If the recent actions of the House of Representatives are a clue, the Republican Party has not learned a single thing from the 2012 election.
Before originally moving to the West coast, I worked for years as a Vocational Instructor to people with disabilities. To this day it has been one of the most rewarding professional experiences I have ever had. One of my first jobs upon arriving in California was as a Community Advocate for people with disabilities. So, you can imagine my reaction at the news that the Senate Republicans blocked the ratification of a U.N. treaty regarding the rights of the disabled.