Because they had no scruples in choosing whom to embrace in their quest for power, the Republican Party is now a cesspit of wing-nuts that change the conspiracy theories they embrace more often than they change their socks. This has led to interference in foreign policy in ways that make the world more dangerous for us all.
If you want to understand why progress on gun violence or on other major issues facing the country has become pretty much impossible, one place to start is with the GOP’s opposition to the U.N. treaty on the global arms trade…
…The United States is one of the 154 members to support the treaty; it was opposed by Iran, North Korea and Syria.
Prospects for the treaty are bleak in the United States Senate, however. As Steve Benen details, this is because it is opposed by the National Rifle Association and Republican Senators (and at least [Faux Noise Delinked] one Democrat, Max Baucus), partly on the grounds that it will violate Americans’ gun rights.
Leading Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz is denouncing [propaganda delinked] the treaty as “international gun regulation.” Senator Jim Inhofe called it “another attempt by internationalists to limit and infringe upon America’s sovereignty.” Last year Rand Paul claimed the treaty would pave the way for “full-scale gun CONFISCATION.” There’s no indication he’s since changed his views, which continue to be BEST EXPRESSED IN CAPITAL LETTERS… [emphasis added]
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Photo credit: UN
Well, grouping the Republican Party with Iran, North Korea and Syria is certainly descriptive!
Rachel Maddow covered the InsaniTEA od paranoia in three segments. In the first, she reviewed previous instances on how it interfered with US foreign policy.
The InsaniTEA on disabilities shows that Republicans value whipping their rabid base to presenting a favorable image of America to the world.
In she second, she covers Obama’s success in locking up loose nuclear materials with Joe Cirincione.
I remember how angry I was when Republicans demanded a nuclear weapons upgrade to ratify this.
In the third, she outlines Republican InsaniTEA in opposition to a new UN treaty.
Genocide must rank high on Republican goals, as long as corporate criminals get their blood money. There can only be one explanation for the extreme f ignorance that believing all this garage requires. A picture is worth a thousand words.