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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: WHY is Marco Rubio Backing John Cornyn for NRSC Chair...?
Reaganite Republican ^ | November 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican

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...

Other McCain:

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)
Are you freaking kidding me? Marco Rubio supporting that treacherous bastard who tried to put the fix in for Charlie Crist? 

An unsettling development to be sure... but consider this: 

In the House -ever since John Boehner and Eric Cantor made the wise move and good-faith gesture of offering TEA-Party-propelled rookies a place at the table- there's been a spirit of deal-making in the air... culminating in a sudden about-face by Mitch McConnell as he pivots to support Jim DeMint's earmark ban. 

Did ole Mitch see the light? Doubtful... more like the writing on the wall, TEA Party power has got these ossified DC pachyderms back on there heels now.  As Sarah Palin says, the GOP must join the revolution... or become irrelevant.  A pragmatic deal was made in the House to avoid party infighting and get on with the vital business of saving the country... and in the process, the Republican Party.

So... just what deal did Rubio and other freshmen Senators make to -otherwise inexplicably- support a man who tried -and failed- to destroy their rise..? Must have been something significant put on the table to snuff all challenges just like that...  or so logic dictates.

And is Rubio really that malleable and unprincipled as to sell-out before he's even seated?  I for one don't think so... just doesn't make sense: he already beat the NRSC, Dems, and Charlie Crist handily, coming from behind to whip them all.... why should he fear Cornyn now?

There has got to be more to this one... and the genuine grassroots conservatives that put Rubio if office need some genuine answers.


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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cornyn; nrsc; rubio; tea

1 posted on 11/16/2010 7:08:05 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
"WHY is Marco Rubio Backing John Cornyn for NRSC Chair...?"

Because Republican, Democrat, Commie or Tea Partier, politics still makes for strange bedfellows.

2 posted on 11/16/2010 7:11:53 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Access to information!!!!

Rubio is teaching all the old farts a lesson in maturity and decency.

Better to carry a gun than a grudge.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 7:12:43 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Or, maybe because no one is opposing Cornyn for NRSC Chair?


4 posted on 11/16/2010 7:13:55 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

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.


5 posted on 11/16/2010 7:17:46 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

They both support open borders? Rubio was th ebest of the three but I think he is Mel Martinez Lite.


6 posted on 11/16/2010 7:18:44 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Howie66

He IS a problem... I thought he was dead meat after all the blunders this year and last- Sunkist Crist was the last straw!


7 posted on 11/16/2010 7:19:43 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Most Americans with Cuban roots have always been mainstream Republicans.Marco just wants to get along with the establishment—at least until he gets his sea legs.
This definitely is a mark against him but let's keep watching—after all,the “21st Century American” (apologies to King Crimson) has only just arrived.
8 posted on 11/16/2010 7:21:11 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Why a duck?")
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To: Howie66
I will do everything in my power to see him retired in the next election primary.

Thanks in advance for your efforts!

9 posted on 11/16/2010 7:25:14 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Cornyn is running unopposed.

Who is Rubio supposed to support?


10 posted on 11/16/2010 7:25:30 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Reaganite Republican

Because he was told to support Cornyn - probably by McConnell.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 7:26:17 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just maybe by supporting Cornyn, Rubio will have a say in this group....maybe a smart move on Rubio’s part.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 7:29:14 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: earlJam

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


13 posted on 11/16/2010 7:34:46 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: shield

Of course. Politics is about relationships. If Cornyn is unopposed, as it appears, then it is a smart move by Rubio and Paul.


14 posted on 11/16/2010 7:35:34 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: All

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.


15 posted on 11/16/2010 7:38:39 AM PST by Owen
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To: Reaganite Republican

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”.


16 posted on 11/16/2010 7:41:19 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Reaganite Republican

>>> 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.


17 posted on 11/16/2010 7:44:37 AM PST by tlb
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To: Reaganite Republican

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”?


18 posted on 11/16/2010 7:48:46 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Owen

Let me guess, you have a lot of friends?

Let me guess, Jesus Christ was a backstabbing traitor to the true cause?


19 posted on 11/16/2010 7:49:06 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Owen
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.

And Rubio WILL vote for some kind of amnesty.
20 posted on 11/16/2010 7:49:49 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


21 posted on 11/16/2010 8:07:04 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 8:09:23 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I don't understand why Jim DeMint didn't run for this spot....

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).

23 posted on 11/16/2010 8:12:44 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Reaganite Republican; All
A few points..2012 is a BIG opportunity for the GOP..lots of vulnerable Dem seats. Far better to start the senate election cycle with a unified front..makes it easier to recruit candidates.

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..

24 posted on 11/16/2010 9:07:53 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: La Lydia

Cha-ching! We have a winner.


25 posted on 11/16/2010 9:25:29 AM PST by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Constitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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