The Republican Party’s descent into complete madness reached a new depth this week. Whipped up by paranoid delusions of a one-world autocratic UN government, Senate Republicans on Tuesday killed an international treaty designed to help people with disabilities all across the planet.
The UN sponsored Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires signatory nations to provide for their disabled populations in the same way the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act provides for American disabled populations. It would have required absolutely no changes to existing U.S. law since – again – we already passed the Americans with Disabilities Act more than twenty years ago. Ratification of the treaty simply meant the United States, like 126 other nations that have already approved the treaty, is on board with setting standards for the rest of the world to follow when it comes to meeting the needs of the disabled.
~ from One Party Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks ~
A lot of liberals will read a story of this nature and exclaim, "You see? This is why people must vote for Democrats. These people are mad."
There is no question in my mind that some members of the GOP have gone off the deep end. They should be housed in the nut house, not the halls of Congress in the nation's capitol. However, as I have pointed out before, their madness has been spurred by the Democrats themselves. In essence, this is a monster created by the Democratic Party's own hands.
The Democrats, under the leadership of Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama have been moving to the right every year. They have become squatters in what used to be Republican territory. By taking over and owning past Republican talking points, the Democrats have forced conservatives farther to the right. At the rate we're going, we're not too far off the day when ALL members of the GOP will take up residence on the lunatic fringe because there is nowhere else for them to go!