Skip to comments.Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: WHY is Marco Rubio Backing John Cornyn for NRSC Chair...?
Posted on 11/16/2010 7:08:01 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Whadda-deal for John Cornyn... what did the kid get us in return?
That's right... the same John Cornyn that tried -and failed- to screw-over Rubio in Florida by putting-in the fix for Sunkist Crist is now running unopposed... and Marco Rubio reportedly supporting his bid to remain NRSC Chairman!
Predictably, conservatives aren't taking the news too well...
Sen. John Cornyn is expected Tuesday to formally make a bid for another two years as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
GOP sources confirm to CNN that the Texas Republican will put his name up for nomination for re-election as NRSC chairman, as the Senate Republican Conference meets behind closed doors. According to the sources, the two-term senator is not expected to face any opposition in his bid to remain as NRSC chairman, and has already secured the support of a number of new Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. (CNN)
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Because Republican, Democrat, Commie or Tea Partier, politics still makes for strange bedfellows.
Access to information!!!!
Rubio is teaching all the old farts a lesson in maturity and decency.
Better to carry a gun than a grudge.
Or, maybe because no one is opposing Cornyn for NRSC Chair?
As long as Cornholio is the chairman, I will not send a penny to them.
I will do everything in my power to see him retired in the next election primary.
They both support open borders? Rubio was th ebest of the three but I think he is Mel Martinez Lite.
He IS a problem... I thought he was dead meat after all the blunders this year and last- Sunkist Crist was the last straw!
Thanks in advance for your efforts!
Cornyn is running unopposed.
Who is Rubio supposed to support?
Because he was told to support Cornyn - probably by McConnell.
Just maybe by supporting Cornyn, Rubio will have a say in this group....maybe a smart move on Rubio’s part.
Yeah, but only running unopposed after a deal was made with the three incoming TEA party freshmen to head that off...
I like the dealmaking tho, for the most part I see the GOP forced to accept the new conservatives, just like with the earmark ban and allowing a TEA Party freshman to join the leadership
Of course. Politics is about relationships. If Cornyn is unopposed, as it appears, then it is a smart move by Rubio and Paul.
Why? For the same reason the Tea Party types will back a debt ceiling increase, just 3 weeks or so after taking office, thereby backstabbing every one of their voters.
They, like all of them, are scum.
The core issue is whether each, and every, issue is decided on whether it is something the Federal government is allowed to do under the Constitution.
When doubt occurs, the issue should be decided in favor of the more strict, more originalist Constitutional perspective.
PS Americans need to use the word “originalist” often enough for it to become recognized by computers. I am getting a bit tired of seeing what should be a core word flagged by my “Spel Chequor”.
>>> the genuine grassroots conservatives that put Rubio if office need some genuine answers.
Let’s take him out back and beat the snot out of him.
Or alternately we could note the story mentions at the start how Cornyn is running unopposed. So what the hell is Rubio supposed to do to stop a man who wins with the first vote.
Reagan supported Gerald Ford in 1976, after a bloody primary against him.
What good would it have done Reagan to withhold support out of hurt feelings and “principle”?
Let me guess, you have a lot of friends?
Let me guess, Jesus Christ was a backstabbing traitor to the true cause?
Rubio may be better than most Republicans but he is still a career politician. The real game changers (Angle, O’Donnel, and Miller) were submarined by the NRSC. Cornyn has to go and I think Rubio has miscalculated here.
Having Cornyn involved in making decisions about whom to back in primaries in 2012 is not good news, as evidenced by his past record: Spectre, Crist, Castle.
Cornyn is a “pragmatist”, not a reliable conservative.
Here was an opportunity for him to take charge and get more "Rubios" and instead he is choosing to be an outside force (and its not like his running for President........he's not).
I'm fairly confident that the new senators, Paul, Lee, Rubio, et al, have secured an agreement that the NRCC will NOT be taking any position, nor providing any $$ or staff, to ANY candidates, even to sitting senators ( Orin, are you paying attention? ) until AFTER the primary. IOW..hands off until the general election..
DeMint is better of NOT taking the positiom, IMHO..in this way he can raise a lot of $$, and support ONLY those candidates who are truly conservative..and not be forced to support all equally..
Cha-ching! We have a winner.
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