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John Cornyn's Response to my letter
email | Oct 4, 2013 | John Cornyn

Posted on 10/04/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX

Dear Ms. xxxx:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) and defunding of Obamacare. I know how passionately Texans feel about this issue, and I appreciate the benefit of your comments. All Americans should be exempt from the onerous and costly provisions of Obamacare and the best way to do this is to repeal and defund the law in its entirety.
Texans continue to share with me real-life examples of how this law is hurting businesses, killing jobs, and burdening individuals with costlier premiums. All Americans should receive relief from this law, so I was pleased when the House of Representatives chose to listen to the American people and sent the Senate a CR that funded the government and defunded Obamacare.

Because of procedural rules in the Senate, the only way for Senators to vote yes or no on defunding Obamacare was to vote for cloture, thereby allowing a simple majority vote to defund Obamacare. Only five Senate Democrats were needed to defund Obamacare. However, Democrats continued to ignore the pleas of the American people and stripped the language that defunded Obamacare. I joined with all Republicans to vote against the final Senate CR that included funding for Obamacare.

House Republicans continued to send reasonable packages to the Senate that would have funded the government but provided relief for Americans from this law, including bills that would have delayed Obamacare for a year, permanently repealed the Medical Device Tax, delayed Obamacare’s individual mandate, and required that Congressional members and staff live under the same rules as the American people. Senate Democrats rejected these reasonable compromises.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the U.S. government funding authority expired, resulting in a government shutdown. Unfortunately, this shutdown did not prevent the implementation of Obamacare and the health care exchanges opened as scheduled.

At every opportunity to defund or repeal the law, I have voted in favor of doing so, and I will not waver in my opposition to this law. To read further about my efforts, please visit my website at: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=senator-cornyn-record-on-obamacare
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,
JOHN CORNYN
United States Senator


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cornyn; cr; obamacare
According to Mr. Cornyn, there was no way to vote on defunding Obamacare unless there was cloture. If the Repubs had held firm against cloture, would it not have forced Mr. Reed to address the issue by other procedural rules? I want to respond but need your help in composing a reply. Thanks!
1 posted on 10/04/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: PuzzledInTX

Yes, it would have.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 7:13:59 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: PuzzledInTX
You could just tell him what I told him, and that was I would do everything in my power to see him primaried.

/johnny

3 posted on 10/04/2013 7:14:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Thank him for his form letter response and advise you will consider supporting any real conservative challenger he may have in the future.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 7:15:07 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative

That’s it in a nutshell. Each and everyone of the people that voted w/ Reid should have immediately had at least 10 people coming forward announcing their candidacy.

Simple platforms....”I promise to do everything that this moron didn’t do. I’ll listen to my constituents instead of my corporate and political masters”.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 7:17:48 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: JRandomFreeper

his response is a lie anyway...he voted 2 ways


6 posted on 10/04/2013 7:17:50 PM PDT by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: advertising guy
I know. He was lying before the cloture vote, and he lied after it. He has NOT responded to any of my emails or phone calls. I was fairly harsh with him.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/04/2013 7:20:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Let’s draft Louie Gohmert to run against him.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 7:20:48 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: PuzzledInTX
"Because of procedural rules in the Senate, the only way for Senators to vote yes or no on defunding Obamacare was to vote for cloture, thereby allowing a simple majority vote to defund Obamacare."

LIAR! SCUM!

The Republicans didn't have the votes to defund Obamacare in the Senate, and that lying weasel Cornyn KNOWS it.

9 posted on 10/04/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

How do you respond in a civil manner to someone that has politely told you to F off?


10 posted on 10/04/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: PuzzledInTX

What a weasel!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m in Phoenix...I just might send him a cactus


12 posted on 10/04/2013 7:27:45 PM PDT by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: JRandomFreeper; ChildOfThe60s

Johnny’s comment about seeing him primaried is part of what my letter to Cornyn said. Which is probably why he politely told me to F off.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX (Proud to say that Ted Cruz is my Senator!)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Yo Cornyn; Why vote with Juan and Dingy?


14 posted on 10/04/2013 7:31:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PuzzledInTX

Cornyn is with the 27 RINO/’Rat Senators who support Dingy.


15 posted on 10/04/2013 7:34:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PuzzledInTX

I just got the same letter. lol!


16 posted on 10/04/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Tell old Cornball his platitudes aren’t working with you. Tell Cornhole he cannot have his cake and eat it, too. Tell Cornwad he could’ve sent a tough message to Dingy Reid by voting NO on cloture - instead, Cornball and the other cowards gave Dingy the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate. He cowered with other elitists in Ted Cruz’ and Mike Lee’s shadows - and that Texans will do EVERYTHING we can to send him packing his DC bags, for good.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 7:39:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paladin2

Because he is a coward. He talks tough when he does not have to stand behind his words, but hides in the shadows awaiting the outcome when he is called to task. Honestly, this is what we get when we have professional politicians.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 7:41:31 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: PuzzledInTX

Dear Mr. Cornyn,
If you guys don’t stop this it will probably be the end of the Republican party.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 7:42:03 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: PuzzledInTX

He is a lying POS. Not voting for him.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Crapweasel.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You say “Forced copulation upon you, your equine conveyance, and the flies following the stench of your fundament” is one option.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 7:52:11 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: PuzzledInTX
Tell that lying weasel that he knew perfectly well what the result of the vote would be before voting for cloture. They were positive that it wouldn't pass. That's why cloture was big deal. The lying scum wanted it both ways....he wanted to be on record to vote against funding Obamacare even though he knew darn well that the vote had no chance of passing.
23 posted on 10/04/2013 7:54:41 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: PuzzledInTX

I received the same letter. I told him I would vote against him in the primary and if he is in the General Election I would vote Democrat. Whatever it takes to get him out of office, because clearly he has been there too long.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 7:55:46 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: PuzzledInTX

Wimpy did the same thing that linda Graham did. Voted FOR cloture, then against the bill, then crowed how he voted to defund nobamacare. Lying wimp!


