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Finger Lickiní Frauds (McConnell and Cornyn need to go!!)
redstate.com ^ | 8/2/13 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 08/02/2013 7:00:58 AM PDT by cotton1706

John Cornyn went on radio yesterday with Chad Hasty (on twitter: @chadhastyradio) on Lubbock’s NewsTalk 790 AM KFYO. When asked why he took his name off Mike Lee’s letter about defunding Obamacare, John Cornyn said he did so because of a Congressional Research Service report on the implication of Mike Lee’s strategy.

There’s just one problem. John Cornyn took his name off the letter before the Congressional Research Service released its report. In fact, before Mike Lee’s office officially released the names on the letter, multiple sources in the Senate confirmed that Senator Cornyn removed his name after conversations with Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

The Congressional Research Service report came out Monday, July 29, 2013. Senator Cornyn dropped off the letter the prior Monday, and was publicly not on the list when Mike Lee officially released it on July 25, 2013.

Last night on the floor of the Senate, Senators Cornyn and McConnell went through a kabuki dance of “We Care” theater showing just how committed they are to killing Obamacare.

First, Senator McConnell asked for unanimous consent to delay the individual and employer mandates in Obamacare. His friend Harry Reid objected for the Democrats.

Then, Senator Cornyn asked for unanimous consent to prohibit the IRS from enforcing Obamacare. Again, Senator Reid objected.

In other words, Senators Cornyn and McConnell are panicked that conservatives are exposing them for not really fighting to stop Obamacare. They asked the Democrats for unanimous consent to stop Obamacare. The Democrats.

But neither Mitch McConnell nor John Cornyn are willing to commit to opposition of the continuing resolution if it provides funds for Obamacare. They say it will only partially defund Obamacare. Meanwhile, their stunts at unanimous consent are killed by Democratic objections.

All they have to do is oppose a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. It’s not a complete repeal. As Senators McConnell and Cornyn and others repeatedly tell us, that is impossible with Barack Obama in the White House.

But it is a good start. Unfortunately, the 11 herbs and spices of these finger lickin’ frauds include show votes and sermons opposing Obamacare and while Republicans are so distracted by the theatrics, they ignore these guys refusing to take actual meaningful steps to disrupt Obamacare.

Put simply — Republicans who drone on about Obamacare, but won’t sign Mike Lee’s letter and vote against a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare are finger lickin’ frauds. They stick their finger in the wind and speechify in that direction, but just won’t walk what they’re talking in that direction.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: coryn; defundobamacare; mcconnell; mikelee; primarymcconnell

1 posted on 08/02/2013 7:00:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

There’s a lot of Republicans that need to go and I’ll do my part to help out where Cornyn is concerned.


2 posted on 08/02/2013 7:05:11 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: cotton1706

Speaking of ‘finger-lickin frauds’, if and when Cornyn and McConnell win their primary challenges, Erick Erickson will support them because he votes for the “R”.

Try advocating third-party on Redstate and see how far it gets you.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 7:06:36 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Red State is pretty quiet these days. Sometimes days between posts and hardly any comments. What happened?


4 posted on 08/02/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

Are we sure we’re showing enough respect to the Vichy Republicans?


5 posted on 08/02/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Dawgreg

Cornyn turned to the “Dark Side” a long time ago.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: cotton1706

I don’t agree with the article about Cornyn (don’t know the other one) - I’ll wait for votes. I’ve known Cornyn for years starting when he was Texas Attorney General.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 7:28:44 AM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: cotton1706

Graham should be gone too.


8 posted on 08/02/2013 7:31:04 AM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: Marcella

“I’ll wait for votes. I’ve known Cornyn for years starting when he was Texas Attorney General.”

He’s been in the senate since 1994 and your’e waiting for votes? When he was head of the NRSC for the last two cycles, he picked moderate after moderate and we had loss after loss. Remember Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist? They have since beocme democrats (Specter is now dead instead of still in the sentate as Cornyn wanted).

Cornyn the leadership and is not leading. He is following Mitch McConnell and he is no leader either.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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