Monday, October 29, 2012

Rush raising up a straw man just to shoot it down

President Obama - no president - has the power to change the date of an election. That's up to Congress. And surely Rush knows this.

But instead of blasting the media for asking Carney such a stupid question, he gets in a few digs at Obama, instead!

RUSH: So Jay Carney, White House press secretary, just got some questions from the Drive-By Media. The White House press corps was asking Jay Carney if Obama might postpone Election Day because of Hurricane Sandy. And Jay Carney had no comment. Question: "Jay, some of the utilities are saying that the power is going to be out in some areas for up to ten days. That would obviously include Election Day. Is there any contingency planning to alter the Election Day schedule because of this?"

Jay Carney said, "I think that is not something I'm able to address."

Question: "Would the president have the power to adjust Election Day?"

Mr. Carney: "I don't know the answer to that question. I think you're getting way ahead of yourself here." For the regime, the election can't come soon enough. They don't have any momentum in their direction. The longer they delay this, the worse it's gonna get. The question thus arises, can the president wave a magic wand and move the election? What do you think, Snerdley? Why not? He doesn't have the constitutional mandate. He didn't have the constitutional mandate for Obamacare, either. He didn't have the constitutional mandate to award amnesty to the kids of a million illegals, but he did it

. Now, the Constitution is very clear on when presidential elections are, and to change that, you would have to amend the Constitution, and there isn't time. That's not the question. The question is, would that stop a statist like Obama? Let me ask you this. I want you all to just see if you can, off the top of your head, at any time in American history has anything canceled an election? One time. And it was a local election, and it happened on September 11th, 2001, in New York City. Local New York City elections were suspended because of 9/11. Those elections were not federally Constitutionally mandated.

We had every election on schedule, on time in the Civil War, during World War I, during World War II. There hasn't been a time. But the question is, does that matter? If The One wants to change the election -- can you see him going on TV -- I mean, after all, look who's gonna be affected here. Every Obama voter in the Northeast is affected by this. These are blue states being impacted. These are Obama voters. Can you see him on television painfully talking about how precious the right to vote is and how Mother Nature has interceded, and it isn't fair that an act of God should keep people from voting? Can't you see him tugging at the heartstrings of every American on the basis of fairness and what's reasonable?

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