It comes to this. The Republicans, even the ones who haven’t taken office yet are against ratifying the new START treaty that the President negotiated, and now he has to go to Portugal this weekend in a weakened position vis-a-vis Russia.
USA! USA! USA!
I remember during the election in 2008 that wingnut bloggers were freaking out over Obama’s position on nuclear weapons and screaming about how he wanted to do this that or the other, when in fact, Obama’s position was the same as the military’s and a good number of former secretaries of state, mostly Republican.
USA! USA! USA!
These incoming Republicans claim that their election reflects their constituents stance on the START treaty’s ratification. Now I followed this election pretty closely, and I don’t remember any of these guys taking a strong stance on the ratification of this treaty. I don’t remember any of them talking much about foreign policy at all. They all talked a lot about changing the Constitution, while advocating close adherence to it. They talked a lot about taxes and the deficit/debt, while not getting that the electorate is mostly worried about jobs.
But mostly, I think these not even Senators yet want to show some muscle. Damn what the military wants. Damn what the public wants. Damn what is in the best interest of the security of this country. Damn all that and more. It is more important for them to try to embarrass our president and wag their dicks.
USA! USA!USA! USA!