Scratch a Liberal…[Updated]

…and you know what you’ll find (h/t LC Jerry):

As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.

“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.

Hell yeah. Then the filthy liberal fascists in Congress, not to mention SCOAMF himself, won’t have to worry about their skanky, totalitarian arses being kicked to the curb in the next election while they systematically dismantle whatever remains of our Republic. Why should elected representatives have to worry about the electoral consequences from the people they claim to represent, after all?

As LC & IB angrywebmaster puts it:

Funny how the Liberals are always screaming that conservatives want to institute a dictatorship but they’re the ones trying to do it.

It’s called “projection”, and it’s evident in everything liberals accuse conservatives of wanting to do. Listen closely to them and you’ll soon have a complete playbook for everything they intend to do if or when they can get away with it.

There’s just this one thing that the commie slut Perdue (and the rest of the drooling liberal fascists) keep forgetting: You need to disarm the populace first. That “tiny” mistake is going to cost you dearly if you ever try to do what we all know that you really want to do.

Suspend democracy?

Try it, and you’ll be the ones who end up getting suspended.

From a tree.

Thatisall.

[Update] Just in time to make the gaffe even worse, They come out with their own new spin. The Guv was joking

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.:

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 The DC.

Riiigggghhhhto…!

-JB sends.

34 comments

  1. 1
    LC Gregory growls and barks:

    Michael Kinsley famously said that a gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. Why do I get the feeling that the truth this cow is trying to tell is that either she won’t be re-elected, or that she doesn’t WANT to be re-elected?

    Either way – :em01: :em01: :em01:

    Move Along Home, Bev. That’s valuable oxygen you’re sucking in – there are rats and snakes who could be breathing it instead.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Four years ago I would have laughed at this, I would have made jokes about a Governor who stepped in it. Four years ago I wouldn’t have taken it seriously in the least. Four years later….. I’ve seen too much. This is a trial balloon, I’m not saying that this came out of the (MIS)administration, but they are for damn sure watching the reaction. If they don’t see people up in arms for more than 24 hours, we’ll see somebody with a higher profile, probably on a late night talk show (so they can play it off as a joke) float the same idea….. and so on and so forth.

    All I can say is I WILL vote in November 2012, you can decide what type of lever I pull.

  3. 3
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    This IS what every Leftist “progressive” wants, 100% of the voters pulling the marxist lever.

  4. 4
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    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.

    Taping a frag grenade to their mouths would be far more efficient (and entertaining).

  5. 5
    Bones growls and barks:

    I’m going to have to agree w/ Gingis. I would have laughed and ridiculed anyone who would have been able to tell me all the violations of our Constitution (that have already occured) as a lunatic off their meds. Now, I believe that we are just starting down the road spelled out in Revelations. I fear that w/politicians like this openly stating what is next means that they already have the infrastructure behind them to ensure that a ballot box doesn’t happen in 2012. Go long on investments of lead and lead delivery devices. I fear we’re gonna need them soon.

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    sleeper growls and barks:

    Lemmee translate Perdue for you.

    Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy.

    “I can’t buy votes and reduce the deficit at the same time.”

    This is what ALL of Congress does. Yes, even my representative, JoAnn “Hey, let’s subsidize natural gas vehicles!” Emerson (R-MO).

    So Perdue’s answer is to make herself unaccountable. It’s a double edged sword. Should we trust her to return the Federal government to its constitutionally stated purpose? Or will she abuse her new-found immunity to voter sentiment?

    just tell them we won’t hold it against them

    “Trust me.”

    Right.

    The problem, as I see it, lies squarely with voters. We (as a group) elect people who we believe will bring us goodies at the expense of everyone else. It’s unconstitutional, but greed often trumps righteousness. Perdue’s solution would work if Congress was in the control of people who believed in limited government, but if that was the case, we wouldn’t need Perdue’s solution.

    The real solution starts with voters, i.e., us. We have to elect the right Congress. We have to create the right voters. Congress damn sure isn’t going to do that for us.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Lessee, if the ballot box is taken out of play, then….. :em03: the only thing left on the list is … the cartridge box!

    Is *that* the result she wants? I don’t think so, but never underestimate the ability of self-delusion!

  9. 9
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    “If you are joking, I’m not laughing….if you’re serious, I’m getting my gun!!!”

    Can’t remember the source, damn it!!
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    Teufelhunden_JD growls and barks:

    Someone tell Bev that there’s a large number of people in her state who are former residents of Camp LeJeune, they are armed, and they aren’t laughing.

  12. 12
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Teufelhunden_JD says:

    Someone tell Bev that there’s a large number of people in her state who are former residents of Camp LeJeune, they are armed, and they aren’t laughing.

