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What Would Caesar Do?

28 September 2011 @ 14:31

Wow. Them <strike>National Socialists</strike>…er, <strike>Partito Nazionale Fascista</strike>…er Democrats sure don’t like representative government that much it seems.

-As you probably have heard, from The Raleigh News & Observer, JBFrank reporting, we learn [the Memeorandum thread is here]:

File this in the random-things-politicians-say file. Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. [Democratic] Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.

The comment — which came during a discussion of the economy — perked more than a few ears. It’s unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious — but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.

Of course, her Office is now claiming that she wasn’t being serious.

As William Teach reminds us:

Was she joking, or, was this simply a matter of speaking off the cuff and coming out with a gaffe? Remember, in Democrat World, a gaffe is when a lefty says what they really think….

Like Nietzsche’s Superman, we must remember, the mores of civilized society [especially of the Western variety] don’t apply to the Left. And Reason is relative.

Here is the full remark, courtesy of Publius over at Big Governmentand it doesn’t sound like an attempt at humor to me:

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. 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. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It’s a little bit more contentious now but it’s not impossible to try to do what’s right in this state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.

Don Surber wins the best comeback award:

Get the trains to run on time, eh?

High Speed Rail: It’s The Heart And Soul Of The Recovery, Stupid!

The Troglopundit was warned that if he voted for a certain grumpy old geezer this would happen, but being a cave-dwelling creature, Lancelot Link didn’t listen to his human betters.

On the other hand the Confederate Yankee finds a personal bright spot in the tyrannic overcast [tip of the fedora to Wombat-Socho's Live At Five]:

Good News: When It’s Time to Hang Tyrants, I Won’t Have Far To Drive

I’ll only have to go just up the road to the NC Governor’s mansion, where they conveniently have some very nice oaks suitable for the kind of partisan zealot that would like to suspend elections in 2012.

That’s the spirit!*

-In what I see as a related matter, John Hinderaker [who agrees with me] reminds us [tip of the fedora again to Wombat]:

Not quite two weeks ago, but noticed only today because of a link from Drudge–which, unlike the New Republic, lots of people read–President Obama’s former budget director, Peter Orszag, explained that “we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.” Just a bit? Orszag provides a valuable window into the thinking of the Obama administration when he writes that we–who, exactly, is “we?”–need to “jettison the Civics 101 fairy tale about pure representative democracy” and find “ways around our politicians.”

-Hmmm…I wonder what Julius Obamacus Nero Caesar thinks about all of this?…….well, actually, of course, we all know very well what that Bolshe rat bastard thinks.

-Over at Cold Fury, Mike sums it all up very well:

Neo-Marxism on proud display in a patently anti-American regime, committed to destroying the last vestiges of America That Was; governing against the clearly-expressed will of the people it seeks to enslave; and encroaching on liberty by fiat, edict, and Imperial decree. That’s where we are in 2011, people. Deny it if you will. Myself, I’m loading magazines.

Don’t forget the MRE’s and Whiskey, Mike.

-What’s going on here with both Purdue and Orszag is the firing of the first shots in a new offensive in the Left’s War Of American Dependence. These two are merely following the Leftist Playbook:

= Start circulating a controversial idea.

= Pull back from advocating it when challenged, but start to work the concept in as often as possible wherever possible.

= Keep the idea in floating around until people start to accept the concept as normal and/or acceptable for reasonable discussion.

= Once this is achieved, start to slowly argue for milder forms of it being implemented.

= At the same time all of the above is going on, continue to foment Chaos.

= Once the idea is being seriously considered as an option by the serious people, increase the Chaos.

= White Knight time.

This is way republics fall.

And this is The Way Of The Leftist.

*BTW: I may be looking for investors soon in my new tar and feather factories ― I’ll keep you advised.

  1. 28 September 2011 @ 15:13 15:13

    I find your ideas fascinating and would like to invest in your tar and feathers.
    (Also, thanks for linking!)

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      30 September 2011 @ 19:21 19:21

      I will be sending out a prospectus as soon as I consult with our CFO, Colonel Jack Daniel.

  2. Adobe Walls permalink
    28 September 2011 @ 18:15 18:15

    Somebody in the comments at another site pointed out that if we didn’t hold the election all of the house reps and one third of the senators terms would expire. This would mean no house and a republican senate. Unless we only held the presidential election Obama’s term would expire also. As a resident of NC I can assure you Governor Perdue is really this stupid but I suspect she was just pandering to a friendly crowed in the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.

  3. Adobe Walls permalink
    28 September 2011 @ 19:50 19:50

    This is why these numbskull’s come up with ideas like postponing elections.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      30 September 2011 @ 19:22 19:22

      What a dope.

  4. 28 September 2011 @ 20:12 20:12

    The primary reason for the 2nd Amendment.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      30 September 2011 @ 19:23 19:23

      Thanks the Good Lord the Anti-Federalists insisted on it.

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