Why are the Republicans stopping START??

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    Why are the Republicans stopping START? - The Week

    Republican lawmakers are blocking a push by the Obama administration to get a major nuclear arms treaty ratified this year. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was signed by Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev back in April. The deal, which needs to be aproved by the Senate, would cut both countries' nuclear stockpile by about 30 percent. But Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), the GOP point man on the issue, said he does not want to schedule a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress because there's not enough time to overcome complex and unresolved issues. What's behind the delay?
     
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    Not even Kyl knows what it's about: The "dimwitted" Senator Kyl couldn't even explain why he doesn't like START, says Steve Benen at Washington Monthly. And yet, Republicans prefer to listen to "the confused misjudgements of a buffoon from Arizona" "to the entirety of America's military, diplomatic, and intelligence leadership." Republicans are putting partisan hatred above the country's interests, and they don't even have the intellectual capacity to explain why.
     
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    Unilateral disarmament. Abandonment of allies.
     
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    It's about stopping Obama: The GOP's stated concerns are so absurd that the only explanation is their limitless desire to deny President Obama any legislative success," says The New York Times in an editorial. A failure to ratify this treaty would damage U.S. credibility overseas and undermine America's ability to pressure Iran on its illicit nuclear program. Surely "the nation's security interests must trump political maneuvering."
     
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    You obviously have no concept of what unilateral means
     
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    Obama doesn't need any help undermining his pathetic effort to deny Iran nukes.
     
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    They don't want to stop building nukes. They want to start up the program again.

    Ridiculous as that sounds.
     
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    Why should we have a lame duck Senate vote on it when we can have our newly elected Senate actually debate it before we do anything?

    Seems kind of stupid to rush something this significant through. I said that with Healthcare too. And we all know how bad that turned out.
     
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    Obama's only competence is at diminishing America's advantage in the world.
     
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    Bad treaty=blocked by the GOP.

    Yet another great move by the resurgent GOP to block the radical left agenda. They prove themselves every day. Let's see how long they can continue.
     
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