Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:40 PM
Segami (14,863 posts)
Stand Up To The COWARDLY Republicans Who Let FEAR Of The TEA PARTY Trump Equality
Rethugs like to squawk a big game but in reality, they're scared little, cowardly chickensh!ts!!
When Democrats pushback against Rethuglican noise, its like shining cleansing ' sunlight ' to a bunch of no-good-for-nothing Vampires.
If Republicans are wondering why we think they are greedy, spineless and heartless, they need only look at their actions in the Senate during yesterday’s debate and vote on the U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled. Although there are very good reasons to conclude that Republicans are heartless and greedy, ultimately fear prevails above everything else with this crowd. All but eight Republican senators voted against the Treaty, which was modeled on our Americans with Disability Act. The stated reasons for voting against the Treaty include:
“I do not support the cumbersome regulations and potentially overzealous international organizations with anti-American biases that infringe upon American society,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.
“I and many of my constituents who home-school or send their children to religious schools have justifiable doubt that a foreign body based in Geneva, Switzerland, should be deciding what is best for a child at home in Utah,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
In other words, they couldn’t come up with substantive reasons because there aren’t any. So they made up nonsense that would also play to the base’s fears of black helicopters and government. Senator Kerry gave an astounding speech addressing stated concerns, as ridiculous as they are, about the treaty. As he pointed out, the Treaty doesn’t require any changes to U.S. law. All it does it set up a committee to review reports and make what is ultimately unenforceable suggestions. Nothing in the treaty requires us to change one word of our laws. Nothing in the treaty makes it possible for anyone to “tell us what to do.”
Rather, it raises standards in other countries, to the ones we established under The Americans with Disability Act. There is nothing about this treaty that threatens our sovereignty, the rights of children with disabilities home schooling or anything else. But if they were going to vote against the treaty, the Republican cowards in the Senate had to offer up something to justify their actions. They had to vote against the treaty, because if they don’t the Tea Party challenge would come. Nothing says leadership like folding under Tea Party pressure even on the most straightforward of votes. According to Senator Kerry, during an interview with Chris Matthews, some of these cowards will be less cowardly after the Fiscal Cliff discussions are over, or when the lame duck session is over.
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