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Tea Party movement is to blame for Senate’s disgraceful defeat of the disabilities treaty

Of all the bad things the far-right wing of the Republican Party has done in the halls of government in recent years, one of the worst was its rejection in the U.S. Senate this week of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (see HERE).

Gail Collins EXPLAINS where the blame for this disgrace truly lies:

There would almost certainly have been plenty of votes to approve the treaty if the Republicans had felt free to think for themselves. The “no” votes included a senator who had voted for the treaty in committee, a senator who had sent out a press release supporting the treaty and a senator who actually voted “aye” and then switched when it was clear the treaty was going down anyway. Not to mention a lot of really depressed-looking legislators.

The big worry was, of course, offending the Tea Party. The same Tea Party that pounded Mitt Romney into the presidential candidate we came to know and reject over the past election season. The same Tea Party that keeps threatening to wage primaries against incumbents who don’t do what they’re told. The Tea Party who made those threats work so well in the last election that Indiana now has a totally unforeseen Democratic senator.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Many of these paranoid nitwits marched past Bob Dole with a smile on their face.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    No Steve most of them gave Mr. Dole a handshake looked him in the eye and then voted with the parinoid teabaggers and there black helicopter idiots that run that party…!!

  3. I think Rubio or Mr. Earth Science will regret his no vote and as for McConnell and Grassley they’re already a few steps from a walker and cane.

  4. Brian Opsahl

    just when you thought they couldn’t get any dumber….these 37 Morons voted against G.Bush Senior the republican that first introduced the Americans with Dissabilitys act.
    Do they even realize everybody is laughing and making fun of them…?

  5. Conservatives will always screw over the people. Bob Dole gets to see them for what they are, as did Nancy Reagan when they continuously voted againt stem cell research, that may have revealed something that of kept Ronnie from wasting away mentally. Im glad the real Republican/Tea Baggers/ Conservative Christians have been showing who they really are, chances are they will lose more and more support.

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