Republicans' auto response to U.N. always no
The Kansas City Star
Saying “United Nations” to Republicans in the Senate generates the same instant, auto response as walking most dogs by a fire hydrant.
Male dogs will automatically lift their leg and pee on the hydrant. Republican senators have the same auto response to bills involving the U.N. whether its the current one on the rights of people with disabilities or rights of women or the rights of children.
It came as no surprise that despite former Sen. Bob Dole’s presence in a wheelchair on the Senate floor that the Senate couldn’t gin up enough votes to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Sixty-six votes were needed, but only 61 senators voted for the treaty. Also voting against it were Dole’s own red-state comrades, Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.
There is only one word for their actions in front of former Sen. Dole — shameful.