Republican Senators have defeated a U.N. treaty favoring the fair treatment of people with disabilities worldwide, even though wounded WW II veteran, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole sat "slumped" in his wheelchair on the Senate floor in support of it, a parallel to the Americans with Disabilities Act which he had co-sponsored.
"We did it," Rick Santorum gleefully tweeted after the rejection he urged.
We don't need Steven Spielberg's moving film to remind us that Republicans are far from the party of Lincoln, passionate about the most vulnerable. As former Republican Governor Jeb Bush has indicated, they're not even the party of Ronald Reagan or his father, George Bush. They have become more like the party of Ayn Rand, if Rand had become a reactionary Christian.