McConnell leads GOP counter-attack against START pact
December 19th, 2010
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McConnell leads GOP counter-attack against START pact

Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans mounted a counter-attack Sunday against ratifying a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia this year, trying to put off a vote that Democrats say they will win if it is held.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky led the way, telling CNN's "State of the Union" that members of his party need more time to consider the START accord.


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  1. vic nashville tn

    Last month unemployment rate went up by 0.2 %
    Many state unemployment rates didn’t change that mean no jobs out there
    Every day one American sacrificing their life in Afghanistan many families missing their love ones in holidays
    But our senators playing politics SAD

    December 19, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. Peter s

    Wait for what? Jeez! semi-illeteracy is killing this Great Nation!, Health Care still more to be done, Education in the toilet, innovation has become anightmare!. We can only brag on military and China is almost there! oops!

    December 19, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Rev. Howard

    So, the "cloak and knife" politics of the GOP continues, which is sad for the whole of America. These people represent the "old southern racist past" of America! They are relics and belong in a 'dark history museum"! America must forge a new America that demonstrates the best among us, from us, for us, then share this dynamic with the rest of the world. These 'relics' stand in the way of real change and real progress. They are intellectually, socially and politically maladjusted. They "hostage takers" and 'evil doers". The only reason why they object to this historial treaty, that the vast majority of presidents, secretaries of state and other national advisors support, is pure racism against the President. They are morally bankrupt and aren't fit to be in public service! They are a national 'disservice' to all America.

    December 19, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. Patsy, Texas

    Kentucky, a beautiful State, bluegrass, white fences and gorgeous horses. Then they have NO Daddy. This guy has said
    his first priority is to get rid of President Obama. Seems that priority is still in place. I will take the experience and
    wisdom of Colin Powell, James Baker, Henry Kissinger, George H.W. Bush, and all who support this Treaty before I
    would ever trust McConnell, a guy who has had eight months to study this Treaty, a guy who has spent the last two
    years trying to tear down everything that is good for America, a guy who is for, no against, no for, no against earmarks.
    Loser as to DADT, loser as to Health Care reform, loser as to his endorsement for Senator (got Paul instead), loser
    in all things reasonable. His judgments are shallow and his statements are hollow. Trust him? Never!

    December 19, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. fayse1

    It looks like the Senator is running low on issues to push his obstructionist powers so, he wants to play politics with our National Security.

    December 19, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. DAVE

    Mitch Mcconnell has had power on his mind for to long. he thinks he is a part of a 2 person goverment. he and the president took all elected congressman out of the process when they did the tax cut bill because mitch threatend to stop all things in the senate before he got his way. the republicans that are in the senate have not even a sign of a back bone they just do what mitch mcconnell tells them to do! trying to stop the start treaty from passing is one big brain dead move. if canada were an enemy of the united states and had nukes we would need a stock pile of tactical short range nukes along the border. the russians have china along their border. get the difference of who needs what? if the state of kentucky really loves our country and the democracy than they need to recall this nut cass from office. send another right wing guy to washington that has goals to better our country rather than one goal to make the president fail.

    December 19, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. the real ib

    Good to see someone has enough sense to realize this thing needs to be taken apart and looked at piece by piece without ramming it down our throats.

    December 19, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. ronalde

    Just another stall tactic they have had this treaty for 11 months and if they haven't studied it ,thats on them.Thry should be titeired of playing games,this is National security not some political football.

    December 19, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |