From Pine View Farm

Republicans against Disabilities 2

Little Ricky is back in action:

President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol this week and took up a brave new cause: opposing disabled people.

Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah), urged the Senate to reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities – a treaty negotiated during George W. Bush’s administration and ratified by 126 nations, including China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, and Syria.

The former presidential candidate pronounced “grave concerns” about the treaty, which forbids discrimination against people who have AIDS, are blind, use wheelchairs, and the like. “This is a direct assault on us,” he declared.

Follow the link to see his reasoning.

It makes sense only in the warped world of winguttery.


  1. George Smith

    November 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Here’s where regular journalism fails once again. Milbank can’t come out and say Rick Santorum is demented and we don’t know why he is that way. Of course we have entire spheres of entertainment which make money off generating more seriously demented people, like Infowars, which is what the Republicans always sound like when they speak about the UN. I’ve never been able to figure out why they all glom onto the idea that an agency as demonstrably powerless as the UN would take the guns off the nation that has the most powerful military in world history. You can’t even approach trying to understand a mind that believes that. Worse, imagine the people who actually voted for Rick Santorum and the guy from Utah. It’s a death cult vote.

  2. Frank

    November 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    The level of wingnut whackaloonery leaves me speechless.

    Afterthought: Some folks just ain’t happy iffen they ain’t got no hate.