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    Default GOP At It Again - Sinking The UN Disabilities Treaty To Keep Obama From Looking Good

    Senate GOP kills disabilities treaty - The Maddow Blog

    Republican opposition downs UN disability treaty - Yahoo! News

    The GOP seem to have missed the fact they were trounced at the last election, and have decided to continue obstructing the Obama administration just to keep him from being able to do anything productive.

    Case in point, the UN Treaty On Disabilities.

    See, this treaty was written BY THE US GOVERNMENT. Not only just the US government, it was written BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. This treaty was written by and then submitted to the UN by the Bush administration. It is 100% GOP written and was sent through the UN by the GOP.

    What does this treaty entail? It says all countries around the world need to recognise disabled people and conform to the standards that parallel the Americans With Disabilities Act in America. So it's an American treaty that says other countries need to make their laws more like one specific law that already exists in America.

    So why exactly did this treaty get shot down? Therein lies the story. The GOP, who wrote the treaty, pushed it through the UN, and worded it so other countries would have to follow Americas lead while at the same time exempting America from any changes was a win for Obama, since his administration is now in power.

    It is a good treaty. It has no drawbacks. The GOP wrote it so even their most conservative base would support it. Why did they vote it down then? To keep Obama from being able to say he helped disabled people around the world. Their petty, partisan politics led them to leave disabled people around the world out in the cold in efforts to secure a minuscule bit of political posturing.

    This isn't just going to effect disabled people around the world, it will of course, but it also will effect Americans with disabilities who want to travel outside of America. Like disabled veterans.

    The next time a vet in a wheelchair finds himself on holiday outside of America in a country that doesn't cater to people in his condition, he can thank the GOP who torpedoed their own legislation just to keep Obama from being able to get a two minute sound byte taking some credit for it, as their loyalty to their party and their petty political posturing is apparently more important to them than that disabled vet and any other disabled persons around the world.

    Truly sad.

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    Disgusting.

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    Speaking of the UN, wasn't the Obama administration one of the 9 countries to vote against recognising the State of Palestine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSternn View Post
    Senate GOP kills disabilities treaty - The Maddow Blog

    Republican opposition downs UN disability treaty - Yahoo! News

    The GOP seem to have missed the fact they were trounced at the last election, and have decided to continue obstructing the Obama administration just to keep him from being able to do anything productive.
    You were obviously looking at a different election hat anyone else. he Republicans ended up with a comfortable 17 seat majority in the house and over 47% of the popular vote in the Presidential race, one of the best performances against an incumbant in the last 50 years.

    The whole point of having such a mandate is that they can shoot this kind of nonsense down. The UN has one primary function, to bring and maintain peace and it's failing miserably on that.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSternn View Post
    The GOP seem to have missed the fact they were trounced at the last election, and have decided to continue obstructing the Obama administration just to keep him from being able to do anything productive.
    This thread belongs in Political Humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    You were obviously looking at a different election hat anyone else. he Republicans ended up with a comfortable 17 seat majority in the house and over 47% of the popular vote in the Presidential race, one of the best performances against an incumbant in the last 50 years.
    - The Democratic caucus in the Senate now has 55 members (up from 53 before Election Day)
    - Republicans have 8 fewer seats in the House than before the election
    - President Obama won reelection by a popular vote margin of more than 4 million, which is a million more than George W. Bush when he was reelected; and he was elected with an electoral college majority of 332 to Romney's 206, again larger than Bush's electoral majority over Kerry (286 to 251)

    The whole point of having such a mandate is that they can shoot this kind of nonsense down. The UN has one primary function, to bring and maintain peace and it's failing miserably on that.
    So you think the bill to help the disabled is nonsense? Do you think Bush, who presided over the writing and introduction of this bill engaged in a policy of nonsense by trying to help the disabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    You were obviously looking at a different election hat anyone else. he Republicans ended up with a comfortable 17 seat majority in the house and over 47% of the popular vote in the Presidential race, one of the best performances against an incumbant in the last 50 years.

    The whole point of having such a mandate is that they can shoot this kind of nonsense down. The UN has one primary function, to bring and maintain peace and it's failing miserably on that.
    Yes ... but ... one of the reasons for the Republican is that they were able to gerrymander Congressional districts to suit their voter demographics. Their big win in 2010 enabled that.

    True, the Democrats do it too, but facts are facts, before you blow your trumpet.

    And Democrats received more Congressional votes than Republicans in total.

    Republicans may continue to fool themselves that they "won the election", and throw their toys out of the pram like they did in 2008, but in the long run the trend is against them.
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