Charlie Cawley: Embarrassing vote

December 10, 2012 

Embarrassing vote

I am incredibly saddened to see that our U.S. Senate rejected the disabilities treaty. It’s even more incredible that the right-wing justification for rejection is based on some spurious notion that passing the treaty would give U.N. bureaucrats power to make decisions about disabled U.S. children.

Their paranoiac reactions remind me of the people who want to tell you about the guy who invented a car that runs on saltwater, but the oil companies gave him a gazillion dollars to lock it up and keep it a secret.

Or better yet, I’m reminded of the people who insist that the no-longer-existent Acorn organization stole the 2012 election for Obama.

I find the rejection of this treaty not only sad, but also flat out embarrassing for our country. It’s time to start electing sensible politicians not ruled by paranoia!

Charlie Cawley


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