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Sep 28 2011

Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue Calls for Suspending Elections

Even with a radical leftist in the White House, you usually have to read between the lines to understand Democrats’ end game objectives — but not with North Carolina’s moonbat governor Beverly Perdue, who offers this solution to the debt crisis our rulers have created:

“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,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, N.C., according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things,” Perdue said.

Brilliant. Our insufficiently accountable politicians are so irresponsible that they are literally destroying the country before our eyes, so let’s make them totally unaccountable and see what happens. Can’t get any worse, can it?

Perdue’s press secretary later claimed she was joking. With the leadership we have nowadays, who can tell?

In related news, Obama’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag says we need less democracy to solve the problems our government has created:

To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

Maybe he’s just kidding too.

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Perdue wonders what we need elections for. The right people are already in power.

On tips from J, wingmann, Viking04, Shawn, Kevin S, and lonelypatriot.



116 Responses to “Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue Calls for Suspending Elections”

  1. TED says:

    Hmmmmmmmm, suspend elections? Could that possibly be because the left are losing their a$$ every time there is one!!?

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Its Mrs. Brady’s Evil Twin from that lost parallel universe episode of the Brady Bunch.

  3. Wilberforce says:

    Nope. You just don’t joke about such things (I think she meant it and let slip her true feelings.) She’s got to go, impeachment now.

  4. Thescribbler says:

    The woman is an idiot.

  5. Lao Zedong says:

    Worked for me!

  6. NorfolkNeville says:

    She was only joking? Yeah, that was frickin’ hilarious. I laughed so hard I nearly suspended the constitution.

  7. Mickey Shea says:

    Look at that face…she’s obviously on some heavy pharmaceuticals. Hello, genius, that would be giving them even more of a license for unlimited thuggery, thievery, and douchebaggery without any consequences.

  8. lao says:

    Um hello??

    Do you suppose she’s unaware that the Republicans currently hold the house majority?

  9. StanInTexas says:

    Lao, with a comment like she made, I am not certain she is aware of what year it is or what planet she is currently on.

    Do you think she was making a joke?

  10. AC says:

    Do you suppose she’s unaware that the Republicans currently hold the house majority?

    Or perhaps she’s aware that the house is infested with deficit spending RINOs.

    Either way, this is not something to be joked about. A representative form of government established in fair elections by the people is among the most fundamental rights enshrined in the US Constitution. Joking about suspending elections is like joking about taking the vote away from blacks or women.

  11. dapenguin says:

    aint that kinda what they did with FDR?

    I mean you could not change leaders in the middle of a war even if that leaders was a socialist dictator.

    hmmmmm maybe that is why they made term limits for presidents a rule rather than just a good idea

  12. Lao Zedong says:

    As usual, it’s all about party affiliation with Lao.

  13. A. Levy says:

    Hey, don’t laugh. This nitwit may be giving us a sneak-peek at Obummer’s “emergency” plan. There are “many” people who believe the Marxist-in-Chief, and especially his string-pullers, will not give up power so easily.

    If, by the middle of 2012, Obummer is losing, some “national emergency” could be declared, thereby giving him the power to suspend the elections. In fact, and depending on the “emergency” that is “created”, we could see the Constitution itself suspended, in the name of “national security”, of course. And the MSM will back him.

    Funny? Crazy? Just stop and think of how many times that very thing has happened around the world.

  14. lao says:

    No dong, if the house was held by a huge majority of Democrats then the pathetic breast-beating of the right might make some sense.

    Why would the left want to suspend elections with a Republican majority in place? Obviously you flakes would rather indulge in paranoid whining than use your noggins.

  15. AC says:

    The “Republican” majority is filled with weak-willed RINOs who voted to continue a course of economically fatal deficit spending.

    Suspending elections would prevent more conservatives from taking office who might work to actually balance the budget.

