Saturday, March 27, 2010
My Predictions-Arms Control
From Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur. Barack Obama has just announced a landmark treaty with Russia to lower our collective nuclear arsenals by 1/3 each. Every Republican will vote against this treaty. DOA. It doesn't matter that Ronald Reagan's old quote, "Trust but verify" is being bandied about by every senior administration official; it doesn't matter that the joint chiefs, and Republican holdover Defence Secretary Gates will be out pushing for this thing; it doesn't matter that it will provide the treasury a peace dividend. Every Republican senator will vote against it, so that they can damage the Obama administration. No matter that their no votes will also damage the United States. Republican patriotism.