25 posted on 10/04/2013 8:00:24 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Cornyn, Cornyn, Cornyn, hmmmmmm.

Is that the guy that works for America’s Senator Ted Cruz?


26 posted on 10/04/2013 8:06:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Well, let me know because I received the exact same letter! It got me thinking because I wrote to Cornyn before the cloture vote and wrote him afterward telling him that I held him responsible for voting that way.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 8:09:16 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: JRandomFreeper
I told Cornyn the same thing. Do what ever is necessary to stop obamacare or I will support whoever runs against you in the primary and I will donate to them.
28 posted on 10/04/2013 8:14:36 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JRandomFreeper
I told Cornyn the same thing. Do what ever is necessary to stop obamacare or I will support whoever runs against you in the primary and I will donate to them.
29 posted on 10/04/2013 8:14:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Yogafist

“Because he is a coward. He talks tough when he does not have to stand behind his words, but hides in the shadows awaiting the outcome when he is called to task. Honestly, this is what we get when we have professional politicians.”

Ding, ding, ding!! No more calls. we have a winner!!!


30 posted on 10/04/2013 8:30:49 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You are such an uppity serf.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 8:53:23 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: PuzzledInTX

I have to say at least his response was on subject. I’ve written him three times in the past. Two responses had nothing to do with the subject of my letter. The third got no response at all.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 9:08:14 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

BTTT!
_____________


33 posted on 10/04/2013 9:31:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

I got the same form letter. I quoted that line he wrote about “having” to vote for cloture and reminded him I had told him if he voted for cloture he would lose his next primary and I was seldom wrong about elections. I said I could no longer support him and I had since the first time he ran for the senate. (I sent him money for his campaigns.) I asked him to remove my name from his contact list. (I have received a Christmas Card every year he has been there - I guess my Christmas Cards will end.)


34 posted on 10/04/2013 9:41:30 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: PuzzledInTX

Responding to a rape after the fact will not make you a virgin again. What is the point of talking to him after th vote is over?

Save the postage for the person challenging him...


35 posted on 10/04/2013 9:45:55 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: PuzzledInTX

Just his generic “I’m a conservative” BS message for this week. Got same exact thing in email.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 9:48:25 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

I got the exact same one a few hours ago. Word-for-word. Definitely did not respond very well to my originating letter


37 posted on 10/04/2013 9:49:56 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (It's not a Government 'shutdown'...It's "RIGHT-SIZING")
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To: PuzzledInTX; Halls

I received the same identical letter. Just toooooo funny. I told him Texans had only just begun being passionate and that he would best not renew his lease in DC next year because he was going to be retired to the farm.

He will not go quietly - he’s number 2 among Republican Senators now. If he can figure out some way to get rid of McConnell he’ll be top dog. McConnell and Cornyn both need to go.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 9:50:01 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

That is correct, there was no reason for Corynyn to vote with Reid on ending cloture.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 9:56:35 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: PuzzledInTX

I got the same reply. It is apparently a form letter.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 10:42:22 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: ChildOfThe60s
How do you respond in a civil manner to someone that has politely told you to F off?

I would let him know politely that he is not invited to the Tea Party that we'll have for his replacement. That's what I did.
41 posted on 10/04/2013 10:53:00 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: calico_thompson

Louie Gohmert is thinking about running for Senate. I think he said he had been praying about it, but that if he did decide to run he would need a lot of money.

I don’t know if you saw him on Glen Beck but Beck told him he would help raise funds.

If Gohmert does decide to run against Cornyn, I think Gohmert has a better than average chance to win. Gohmert doesn’t sound like a politician, and doesn’t look like one. Both will help him.


42 posted on 10/05/2013 2:05:38 AM PDT by Sporke
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To: Grams A

Cornyn will lose his job. He is arrogant. He is just a typical politician. They get to Washington and think they are there to do what the Lobbyist tell them to do and ignore the voters that put him there. I know no one that supports him. Everyone wants him gone. Right now I am supporting Dwayne Stovall for Senate to take his place. I have met him and like him.


43 posted on 10/05/2013 6:14:01 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Halls

I have met him and like him.”

All I know about Stovall is what I read on his internet page. Anything to add?


44 posted on 10/05/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

From what has been explained to me by my friend Julie who is the President of the North East Tarrant Tea Party is that he is leans Libertarian. I am more of a Libertarian Conservative then a Republican, so I like that. I love Ted Cruz and I think Stovall would be like him. Stovall is just a guy it appears and he has been doing his homework. Stovall would be better then Cornyn and way more conservative!


45 posted on 10/05/2013 12:44:26 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: advertising guy

This is what his office told me on the phone. He was proud to vote with the House. When I asked about the cloture vote his office personel changed the subject back to the vote to defund, knowing full well that was not the vote in quesiton.


46 posted on 10/05/2013 12:49:25 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: PuzzledInTX

Post it on his facebook page...


47 posted on 10/05/2013 1:22:01 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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