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North Carolina Governor Calls For Elections To Be Suspended In 2012 So Government Can “focus On Jobs”. Agree?

North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue has called for elections to be suspended in 2012.
Perdue: Suspend congressional elections
A head-scratcher out of the Tar Heel state this afternoon: Gov. Bev Perdue suggests suspending congressional elections for two years.
From The News & Observer:
Speaking to a Cary rotary club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.
“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.”
Agree or disagree with her?

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  • R J says:

    They will spend up to a billion on commercials, paying preachers, making signs, you name it and also people going out to put out election paraphernalia, so those jobs will not be created. besides I doubt it would make a different as the last three Congresses the lobbyists have donated almost $3.5 billion to the House and Senate members each time and that kind of money buys a lot of influence. The link below shows how much and the politician link shows just how much each one gets, who pays them and how they vote. So really doubt it would make a difference unless they got new people in that were not bought off already and would do for the people. i know it’s hard if someone gives you millions and even employs your family and the people only pay you $170,000 a year.… Here’s Sen Kerry and his almost $400 million, McCain has been given almost half a billion…

    August 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  • Phoenix says:

    I did not see The context she said that in. I hope she was joking. I thought I was the only one crazy enough to question whether we would have elections in 2012 I hope I am wrong. I think the liberals will cause a ‘crisis’ between August and October 2012 that would necessitate ‘delaying’ the elections. I thought that was so way out that it would be impossible, but here someone else brought up the subject, even if she was joking. .

    August 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  • clogher says:

    Perdue press secretary Chris Mackey claims the governor was joking when she made the comment. “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,” Mackey said in an email to TheDC. Read more:…

    August 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm
  • Michael says:

    Disagree. Additionally, the governor clearly needs to resign, because she does not know how this country’s elections are to be conducted. Elections should conducted per the Constitution, and never, ever, should they be suspended.

    August 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm
  • jaker says:

    Shows typical dem disregard for the Constitution. It provides for 2 year terms for members of Congress and 6 years for Senators.

    August 23, 2013 at 1:00 am
  • Ty S says:

    If you agree, by definition, you are a fascist tyrant, guilty of sedition.

    August 23, 2013 at 2:30 am
  • Zaza says:

    At least it’s nice to see she is admitting all they care about is their own power rather than the job they were elected to do. Freudian slip?

    August 23, 2013 at 5:40 am
  • Sarah says:

    She was joking. I obviously dont agree with suspending elections.

    August 23, 2013 at 6:30 am
  • John E says:

    I disagree. Not going to happen, whether she wants it to happen or not.

    August 23, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • Alan Turing says:

    Why do people elect idiots to the position of governor in North Carolina?

    August 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  • Darla says:

    She must be some secret right winger.

    August 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm
  • ? says:

    Let’s just wait 30 minutes.

    August 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  • RUDE DUDE says:

    Sounds like she’s made a plan to stay in office LOL

    August 24, 2013 at 12:29 am
  • L.T.M. says:

    No Frigging Way LOL tell me this is a joke !?? Is she nuts?

    August 24, 2013 at 2:49 am

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