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1.) Democratic governor wants to suspend democratic process — Remember when libs claimed The Evil George Bush (or whichever Republican was the bad guy that day) was going to suspend elections and turn America into a dictatorship and whatnot? And remember how no Republican ever said that, or anything like it? Keep that in mind as you read the following from TheDC’s Matthew Boyle: “As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of 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,’ Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, N.C., according to the Raleigh News & Observer… Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. ‘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,’ Perdue said.” That makes complete sense. If you want to make elected officials more accountable for their actions, you need to remove any consequences. Then they’ll do the right thing all on their own, out of a sense of responsibility as members of Congress. When reached for comment, Perdue’s office claimed she was just kidding. Ha ha ha, get it? P.S. Guess where the 2012 Democratic National Convention is being held? This issue might just come up again.

2.) Okay, NOW pass the jobs bill right now — TheDC’s Nicholas Ballasy reports the latest on Obama’s phony-baloney jobs bill: “The Daily Caller has learned that Connecticut Democratic Rep. John Larson has introduced President Barack Obama’s jobs plan in the House of Representatives ‘at the request of the president’ and that the bill has no co-sponsors. Subsequent to The Daily Caller’s earlier reporting on Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma’s comments about the bill not being filed in the House, a senior Democratic aide told TheDC the legislation was first introduced in the Senate on Sept. 13 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and in the House on Sept. 21 ‘at the request of the President.’ Both versions, H.R. 12 and S. 1549 contain the same language and have no co-sponsors. ‘Members have not been asked to co-sponsor the bill. Instead, members have asked that the GOP leadership bring it up so we can address the need for job creation in this country,’ a senior Democratic aide told TheDC.” Because it would be way too honest to say, “Our disastrous policies have killed American jobs, and now we’re playing amateurish games to try to escape responsibility.” So alrighty then: Now there’s a bill. And Harry Reid is in absolutely no hurry to do anything about it. Wait… doesn’t he love Obama? If he loved Obama, he’d get that done RIGHT NOW.

3.) The big man gives a big speech — If Chris Christie wants to keep, er, feeding speculation that he’s aiming for the Oval Office, he’s doing just fine. TheDC’s Will Rahn reports: “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke Tuesday night before an audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., in a speech unlikely to end speculation about his potential presidential candidacy. While critical of President Obama’s leadership, Christie touted bipartisanship and compromise as the key ingredients of his success in New Jersey, contrasting his success in Trenton with the gridlock in Washington. The scourge of his state’s public sector unions, Christie recalled President Reagan’s standoff with the air traffic controllers’ union PATCO and argued that strength abroad requires leadership at home… Christie went on to bemoan the Capitol’s ‘partisan divide’ and called for a style of leadership that puts the national interest above political squabbles.” Still, he insists he isn’t running for president. (Probably.) No, really, he’s not. (In all likelihood.) No, no, seriously, it’s not happening! (As far as you know.)

4.) Ain’t no party like a Herman Cain party ’cause a Herman Cain party won’t happen — For almost three years now, America has gasped with delight at the reports of lavish White House parties, filled with rich foods and exotic entertainments enjoyed by glamorous celebrities. Such regal, taxpayer-funded majesty has helped the common rabble forget the misery of their humdrum, jobless lives. But at least one heartless Republican wants to spoil the party. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports: “If elected president, Herman Cain is promising that you won’t find many Hollywood celebrities on the invite list for dinners at the White House. ‘My guest lists for state dinners and other important occasions will be light on A-list celebrities and heavy on normal Americans who work each day to restore our nation to greatness,’ Cain promises in his book ‘This Is Herman Cain,’ which goes on sale Oct. 4… ‘I will reduce the number of protocol-oriented events that presidents are seemingly required to attend,’ he writes. ‘At a time of deepening national crisis, I simply cannot afford to allocate valuable time to things that do not advance solutions to this nation’s problems.'” Pay attention, America. Can we really afford to elect a president who promises not to live like a king?

5.) Flashing with the Stars — Nancy Grace has made a career of baring her teeth. Now she’s baring something else. TheDC’s Michael Watson reports: “During Monday’s episode of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ HLN host Nancy Grace had a nipple-slip moment after the final move of her quick-step routine with dancer Tristan MacManus. ABC cut from the shot of Grace to a shot of the stunned audience. When the camera re-focused on Grace and MacManus, she hid her face in his chest. During the cut-away, Grace re-adjusted her clothing. Host Tom Bergeron joked about the wardrobe malfunction, saying that ‘On the European version that would be perfectly fine.'” This kind of thing never happens to Judge Judy.

6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Alec Baldwin’s Truther, er, Twitter feed — “Wish I could fly. #wishicouldfly”

VIDEO: Christie labels Obama a “bystander in the Oval Office” dividing the country to “achieve re-election”

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