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    Let's see if the liberals in here - including the liberal moderator - can refrain from personal attacks this time around. If you have nothing intelligent to say, please bring it to another thread and stop hijacking mine.

    Bev Perdue | NC Governor | Suspend Elections | Jobs | The Daily Caller

    "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.
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    The people who were actually there and heard what she said (and I admit I haven't seen any footage of it - have you?) seem to think she was being serious with her statement.

    But it's refreshing to hear that you aren't taking her seriously. Although I've always believed that if someone had to explain the joke later, then it really wasn't all that funny.
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    Can this be merged with the earlier thread of the same name?

    :D
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    Mayor Bloomturd anyone? What never ceases to amaze me about some politicians, is the notion that they are somehow entitled to the power of their position, beyond the scope of written law. That somehow their mere existence, and self identified purpose, supercedes the limits placed on their positions, by the people. Whether or not this governor spoke sincerely, or sarcastically I don't know. I do know that there is at least a level of truth in her mind, with respect to what she said.

    Oh, and btw, I say with certainty that she's not alone. Party be damned, there are lots of power drunk fools from different parties, and political spectrums, who feel as she does.
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    I really don't see anything controversial about Orszag's piece. Not sure I agree with his prescriptions but there's certainly some merit in the notion that government is completely dysfunctional.
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    Right. I understand that people are frustrated with the dysfunction but gridlock is built into the system: three branches, checks and balances, etc.

    "Democracy is the worst form of government...except for all the others."
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    Know it all liberal democrats want to keep changing the rules of the game, UNTIL THEY WIN.
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    Good news! Drudge posted a link to the audio of Perdue's (D-NC) comments. Now y'all can decide for yourself if she was joking or if she was speaking in hyperbole.

    SPOILER ALERT: She wasn't joking or speaking in hyperbole.
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    If Drudge says something it has to be right... he never fibs.:D:D:D
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    Whether one is far right, left or smack in between, there is no logical reason to allow any of our elected officials to be exempt from a scheduled election.

    From any perspective, it's an idiotic thought, period.

    That is what makes them accountable to "US". After all, they do work for and report to US citizens. That's what it's all about. You do stuff we don't want, we vote you out.

    That's the way it is and the way it will be no matter what. So why even discuss it. the idea has no merits...not a single one.
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    Darryl is one of those people who actually believes "he's on the right side" and anyone on the right is just plain WRONG, greedy and lying.

    Granted, we have the same types on the right....either way, the only people who believe "Wrongly" are those who think they're on the side of "RIGHTEOUSNESS".

    Maybe when we leave this earth, we'll all learn that both sides were wrong! That would be cool!
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    Thanks for the criticism and not offering anything to the conversation, perhaps you are in line to get your magic Drudgie Decoder Ring.. when you wear it, you read things differently, automatically everything becomes polarized and you will always be right. INOW you think the way Mattie wants you to think.

    Many of us, rely on several sources and realize that any one site wants us to believe what they say without thought of investigation.

    A good rule to live by, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is"...
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    Getting back to topic....like I said earlier...

    Whether one is far right, left or smack in between, there is no logical reason to allow any of our elected officials to be exempt from a scheduled election.

    From any perspective, it's an idiotic thought, period.

    That is what makes them accountable to "US". After all, they do work for and report to US citizens. That's what it's all about. You do stuff we don't want, we vote you out.

    That's the way it is and the way it will be no matter what. So why even discuss it. the idea has no merits...not a single one

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