Here’s how Republicans are going to weasel out of their campaign promises:
But GOP Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, the soon-to-be-ranking member of the House’s education and labor committee, dismissed talk that the new Congress will make it a priority to dismantle the Education Department.
“In some ways, that’s sort of a talking point,” Kline told Anderson. “There will be those who campaigned on that language. I’m not sure they always know what it means.”
Kline would have us believe one of two things: Either campaigning is some form of temporary insanity, where candidates say things they don’t really mean because they’re too crazy to know any better. Or candidates are empty-headed Chatty Cathy dolls, repeating pre-recorded statements that were inserted into their plastic, microcephalic craniums by their handlers.
I doubt that voters will buy Kline’s weak-ass gambit to wave away promises as “talking points”, and I’m pretty sure the freshman class won’t cop to being crazy and/or stupid. They were elected by freedom-loving patriots who think closing down the DOE is the right thing to do, and they want a vote.