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NC Governor Perdue: Suspend Congressional Elections For 2 Years

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The 2012 congressional elections outlook is scary for many Democrats. National Journal reports:

One of the Democratic party’s leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in 2012. The poll shows Democratic House candidates faring worse than they did in the 2010 midterms, being dragged down by an unpopular president who would lose to both Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

But North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, skimming through her copy of “The Third World Dictator’s Handbook”, thinks she has the solution: just don’t hold the elections. The News & Observer reports:

Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.

“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,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

Later in the day, Perdue’s office attempted to downplay the governor’s remarks as a joke.

No one in attendance was laughing.

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September 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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Barack Obama’s Intercontinental Railroad

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During a speech in Ohio this week, President Obama referred to the Transcontinental Railroad as the Intercontinental Railroad:

We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.

My wife rolled her eyes and suggested that we won’t have to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Italy—we can take the Intercontinental Railroad there instead.

This is not the first time that President Obama has made this same gaffe. In an interview last February, he said:

Abraham Lincoln helped build the Intercontinental Railroad.

Maureen Dowd was unavailable for comment.

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September 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

Maureen Dowd Mistakes Credentials For Qualifications

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In her latest The New York Times-sponsored attack piece, Maureen Dowd desperately attempts to paint all Republicans as “stupid”, based on the fact that Rick Perry had poor grades in college:

The Republicans are now the “How great is it to be stupid?” party. In perpetrating the idea that there’s no intellectual requirement for the office of the presidency, the right wing of the party offers a Farrelly Brothers “Dumb and Dumber” primary in which evolution is avant-garde…

The occupational hazard of democracy is know-nothing voters. It shouldn’t be know-nothing candidates.

So, which Barack Obama is Ms. Dowd’s role model for The Intelligent Candidate?

Is it the Barack Obama who once stated that he’d visited all 57 of these United States?

Or is it the Barack Obama who mistakenly declared that Abraham Lincoln founded the Republican party?

Maybe it was the Barack Obama who forgot what year it is and wrote “2008” when he signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Surely it wasn’t the Barack Obama who pronounces “Marine Corps” as “Marine Corpse”.

Or the one who thought that Austrian is a spoken language.

But hey, at least he attended Harvard (twenty-five years ago).

And you know how that always impresses the left-wing intelligentsia.

To borrow a phrase from Glenn Reynolds: Credentialed, not Educated.

Perhaps if Ms. Dowd and her friends in the Democratic Party had been less impressed with credentials and more impressed with qualifications, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

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September 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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Why Is CNN Not Reporting On The Longshoremen’s Union’s Violent Protest?

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The Associated Press reports:

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

The New York Times adds:

Later in the day, more than 1,000 other longshoremen shut down the ports of Seattle and Tacoma by not coming to work.

So why has CNN not reported on this?

CNN does not have even one story on their entire website about this violent incident, 48 hours after it occurred.

Articles on CNN.com about Michele Bachmann, this week: 483

Articles on CNN.com about Rick Perry, this week: 839

Articles on CNN.com about the Tea Party, this week: 11,100

Articles on CNN.com about the longshoremen’s union’s violent protest, this week: 0

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September 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

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“Gun control, of course, never disarms the people you want to disarm.”

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Gun control, of course, never disarms the people you want to disarm. At least, assuming that the people you want to disarm are the criminals . . .

–Glenn Reynolds

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September 7, 2011 at 7:22 am

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