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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:55 AM

Santorum’s new cause: opposing the disabled

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/santorums-new-cause-opposing-the-disabled/2012/11/26/9ab0605a-3829-11e2-b01f-5f55b193f58f_story.html?hpid=z2

Santorum’s new cause: opposing the disabled
By Dana Milbank, Published: November 26

President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.

Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), declared his wish that the Senate reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities — a human rights treaty negotiated during George W. Bush’s administration and ratified by 126 nations, including China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Lame or not, Santorum and Lee recognized that it looks bad to be disadvantaging the disabled in their quest for fair treatment. The former senator from Pennsylvania praised Lee for having “the courage to stand up on an issue that doesn’t look to be particularly popular to be opposed.”

Courageous? Or just contentious? The treaty requires virtually nothing of the United States. It essentially directs the other signatories to update their laws so that they more closely match the Americans with Disabilities Act. Even Lee thought it necessary to preface his opposition with the qualifier that “our concerns with this convention have nothing to do with any lack of concern for the rights of persons with disabilities.”

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:31 AM

1. What would Bella do?

OMG can't he just go?

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. Bad penny. nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. Just when..

I thought he had already hit rock bottom, it appears I was completely WRONG.

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE let this fool run again.

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