You know they smell defeat when the Left and it’s media get this desperate…
From Rush Limbaugh:
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RUSH: I told you it was gonna happen. It wasn’t hard. I predicted it even before Jay Carney’s press conference yesterday. I predicted that there would be media outlets who would urge Obama to move the election. The president has no power whatsoever to do this. The president cannot do it. The fact that so many people want the president to is alarming because it indicates how many people would be comfortable with that kind of autocratic, totalitarian power.
But in our constitutional system, the president has no say. I hate to tell you this, but the president can’t do a thing about this. He can go on TV, and he can suggest and he can cajole and he could talk about “fairness” and all that, but he can’t do anything. The Constitution sets the terms of the election. The states determine whether the elections are, the federal government and states together.
Congress requires the states inform it of their electors by mid-December. But the president has no say-so in when the election is. “Mr. President! Mr. President! Would you move the election?” They’re asking Jay Carney. “Jay, would the president move the election? Huh? Huh? Will you move the election?” Slate.com is suggesting it; the Atlantic Monthly is out suggesting we move it. Can’t. It’s absolutely silly.
RUSH: Here just one sample story on moving the election. It’s from The Politico. The headline: “Hurricane Sandy: Could It Push back the Election? — [FEMA] is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon.” Really? How’s FEMA preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt the elections? What’s FEMA got to do with it? FEMA doesn’t have anything to do with this. “We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” said Craig Fugate, the FEMA administrator.
Well, he can “anticipate” all he wants, but FEMA’s got nothing to say about this. Congress sets the date of election. The states have to get their reelects in by the middle of December. They’ve got 34 days to have their electors vote. States don’t set the election day; the Congress does. The uniform date for the presidential election is in number three and title two of the US Code.