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Memo to John Cornyn re: Primary Picks Its out of your hands
Another Black Conservative ^ | 11/19/2010 | Clifton B

Posted on 11/20/2010 10:58:15 AM PST by Qbert

Roll Call: Sen. John Cornyn said during a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he expects colleagues to bring their concerns to him about candidates he recruits as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman — and not to help mount challenges against them, Republicans familiar with the meeting said Thursday. Although not mentioned by name, the Republicans said the Texas lawmaker’s speech was clearly intended for the ears of Sen. Jim DeMint. [MORE]  

Cornyn can save his breath. Challenges to Cornyn’s RINO picks are pretty much out of Jim DeMints hands. This is because the conservative base has become activists and is not going to settle for any old candidate with an R slapped on the end of their name.  If Cornyn doesn’t want to see NRSC picks go down in flames during primary fights, then he is going to have to do a better job getting in touch with what conservatives are actually looking for.

This is not to say that only 100% conservative candidate will do. Of course the base realizes that in some state allowances must be made (Scott Brown in Massachusetts is an example).  However, these softer conservative candidates must demonstrate some basic belief in conservative principles.  Candidates who have already demonstrated that they would support big government nonsense like TARP, the Stimulus or ObamaCare will be rejected everytime.

Cornyn had better hurry up and learn this lesson quickly, otherwise the NRSC will be flushing more money down the toilet in 2012.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cornyn; demint; nrsc; rinos
"Cornyn can save his breath. Challenges to Cornyn’s RINO picks are pretty much out of Jim DeMints hands. This is because the conservative base has become activists and is not going to settle for any old candidate with an R slapped on the end of their name.  If Cornyn doesn’t want to see NRSC picks go down in flames during primary fights, then he is going to have to do a better job getting in touch with what conservatives are actually looking for."

Yep.

1 posted on 11/20/2010 10:58:23 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

In April of 2009, Cornyn stated it was his job to win a Republican majority in the Senate. He also said there was no way he could do that without Arlen Specter. Well, Specter is gone. Cornyn, by his own admission, needs to be replaced by somebody who can win a majority without Specter.


2 posted on 11/20/2010 11:02:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Qbert

Cornyn better be planning retirement at the end of his term because he can be absolutely certain that a TEA Party conservative will be challenging him otherwise. He is a country club/ruling class wimp who can’t be trusted to fight against the oppression of US citizens by the federal government.


3 posted on 11/20/2010 11:03:27 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


4 posted on 11/20/2010 11:37:16 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: definitelynotaliberal

You must have missed my reply at #2 ;-)


5 posted on 11/20/2010 11:48:54 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

What do they mean by flushing more money down the drain. I have not sent them any money since about 2004. Still get the calls and they don’t seem to understand the reaming I give them. He needs to flushed down the drain.


6 posted on 11/20/2010 11:51:21 AM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

This turd really irks me. I think it’s going to have to be old school with people like him, you know like not one of the low consumption toilets.


7 posted on 11/20/2010 11:53:37 AM PST by jimpick
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I’m sure I can get my hands on all of the leftover Rubio bumber stickers. Figure out a way to distribute them so people can send the NRSC prepaid postage fund raiser envelopes back with only a sticker accompanying the letter.


8 posted on 11/20/2010 1:20:59 PM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The problem is a sitting Senator in charge of a political party's campaign arm. Make the Chairman of the NRSC an outsider, someone out of the beltway elite.

All Cornyn is doing is compounding the problem that the GOP is out of touch with the conservative base. This clown didn't lift a finger for Miller, Angle, and O'Donnell during the campaign.

9 posted on 11/20/2010 1:24:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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