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Tea Party movement is to blame for Senate’s disgraceful defeat of the disabilities treaty
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 6, 2012 11:15 a.m.

Of all the bad things the far-right wing of the Republican Party has done in the halls of government in recent years, one of the worst was its rejection in the U.S. Senate this week of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (see HERE).
Gail Collins EXPLAINS where the blame for this disgrace truly lies:

There would almost certainly have been plenty of votes to approve the treaty if the Republicans had felt free to think for themselves. The “no” votes included a senator who had voted for the treaty in committee, a senator who ...

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