…is pretty perfectly defined by the flap over North Carolina Bev Perdue’s comment about “suspending elections” for two years.
“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,” she continued.
Of course it was hyperbole.
The dumb part? That a bunch of politicians, relieved of the pressure of having to justify their political existences to voters, would “solve” anything.