    And do not forget Bragg and Robin Sage. I posted about Robin Sage on another blog. But if you missed it…check HERE
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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    The Emperor says:

    Scratch a liberal

    No thanks. I don’t know where it’s been.

  14. 14
    GamerFromJump growls and barks:

    I think the best response to that goes thus:

    Starting now, there’s going to be a lot less conversation and a lot more killing.

  15. 15
    LC/IB PrimEviL growls and barks:

    Igor, Imperial Booby @ #8:
    That’s exactly what they want. Once the shooting starts, the President can unilaterally invoke the Riot Act,
    institute Martial Law, suspend habeas corpus, and then the Constitution en toto.
    They never pass up a crisis, and manufacturing crisiis is what they are all about.
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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC/IB PrimEviL says:

    That’s exactly what they want. Once the shooting starts, the President can unilaterally invoke the Riot Act,
    institute Martial Law, suspend habeas corpus, and then the Constitution en toto.

    After which comes the fun part where SCOAMF and his remaining three loyal followers try to enforce his new edict. :em05:
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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    GamerFromJump @ #:
    It will start slowly as most are more worried about getting to work on time but once the ‘ball’ begins to roll …

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    Teufelhunden_JD growls and barks:

    LC Draco says:

    And do not forget Bragg and Robin Sage. I posted about Robin Sage on another blog. But if you missed it…check HERE
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    I’m familiar with the exercise. Maybe Bev should spend some time at Rangeley, ME, becoming more familiar with some of our training…

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    LC/IB PrimEviL says:

    Igor, Imperial Booby @ #8:
    That’s exactly what they want. Once the shooting starts, the President can unilaterally invoke the Riot Act,
    institute Martial Law, suspend habeas corpus, and then the Constitution en toto.
    They never pass up a crisis, and manufacturing crisiis is what they are all about.
    LC/IB PrimEviL recently posted..It’s “BO”

    Actually, there is a misconception about martial law and the Riot Act. Martial law means the UCMJ supersedes civilian law. It does not mean a soldier on every corner as some think. I think the Riot Act can not be enforced, and actually does not apply to the US.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_Act
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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    LC Draco says:

    Martial law means the UCMJ supersedes civilian law

    I have to respectfully disagree. Martial Law allows the applicable executive authority to suspend certain civil rights, such as freedom to assemble and curfews. The UCMJ only applies to civilians in combat zones, during times of declared war. The primary usage of Martial Law is to allow the military to operate within the U.S. to perform police functions. This is normally prohibited under Posse Comitatus. OT to this discussion is that Posse Comitatus was grossly violated by Lincoln in prosecuting the War of Northern Aggression.

    Back to the topic- Does anyone really, really believe that update? Fucking morons, trying to spin it as a joke. Jokes are quick one-liners or a word or two. Her’s was a considered statement period.
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    Just Another Random Nut growls and barks:

    :em03: I hope this isn’t trolling … but it is true enough that politicians more focused on getting elected than doing what is right is definitely a problem. The real problem, though, is that the special-interest lobbies really run the government, when you get right down to it. Most Congressmen have to make so many deals and call in so many favors to get anything real pushed through that they shoot themselves in the foot later.

    That said … nice try, Gov. Purdue. Pull the other one. I need the stretch.

    By the way – I do not know who might remember or care, but I was once known here as Stormcat. That was a long time ago, and a lot has changed since then.
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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Just Another Random Nut says:

    I hope this isn’t trolling

    Huh???? Absolutely not sir.
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    Just Another Random Nut growls and barks:

    Huh???? Absolutely not sir.

    Well, miss as it happens, but I haven’t been here in a while and I tend not to march in lockstep with the crowd, so sometimes I get stepped on. I was just being cautious.
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  24. 24
    bruce growls and barks:

    bev maybe we should suspend you from a bongo investment act bridge. :em05:

  25. 25
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Speaking of the riot act and martial law, Beverly Stalin just suspended the Second Amendment in NC.

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    MasterGuns Imperial Swampmaster growls and barks:

    Most of you know that this piece of work governs the state I call home. Some of you may know that she is an aquaintance of mine and a friend of my ex wife.

    She is a lib…….not a socialist but a pure lib. Lives in New Bern about 30 miles from here. She is not a friend of the people despite being repeatedly elected to various public offices. She is terrified that her new GOP legislature will gain more ground in 2012. She also has no chance of getting re-elected.

    I am sometimes ashamed at NC politics……..our recent scandals are damn near as good as Chicago could do.

    Why she would utter such tripe at a Rotary Club event is beyond me. Trust me, she meant it.

    The libs don’t even try to hide anymore do they?

    I am armed as a man should be. I defend what is mine. I swore an oath that I have not been released from and understand the concept of enemies foreign and domestic. An assault on the Constitution is an assault on me and mine.

