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FailureToCommunicate

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Bipartisian support is a good -and so rare- thing. The ADA would not have passed without

strong support by Republicans Bob Dole, John McCain, Richard Thornburgh, Justin Dart, Sandra Parrino, Evan Kemp, C. Boyden Gray, and of course President GHW Bush. (In the iconic photo of the signing of the ADA, the lone Democrat on the stage was Reverend Harold Wilke)

Of course 20 years later Republicans like Kansas Senator Jerry Moran helped shoot down Congress ratifing an international treaty expanding the rights of people with disabilities worldwide, even as Bob Dole sat there in front of them in his wheelchair. Their argument? One was that then 'The U.N. would have control over your son or daughter if they happen to wear glasses' !! (I'm not making this up)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/03/23/the-story-washington-gridlock-seen-through-eyes-bob-dole/bicDzPfwy1ta6SgirmDRQP/story.html


Thanks for your posting Omaha Steve.

-F2C
Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Wed Dec 3, 2014, 10:52 AM (0 replies)
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