Suspend Democracy.

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
  2. Arbo

    Arbo
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    1
    First word that comes to mind is Doofus (spelled right?).
     
  3. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,073
    Likes Received:
    217
    The article state she might have been joking. I would like to have heard the audio
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Much like when Dubya said it would be easier if we were a dictatorship, as long as he was the dictator. Much ado about nothing.
     
  5. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    I disagree. Bush was making a joke. This woman isn't.
     
  6. Arbo

    Arbo
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joking or not and regardless of party, one must admit it does stir up a segment of the citizenry when elected executives say things like this.
     
  7. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,894
    Likes Received:
    294
  8. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    Yup, I agree. Both were jokes based in sarcasm. Why would a Democratic governor want congressional elections suspended when Republicans control the House?

    It is kind of like a pastor saying 'The ministry would be a great job if it weren't for the people.'
     
    #8 NaasPreacher (C4K), Sep 28, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 28, 2011
  9. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kind of like Governor Perry talking about seceding from the Union.
     
  10. bacustic

    bacustic
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is her qoute as stated in the Fox News article:

    "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," Gov. Bev Perdue, a Democrat, said, according to a report by the Raleigh News & Observer. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ing-elections-to-spur-economic/#ixzz1ZGHOPmAE

    It is clear what her point was in this statement. No reason for folks to blow it out of proportion. It does make for good strawman fodder for the mudslinging types, though.
     
  11. kyredneck

    kyredneck
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    272
    I'm listening to Rush now, he opened up with this, his spin is she was not kidding, and after listening to the audio I agree, she sounds serious as a heart attack, no chuckles or laughter.

    I think the dems are scared of the upcoming elections.
     
    #11 kyredneck, Sep 28, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 28, 2011
  12. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2

    I found the sound-bite. It doesn't come off as a joke. There is no laughter. I would be surprised to see her re-elected.
     
  13. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
  14. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
  15. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,894
    Likes Received:
    294

    It's easy to tell the author is a diehard liberal out to expand the power of government and disenfranchise the voter.

    She wasn't joking. This is the way they think. Liberals controlled the government for 40 years and made a mess of it. They clearly don't like it that the voters are fighting back. So, they want to shut them out of the process.
     
  16. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    I ask again - if she is serious why would a Democrat want elections suspended when the opposing party is in power?

    Just curious - what 40 years do you consider the liberals controlling Congress. I would say 75 years.
     
  17. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,240
    Likes Received:
    2
    :thumbs:

    I would say since Woodrow Wilson.
     
  18. NiteShift

    NiteShift
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you mean nationally, the Dems control the presidency and the Senate. Maybe she is concerned that the Dems might lose one or the other. If you mean in NC, she may be concerned that Dems would lose even more power when the elections are held.

    Here is 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. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

    She sounds totally serious to me.
     
    #18 NiteShift, Sep 29, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 29, 2011
  19. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    She is talking about election for Congress, where the GOP control the House. Why would she seriously want that as the status quo.
     
  20. NiteShift

    NiteShift
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congress = the House and Senate. She could be anticipating more Dem seats being lost in both bodies. At any rate I don't think she was kidding.
     

Share This Page

Loading...