The fate of the new START nuclear treaty with Russia is in doubt today, due to an outbreak of excess pissiness among Republican senators. It seems that the delicate sensibilities of Sens. Mitch The Tortoise" McConnell and Lindsey DADTs not going anywhere Graham were bruised when Democrats had the gall to repeal Dont Ask Dont Tell despite the senators objections. In retaliation, theyre pouting and stamping their feet and refusing to vote for a treaty that is supported and seen as a big step forward by nearly everyone on earth except for two groups: Islamic terrorists who want to get their hands on a nuke, and the far-right wing of U.S. politics, which seems trapped in a Cold War time warp.
These GOP leaders are, in effect, saying, Were so dedicated to discrimination against gays and lesbians that if we cant have our way, then were willing to risk Islamic radicals acquiring nuclear weapons. But thats OK because, as you must remember, theyre the patriotic ones. Like uber-patriot John McCain who, when DADT was repealed, declared that Today is a very sad day. No, John, its you thats very sad, trapped in that archaic head of yours. But Graham and McConnell? Theyre just pissy.