Skip to comments.Obama: Senate must vote START before holidays
Posted on 12/12/2010 4:31:34 AM PST by RC one
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pressed the US Senate in an interview broadcast Friday to approve a landmark nuclear arms control pact with Russia before wrapping up for the year-end holidays.
And White House spokesman Robert Gibbs predicted the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) would easily win ratification, as a pair of swing-vote Republican lawmakers announced they would back the accord.
"The START treaty is something that I absolutely think has to get done before Congress leaves for Christmas vacation," the president told National Public Radio in an exchange recorded Thursday. "It needs to get done."
"We're going to keep on working the numbers. And hopefully, we're going to be able to get it done," said Obama, who has made the agreement a centerpiece of his efforts to "reset" strained relations with Russia.
Gibbs told reporters Friday that senators would not leave before voting on START and confidently predicted "we're going to get more than 67 votes" -- the number needed to ratify the treaty.
His comments came as Republican Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe said in separate statements that they would back the treaty, brightening its prospects, after the White House worked to allay their concerns about the pact.
That brought to three the number of Republicans who have publicly said they will back the agreement, though several other Republicans have hinted they will support the treaty.
Obama's Democratic allies currently control 58 Senate seats, and need nine of the 42 Republicans to back the treaty to win approval this year -- but that number rises to 14 when a new Congress arrives in January.
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Another bill that needs to “Die Quickly”.
The critical point for me is that a treaty is a much different thing for the US than it is for Russia. In the US if we violate the treaty the party responsible will be impeached, and the party not in control won’t hesitate to impeach the political opposition. In Russia there is no bad consequence for cheating in a treaty with the US, and in fact it would be rewarded. In fact Russia HAS cheated, over and over again in just about every treaty it has signed with us.
The main problem is that the Democrats don’t understand who the enemy is, “useful idiots” that they are. Their arrogance will be our downfall.
” ... Republican Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe said in separate statements that they would back the treaty ... “
RINOs At Work (RAW): and deadly, treasonous work it is indeed!
START is a complete betrayal of USA. Only a KGB agent could have come up with this treaty, as in Berzinsky (spell??).
Now maybe if he tried that Cleavon Little bit in Blazing Saddles .....
We are going to work with numbers, is that like allowing a Russian company to purchase 50 percent of an American mining companies uranium in America? These sh##heads are going to bleed us to death. Where is our George Washington of today?
Enjoy your Hawaii vacation you miserable creep!
Phil E. Buster, Please pick up the Red Courtesy Phone...
“The START treaty is something that I absolutely think has to get done before Congress leaves for Christmas vacation, or I’ll put Bill Clinton on TV 24/7”
Obama should be arrested, tried for treason and jailed for the harm he has done to America.
He should be chained to that gaggle of homosexuals, communists, transvestites, union goons and traitors he has appointed to serve him in the White Hut. They serve him and hate America and Americans!
So when did Obama become majority leader?
Is the POTUS now allowed to dictate what happens in congress?
if obama wants it passed this bad, it’s bad for America
Haven’t we figured this out after 2 years of “must rush” legislation?
Whatever happened to the Republican ‘no other business until taxes resolved’ pledge?
Why is it so important to him that we disarm ourselves?
On this thread is a letter to send to senators regarding the Start Treaty.
DO SENATORS KNOW? TOP DOWN, BOTTOM UP AND INSIDE OUT
There are many sourced links in the original post on Noisyroom.net including: DHS 2009 report; RAND Corporation 2009 Report: Executive Order 12425
This is the Obama game plan for everything. Everything is urgent and most be passed immediately or the world will end. We are being stampeded into making bad policy. In order to know what is in the bill, we must pass it.
Zero thinks so.
I say, give him the virtual finger and never take the treaty up for a vote.