September 28, 2011

Latest Dem plan to maintain power: suspend Congressional elections

Democrtic North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has a novel idea for fixing the economy: put off Congressional elections for two years.

Beverly Perdue appeared at the Rotary Club in Cary, North Carolina, today and suggested that the 2012 Congressional elections be suspended so that lawmakers can focus on repairing the economy instead of their next campaign.

“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,” said the North Carolina governor, a Democrat. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

Ah yes ... so caring ... so noble. And, of course, so sneaky in that such an action would prohibitively benefit Democrats.

Now, you know as well as I do that if a Republican governor uttered this nonsense with a GOP president in the White House with a tenuous hold on the Senate and poised to lose even more House seats in 2012, the mainstream media would be having a week-long field day with this. As it is, Perdue's local fish wrap is already covering for her: "Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years" is the Raleigh News & Observer headline. Author "jbfrank" sure seems to "know" that Perdue was "joking" although nothing in her statement -- the full context of which is provided by Frank -- indicates any joking. Frank never questions Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey's claim that the governor was speaking in "hyperbole," and immediately slams Republicans for making a big deal out of it, writing "The Republicans sure are taking it seriously as they look to score political points."

A local TV station likewise covers for Perdue. So does the Beaufort Observer. Local WRAL's headline reads "Perdue's election joke sparks controversy." Even the Canada Free Press uses the headline.

Again, where is the "joke" in her full statement?

Posted by Hube at September 28, 2011 04:11 PM | TrackBack

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