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DEM NC Gov Says: "Suspend Elections for Congress"
Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 09/28/2011 4:20:04 AM PDT by Kaslin

Welcome to Democrat Fantasy Island, where the people who run our country have things exactly backwards. They may be short on brains, but they don’t seem to be short of ideas, especially bad ideas.  

That’s the only explanation I have for the latest proposal from the brain trust that has brought you Recession Part Deux, Obamacare, Solyndra, Fast and Furious and Barney Frank.   

The Democrat governor of North Carolina has suggested that the country dispense with Congressional elections for two years in order to help the “economic recovery.”

"You have to have more ability from Congress,” said Gov Bev Perdue, “I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. 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."

So not only should we suspend elections, she says, but we should also not hold any actions Congress might take- actions taken for our own good of course- against them.

Perdue’s campaign has been under investigation for illegal contributions and suspicious spending. No word from the governor’s office about whether she’d like to suspend the state’s campaign finance laws as a part of broader reform efforts.    

And people wonder why there is a Tea Party movement?

Perdue’s office claims she was just using “hyperbole” to make a point.

But what Perdue doesn’t understand is that the rest of us already understood the joke, like two years ago. And we don’t think it’s funny.

Hyperbolic, however, is one way you might describe a government on overdrive under the Democrats.        

When the real estate business suffered because the US government was originating half of the loans in the country, our Democrats, somehow, figured out how up that number to 95 percent of all mortgages- almost eliminating private mortgages altogether.

The result has been that housing prices have slumped to record lows with no real estate recovery in sight.

With healthcare expenses in runaway mode, in part because the government is the largest purchaser of healthcare in the country through Medicaid and Medicare, the Democrats passed as a solution a federal takeover of healthcare that includes rationed healthcare and increased costs.

When the banking industry grew too big and interconnected to safely operate in the country, these same genius Democrats decided to concentrate more money in fewer places and put the economy at greater risk.

And now when Congress and the president are plunging in the polls and people have lost faith in the government, the head of an entire state in our Union says that suspending elections would be a good way to combat loss of faith in government.

People may not like divided government, but things weren’t exactly going swimmingly when the Democrats had the majority. At least elections have stemmed the bleeding.

Part of our constitutional system includes having regular discussions about the direction of the country through congressional and other elections.  

I understand that Democrats are very uncomfortable with the discussion these days. They should be. That’s what happens when you promote Fantasy Island policies that don’t work.

What is working is our constitutional system that allows voters to reign in policies and politicians who have no answers, no ideas and quite obviously, no clue


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: beverlyperdue; ncgovernor; suspendelections

1 posted on 09/28/2011 4:20:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

( 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.”)

Well No Bev, as an AMERICAN, I can not agree with you on that. In fact as a believer in the US Constitution, I think you should be arrested for sedition.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 4:29:14 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Kaslin

Bev Purdue... The prime example of why there should never be a party line check off box on the ballot.


3 posted on 09/28/2011 4:30:08 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Kaslin
The only thing that would keep this twit in office would be suspending the elections.
4 posted on 09/28/2011 4:30:57 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Kaslin

(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.”)

Well No Bev, as an AMERICAN I can not agree with you on that. In fact as an AMERICAN I believe you should be arrested for sedition...


5 posted on 09/28/2011 4:32:06 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Kaslin
Perdue’s office claims she was just using “hyperbole” to make a point.

Well, in that case, I think Bev should be impeached, dragged bodily from the governor's mansion, tarred, feathered and run out of Raleigh on a rail. < /hyperbole >

6 posted on 09/28/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Her constituents ought to suspend HER election, and immediately!


7 posted on 09/28/2011 4:34:26 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Kaslin

I have a better idea.

Make the democRAT National Committee go the way of the KKK. After all they are one and the same.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 4:35:32 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, she has a point. Elections are just too confusing for the little people, and we simply do not have the intellect to understand that the only way to prosperity is for the politicians to be given free reign to spend whenever and however they want, without restriction or accountability.

/s


9 posted on 09/28/2011 4:35:41 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Kaslin

Pols of all stripes really miss the old days, when, like rats and cockroaches they did the most damage,(or best work)in the dark where no one could see them.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 4:38:08 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t the governor of North Carolina swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution as well as the Constitution of North Carolina when she took her oath of office?


11 posted on 09/28/2011 4:38:52 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: SECURE AMERICA

She either never read the constitution, or she wants to change it. But then she is a liberal


12 posted on 09/28/2011 4:40:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SoJoCo

It probably meant nothing to her


13 posted on 09/28/2011 4:42:59 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SoJoCo
Didn’t the governor of North Carolina swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution as well as the Constitution of North Carolina when she took her oath of office?

Like all politicians; she LIED. What else is new?

14 posted on 09/28/2011 4:50:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kaslin

The democRATs in both houses congress “are the problem” ,,, just goes to show how Marxist ms. perdue is . . .


