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NC Governor Proposes Suspending Congressional Elections to Aid Recovery

By Jerry A. Kane

To allow members of Congress to focus on the economy, North Carolina Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue has proposed suspending congressional elections for two years.

“You have to have more ability from Congress … to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. [W]e ought to suspend … 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.”

The governor’s press secretary Chris Mackey tried to walk-back Purdue’s remarks claiming she was “using hyperbole to highlight … a serious problem.”

Purdue’s proposal echoes a similar notion expressed by Peter Orszag, Barack Obama’s former budget director, in a September 14 article arguing for “less democracy.”

“I wish it were not necessary to devise processes to circumvent legislative gridlock, but polarization isn’t going away.… [C]ertain aspects of representative government can end up posing serious problems. And so, we might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.”

On the same day in a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Obama also expressed a desire to circumvent the Framers’ checks and balances constraints:

“As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a few weeks back, I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own. There are times where — until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again — I’d like to work my way around Congress.”

Trial balloons, like Democrat Party talking points, are coordinated. The Democrat governor released her Party’s trial balloon yesterday while discussing the economy at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina.

Suspended elections occur in third-world countries once the dictator and the regime realize the country’s electorate intends to oust them from power. Obama’s plummeting poll numbers and the Democrat Party’s loss of Weiner’s seat in New York have unhinged the statist Democrats.

The Framers’ checks and balances to limit government power were designed to frustrate the aims of a dictator. The 2012 elections could thwart Obama’s plan to transform America, but suspending the elections would most certainly negate interference from the electorate and keep his collectivist dream alive.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs, Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years, Too Much of a Good Thing, or click here and listen to Perdue’s proposal to suspend Congressional elections.

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