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NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin

As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years.

“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,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things,” Perdue said.

North Carolina Republicans immediately scoffed at Perdue’s proposal, pointing out to her that elections hold politicians accountable for their actions. “Now is a time when politicians need to be held accountable more than ever,” North Carolina GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said in an email to The Daily Caller. “To suspend an election would be removing the surest mechanism that citizens have to hold politicians accountable: The right to vote.”


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1 posted on 09/27/2011 2:01:47 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Thinking people in NC have always known Bev Perdue was retarded - now we can add deranged to the list.

This is what we get when our wonderful dedicated teachers groups have their puppet in office.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 2:03:32 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Treason!!!!


3 posted on 09/27/2011 2:03:46 PM PDT by barmag25 (Cain vs. Unable 2012)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

She was on a few short lists to take TOTUS’s spot should he pull an LBJ and back out of running in 2012...now she’s dead meat, politically.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 2:03:58 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

This is satire, right? Or did Obama tell her to say that? She’s not smart enough to come up with it on her own.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 2:04:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*inhales*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


6 posted on 09/27/2011 2:04:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Is this to get the idea out there so when Obama does it, it's "for the good of the country?" Don't even think about it. . .
7 posted on 09/27/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Don’t *THINK*, Bev, you’ll only hurt the ball club.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

I’m sure she’s getting a call from D.C. saying wait till AFTER we get their guns before we do that.


9 posted on 09/27/2011 2:09:17 PM PDT by barmag25 (Cain vs. Unable 2012)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Can’t we at least burn down the Riechstag first?


10 posted on 09/27/2011 2:09:17 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Can’t we at least burn down the Riechstag first?


11 posted on 09/27/2011 2:09:57 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: barmag25

She’s a friggin’ fascist.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 2:10:20 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

The RATs just never quit trying to subvert the country. Looks like the good folks of North Carolina elected a Marxist too. She’s up for election with FUBO next year. She won last time by the skin of her teeth.

Perdue defeated McCrory on November 4, 2008, 50.3 % to 46.9 %

Time to clean out the NC Statehouse!


13 posted on 09/27/2011 2:10:20 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

I don’t even have to look to know that she is a leftist nutcase woman past 55 who has lost all her lubrication and is not only dried up between her knees she is dried up between her ears.

I’m convinced that women like her, Pelosi, Clinton and others should not be in any public office because they are mentally unstable due to a chemical imbalance in the brain caused by their age. I’m serious. I see these types over and over all over the political spectrum. From city council and school boards on up. Older leftist women that go crazy in later years. They get nutty and pissed off and want to take over the lives of everyone else.

The interesting thing is that most conservative women within the same age group do not have this issue.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 2:11:15 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Art in Idaho

It’s a test maketing program designed by Axelrod


15 posted on 09/27/2011 2:12:29 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

I’ve been wondering when a dimrat would suggest this and who would be the first. Ok, the ice has been broken.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Vermont Lt

lol


17 posted on 09/27/2011 2:14:45 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

18 posted on 09/27/2011 2:16:04 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I Like The Content of His Character!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
North Carolina Republicans immediately scoffed at Perdue’s proposal, pointing out to her that elections hold politicians accountable for their actions.

That's the best NC Republicans could come up with. They should call for the FBI to investigate this blatant call for insurrection.

19 posted on 09/27/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

FUBP


20 posted on 09/27/2011 2:18:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bamahead; rabscuttle385; SunkenCiv; Travis McGee

Ping


21 posted on 09/27/2011 2:29:24 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.:

Perdue’s press secretary, Chris Mackey, claims the Governor was joking when she made the comment.

“Come on…Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve,” Mackey said in an email to TheDC.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/nc-governor-recommends-suspending-democracy-to-focus-on-jobs/#ixzz1ZBr2C9pq


22 posted on 09/27/2011 2:29:35 PM PDT by barmag25 (Cain vs. Unable 2012)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Gov must be ducking and covering from INCOMING!
23 posted on 09/27/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Ok, so there IS a governor more stupid than Connecticut’s Malloy or California’s Brown.

I’d drum her out of office for this one...if this is indeed a trial balloon, then Obama needs to know that this is NOT an option.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT by kidd (Perry is a "conserbatib" - voting "conservative" while holding your nose)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Let it be known Perdue is chicken of elections. The democRATS must be in real electoral trouble in NC, for this to be said by the governor.
25 posted on 09/27/2011 2:33:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
“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,”

Oh brother ,what a maroon

26 posted on 09/27/2011 2:34:00 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
“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,”

Oh brother ,what a maroon

27 posted on 09/27/2011 2:34:03 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: barmag25
“I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

Does that sound like she's joking?

Hey governor, you know what's a really good joke? Next time you go to the airport tell the TSA you've got a bomb in your purse. Loads of laughs.

28 posted on 09/27/2011 2:35:03 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
It is really stupid talk like that that gets people killed. She needs to resign immediately!
29 posted on 09/27/2011 2:36:00 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Or did Obama tell her to say that?”

My thoughts exactly.


