Welcome to Democrat Fantasy Island, where the people who run our country have things exactly backwards. They may be short on brains, but they donâ€™t seem to be short of ideas, especially bad ideas.
Thatâ€™s the only explanation I have for the latest proposal from the brain trust that has brought you Recession Part Deux, Obamacare, Solyndra, Fast and Furious and Barney Frank.
The Democrat governor of North Carolina has suggested that the country dispense with Congressional elections for two years in order to help the â€œeconomic recovery.â€
"You have to have more ability from Congress,â€ said Gov Bev Perdue, â€œI 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."
So not only should we suspend elections, she says, but we should also not hold any actions Congress might take- actions taken for our own good of course- against them.
Perdueâ€™s campaign has been under investigation for illegal contributions and suspicious spending. No word from the governorâ€™s office about whether sheâ€™d like to suspend the stateâ€™s campaign finance laws as a part of broader reform efforts.
And people wonder why there is a Tea Party movement?
Perdueâ€™s office claims she was just using â€œhyperboleâ€ to make a point.
But what Perdue doesnâ€™t understand is that the rest of us already understood the joke, like two years ago. And we donâ€™t think itâ€™s funny.
Hyperbolic, however, is one way you might describe a government on overdrive under the Democrats.
When the real estate business suffered because the US government was originating half of the loans in the country, our Democrats, somehow, figured out how up that number to 95 percent of all mortgages- almost eliminating private mortgages altogether.
The result has been that housing prices have slumped to record lows with no real estate recovery in sight.
With healthcare expenses in runaway mode, in part because the government is the largest purchaser of healthcare in the country through Medicaid and Medicare, the Democrats passed as a solution a federal takeover of healthcare that includes rationed healthcare and increased costs.
When the banking industry grew too big and interconnected to safely operate in the country, these same genius Democrats decided to concentrate more money in fewer places and put the economy at greater risk.
And now when Congress and the president are plunging in the polls and people have lost faith in the government, the head of an entire state in our Union says that suspending elections would be a good way to combat loss of faith in government.
People may not like divided government, but things werenâ€™t exactly going swimmingly when the Democrats had the majority. At least elections have stemmed the bleeding.
Part of our constitutional system includes having regular discussions about the direction of the country through congressional and other elections.
I understand that Democrats are very uncomfortable with the discussion these days. They should be. Thatâ€™s what happens when you promote Fantasy Island policies that donâ€™t work.
What is working is our constitutional system that allows voters to reign in policies and politicians who have no answers, no ideas and quite obviously, no clue.