20 LOST GOP Senators: What a Surprise McCain and Gramnesty Are Two of Them

Just when you thought you could have a little faith, they remind you there’s some serious housecleaning that needs to be done.

20 Republicans set to uphold controversial UN treaty

Upon the advice of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama has confirmed his intention to sign two controversial U.N. treaties — the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and the so called “small arms” treaty.

Although many citizens and elected representatives are sounding the alarm about the small arms treaty, such as this entry Sunday at the Daily Paul, some political observers note that the treaty is unlikely to pass the Senate. But a very different scenario is developing for the Law of the Sea.

Twenty Republican senators are set to join with Democrats in upholding LOST.

…The 20 Republicans who are apparently set to uphold the treaty are Enzi, McConnell, Hutchison, Toomey, Johanns, Ayotte, Graham, McCain, Lugar, Kirk, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski, Isakson, Grassley, Portman, Corker, Cochran, Brown, and Alexander.

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan rejected LOST outright due to encroachments on U.S. sovereignty. Thus, the question arises as to why these 20 Republicans would be indicating support for a treaty that Reagan saw as an international attempt to usurp American sovereignty and thus supersede the U.S. Constitution.

The small arms treaty, on the other hand, is facing a much more difficult task in gaining the approval of the Senate. Although it is possible to muster 67 votes to approve, too many Democrats are facing reelection in states where gun rights are important. Democrats now have a 53 seat majority. Even if all of the Democrats voted in favor, 14 Republicans would have to join them in order for the measure to pass.

10 Responses to “20 LOST GOP Senators: What a Surprise McCain and Gramnesty Are Two of Them”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Are you kidding me? The bastards.

  2. JeffS says:

    Christ on a pogo stick! Why don’t those GOP Senators just slap on a blue helmet, grab the nearest intern of suitable gender, and join the United Nations for real?

  3. skh.pcola says:

    That’s totally BS. The treaty requires us to cede our sovereignty to third-world nations, for eff’s sake. Good grief. The Establishment GOP needs to be ejected and replaced by actual conservatives. There are enough progressives on the left side of the aisle as it is…we don’t need to assist them in our own ruination. Pfft.

  4. Skyler says:

    Classic. Scare us with one and slide through the other.

  5. currently says:

    ‘LOST’ – such a fitting acronym for these Republicans.

    Let’s hope their states change them to ‘LOSERS’ (Land Of Sane Ejecting Republican Shitheads).

  6. Gary from Jersey says:

    You’d think they had even a small clue. stupidity is dooming this country.

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    It’s mind boggling. Shouldn’t even be on the table for the GOP. I mean, the Maine sisters and those two idiots, meh. Your usual suspects. But TWENTY all together?!?!


  8. Yojimbo says:

    I can’t beleive that Corker is in there. Portman is probably high on Mitten’s VP list!

  9. aelfheld says:

    I wish I could be surprised that Hutchison is on that list.

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