  16. StanInTexas says:

    Levy, the Liberals claimed the exact same thing would happen when the Bush Presidency ended. And while I think Bush is light-years ahead of Obama in the area of respecting the Constitution and the traditions of this nation; even Obama knows that such an act would cause a HUGE split in this nation and massive civil unrest greater than any crisis or emergency he and his sychophants could possibly create.

    It may have happened in other places around the world, but…
    THIS. IS. AMERICA!!!!!

  17. Jodie says:

    The good news is that if Obama, the great deceiver, becomes the one world leader, it won’t matter who’s in office in the U.S./sarc

  18. StanInTexas says:

    Lao, the part you are missing here is that no peron on the Right would EVER suggest such a thing, no matter which party was in power.

    On the other hand, this is not the first time the Left has suggested such a thing during Obama’s Administration.

    Typical that you woudl use the opportunity of a Liberal Democrat pissing on the Constitution to take shots at the Right!

  19. AC says:

    Lao, suppose that an advocate for the urban poor was raising an issue of high fuel prices during the cold New York winter, and a Republican joked that maybe blacks should move back to the farms of Alabama where it is warmer.

    Do you think that joke would be appropriate or well-received?

  20. TED says:

    lao is a FAKE, NO ONE can be that stupid!! Really!

  21. Jodie says:

    StanInTexas,

    Great point. We put up with Clinton feeling up women and getting blow jobs in the White House, as well as starting this huge housing debacle by legislating everyone into own a home. We never suggested suspending one iota of the constitution then. Even with the horrific things Obama is doing, we still stick to the rule of law.

    They are complete hypocrites!

  22. Jodie says:

    oops, “owning a home”…

  23. lao says:

    “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,” said Perdue spokesman Mark Johnson.

  24. AC says:

    Former Obama crony Peter Orszag also thinks we have too much democracy – that is, the people are speaking out against the deficit spending and the Washington culture of business as usual, an opinion which isn’t too convenient for the political elites.

  25. GoY says:

    Proving once again, there is no Democrat statement so stupid or vile that lao will not leap to its defense.

    (BTW: Spin from a flack after a politician has beclowned herself is not convincing.)

  26. Jeremiah Legacy says:

    lao: the politicians are SUPPOSED to focus on doing what the people want done under threat of losing office if they don’t, not some concept of what they think is best for the people.

    The ultimate problem with her statement is that while she may have been joking (which is about as much a joke as “What do you call a bus full of negroes in the bottom of a river?”), there are many on the left who seriously feel that suspending elections is exactly what should be happening here. It is also not without precedent that liberals would do that; Lincoln sent troops to New Hampshire (I think) to cancel their election because of concerns that they would cast the “wrong” votes.

  27. joeh says:

    Must have been her looks that got her elected. It sure wasn’t her brains.

  28. Austin says:

    I expressed my concern to my lib sister two days ago that there may not be any elections in 2012 and she laughed.

  29. Winston Smith says:

    Caption; “I can see the SOVIET UNION from my house !”

  30. NMS says:

    Once again I see the glazed eye stare of moonbat zeal.

  31. lao says:

    Austin, that goes to demonstrate that your sister has a proper appreciation for the difference between facts and absurdity.

  32. AC says:

    Given the circumstances, this gem from The People’s Cube seems appropriate.

  33. AC says:

    Austin, that goes to demonstrate that your sister has a proper appreciation for the difference between facts and absurdity.

    Of course there will be an election. Would Comrade Chairman really let ACORN and SEIU do all their preparation for nothing?

  34. lao says:

    Re Jeremiah @9:07: I hate to break it to you but Lincoln was a Republican.

  35. AC says:

    Re Jeremiah @9:07: I hate to break it to you but Lincoln was a Republican.

    I hate to break it to you, but if you want to pull up letters after names from over 150 years ago, then all the slavemasters were Democrats.

  36. GoY says:

    Let’s remember that the first Democrat President was Andrew Jackson, whose main achievement in office was driving Indians off their southern lands so he could redistribute it to the white slaveowners who voted him into office.

