Canada Free Press
- Judi McLeod Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The fool proof way for Barack
Thanks to North
Perdue’s proposal dropped like the proverbial bombshell at a Rotary Club event was offered as a means for politicians to gain time to tackle crippling unemployment and a stagnant economy.
Was Perdue stretching for Rotarian attention or advancing an idea already on
“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,” Gov. Perdue, a Democrat, said, according to a report by the Raleigh News & Observer. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.” (Fox News, Sept. 27, 2011).
“It wasn’t clear how serious Perdue was about giving lawmakers a get-out-of-an-election-free card—especially considering Congress’ approval rating is in the gutter—but Republicans quickly pounced on her remarks.
“Now is a time when politicians need to be held accountable more than ever,” local GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said in a statement to the newspaper. “Does the governor not believe that people of North Carolina have the ability to think for themselves about whether or not the actions of elected officials are working?”
“Paul Coble, a GOP candidate for a House seat from North Carolina, also took exception to Perdue’s comments.
“That’s a proposal that only the politicians that have worsened our economic mess could appreciate,” Coble, who is chairman of the Wake County commissioners, told the News & Observer.Full story HERE