Friday, November 17, 2006

Kline: Looking Toward The Future, More Of The Same

Today Rep. John Kline released a feel-good newsletter saying:

“I have put principles above partisanship and always tried to keep your best interests in mind”
But we know a group of Minnesotan veterans traveled to Washington DC last year to ask John Kline to support several pro-veteran bills.

John Kline summarily rejected the pro-veteran bills insisting that he would only endorse and co-author ‘Republican bills’. You can’t get much more partisan than that! Unless it’s to look at Kline’s 94% Bu$h voting record.

Do you really think a man who won’t support veterans unless they’re ‘Republicans’ will represent all the people? Don’t be fooled by false promises that don’t match his record! Kline realizes he’s now serving in a Democratic house. One he helped create by his Party’s inability to play fair, share leadership and be nonpartisan.

Kline also quotes President Reagan:

"It's not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work - work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."

So why is it that in Kline's terms in office with a Republican controlled House and Senate and with a Republican President, none of what Reagan said was accomplished? Either Kline and his Party lacks the leadership to do so or they lied. Either way Kline's back peddling is too little, too late.

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