    Democrat tactic may have changed since the 1830’s, but the basic confiscate-and-redistribute philosophy has never changed.

  37. AC says:

    At least Andrew Jackson killed off the national bank which was bankrupting the people.

    The modern day Democrats used the Fed to blow a housing bubble which eventually burst and drive Americans off their land.

  38. lao says:

    Try paying attention AC.

    Jeremiah said: It is also not without precedent that liberals would do that; Lincoln sent troops to New Hampshire…

  39. Rock says:

    Per Orszag in the lead in at top,
    To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.
    ………………………………………

    Gee maybe like a super-committee?

  40. h. says:

    Gridlock is what the founders wanted. There was no bipartisanship at the start of this great nation.

    Our government is just now STARTING to work the way the founders intended.

    It’s better to have gridlock, than to push through legislation that will do more harm than good.

  41. fxdwg says:

    Start looking for dem congress critters to start floating this idea as well as Obamao himself. It’s going to get ugly before we get these folks out of their phoney baloney jobs.

  42. Bad News for Lao says:

    There’s a tape, and her tone when she makes the remark is not one of joking:

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/28/new-audio-nc-governor-struck-serious-tone-on-suspending-congressional-elections/

  43. Rock says:

    WTF has at least twice spoke of similar fantasies in the past.

    Easier to rule in China,
    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/11/obama-gee-it-would-be-easier-to-be-president-of-china/

    Or as he told La Raza, work around Congress,
    http://justpiper.com/2011/09/obama-quoting-appearance-laraza-id-like-to-work-my-way-around-congress/

    A note here, ABC has denied access to their story on these comments.

  44. Rock says:

    More bad news for Lao,
    Why ask “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
    Which oddly enough is left out of the blogs on the Left has they try and frame this as a joke.

  45. lao says:

    Oh wonderful, not only is the far right absolutely flawless in being able to determine what Democrats mean and intend, based on body language and lip reading, now they add “tone” to their list.

    You flakes are priceless!

  46. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    The governor of North Carolina called for a suspension of the Constitutional right to vote. Clearly not intended as humor.

    *Click!* The Left ratchets up its time-proven Bolshevik protocol.

  47. Alan says:

    I agree with Orszag. We need a simplified tax system and a balanced budget amendment, to protect those policies from the whims of congress. Congress has proven it can’t be trusted to balance the budget or keep their hands off SS surpluses.

  48. BigJoe says:

    Oh, no! She is most certainly NOT kidding! I’ve been looking for this one for about six months now and it’s finally started to happen! The POTUS does have the power to suspend elections indefinately. Watch and see if this one dosen’t, now that it’s been prophered by one of his satanic minions! This is what you might call a ‘Here’s your sign’ moments!!!

  49. Rock says:

    There is no secret to what Demorats want, bigger Government, fewer Rights, they tell us all the time.

  50. son of a preacher man says:

    “The POTUS does have the power to suspend elections indefinately.”

    No he does not. Only congress can grant martial law.

  51. lao says:

    As AC says, would Obama really let ACORN and SEIU do all their preparation for nothing?

    What claims did Moonbattery previously make regarding Acorn?

    Oh yeah, these:

    Dems Plan to Hand Over $Billions to Vote Fraud Outfit ACORN

    Obama Budget Includes $4 Billion Bonanza for ACORN

    How many $Billions did Acorn get?

    2009 annual budget $25 million, 10% of which came from the federal government.

  52. son of a preacher man says:

    “Oh wonderful, not only is the far right absolutely flawless in being able to determine what Democrats mean and intend, based on body language and lip reading, now they add “tone” to their list.”

    Exactly, any idiot knows that power is exclusive only to leftist trolls.

  53. GoY says:

    The real absurdity is that lao was first claiming we should not take the words at face value because one of her handlers said she was joking; something that could only have been indicated by the tone in which the remarks were delivered. Now that there is audio showing her tone was dead serious, he says the tone doesn’t matter because those who hear it aren’t capable of reading it properly.

