The compassionate GOP

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    Disability Treaty Downed By Republican Opposition

    WASHINGTON -- Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.

    With 38 Republicans casting "no" votes, the 61-38 vote fell five short of the two-thirds majority needed to ratify a treaty. The vote took place in an unusually solemn atmosphere, with senators sitting at their desks rather than milling around the podium. Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, looking frail and in a wheelchair, was in the chamber to support the treaty.

    The treaty, already signed by 155 nations and ratified by 126 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, states that nations should strive to assure that the disabled enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms as their fellow citizens. Republicans objected to taking up a treaty during the lame-duck session of the Congress and warned that the treaty could pose a threat to U.S. national sovereignty.

    Well, we certainly understand where the heart of the GOP is.
     
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    You think with your ass.
     
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    Huffo Puffo Fluffo

    We already have disability laws within our sovereign nation.. why give any power over our sovereign nation to the UN?? There is nothing to be gained except a way to bow to the UN
     
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    To hell with the UN and their anti-American treaties.
     
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    Who controls the senate? Did the republicans win the senate back?
     
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    Screw the Un and get them the hell out of our country

    but here's for Hufferpost:eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Huff, puff, and blow Obama.
     
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    You'll blow their propaganda
     
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    Takes two thirds to ratify a treaty. I would have thought that you knew that.
     
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    and once you let the UN take control of the country what would it take to ratify that?
     

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