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Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years
News Observer ^ | 27 September 2011 | jbfrank

Posted on 09/27/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT by verum ago

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

The comment -- which came during a discussion of the economy -- perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious -- but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea. (Read her full remarks below.)

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KEYWORDS: bevperdue; elections; powergrab
Joking. Uh huh. More like a Freudian slip if not an outright suggestion.

And so it begins.

1 posted on 09/27/2012 12:37:30 PM PDT by verum ago
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To: verum ago

If a temporary suspension of elections would be such a good thing, why not just abolish elections entirely and appoint the current officeholders to lifetime positions?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 12:40:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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That happened a year ago.

Nonetheless, I’m sure she and all the fascists (D) would love to do it.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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Check the date - she made this comment one year ago today.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 12:42:07 PM PDT by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: verum ago

Passing this comment along, I liked the sound of it—

WHO we put IN Congress and remove OUT of Congress this Nov will be MORE important than who we put in our White House!!!


5 posted on 09/27/2012 12:42:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; Admin Moderator
That happened a year ago.

How the hell did I miss that?!!!

I think this should be moved out of extended news.

*sigh* Thanks Child...
6 posted on 09/27/2012 12:44:31 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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“You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

Then get people with some decency and self respect.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 12:45:11 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: illinifan
Check the date - she made this comment one year ago today.

Yeah, missed that. Already pointed out, and I've asked that this thread be moved out of Extended News. Also changed my tagline for awhile...
8 posted on 09/27/2012 12:47:03 PM PDT by verum ago (Note to self: check the date, stupid!)
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Submitted by jbfrank on 2011-09-27 12:57

After she said this she declined re-election bid for North Carolina. North Carolina then votes to make Marriage Man and a Woman the the DNC comes to town.

Pat McCrory (R) will win NC hands down.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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maybe it was an oops can’t let the October Surprise out yet moment


10 posted on 09/27/2012 12:57:35 PM PDT by molson209
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In periods of supreme danger and stress, the Roman Republic would appoint an official to assume all power in the state, executive and legislative. His decisions had force of law, and he could not be prosecuted for any of his actions. However, he was limited to a maximum term of office of six months.

This official was called the “dictator.” The challenge, of course, was to find a dictator who only wanted to solve the crisis, not take advantage of it for his own benefit.

This institution probably got Rome through multiple situations where their standard argumentative way of doing business would have resulted in their destruction.

I’m no fan of unlimited power for any man, but it is difficult to see how we can possibly work our way out of the mess we’re in with our present system in place.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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