Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Disabled Americans Indeed

It takes a lot anymore for me to be surprised by Republicans... But even as cynical as I have become, this nearly made me spit out my coffee:

The Senate Tuesday fell short of the two-thirds vote required to ratify a United Nations treaty aimed at securing rights for disabled people around the world, when the vast majority of Republican senators voted against the treaty. The final vote was 61-38 vote. All the nay votes were Republican. 
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities essentially makes the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act a non-binding international standard. It requires no change to U.S. law.
Read the article. This is essentially a high water mark in the idiocy, ideology, and isolation of modern conservatism.

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