I haven’t commented much on the Republican debates or their primary shennanigans (mostly because I think they’re both absurd and tiresome) but sometimes the crazzy just demands mockery.
Via The Daily Beast we learn that Newt Gingrich has called for the repeal of child labor laws and for children to perform the janitorial work in their schools. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government! I’m not kidding–there’s a video at the bottom of the linked story. This makes his 1994 proposal to bring back orphanages look almost responsible and moderate. (Gingrich’s recent thoughts on child labor makes Michele Bachmann’s comments from an earlier debate this summer look positively prescient!)
I don’t know about the rest of you, but by my lights that’s really slapdash janitorial work.
What is it with these Republicans? They respect life until it achieves a third grade education, and then it’s down to the mines? Why don’t they just cut out the middle man and, in the words of the old Dead Kennedys song, “Kill the Poor?”