Bev’s Excursion Into Ad Lib Territory
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
As far back as 2007 this scribe was warning that if times got rough for democrats America might see elections suspended in order to keep the dems in office. After the 2010 avalanche of votes for republicans many conservatives began to worry about the possibility that democrats in charge of the White House might, in fact, make such a move.
Look. A national emergency is all that is needed. One could certainly argue that the US is currently suffering a national emergency – the near collapse of our financial system. On the other hand, some of us would argue that democratic control of our government IS the national emergency.
In any event, reading some commentator’s postulation concerning the suspension of elections may be worrisome, but to hear those words from a serving democratic governor of one of the largest states in the union is truly stunning.
That said, what’s worse is to be a conservative republican resident of the state that governor purportedly serves!
I write this commentary from the great state of North Carolina. Allow me, if you will, to express my embarrassment at the governor’s words. I hasten to add that I am not surprised at what Gov. Purdue said. She is, after all, a machine democrat. Unfortunately, she was not up for reelection in 2010 when Tar Heels cleaned the state legislature of the democratic machine and, for the first time in 150 years, gained control of both houses of the NC General Assembly. Had Purdue been on the ballot, we would have had a republican governor, as well. As it is, we have to wait until November of 2012 to “banish Bev” and place a republican in the governor’s office.
I once saw a sign in a broadcast studio, which said: “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear.” Maybe Bev ought to have that sign posted in the governor’s office.
In an article by Rob Christensen and John Frank in The (Raleigh) News & Observer entitled: “N.C. Gov. Perdue's remark strikes nerve with GOP pundits” the paper says: “When Perdue is off script, it is often an adventure. While visiting SAS's solar farm in Cary where sheep graze, she commented to co-founder John Sall: "If we only had that ram, John, we could mate and have fun."
Or while appearing at a state employees health fare, Perdue talked about her decision to give up smoking cigarettes and eating a bag of Doritos at the end of each week when she thought she was having a stroke.
"My head popped open, and I said, 'Dear God, if you let me live, I'll quit.' And I quit. I didn't quit for me. I quit because I thought about my kids not having momma or a daddy."
Or there was the time, when a television cameraman, offered a lascivious "All Right," after Perdue said she would "undress" from the TV microphone that was clipped to her jacket. " I'm an old woman," Perdue said. "You are a pervert."
She has publicly acknowledged in speeches - as she is about to go off script - that her staff has urged her to stay on script. And she runs through communications staff like water - David Kochman, Tim Crowley, Justin Guillory, Pearse Edwards and Chrissy Pearson are all former communications staffers no longer on the governor's staff.” (You may read the entire article at the Raleigh News and Observer’s website HERE.)
The governor’s staff has been “backing and filling” since the Gov made her remarks and, frankly, they have only made matters worse.
In the event you may have missed those sage remarks made by my governor here they are”
“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.”
First, the democrats claimed it was a joke. All one has to do is read the words above and you quickly see it was anything but a joke.
Then they claimed it was hyperbole. Nah. That didn’t work either. Consider the context.
Then came the excuse that it was sarcasm. It was so clearly NOT sarcasm, especially when you hear the words delivered in Purdue’s own voice, that the sarcasm excuse crashed and burned immediately.
This whole incident is simply another reminder that the democrats view the US Constitution as a speed bump rather than a stop sign to government’s power.
That must be corrected in November of 2012.
J. D. Longstreet