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Hoeven Votes Against People With Disabilities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   

Hoeven2sYesterday, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven voted with 37 other radical Republican partisans to kill a treaty that would have helped protect people with disabilities worldwide.  From the MaddowBlog:

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) made a rare Senate appearance this morning, sitting in a wheelchair just off the floor so that members would have to see him as they entered the chamber. Why? Because they were poised to vote on ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and Dole hoped to send a message.

It didn't work. The Senate killed the treaty this afternoon, with a final vote of 61 to 38, which seems like a lopsided majority, but which fell short of the two-thirds necessary for ratification. Eight Republicans broke ranks and joined Democrats in support of the treaty, but the clear majority of the Senate GOP voted to block it.

MaddowBlog on MSNBC.com

Hoeven was among the 38 partisan Republicans who voted to kill rights for people with disabilities.  (Click here for roll call vote.)  

Because here in North Dakota, we're definitely opposed to people with disabilities.  We believe people with disabilities already have too many advantages.  That's how we are.

Aren't we?

Well played John Hoeven.  Well played.


Comments (9)add comment

What the Heck said:

Why are we surprised
In his tenure as governor he did nothing to fix our broken work comp system where people who become injured and disabled are at the mercy of bureaucrats who quite frankly, don't give a damn. Apparently Hoeven's philosophy mirrors what he fostered here at home. Sad.
 
December 05, 2012
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nimrodent said:

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His tinfoil hat fits a little too tight.
 
December 05, 2012
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Big Runnin said:

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I just love Hoeven's porn-star esque mustache. I think if he got rid of it, he would lose votes. I believe the mustache also serves as a poll barometer on issues. In this case, the mustache told him to vote against this bill. Don't blame Hoeven, blame the mustache. If Kevin Cramer can have Jesus, John Hoeven can have his mustache.

And so can Rachel Maddow...
 
December 05, 2012
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nimrodent said:

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I was going to post another comment, but the unmarked black helicopters from the UN covert operations division keep hovering over my house.
 
December 06, 2012
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Norm de Plume said:

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So Hoeven and his wing nut ilk hate the UN more than they want to help the disabled. Including disabled veterans who travel here and abroad. The same veterans Hoeven and his phony "tea party patriots" claim to revere. The same veterans who took Hoeven's, Dalrymple's, their children's, et.al. place in the military. Hoeven=TOOL.
 
December 06, 2012
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Tracy Potter said:

So you were hacked
By someone trying to poach some sales from your work. The fine people at Five Nations Arts in the old Mandan depot would never do anything like that to try to sell American Indian jewelry, pottery, sculpture, mocassins, sweetgrass and sage, etc.
 
December 07, 2012
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big jake said:

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None of this is news. They have not changed. They we like this from the beginning. We chose to let the press ignore these morons. The Democratic party chose to give them a wide berth in search of votes---or in other words-----fail to demonstrate any kind of conviction whatsoever. We let Conrad get away with going along with the Washington Repulican establishment and they welcomed him in with open arms. Our own cowardice allowed us to not express our true beliefs and our expectations of his duties as a U.S. Senator. We now have a new Senator with potential. Let us not fail to tell her what we expect. Phony reverence is no substitute for having the courage of our convictions. That is if we really have any.
 
December 08, 2012
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jason said:

A lot of Dems
That was a lot of Dems that voted to kill it too. Who'd have thought.
 
December 10, 2012
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nimrodent said:

Jason not bothered by facts
Democratic Senators voting Nay = Zero.
 
December 11, 2012
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