EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina Wants to Cancel Elections
Would it be a violation of Godwin’s Law to point out that even the Nazis kept having elections even when we were bombing them? Heck, the United States continued having elections in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. We didn’t put democracy on hold just because we felt like it. There is this thing called the constitution.But the constitution seems beside the point to one of America’s least popular governors, Bev Perdue of North Carolina. Maybe brains and constitutional fidelity go together. Perdue has declared that we should just suspend elections in 2012 for Congress until congressmen solve our economic problems. Given her lack of popularity and the fact that her unpopularity coupled with Obama’s unpopularity will probably swing North Carolina to the GOP in 2012, I’m sure she was privately thinking we might as well suspend all elections next year.After all, elections may matter, but they cost money.Already people are suggesting she just had to be joking. Except it doesn’t sound like she was joking and to come out now and say she was joking after giving a rather level toned speech in which she did not chuckle about it and, instead, asked people to join with her and support the idea sounds more like post-idiocy spin than truth.Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina, thinks that notwithstanding the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, or World War II, our country is in such a terrible place now that by God we don’t need no stinking elections because the people who cannot solve the problem right now will some how, miracle of miracles, solve the problem next year if only they don’t have to then be held accountable by their constituents — constituents who very likely will be purging Bev Perdue from politics next year.Exit point: I think we’ve just had our first Democratic Governor go on record admitting our present economic situation is worse than the Great Depression.