    I guess he prefers to look evermore desperate and stupid to admitting he’s wrong.

  54. Rock says:

    Well, gee now LAO is saying WTF is not smart enough to have a back up plan. Maybe someone should advise Attack Watch they have a doubter in the ranks.

  55. BigJoe says:

    Wrong, Son of a preacher man. The POTUS can do that. National Security Directive (National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51/HSPD 20 refers.

  56. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    lao
    Oh wonderful, not only is the far right absolutely flawless in being able to determine what Democrats mean and intend, based on body language and lip reading, now they add “tone” to their list.
    OK, as per Lao’s NEW rule, let’s go back to debating EXACTLY what she did, or did not say.
    lao says:
    September 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

    “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,” said Perdue spokesman Mark Johnson.
    Oops, she didn’t say THAT.

  57. JT says:

    lao says:
    September 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

    “No dong” Yeah! We know you have a vagina. LOL

  58. Marci says:

    I don’t know…usually I don’t sound so serious when I am telling a joke nor do I ask for SUPPORT for my joke. What an idiot.

  59. Bill T says:

    Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility
    FEC rules naturalized citizens are same as ‘natural born’ in presidential votes
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=348933#ixzz1ZGp12K6S

  60. lao says:

    Yardsale, I love your desperate need to try to make this into a SERIOUS issue.

    Let me see if I have it figured out. Despite the fact that the Republicans hold a 50 seat majority in the house, a Democrat pol comment about suspending elections is taken absolutely seriously.

    The far right believes this is nefarious because, oh woe, there are more than 50 RINO’s in the house and those devious Democrats have them in their pocket!

    The far right believes that an election is BOUND to turf those RINO’s out and replace them with reliable conservatives.

    Look no further than Christine O’Donnell to see how successful THAT plan will be.

    The far right, naturally, thinks this proposal was not only absolutely serious – check out the TONE, but is actually a foreshadowing of what is about to become a national campaign by the left to suspend elections.

    Presumably this will be aided by the non-existent multi-BILLION dollar slush fund the non-existent ACORN has supposedly secured.

    It should go without saying that the Obama civilian security force, now known as the EPA will soon be filling those FEMA concentration camps.

    Read between the lines, imagine my tone, read my lips, observe my straight face: I am laughing at your flaky paranoia and self-righteous breast beating.

  61. son of a preacher man says:

    BigJoe

    I see your point. But those directives are technically unconstitutional (the fed gov doing something uncostitutional thats unpossible) and either way he would still need a state of emergency to enact those directives.

  62. Carmen says:

    Suspension of elections = war

  63. GoY says:

    I am interested in this because of what it betrays about the Democrat mindset (essentially Fascist). She is expressing a desire, not an intention, necessarily.

    Every progressive at an ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest or an SEIU rally may fancy himself a Little Che Guevara, but I’m not concerned about them suspending elections specifically. They’ve already learned how to use the courts to overturn elections (Prop 8, for example), and Obama is certainly content to circumvent Congress and the Constitution by bombing Libya or repealing No Child Left Behind by Executive Order; by refusing to enforce immigration laws and prosecuting those who do.

    The Democrats are essentially a Fascist Party, and they’ve kind of learned that as long as they have the Executive Branch and the courts, elections are just a formality in terms of much of their agenda. Bev Perdue is only lamenting that there are still a few obstacles to imposing the rest of it; that’s the takeaway.

  64. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Lao,
    Step away from the hole, and put the shovel down.
    I repeat, put the shovel down.

  65. chuck in st paul says:

    lao and goonturd ought to love that idea… they’re so much smarter than us so they should tell us how to live our lives… at least according to them anyway

  66. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    GoY
    Great analysis.
    It also serves to explain the trolls lack of concern over elections themselves, or the lack thereof.
    He is looking to that Supreme court nominee, lower court appointment, Obamacare bureaucrat state attorney general, county environmental services bureaucrat, all the way down to the Marxist union steward.
    These unelected, and/or unaccountable positions are where sausage can be made.
    Chavez and his rigged elections have nothing on this.
    You can “throw the bums out”, yet their spawn remains.

