From the Daily Caller;
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue really stuck her foot in her mouth today. Here’s the quote;
“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, N.C., according to the Raleigh News & 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.
Democrats would love to suspend the Congressional elections: they know they are going to lose the Senate, and may well lose even more House seats.
Sister Toldjah is willing to give Bev the benefit of the doubt that Bev’s an idiot….OK, everything after “doubt” was me
Bryan Preston notices that the local Raleigh media is spinning for Bev.
Ace: How can you have a revolution against the (moronic) wishes of the people if god-damned elections keep getting in the way?
Not likely. I mean, Peter Orszag and most Progressives probably secretly agree to some extent, but few of them are insane enough to say it aloud. They really do think an appointed elite would do better running the country without input from us pesky voters — you see that attitude most clearly in the elites’ smears of the Tea Party. That this is coming up in North Carolina, given the recent disclosures involving unaccountable government and its abuses there, just adds a nice layer of irony on top of the whole thing.
Progressives never actually seem to progress beyond their own horrible ideas.
More: It just so happens that Perdue is up for election next year.
Update: On facebook, Gov. Perdue’s desperate staff claim she was engaging in hyperbole. And just in case we’re all too stupid to get that, they define it for us.
Hyperbole (n): an exaggeration to create emphasis or effectby Bev Perdue on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:54pm
There has been a little hubbub today about some comments the governor made at lunch today.
Here’s a statement from Press Secretary Chris Mackey:
“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.”
One, thanks for condescending (y’all might want to look that word up). Two, musing about canceling elections when you’re up for one next year isn’t funny. Three, it really isn’t funny. Now, go lose next year.