30 posted on 09/27/2011 2:39:09 PM PDT by Humal
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To: barmag25

“Cleanup on aisle three...”


31 posted on 09/27/2011 2:40:06 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Pretty sure she just lost her next election...


32 posted on 09/27/2011 2:42:58 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Don’t know about her, but while checking.
OBAMA is certainly guilty of TREASON.

Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States,

such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information.

If a subversive act has any tendency to weaken the power of the United States to attack or resist its enemies, aid and comfort has been given.

Do the BATF and FBI know that they have committed TREASON.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

You know, I have read on various liberals websites, that they suspected that a Republican would do such a thing. I always thought it was such a paranoid thing, such silliness. But now I see WHY they think Republicans might do it, because in their hearts, it is THEY who want to do such things. Such transference is really a hallmark of Liberalism.


34 posted on 09/27/2011 2:45:22 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: barmag25

Now the Rat governor says she was just joking, i.e., hyperbole. Yeah, right. She didn’t like the reaction to what she said. Can you say backpedaling?


35 posted on 09/27/2011 2:45:48 PM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

This is satire, right?


36 posted on 09/27/2011 2:46:39 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

She will be re elected at this time frame so she is trying to save her and Obama’s jobs.What a joke! As if she was not being voted out this will ensure it.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 2:47:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin; NativeNewYorker; ilovesarah2012; Art in Idaho; Selene; kidd; LucyT

NativeNewYorker

“She was on a few short lists to take TOTUS’s spot should he pull an LBJ and back out of running in 2012...now she’s dead meat, politically.”

Really? Then why would she publicly suggest this?

ilovesarah2012:

“This is satire, right? Or did Obama tell her to say that? She’s not smart enough to come up with it on her own.”

Texas resident:

“I’ve been wondering when a dimrat would suggest this and who would be the first. Ok, the ice has been broken.”

Art in Idaho:

Is this to get the idea out there so when Obama does it, it’s “for the good of the country?” Don’t even think about it. . .

Selene:

It’s a test maketing program designed by Axelrod
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The Repubs (but not Conservatives) always underestimate the one talent the Dems have -— their goosestepping coordination of talking points and their selection of one or two useful idiots to set off a trial balloon to get an idea floating out there in the ether.

I can’t fathom that this idea originated from her. The stench of it too much like the Dems MO. She was told to put it out there.

Any Freepers from NC care to weigh in? Those were not “kidding” suggestions. Is your Gov so off the reservation? or has she proven to be an obedient goosestepper in the past?

The link to the Raleigh News & Observer now has this headline:

Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years

Was that the original headline? Because now they have an UPDATE and a comment regarding a “late afternoon clarification.” -— AFTER Bed_Zeppelin posted the thread.

From the Raleigh News & Observer article:

“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.”


38 posted on 09/27/2011 2:48:06 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Just how liberal has North Carolina become?


39 posted on 09/27/2011 2:48:48 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

It’s time for the good people of NC to impeach this man.


40 posted on 09/27/2011 2:50:17 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Ha ha. It's a joke. Get it?

Perdue "Jokes" About Suspending Congressional Elections for Two Years


Ha ha.

41 posted on 09/27/2011 2:50:52 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Trial balloon up, up and away!


42 posted on 09/27/2011 2:51:45 PM PDT by griffin
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To: EdReform; STARWISE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks STARWISE for the ping to the other one, thanks EdReform for the ping to this one (the winnnnnerrrr!):
43 posted on 09/27/2011 2:52:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

What is wrong with the shape of her mouth? Does she have a birth defect in addition to the obvious brain damage?


44 posted on 09/27/2011 2:52:23 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Bed_Zeppelin; Constitution Day

Hey CD, did you see this one yet?

Sugar Dumplin removing all doubt, in case anyone still had any, that she is dumber than a box of rocks and redder than NC clay.


45 posted on 09/27/2011 2:54:11 PM PDT by mykdsmom (FUBO)
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To: isthisnickcool

It’s far more likely to be the “leftist” that shows basic poor development of judgment than anything to do with being female of a certain age.

If you read science fiction, all the post-apocalypse “life boat” scenarios count grandmothers and aunts as vital as breeding men, just under breeding age women and the children. That’s because grandmothers have skills to pass on, and are better known for assisting younger generations than for harm.

On the other hand, we have all the old men who can’t sit through more than an hour meeting due to their enlarged prostates.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 2:55:00 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org I'm not afraid to use my mustard seed. 2 Control the border, Patrol the border!)
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To: Selene

The DNC convention will be in NC if Obama or a dem wins they cheated again with moveon.org putting 10 dollar an hour jobs in papers to drive people to the polls to tell them how to vote while they get a pack of smokes.


47 posted on 09/27/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

High treason.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 2:55:53 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

This person is advocating the overthrow of the government of the United States of America as provided by the Constitution of the United States.

She should be tried for treason, convicted, and then justly sentenced.


49 posted on 09/27/2011 2:57:34 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

This gov is a clueless anti-American moron and should be tried, jailed and disgraced. “Joking”? She’s the feckless, loser joke.


50 posted on 09/27/2011 3:00:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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