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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:07 PM

Kerry blasts Santorum's opposition to disability treaty

Sen. John Kerry fired back Wednesday at former Sen. Rick Santorum's strong opposition to a U.N. treaty promoting the rights of the disabled that failed in the Senate this week.

"Rick Santorum was just not factual," Kerry said on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"Now what he did was he gave some people here an excuse to hide behind ... when they know that there are people who hate the United Nations, who don't want any United Nations treaty, and so they gave them a reason to be able to say, ‘this is why I'm voting against it,’" Kerry said.

"He either simply hasn’t read the treaty or doesn't understand it or he was just not factual in what he said," Kerry said, "because the United Nations has absolutely zero, zero, I mean zero ability to order or to tell or to even - I mean they can suggest - but they have no legal capacity to tell the United States to do anything under this treaty. Nothing.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/05/kerry-blasts-santorums-opposition-to-disability-treaty/

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:10 PM

1. santorum is a very disturbed individual, who wants to spread his hate and ugliness. Except to

extremists, he is irrelevant

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:13 PM

2. unfortunately he is the reason this did not pass the Senate

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:15 PM

3. I'm pretty sure the fact that we have a black President is the reason this didn't pass the Senate

Too many Republicans don't consider him "legitimate". Therefore they will oppose everything he does, even if they agree with it.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. Very soon we will have a 10 seat lead, that make him and those in the Senate who agree with him

irrelevent

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:17 PM

4. I am thrill Senator Kerry called out Santorum for his warped ideas.

I just can't believe this didn't pass because of crazy ideals from people like Santorum.

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Response to wisteria (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:18 PM

5. republican senators are scared of losing in a primary by the teabagger crowd

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:53 PM

8. Hmmm, I`ve heard that but it makes me wonder

why that is more dangerous for them in the primaries than disrespecting the likes of Bob Dole and many disabled veterans. I guess I do not understand their logic. I know that the teabaggers are crazy but are they that gone ?

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Response to Sadiedog (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:38 AM

9. Unfortunately teabaggers are that "gone". The states where they control the GOP their platform

called for the US to totally withdraw from the UN - not just reject one of its treaties.

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Response to pampango (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:46 PM

11. Wow!

You know when the Tea party first started an aquaintence tried to recruit me into the movement. Why she thought I would be interested stil baffles me but when she called President Obama Mr. Obama in a snarky tone of voice I knew it was something that I would not want to be a part of. I am still amazed that they got as much traction as they did... Anyway I guess they must be nuttier and more dangerous than I had first thought!

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Response to Sadiedog (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:51 AM

13. They got traction because they are an astroturf

movement funded and provided with organizational assistance by the Kochs and others like them and heavily promoted by FOX News. Having a whole network behind them was very effective, and once FOX starts the ball rolling, the rest of the coorprate media have an excuse to promote that BS as well.

Propaganda, especially when well funded by billionaires, is pretty darned effective.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:18 PM

6. santorum should be in a sanitarium

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:48 PM

12. pretty much called him a liar. Good for Kerry.

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