Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:56 AM
struggle4progress (76,208 posts)
Senate Republicans publicly repudiate Bob Dole
By Bill Press - 12/05/12 08:01 AM ET
... Just look what they did to Bob Dole yesterday ...
As one who triumphed over his own war injuries, Bob Dole has long championed the rights of the disabled. Yesterday, fresh out of Walter Reed Hospital, he came to the Senate in his wheelchair to seek the support of his fellow Republicans for the United Nations Disabilities Treaty ó which would not make any changes to American law, but merely encourage other nations to grant disabled persons the same opportunities they enjoy here in the United States.
One by one, his Republican colleagues walked up to shake his hand ó and then stabbed him in the back. Only eight Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in voting for the treaty, even though itís already been endorsed by 155 other nations. Opponents argued that endorsing the treaty would undermine national security, thereby branding Sen. Dole as some kind of traitor or terrorist ...
Give me the courage to change what I can change, the patience to accept what I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of people I had to kill because they pissed me off -- St Francis, Revisited
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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:30 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
1. THOSE WHO ARE EVIL, DO EVIL
it was great that those GOP members who were brave enough to vote YES were not more than there should have been to vote on the treaty. Those things that could not think of others just goes to show that they are poor creatures who do their masters bidding.
I just hope this century can get past the terrible GOP times as the dinosaur political party finally chokes on its political thoughtlessness and dies. No burial or public wake, just flush twice to dispose of the carcass.
LET US NOT REGRESS TO THE AGE OF SPUTNIK