These Zealots Can Find A Controversy Anywhere

Digby

In case you were wondering who are the biggest jackasses in the Senate, here’s a handy list:

Alexander (R-TN)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

They all voted against the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities. And it came up three short because of it.

Why? Well, I’m guessing it’s mostly because they are empty, soulless people who care nothing for those who are vulnerable and relish the opportunity to punish sick and disabled people whenever possible. But the ostensible reason was because the treaty calls for access to reproductive health for disabled people and this lunatic fringe equates “reproductive health” with abortion. (That’s what kooky Ricky was going on about yesterday.)

What was that I heard about the right being neutered after the last election? I keep forgetting.

I must say that I’m particularly impressed that Kay Bailey Hutchison, the only woman in the group, managed to explicitly slap disabled women across the face in one of her last acts as a Senator. That’s quite legacy you have there, Kay. You must be so proud.

Here’s more on the treaty from UN dispatch.

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