Victory for America and Obama
This afternoon, Wednesday, the Senate by a vote of 71 to 26 ratified the the treaty, known as New Start, a new arms control treaty with Russia, that reduces the number of nuclear weapons. Senate approval of the treaty is considered an important foreign policy achievement of President. Obama. The treaty passed with the a unanimous support of Senate Democrats and with the aid of thirteen Republicans, whom put the nation's security interest over the interest of their party's partisan politics.
Some commentators are prematurely calling this victory and the two other bipartisan victories by the President, approval of the Bush tax cut extension and the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, as a sign that Mr. Obama is the second comeback kid of American politics. Bill Clinton being the first, following the defeat of his party in the '94 mid-term election. I suspect that the only coming back that will be done, will be the Republican coming back together as the obnoxious Party of No and obstructing everything that Mr. Obama proposes. Of course I could be wrong. For the sake of the nation, I hope that I am.