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Thread: A joke, or not a joke?

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    A joke, or not a joke?

    On Tues, 9/27 Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina, at a speech made the following statement:

    Listen to the 1 minute clip below:

    http://media2.newsobserver.com/smedi...eHD.So.156.mp3


    At 5:17pm that same day, Governor Perdue's Press Secretary Chris Mackey claimed the governor was just having fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mackey
    “Come on … Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve,” Mackey said in an email to TheDC.
    Read more: Bev Perdue | NC Governor | Suspend Elections | Jobs | The Daily Caller


    After listening to the audio clip and reading the retraction:

    Was Governor Beverly Perdue serious about suspending the 2012 elections or was she using hyperbole and joking?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Was Governor Beverly Perdue serious about suspending the 2012 elections or was she using hyperbole and joking?
    I can't imagine that she was serious. She definitely shouldn't quit her day job to do stand up if that was a joke, though.


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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Other - Hyperbole - not seriously suggesting suspending election, but highlighting the problem of running for office while serving.
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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    If it was a joke it sure as hell was not funny worth a damn.

    This is the thinking of more than just this woman of questionable loyalty to this Nation our Constitution and I do believe that in saying this she should be removed from office and banned for life from ever holding office again, because she violated her oath of office.
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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    You know what's missing for me? Listening to the mp3 I hear nothing to suggest it was a joke. She was dead pan. No chuckle, and you know how when you listen closely to a voice being recorded you can actually tell if they are smiling because the words and tone changes as does the inflection of the words. That was 100% absent in that recording. Without actually seeing video of it, it sounds to me like she was serious as hell.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I can't imagine that she was serious. She definitely shouldn't quit her day job to do stand up if that was a joke, though.
    I'm not asking you to imagine it - listed to the sound recording and make a determination.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Democratic North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she was being sarcastic when she suggested this week that congressional elections be suspended for two years to try to solve Washington gridlock.

    Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey said Perdue was using hyperbole when she made the suggestion Tuesday. She said it would give members of Congress more breathing room to make decisions instead of worrying about another term in office. She was responding to an audience question.

    On Wednesday, the News & Record of Greensboro (Perdue: 'My point was one of sarcasm' : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis ) says Perdue told reporters she's only expressing voters' frustrations with elected leaders who aren't working together to solve the nation's problems. She says her sarcastic comments are not worth a bigger discussion.


    NC gov: Just joking about suspending elections - Yahoo! News

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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Such an uproar from the masses.. lol

    Good grief, she is right. There are so many politicians that are more concerned about the elections and trash talking their counterparts than really getting down to work.

    But then if we didn't have elections so frequently what the hell would we all argue about?

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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Other - Hyperbole - not seriously suggesting suspending election, but highlighting the problem of running for office while serving.
    This. This is a classic case of some trying to make a mountain out of nothing for political reasons.
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    Re: A joke, or not a joke?

    Another option should be added to the poll: "Do you give a **** one way or the other?"
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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