  67. CJ says:

    She should be publicly whipped.

  68. Rosie says:

    Apologize to the American People, all you filth which is called Democrats. Apologize to America for your infidelity to her laws! Except for a small handful, they need ALL to be brought up on treason charges.

  69. StanInTexas says:

    Lao, I am still waiting on an answer to my question from above.

  70. AC says:

    The far right believes this is nefarious because, oh woe, there are more than 50 RINO’s in the house and those devious Democrats have them in their pocket!

    Did John Boehner lead House Republicans to consent to a deficit in excess of a trillion dollars?

    Yes or no?

  71. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Lao is a Deflection Troll. It’s not concerned with the truth as it is a payroll Comintern hack working for the internet version of the Ministry of Truth.

    You waste your time doing anything but toileting on it.

  72. Son of Taz says:

    Perdue is not joking, she’s floating a trial balloon. She’s in deep trouble in NC and she’s one of OBummer’s lapdogs.

    In my view, making a statement like hers is akin to committing rape. It’s never something to joke about. It’s serious for the main reason that the vote is the way we do things in the US.

    Mark my words – if the Marxist or any member of his cabinet attempt to suspend the vote, bullets will fly. I will be right in there, and I know dozens of patriots that will be right there with me.

    I just wish Wyatt’s Torch was here to chime in on this. I know what he’d say:

    “Torches and Pitchforks”

  73. StanInTexas says:

    Taz,

    Rope, Tree, Liberal… Some assembly required!

  74. lao says:

    Poor AC. Romney is the likely Republican candidate and is a RINO if ever there was one. By your logic, the left wins no matter who is President.

    As I pointed out previously, the probability that all those supposed RINO’s in the house will be replaced by gold plated conservatives is wishful thinking.

    But, by all means, keep blowing the “true conservative” horn, the left loves it when Tea Party darling and conservative Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann comes up with quotes like this:

    “And the question was asked, should we normalize trading with Cuba? Why would you normalize trading with a country that sponsors terror?” Bachmann said. “Cuba — there’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah. And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran.

    “And, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”

    Wait, wait…explain it to me. She was joking.

  75. StanInTexas says:

    Still waiting, Lao!

  76. Spurwing Plover says:

    Remember in the STAR WRS saga SENATOR PALPATINE had himself elected as a president then went and declaired himself EMPOTRER FOR LIFE suspended all elections declaired martial law and built the death star to keep the planets loyal and destroyed the planets(alderan)who would dare disobey him Not much difference betwen obama and palpatine

  77. Festivus says:

    I think it’s pretty obvious she wasn’t joking. No one laughed and if you’re telling a provocative joke like that and it flops, you have to pretty much fess up and explain that it was a joke otherwise you look like you just seriously suggested that elections ought to be suspended. To my knowledge, she just went on matter-of-factly.

    That said, I think she is speaking rhetorically rather than advocating action as some sort of liberal power grab. lao’s point about the large Republican majority in the house makes this plain.

    Many times people of various political stripes have expressed the opinion that the two-year election cycle makes congressional representatives hesitant to make politically controversial legislation that is good for the country because they fear for their re-election chances. I’ve heard this sort of observation many times.

    I think she actually believes the congressional representatives will do what’s best for the country if they simply didn’t have this re-election prospect hanging over their heads. Whether she believes Democrats will come over the the Republican side, or vice versa, is difficult to tell, but if the prevailing polical winds (2010 mid terms and current polling data) are any indication, she might just be pining for Democrats to swallow their pride (and foolishness) and abondon this disastrous path Democrats are currently on.

    It’s stupid and terribly naive, but that’s what I think. She is not joking.

