Friday, September 30, 2011

Well, they can always join the EU

Not for one moment do I believe that the people of the United States will allow noisome left-wing politicians and presidential advisers to suspend the Constitution by postponing or abolishing elections. The idea is preposterous. However, the fact that anybody can even suggest such a thing when even the Second World War did not prevent that country from functioning as a constitutional democracy, makes one's hair stand on end with horror.

Instapundit links to the Washington Examiner as does the Wall Street Journal, though many of us have heard the story. In essence it is about, first, former White House Budget Director Peter Orszag writing in the New Republic that more government should be done in an unaccountable fashion through commissions and automatic policies, something that we on this side of the Pond are very well aware of. In fact, it is the EU's method and I have always called it managerial politics instead of electoral. We are all well on the way to achieving that utopia but to Americans it is still, rightly, a shocking idea.

Worse was to come:
Perhaps know-it-all bureaucrats can be forgiven for harboring such contempt for the voting public. But elected officials cannot. That's why similar comments by Gov. Bev Perdue, D-N.C., are far more troubling. "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," Perdue told a Rotary Club gathering in suburban Raleigh this week. "I really hope that someone can agree with me on that."

Perdue's office at first claimed her comments were made in jest. The subsequent release of the audio conclusively demonstrates otherwise.
Well, Governor, there is a political entity that would welcome your devotion to managerialism in politics. Care to join them in Brussels?


  1. Dear Helen,

    The Democrats know they are in deep trouble in the coming election. Their panic is palpable so these are the kind of statements that start to shine the light on how terrified they are going into election 2012.

  2. Well, let us hope their terror will be shown to be well substantiated. Go,go, go.

  3. Anger against Washington (Obama and the congress critter that haven't YET been turned out) is spreading like wildfire across the US. Well, except for the liberals who are feeling, I think, abject fear that they have been shown up for what they are. I predict quite a shelacking come election time. We need to rid ourselves of the RINOs that are left and replace with fiscal and costitutional conservatives. Darn, I wish we the people would show up in Washington clutching red pens in our hands and saying "We are going to show you how to cut and slash away wasteful program and stupid spending. Don't even THINK about enacting more taxes!" Ahh, what a lovely picture that brings to mind! Eh, I can dream....