    Enough said.

    Semper Fi

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Jackboot IC/A says:

    LC Draco says:

    Martial law means the UCMJ supersedes civilian law

    I have to respectfully disagree. Martial Law allows the applicable executive authority to suspend certain civil rights, such as freedom to assemble and curfews. The UCMJ only applies to civilians in combat zones, during times of declared war. The primary usage of Martial Law is to allow the military to operate within the U.S. to perform police functions. This is normally prohibited under Posse Comitatus. OT to this discussion is that Posse Comitatus was grossly violated by Lincoln in prosecuting the War of Northern Aggression.

    Back to the topic- Does anyone really, really believe that update? Fucking morons, trying to spin it as a joke. Jokes are quick one-liners or a word or two. Her’s was a considered statement period.
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    The reality is, once civil authority has been suspended/dissolved, only then we will find out what martial law means. In practice it will be whatever The King of Clubs wants, and can get a compliant military to do. Any correlation with the understanding of the Constitutional authors, the legislature, or JAG will be strictly coincidental. What it will mean in practice I think none of us wants to find out. :em06:

    Increasingly The King of Clubs is starting to remind me of Salvador Allende. For those of you too young or drug-addled to remember – Allende was elected president of Chille at the end of the 1960s when the right and center right split, electing the radical by a plurality. Is governance was increasingly radical and he began arming radicalized unions. Due to his increasing unpopularity he tried to cancel the upcoming elections in favor of continuing his personal dictatorship of the proletariat ™ As the country moved toward civil war the Chilean Army, led by Agosto Pinochet intervened to remove him and restore constitutional rule. Now you all remember the rest of the story, save that after an extended period of military dictatorship Pinochet handed back representative rule to the people. Sorry, but I cannot think of a single American commander Perfumed Prince with the nads and the integrity to do a Pinochet for us. There may be a few colonels unknown to me.

    For those of a historical bent, review also the Roman interregnum period of rule by Triumvirate in the wake of Caesar’s murder, leading to the rise of Octavian as Emperor First Citizen.
    Bev Perdue must pay a very severe price, lest the other little monkeys get any ideas that this is a question which can be broached again.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Some of you may have thought me a bit over the edge when I predicted this development back in November 2008.
    But right after the election I heard The Annointed One request that President Bush should resign and step down prematurely, “so I can begin to rule early”. He did not say govern, After hje used the same very several more times dduring the following days, I became certain it was a Freudian slip, and not just one of his little mistakes. He imagines himself an autocrat, who is being denied his just powers so long as there is any opposition or lack of adulation. It goes way beyound simple narcissism.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    LC Gunsniper says:

    Beverly Stalin just suspended the Second Amendment in NC.

    Well shit and shinola, how the rest of us staff types missed that I’ll never know. But…in the context of this new statement and that one, she sure as HELL was serious.
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    Teufelhunden_JD growls and barks:

    LC Gunsniper says:

    Speaking of the riot act and martial law, Beverly Stalin just suspended the Second Amendment in NC.

    Heh, if it came to the State of NC finding out whether or not I happen to be armed in public, I can guarantee it will be on more than a 1st degree misdemeanor charge.

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Speaking of the riot act and martial law, Beverly Stalin just suspended the Second Amendment in NC.

    Not to poop in the punchbowl here, but that article was from a year ago.

    But the question I ask now, has that order ever recinded.

  32. 32
    LC Gregory growls and barks:

    http://chicksontheright.com/2011/09/29/tamara-holder-youre-wrong-youre-hoplessly-hilariously-wrong/

    This is the dumbest lefty “defense” of Perdue you could imagine. Her argument is, essentially, sticking her fingers in her ears and shouting “LA LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!!!”

    If this is the opposition, how are we in the hole we are? Oh, right – the opposition was a lot smarter (if still based on crap principles) before they got a hold of the educational system.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    That story kinda reminds me when having my CHL when I was stationed in Georgia, Fulton County tried to make it illegal to carry in that specific county. The county tried to supersede CHL state laws. Georgia Supreme Court basically said…HELL NO!!!

    BTW…in regards to martial law, LC Jackboot and LC Rurik, like the comments and discourse. If it is ever declared, I am throwing on my ACU’s and pushing my luck!!! Only place I have ever been asked for my ID is going on certain installations, never out in public! Now, I have busted some posers who didn’t know how to set up their uniform, but with 25 years in, I know what to look for and what NOT to do!
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    LC FX Phillips growls and barks:

    LC Jackboot IC/A @ #:

    OT to this discussion is that Posse Comitatus was grossly violated by Lincoln in prosecuting the War of Northern Aggressiom

    I don’t think this is correct.

    The Posse Comitatus Act was passed as a direct result of reconstruction in 1878.