15 posted on 09/28/2011 4:50:48 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: exDemMom

No make elections simpler,just cast your ballot with “do you support the approved candidate of the party yes or no?”The voter would do this in front of 2 party approved election officials and of course you would have either an armed policeman or soldier close by watching to help maintain order.


16 posted on 09/28/2011 4:51:33 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: Charles Martel

Well, in that case, I think Bev should be impeached, dragged bodily from the governor’s mansion, tarred, feathered and run out of Raleigh on a rail. < /hyperbole >

To make a point of course...

As a Tarheel, I am embarrassed. She only won because the mentally lame and halt went for Zero in ‘08...


17 posted on 09/28/2011 4:56:59 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Kaslin

Bev Perdue is being held in check by a conservative majority in both the state house and senate. If a conservative governor can be elected(not Pat McCrory), we might consider moving back to North Carolina.


18 posted on 09/28/2011 4:58:00 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Kaslin

Governor Perdue drew the short straw and was chosen to be the first high ranking pol to get this notion in the air.
At first she will suffer the slings and arrows that are the fate of all pioneers. After an appropriate amount of time the matter will be re-thought by some “thoughtful” columnist, say an LTF(Little Tommy Friedman, or an E.J. Dionne Jr.
It will become something to consider, and then become a movement. Next thing you know we’ll have to be screaming like stuffed pigs trying to stop this move towards tyranny, at which time we will be called Hobbitts and hostage holders for wanting to stop a sensible measure that would move the country forward. Its only a temporary suspension. And afterall,we only we to create “jobs” (emphasis on the b.s.) for the American people. For the children.


19 posted on 09/28/2011 4:58:45 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Kaslin

Governor Perdue drew the short straw and was chosen to be the first high ranking pol to get this notion in the air.
At first she will suffer the slings and arrows that are the fate of all pioneers. After an appropriate amount of time the matter will be re-thought by some “thoughtful” columnist, say an LTF(Little Tommy Friedman, or an E.J. Dionne Jr.
It will become something to consider, and then become a movement. Next thing you know we’ll have to be screaming like stuffed pigs trying to stop this move towards tyranny, at which time we will be called Hobbitts and hostage holders for wanting to stop a sensible measure that would move the country forward. Its only a temporary suspension. And afterall,we only we to create “jobs” (emphasis on the b.s.) for the American people. For the children.


20 posted on 09/28/2011 4:58:57 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Adder

Botox may be toxic to the brain!


21 posted on 09/28/2011 5:05:46 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Kaslin

Marxists sometimes speak of what they are really thinking.

The media was all upset that clinton wasn’t in power when 9/11 happened. They said he would have had a great opportunity to shine.

Hillary stated that she much more prefers the English parliamentary system. But England does not have a Constitution.

Rahm: Never let a crisis go to waste. Can get things done that they would not be able to in normal times. paraphrased.

Now this, suspend elections because we have a crisis to address. (see rahm’s statement).

Watch for more of this talk from the dims and their media.
They see the handwriting on the wall and are either praying for or setting up some sort of national emergency where they can try to suspend elections.


22 posted on 09/28/2011 5:08:57 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Big_Harry

Trouble is, this is NC and there are not very many conservative republicans that have any name recognition at all in state politics. There used to be a lot of conservative Dems, including me, before I woke up, but they’ve either died or moved away. McCrory is, I think, the only one with a shot right now. Our current Gov Dumpling would not have won the last time if Obama had been wearing a coat with no tails.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 5:12:50 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: Kaslin

“You have to have more ability from Congress,” said Gov Bev Perdue, “I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things.”

The last 150 years of “Working Together” instead of working for the folks who Elected them is how we Got to where this pol. has the nerve to publicly suggest CANCELING, ALL future elections.

Bipartisan is nothing more than a synonym for date rape.


24 posted on 09/28/2011 5:14:09 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry, Governor, but this isn’t a parliamentary system where elections can be put off and rescheduled when they’re convenient.


25 posted on 09/28/2011 5:17:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Adder

As a Virginian, I am embarrassed for my neighbors. Sheesh. Tar and feathers, anyone? That is, if the NC legislature won’t take care of their problem first.


26 posted on 09/28/2011 5:18:18 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Seen this one yet? Frickin’ UNBELIEVABLE!


27 posted on 09/28/2011 5:25:24 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: tgusa
Obama
28 posted on 09/28/2011 5:32:52 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Kaslin

In the nostalgic look back to the days when voters were blissfully unaware of the real goals of Democratic politicians Governor Perdue wants to suspend elections. Looking back lovingly to the days before the Tea Party and an informed electorate Perdue wants to stop the clock. Faced with an increasing angry public she would prefer there be no consequences to her party’s poor decisions. She feels Democrats need two years to increase the number of takers dependent upon the good graces of the Democratic Party to over 50% to insure control over the unruly bitter clingers and their own status as the ruling class.


29 posted on 09/28/2011 5:32:54 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Texas resident

There is the communist background agenda,

but a lot of these conclusions come from the left’s assumption of superiority of those who attain power.

