Edit, September 30, 2011: Rush Limbaugh’s take on this…
The Democrat Party faces a very real possibility of a GOP Senate super-majority in the 2012 elections. Twenty Democrat Seats, ten GOP seats and two Independent seats are up for election next year. The GOP presently holds 47 seats in the US Senate.
The planting of political acorns is often done in oblique ways to see which memes can grow legs to detract from an unpleasant reality.
Take the case of Voter ID Vetoing North Carolina Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue. This is what she said in a speech to the Cary, N.C., Rotary Club today, September 27, 2011 (via The Political Observer) :
“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.”
Drawing immediate fire from the GOP, Gov Perdue’s office quickly reacted to this suspension of Congressional Elections meme with the disclaimer that the meme is hyperbole… others on the left deflect it as a “joke.”
The word Hype is derived from the word Hyperbole.
If this was intended as a “joke” I will eat my blog.
Folks, this is what it has come to for desperate Democrat Party Elites facing a 2012 follow-up to the 2010 Democrat Party butt-kicking Progressive-Socialists suffered, the worst in 70 odd years.
That pesky U.S. Constitution is such an obstacle to Socialist Elites, eh Bev? …but planting such seeds in their fanatical followers minds has bent the dialog arc of politics before.
On a different but related subject, Gov Perdue was elected in a state voter backlash against Republican Governor Sanford who indulged his carnal urges at the sacrifice of his wife and the people of North Carolina who elected him.
Gee… first Mr Sanford then Mr Weiner… illicit sex and politics are bedfellows best avoided.