Well, its Saturday morning and how are supporters of New START doing? Not so good, according to the Heritage Foundation.
The first link is regarding a poll from earlier this past week by Rasmussen Reports surveying 1,000 American adults on various national security issues, many of which would be severely affected by the ratification of New START. The President is attempting to lead the country down a path advocated by the far-left since the early ’80s and the American people have no desire to see this. As Iran joins the ever-growing list of nuclear powers in the world, our defense needs to be stronger than ever. Unfortunately, we have a weak administration in D.C.
On top of this, or possibly because of it, the second link shows that weak administration pulling back the efforts to pursue ratification of the treaty. With a treaty so misguided that reasoned persuasion could not possibly lead to ratification, supporters of New START attempted to tear down opponents of the treaty with personal attacks. The latest reports show that this method has not exactly won the hearts and minds of many Senate Republicans seeing a bipartisan solution to this issue. Of course, it is still not yet time to relax and score a point for Romney over the Obama agenda. If the last nineteen months have taught us anything about the administration’s methods, it is that horrible defeated legislation too often manages to rise from the dead.
Not a whole lot new today, and rather than post about golf again, I will instead link to an interesting page over at the Heritage Foundation regarding the troubling New-START treaty. Governor Romney’s remarks last week set the tone of the national conservative opposition to this potential threat to our defense and the defense of our allies. Now the Heritage Foundation is developing a strong organized opposition to the treaty, with the goal of creating a Senate coalition to reject ratification.
The page features quotes from many top leaders of our government, including Senators Kyl, Inhofe, DeMint, McCain, Sessions, Corker, Barrasso, Lieberman, former Senator James Talent of Missouri who has been taking a strong leadership role with the Heritage Foundation, and of course an excerpt from Governor Romney’s op-ed. The quotes, which categorically highlight the many problems with the treaty are an interesting read, and anybody who wishes to learn more or actively join the fight for the rejection of New-START would do well to head over to the Heritage Foundation.
Anyway, the link – New START’s Many Problems: What the Experts Say