They obviously are superior, both morally and intellectually, or they wouldn’t be where they are. (Please ignore the existance of SJL & Marxine W)
(And funny how this never applies when conservatives are elected)


30 posted on 09/28/2011 5:37:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin
The local (High Point, NC) morning show bubble heads blew it off as a “joke” this morning and tried to claim anyone taking her comment seriously was “attacking” her. Disgusting...
31 posted on 09/28/2011 5:40:19 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: Kaslin
suspending elections would be a good way to combat loss of faith in government.

I think throwing out the whole lot and starting from scratch would be much more beneficial.

32 posted on 09/28/2011 5:42:42 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Kaslin

Let’s do that after the 2012 election when all the rats are out - then we can honker down and get the job done. I think 8 years would do it!


33 posted on 09/28/2011 5:48:46 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: barstoolblues

“Governor Perdue drew the short straw and was chosen to be the first high ranking pol to get this notion in the air.”

Agreed. Trial balloon. They want to see what kind of pushback this generates. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a “crisis” occur early next fall.


34 posted on 09/28/2011 5:56:16 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Kaslin

What a controversial statement... stupid quotes like this may be the spark to a 2nd Amendment Revolution, to rid this nation of facists idiots who have somehow gotten elected to office.


35 posted on 09/28/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by MS_Steve
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To: tgusa; sheik yerbouty; freekitty; justiceseeker93; flat; unkus; JLAGRAYFOX; Nachum; ...

Everyone must call their elected Elitist and tell them what we think of this Liberal attempt at a dictatorship! Anyone wonder if this Administration put this hack up to this outrageous lunacy?

No one can be confused as to whom the enemies within are these days, can they?

The voters in NC must demand this Socialist’s resignation immediately, in my opinion.


36 posted on 09/28/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin
Earlier thread:

NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

Also---Former Obama budget director: 'We need less democracy' to 'counter gridlock'... This headline from Drudge refers to this article

Too Much of a Good Thing; Why we need less democracy

37 posted on 09/28/2011 6:25:42 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

What the heck is wrong with you voters in North Carolina??? You should be banging down the doors to your elected Democrat & Republican office holders, demanding the immediate resignation of Governor Purdue. And......if she does not resign immediately, then impeach her as fast as your state law allows. This is not her idea. It comes straight from “Would be modern day Hitler”, Dicatator, POTUS, Barack (Muslim Brotherhood) Hussein Obama. For goodness sake, folks your freedom and liberty are at stake!!! Wake up, North Carolina. Throw that useless governor you have under the bus, like right now!!! Get with it, today!!!


38 posted on 09/28/2011 6:37:16 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Kaslin

“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.”


If I understand her, she is basically asking to give representatives an extra 2 years to work on getting reelected.

I am embarrassed that she is the governor of my state.


39 posted on 09/28/2011 7:28:02 AM PDT by James Mott
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Freepers in North Carolina, are you calling and demanding that your State Dictator resign?


40 posted on 09/28/2011 10:05:38 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: James Mott

I highly recommend that you email this outrage to every one you know in North Carolina and ask them to start calling their friends to inform them that you have a governor who thinks we should be living in a dictatorship. IMO, voters in your state would be wise to start a campaign to demand this wannabe dictator’s resignation ASAP.


41 posted on 09/28/2011 10:09:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Excellent!!! We need to make an example out this lunatic Governor Perdue that would steal our freedom and liberty, by forcing her to resign, like right now!!! Is anyone awake in the state of North Carolina!!! Sad!!!


42 posted on 09/28/2011 10:22:16 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Tell Bev what you think about her plan to cancel elections to help Democrats stay in office: governor.office@nc.gov


43 posted on 09/28/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Kaslin

How many people said that suspending elections would definitively be on the table after four years of Obama?


44 posted on 09/28/2011 5:16:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: jstaff

While Pat McCrory is a likable fellow for a Rhino, he was a very bland mayor that had almost no influence on the Charlotte City Council. I don’t think that his governorship would be any different. NC is looking better though since I’ve moved back to SC and found it to be a haven for leftists also.


45 posted on 09/29/2011 4:34:15 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Big_Harry

I agree about McCrory not being very conservative, but with a republican (?conservative?) state house I think he could be kept in line, pretty much. And I just don’t know of anyone else that would have as much of a chance. We haven’t had time to develop many real leaders in the new crop in Raleigh, someone that we could talk about and hold up a positive record, and build up a resume for. A century of Democrats running the state has left us with slim pickin’s.

My daughter graduated from college in 2009 and Gov Bev gave the commencement speech. Her main point of encouragement wasn’t about making a difference in the world, or any of the other feel good stuff they always say. She encouraged them to go and find a job right away so they could start paying taxes, because Raleigh needs the money. I felt like slapping the liberal out of her.


46 posted on 09/29/2011 8:01:06 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: jstaff

Thank goodness I don’t have to worry about living up there anymore. We are thinking possibly Alaska in a couple of years or a big houseboat and just cruise the waterways.


47 posted on 09/30/2011 6:01:45 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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