Once Again, Senate Republicans Reject International Human Rights
thenation.com — On December 4, Republican Senators blocked US adoption of a global convention to protect the disabled. With that the Republican right, whose election losses have taught them nothing about the changing face of American society or the evolving world role of the United States, signaled that it intends to stall or kill all international treaties sent to the Senate for ratification by the Obama administration. Even pleas from a frail and crippled Bob Dole in his wheelchair, and from Senator John McCain, a wounded and tortured war hero, failed to budge fellow Republicans in the name of humanity and justice. The isolationist GOP is happy to bully other nations but not help their people achieve rights Americans enjoy.