IN a very weird tweet that triggered every liberal, Hugh Hewitt actually mused about whether Republicans should just shut down the election in Alabama.
If @GovKayIvey and legislature agreed to cancel special election and provide that appointed senator serves until end of term, tough to see how federal ct overturns law when the Moore/Jones objections arrive.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) November 11, 2017
Wow. This would be disastrous on so many levels. I’m not sure why he’s pushing this. But libs, and others, freaked out.
We held a presidential election on time during a Civil War and NYC elections on time after 9/11 and you want to POSTPONE AN ELECTION BECAUSE YOUR PARTY OF AMORAL ANTI-DEMOCRACY FUCKS NOMINATED A PEDOPHILE #ThisIsWhoYouAreHewitt https://t.co/quciQbVaor— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 11, 2017
Question: which is more dangerous? A party that nominates a candidate like Roy Moore? Or a party that intervenes to cancel an election when it looks like it will lose? https://t.co/qYA7os5gxV— Lee Drutman (@leedrutman) November 11, 2017
Hugh, I really am disappointed that a person as steeped in the law as you are would support canceling an election because holding it on the scheduled date is now inconvenient for your party. What's to stop this from happening again and again? It's a clear abuse of power. https://t.co/a8NajZkq6I— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) November 11, 2017
Conservatives are strict constitutionalists who believe in the rule of law except when a lib might win an election. https://t.co/rzjz2gkZq4— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 11, 2017
Seriously!?? Manipulate the scheduled date of the election so you can control the outcome?— Dr. Faith Dunster🌊 🥀🥀🥀 (@THP1640) November 12, 2017
Next you'll be calling Putin and Assange and asking for a little help with campaign strategy.
The GOP is finished. https://t.co/ELC6ABwCeG
While I grant that it is embarrassing to the GOP that Moore is an unhinged maniac also credibly accused of pedophilia, canceling elections (!) is not a precedent we should be in a hurry to set. https://t.co/QxiTZLrWcN— mark safranski (@zenpundit) November 11, 2017
before 2020 Hugh will be calling for a straight up coup d'etat https://t.co/b3Pb2Yi260— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) November 11, 2017
And there’s this:
Which seems to be the only driving principle for the right these days.