GOP-Tea Partiers just don't want to give President Obama an important victory, but the thing is, the ratification of a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia would be a victory for America, and the arms reduction policy than began under Ronald Reagan, and it would be a victory for the world, because it would be an important step toward a safer world. But the GOP'ers, and the Tea Party-GOP'ers too, don't want to be gotten by their Tea Party right wing, that is playing 'gotcha' politics with anybody who shows up in a picture with Mr. Obama and are not scowling, snarling and letting the "S" fly.
There are some things that should be beyond politics, the START treaty should be at the top of the list..
Jon Kyl , the Senator from Arizona, who is leading the block of nayers, knows that he could already be facing a hard primary in the too near future, and so though he was all for the START treaty, not too many months ago, now he is blocking the treaty. He has a case of the shakes. He feels the right-wing breathing hard down his neck. He doesn't want to be gotten by the "gotcha" gang on his right, and that's the far right, America.
And so America, Mr. Kyl is doing what a frighten, little puppy dog would do. He's hiding his tail, and whimpering to you, America, "no."