See UPDATE below!
Friends, what we have been fearing and anticipating would happen just happened.
North Carolina’s Democrat governor, Beverly Perdue, just proposed suspending Congressional elections for the next two years so that members of Congress can “focus on jobs.”
Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reports today, Sept. 27, 2011, that Perdue said this at a Rotary Club event in Cary, NC, according to the Raleigh News & Observer:
“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. 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. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
North Carolina Republicans immediately scoffed at Perdue’s proposal, pointing out to her that elections hold politicians accountable for their actions. North Carolina GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said in an email to The Daily Caller:
“Now is a time when politicians need to be held accountable more than ever. To suspend an election would be removing the surest mechanism that citizens have to hold politicians accountable: the right to vote.”
Perdue press secretary Chris Mackey claims the governor was joking when she made the comment. Mackey said in an email to TheDC:
“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.”
Yeah, sure, the crazy bitch was just joking….
Let’s put the fear of God in Perdue. Here’s her contact info:
Office of the Governor
Constituent Services Office
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Phone: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391
Fax: (919) 733-2120
To send a message, go here to fill in the “Contact” form.
All that’s needed now is to have some group light a match by provoking a race or class war and riots. Then Obama will just declare Martial Law, thereby suspending the Constitution itself.
A big h/t to beloved fellow Will.
UPDATE: I found this audio of her speech and if she was joking, it was not obvious, there was no hesitation after the statement and not so much as snicker from the audience. This was NO joke.
Tom in NC