Republicans working overtime to find a way to NOT have Roy Moore face election in Ala

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Republicans working overtime to find a way to NOT have Roy Moore face election in Alabama
By Mark Sumner


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1716101

"With less than four weeks until the special election and no sign that the party’s besieged nominee will exit the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking appointed Sen. Luther Strange to resign from his seat in order to trigger a new special election."
"Meanwhile, the leadership of the Republican Party in Alabama continues to stand behind Moore. Mostly on the basis that molesting a teenager isn’t as bad as saying anything that might boost a Democratic candidate—plus you can’t trust women."




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Alabamans who want to stand tall and a cut above the fray need to go and vote for Jones, the Democrat. Don't let partisan politics stand in the way of doing that which is right. Going strict party line can be a very costly move and a mistake and will unequivocally show how unconcerned they are in Alabama about what is going on that should should otherwise have them quite concerned.


 

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Republicans working overtime to find a way to NOT have Roy Moore face election in Alabama
By Mark Sumner


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1716101








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Alabamans who want to stand tall and a cut above the fray need to go and vote for Jones, the Democrat. Don't let partisan politics stand in the way of doing that which is right. Going strict party line can be a very costly move and a mistake and will unequivocally show how unconcerned they are in Alabama about what is going on that should should otherwise have them quite concerned.


Not going to happen.

The gov. of Al already nixed the idea.
 
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My question is are they afraid that Moore is going to lose or are they afraid he's going to win?
Those who were for him before the recent news stories broke but have since changed their mind may be afraid he is going to win. Those who are diehards may be afraid he is going to lose due to all of the fallout. So, it could be a little of both.
 
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Consider that Mark Sanford lied to the people of his state about an adulterous affair and his whereabouts, but they still elected him to the House of Representatives.....
Consider that Trump, a known adulterer and caught on audio tape talking about wanting to "f" a married woman and how women let celebrities like him, to grab their pussies, was elected President, while the person he was with, was fired from his job for participating in the conversation.

This suggests the priorities of the neo republican party, are what?

Does anyone, get the "equal protection" Trump, Sanford and some others seem to enjoy?
 
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Not going to happen.

The gov. of Al already nixed the idea.
Right, this would appear to be a desperate move to override her: If Strange resigns at a certain time, apparently, by law Alabama must call a new election.

Apparently the Democrats had a very similar option in 2009 and they did not exercise it for fear of being tarred as ... undemocratic.

McConnell doesn't give a damn. 52 seats, and likely tax reform's final passage, hinges on this race.
 
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Right, this would appear to be a desperate move to override her: If Strange resigns at a certain time, apparently, by law Alabama must call a new election.

Apparently the Democrats had a very similar option in 2009 and they did not exercise it for fear of being tarred as ... undemocratic.

McConnell doesn't give a damn. 52 seats, and likely tax reform's final passage, hinges on this race.
Not that it would matter to Trump's base, but if McConnell does try to pull this off - it's going to back fired in a big way.

Maybe almost as badly as if Moore would to be elected.
 
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Right, this would appear to be a desperate move to override her: If Strange resigns at a certain time, apparently, by law Alabama must call a new election.

Apparently the Democrats had a very similar option in 2009 and they did not exercise it for fear of being tarred as ... undemocratic.

McConnell doesn't give a damn. 52 seats, and likely tax reform's final passage, hinges on this race.
Moore would probably win again, even if they did have a new election. He was reelected to the office of Chief Justice after having been removed from office, and then he was removed from office a second time. That certainly didn't hurt him in the Senate race.
 

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Republicans working overtime to find a way to NOT have Roy Moore face election in Alabama
By Mark Sumner


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1716101








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Alabamans who want to stand tall and a cut above the fray need to go and vote for Jones, the Democrat. Don't let partisan politics stand in the way of doing that which is right. Going strict party line can be a very costly move and a mistake and will unequivocally show how unconcerned they are in Alabama about what is going on that should should otherwise have them quite concerned.


I think having establishment Republicans come out against Roy Moore is just going to boost turnout and get him elected. Good cop/bad cop.