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December 21, 2010

Goddamn RINO Senators Guilty of "Capitulation of Dramatic Proportions," Sneers Firebrand Jim DeMint Lindsey Graham

What the Funk and Wagnall's.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lashed out at fellow Republicans Tuesday for a "capitulation ... of dramatic proportions" to Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in the lame-duck Congress.

Graham said Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for allowing ratification of the New START Treaty and other legislation in the period before new lawmakers are sworn in in January.

"When it's all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch," Graham said on Fox News radio. "This has been a capitulation in two weeks of dramatic proportions of policies that wouldn't have passed in the new Congress."

At Hot Air, by the way: Lamar Alexander has said he'll support START, which almost guarantees its passage.

So here's what's going to happen: Russia says that any missile-defense site we want to build violates the "spirit of the agreement" thanks to that preamble in the treaty that is supposedly without effect, and threatens to withdraw from the treaty unless we scrap the site, and then Obama says "Oh we can't have that" and capitulates.

All this for a weak-verification agreement which even its supporters do not praise for its direct effects, which border on the nonexistent, but for hypothetical secondary bank-shot effects, like somehow strengthening the hand of Putin's rivals in Russia.

Thanks to DrewM.






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