  78. Festivus says:

    I didn’t mean to say that what I think was “stupid and terribly naive,” that that her thinking along those lines, if that’s where she’s coming from, is stupid and naive. lol

  79. AC says:

    Poor AC. Romney is the likely Republican candidate and is a RINO if ever there was one. By your logic, the left wins no matter who is President.

    I’m not interested in definitions of left or right, only whether fiscal conservatism wins or loses. If the matchup is Obama vs. Romney then fiscal conservatism has already lost.

    As I pointed out previously, the probability that all those supposed RINO’s in the house will be replaced by gold plated conservatives is wishful thinking.

    It probably is. I don’t hold out much hope that our economic situation will be rescued in time.

    Consequently, my personal preparations for rotten monetary policy involve more than just plated gold.

    But, by all means, keep blowing the “true conservative” horn, the left loves it when Tea Party darling and conservative Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann comes up with quotes like this:

    Bachmann is not and never was qualified to speak authoritatively on fiscal issues. She may regurgitate talking points, but she does not understand the core issues like Ron Paul or Paul Ryan. What she understands is what is prepared for her by her aides.

    She might capture headlines making ideological statements about light bulbs and carbon taxes, however she has never positioned herself as a fiscal warrior.

    Find another example, and not a Christine O’Donnell, either.

    At the end of the day, she’s another party line lawyer in a time in which we need an economist.

    Want to keep playing that party line nonsense? Find another poster. I catch a lot of heat here for standing up to the Republican party when they put party before prosperity and refuse to deviate from the business as usual deficit spending.

    I’ve already said I will not vote for company men or Fed stooges. That means I will probably be casting a protest vote in 2012.

    In the end we will be judged on whether we implement fiscally conservative and sane economic policies. The letter after the name will be irrelevant. The right letter and the wrong policies still end in depression and inflation.

  80. wingmann says:

    The progressives want to turn us into them, to make us feel as deprived and depraved and deadened. It’s the only way that they can silence the roar of shame and self-loathing.(think lao)

    Poverty of the spirit. No truer words can be spoken of the progressive left. And they want nothing more than impoverishing your spirit as well..(ROB).

  81. warren says:

    “Nutty as a squirrel turd” just got new meaning from this braintrust! I fear that last tropical storm shorted out whatever few neural synapses that were occurring in this poor womans cranium. My sainted mother taught me to never poke fun at the afflicted but I’m gonna have to break her rules on this one….I wish you Tar Heels the best of luck with this one ! If we had her down here in Louisiana we would tie a string around her neck & fly her like a kite….no wind needed!

  82. Uneducated Moonbat says:

    THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Uneducated Moonbat says:

    “LESS DEMOCRACY” IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Mr. S says:

    She looks like the alien from the Twilight Zone, There’s something on the wing!!”

  85. Rock says:

    Wait, wait…explain it to me. She was joking.

    I wonder if Maj. Rudolf Anderson would agree with your assessment, or the possibilities.

  86. lao says:

    Speaking of the Twilight Zone, rocky wonders what dead people think.

  87. Rock says:

    lao that’s your best comeback, I simply highlighted the fact it has happen in the past, and there is no reason to believe it will not happen again. Your childish attempt at humor does little to reinforce the seriousness of your argument.

  88. lao says:

    You seriously think Hezbollah is going to put missile sites in Cuba rocky?

  89. Rock says:

    Do you honestly believe it is not within the realm of possibility, we know they are in Mexico a country supposedly friendly to us, Cuba not so much.

  90. lao says:

    “the realm of possibility” is a handy phrase to pull out to justify pretty much anything you can imagine.

    I suspect the Hezbollah leadership is smart enough to understand the potential consequences of such a move. Cuba is as well.

  91. Rock says:

    Imagine, or learned from past experiences, ignore the past at your own peril, history is a great teacher if you take the time to listen.

    Potential consequences have never been much of a determent in the past for acts of terror, and given WTF weaseling positioning I doubt they really fear any retribution from him, after all he has the Hispanic, Cuban, and illegal immigrants voting blocks to pacify.

