by David Badash on December 5, 2012
Yesterday The U.S. Senate was an embarrassment to America, and the world took notice. The Senate failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a United Nations treaty to protect the rights of the disabled, people with disabilities, many of whom are veterans. The Senate failed thanks to a highly-effective campaign by the Tea Party that was a lie wrapped up in fear and hate.
here’s the list of 38 Republican U.S. Senators (no Democrat voted against ratification) who looked at their former leader, Senator Bob Dole, now retired, 89-years old, and in a wheelchair, and voted against the disabled.
If there is a Hell, these 38 just earned some frequent flyer miles toward a long-term stay there.