we will now remember as the time that God was nay'd and boo'd by the Democratic National Convention?

    JACKSON: I think, what I really think is that Jesus at one point says, lord (ph) is not the issue. It is not the name of God, it's the will that's at stake here. And that means that we must focus not just on whether we name god, Ali, Allah, Yaweh, Aluwen (ph) but we feed the hungry.

    HANNITY: All right. But we are not talking about feeding the hungry. What we are talking about is the Democratic Party today boo'd and boo'd loudly and that they had three separate times they boo'd, obviously a majority wanting it to stay the same with God taken out and with Jerusalem being the capital of Israel taken out. I mean, that is a reaction that the country has taken note of, Reverend.

    JACKSON: Well, you know, I am not sure why some people would want to focus on the word God versus Ali, Allah or Yaweh, Aluwen (ph). Because it is not the name God that makes one religious, it is the will of God that makes one religious. And I think that must be what make --

    HANNITY: We are endowed 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 you. How should America interpret that?

    JACKSON: Maybe it should have been the real creator in the first place. I've gone to schools where you have 50 different languages and several different religions, and so the issue of a religion and a name can be quite divisive a multi-cultural society.

    HANNITY: All right. Yes. What about the fact that in spite of the overwhelming majority of delegates, you know, going against this, that the chair, after three votes -- and you could hear the loud nos, why did they go ahead and move forward anyway? Did they not -- basically ramming this down their throat, whether they wanted it or not?

    JACKSON: Well, he had to make a choice and he finally made a choice --

    HANNITY: Against the people.

    JACKSON: Well, I am not sure if against the people, it was a very close vote, I'm not sure if it was two-thirds --

    HANNITY: It was not close to two-thirds.

    JACKSON: Well, giving all that is happening in this convention, I think that will now be determine in fact, I think what might determine, the outcome, is we came in four years ago with eight million jobs down, now four million jobs up -- that jobs might determine how people find their --