Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Perdue Joins Orszag: "No Elections for You!!"

Yesterday, we pointed to an odd statement from Peter Orszag, who used to work directly for Obama.

Today we see that Orszag was, indeed, reading from a playbook.

Here's Orszag's remark:

....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.”

"A bit less democratic"??

Now the (D) Governor-ette of N. Carolina joins:

The Democrat governor of North Carolina has suggested that the country dispense with Congressional elections for two years in order to help the “economic recovery.”

"You have to have more ability from Congress,” said Gov Bev Perdue, “I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. 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."

So not only should we suspend elections, she says, but we should also not hold any actions Congress might take- actions taken for our own good of course- against them.

Perdue's managers say that 'it was a joke,' or 'it was hyperbole'.

Well, it might have been a joke or hyperbole--until she got to that last line:  "I really hope that someone can agree with me on that."

That's not "joking;" it is not "hyperbole".  It is clearly a call.

It is not a co-incidence that both Orszag and Perdue (who is regarded as a 'star' in the (D) Party) both issued similar statements inside of two days.

It is, instead, a telegraph of what the Administration would like to have happen.


Anonymous said...

Braindead Jeff Simpson of Blogging Blue - who criticizes any Republican move as a threat to democracy - is radio silent on this.


neomom said...

If you listen to the audio on it.. Nope, not a joke.

Perdue truly is an idiot. The only reason she was even elected was due to Obummers coattails.

Folks here in NC are mortified.

But conservatives can take heart if this is what the liberals are touting as a Democrat star.