    And now back on topic, its a given little miss Perdue was serious, she just failed to find any others as fool hardy as her, and now hopes it falls down that great memory hole. And, do you seriously think you will change any minds here.

  92. lao says:

    It’s a given that the far right needs only the flimsiest excuses, evidence or even outright fantasies to start whining about the supposed transgressions of the left.

    You acknowledge that nobody else supported suspending elections, no matter if that statement was hyperbole or not.

    So what is it? Serious constitutional crisis or much ado about nothing?

    Like I have said from the start, you gotta be mighty far out in the ozone to believe that a Democrat would recommend suspending elections when Republicans hold a 50 seat majority.

  93. GoY says:

    Off-Topic: Check out the video from Zombie at the Berkeley Bake Sale:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/09/27/racist-cupcakes-berkeley-erupts-over-affirmative-action-satire/?singlepage=true

    I think Eric Draven shows up at the 0.23 mark, anon at the 2:00 mark and lao at the 4:00 mark.

  94. Ex-bat says:

    I used to work for the state of NC, and have friends still working there. NC is in deep doo-doo, in terms of their fiscal health, and some of my friends may be getting laid off because of it.

    As to the drugs – yup, those googly eyes are a dead give away – CREEPY!!

  95. TonyD95B says:

    RE” lao at September 28, 2011 at 9:54 am:

    Loud Angry Obfuscator (aka “lao”) digs in solidly with: “Oh wonderful……now they add “tone” to their list.”

    Isn’t that what the Loopy Loony Lefties used to call, “subtlety and nuance?”

    Speaking of such, a spectral apparition that appears to be the Ghost of FA Hayek has implored lao to:

    “Step away from the hole, and put the shovel down.
    I repeat, put the shovel down.”

    That’s a “subtle and nuanced” way of saying, “Quit embarrasing yourself again, skippy.”

    I hear DEAD PEOPLE!!!! And I thought they all voted Democrat!

  96. ProfChuck says:

    It is this kind of idea that could start a bloody civil war. Is that what the left wants?

  97. Beverly Perdue says:

    I really thought someone could agree with me on that.

  98. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Lao says
    You acknowledge that nobody else supported suspending elections, no matter if that statement was hyperbole or not.
    So when should we begin to take notice, oh master Lao ?
    When there is fifty plus one percent support in the house ?
    A filibuster proof majority in the Senate ?
    Or when the FIRST Republican comes out with that same position ?
    A fair and open election process is more important than the ENTIRE Republican party.
    Seems your position remains that one Democrapt is more important than the ENTIRE election process.

  99. Rock says:

    lao has no clue he just post for no other reason than he see’s himself as superior and clever. Like some fresh LT full of himself and his training, zero experience in the real world.

  100. batman says:

    Going all the way back to the revolution, since the invention of Democrats, we observe a consistently skewed vision of their desired system of government for this nation. Our Founding Fathers knew: That knowledge of history was the secret of seeing the future.

    For those who are a bit foggy on systems of government, please find this excellent little history lesson, presented for those unfamiliar with the gross differences between a democracy and a republic. It is found here.

    Fortunately, our prevailing founders of the time, who were NOT Democrats, and were all on the same page.

    “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    Another astute founder. in particular: George Washington saw this coming, back in 1798, when he wrote this in a letter to James McHenry

    …The motives ascribed [inserted: to them] are, that [2] in such a situation they would endeavour to divide, & contaminate, by artful & seditious discourses, and perhaps at a critical moment, bring on confusion. What weight to give these conjectures you can judge of as well as I. But, as there will be characters enough of an opposite description, who are ready to receive appointments, circumspection is necessary; for my opinion of the first are, that you could as soon scrub the blackamore white, as to change the principles of a profest Democrat; and that he will leave nothing unattempted to overturn the Government of this Country.

    George Washington, to James McHenry 1798
    With Beverly Perdue, we see that the principles of the modern-day, capital-D Democrat, haven’t changed a single iota, since the revolution.

