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North Carolina Guv goes “off the wall!”

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Most of you who follow this site and listen to my radio program know that I’m quite fond of the state of North Carolina. I look on it as my second home. I graduated from Chapel Hill, and we have a family home up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In fact, I’ve off to see the leaves change and enjoy the crisp fall weather in the next few weeks. Having lavished this praise, like all our states, they have some politicians who often don’t use a little “common sense” like we talk about here each week. Take this week’s statement by Governor Beverly Perdue who has declared that we should just suspend elections in 2012 for Congress until congressmen solve our economic problems. Doe she really think our policies are in such disarray that we have to basically shut down our democratic system of government?

Remember that 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. Now I think I know where the lady is coming from. She must feel if there are no pressures on congressmen to campaign, then they can focus on our economic ills. But Senators with a six year term ahead of them are just as ornery and cantankerous as house members expressing little interest in finding common ground with the opposing party. Republicans seem to be solely focused on defeating the president at whatever cost. Good luck at any chance for a meaningful dialogue.

Already people are suggesting she just had to be joking. It sure didn’t come across that way. Here’s what the governor said: “”You have to have more ability from Congress,” said Gov. 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.” No joking here. Come on Governor. My show is on a number of North Carolina stations. So you really ought to listen and gain a little “Common Sense.”

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