  101. Jalopy says:

    “Less democracy” is indeed what democracy looks like.

    Extreme bourgeois teabaggers can bemoan socio-economic fairness for the proletariat all they like in our nation’s political discourse, but if our communities are to sustain restorative social justice and repair disproportionate inequities, then we must progress towards the establishment of dynamic oversight programs that will empower our diverse multicultural minorities, who have been disenfranchised and effect change in order to eliminate their disparities, with solidarity.

    The hatemongering misogynist fascists of the Tea Party who spread their dangerous ideology of imperialistic colonialism and crony capitalism with their extremist vitriolic venom should not be allowed to halt the organization and mobilization of a renewable and transformative collective, collaborative, cooperative, coalition.

    Affecting change by suspending elections for at least one cycle to bring about less democracy would benefit our democracy.

    Beverly Perdue, your hopes are answered.

  102. batman says:

    Jalopy == Communist.

  103. son of a preacher man says:

    “Affecting change by suspending elections for at least one cycle to bring about less democracy would benefit our democracy”

    A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

  104. batman says:

    Jalopy = (Communist == Fascist) In the last century, 100 million people were sacrificed to your ideology. How much blood in the streets would you find to be acceptable to achieve your goals?

  105. Adam says:

    Jalopy= Goonturd, I think.
    That post sounds exactly like the sort of pseudo- intellectual, Communist diarrhea he spewed here before we banned him.

  106. batman says:

    Jalopy, a Marxist misanthrope.

    Adam, what really scares me is that there are increasing numbers of people out there, that actually believe that crap. I blame the skools. particularly: Public edjumication.

    Lenin was right, in this respect. “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”

    Now, I have to “…get my a– to work, so Mama don’t have to.”

  107. lao says:

    ProfChuck says: It is this kind of idea that could start a bloody civil war. Is that what the left wants?

    “The left” did not express “this kind of idea”, ONE obscure pol did.

    “The left” did not suggest they wanted to start “a bloody civil war”, you did.

    The usual parrots take the hyperbole of ONE person and through wingnut magic, transform it into the point of view of everyone on the left.

    How about an example from the pathetic Yardsale?

    GoY says: 11:21 am
    I am interested in this because of what it betrays about the Democrat mindset (essentially Fascist).

    Not Perdue’s “mindset”, somehow in Yardsale’s universe, if one Democrat says something, all the others are thinking it.

    Poor little ghost asks: So when should we begin to take notice? When there is fifty plus one percent support in the house ? A filibuster proof majority in the Senate ?

    How about when ONE or TWO additional prominent Democratic politicians offer their support for suspending elections?

    By the way, to date the best the far right can do re addressing the obvious logical disconnect of a Democrat seriously recommending suspending elections when Republicans hold a 50 seat majority is:

    (a) All those Republicans are RINO’s and suspending elections would prevent “real” conservatives from being elected.

    Pardon me for laughing.

  108. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Lao
    So now you FINALLY admit that this is wrong.
    Congrats on the first step.
    How will the others who “lend support” know that suspending elections is out of bounds if we fail to speak up now ?
    In fact, if we wait long enough, it may be possible to hang the entire Dem party on this one, right ?
    And remember who warned you to back away from the hole.

  109. lao says:

    Sorry little ghost, I admitted nothing of the sort.

    If flakes like you want to insist hyperbole should be taken seriously, I’m happy to laugh at you.

    Nobody on the left is “lending support” or condemning the statement because, being members of the reality-based universe, they understand the statement was not a serious proposal.

  110. Jodie says:

    jalopy & lao = douchebaggers

  111. Beverly Purdue says:

    lao says, “Nobody on the left is “lending support” or condemning the statement because, being members of the reality-based universe, they understand the statement was not a serious proposal.”

    But I really hoped that someone could agree with me on that.

  112. lao's bleeding anus says:

    You’ll have to excuse me….

    I’ve had a “shit” week, if you catch my drift. 🙂


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