Skip to comments.John Cornyn's Response to my letter
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provided relief for Americans from this law, including bills that would have delayed Obamacare for a year, permanently repealed the Medical Device Tax, delayed Obamacares individual mandate, and required that Congressional members and staff live under the same rules as the American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.
United States Senator
Yes, it would have.
Thank him for his form letter response and advise you will consider supporting any real conservative challenger he may have in the future.
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”.
his response is a lie anyway...he voted 2 ways
Let’s draft Louie Gohmert to run against him.
The Republicans didn't have the votes to defund Obamacare in the Senate, and that lying weasel Cornyn KNOWS it.
How do you respond in a civil manner to someone that has politely told you to F off?
What a weasel!
I’m in Phoenix...I just might send him a cactus
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.
Yo Cornyn; Why vote with Juan and Dingy?
Cornyn is with the 27 RINO/’Rat Senators who support Dingy.
I just got the same letter. lol!
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.
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.
Dear Mr. Cornyn,
If you guys don’t stop this it will probably be the end of the Republican party.
He is a lying POS. Not voting for him.
You say “Forced copulation upon you, your equine conveyance, and the flies following the stench of your fundament” is one option.
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.
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!
Cornyn, Cornyn, Cornyn, hmmmmmm.
Is that the guy that works for America’s Senator Ted Cruz?
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.
“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!!!
You are such an uppity serf.
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.
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.)
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...
Just his generic “I’m a conservative” BS message for this week. Got same exact thing in email.
I got the exact same one a few hours ago. Word-for-word. Definitely did not respond very well to my originating letter
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.
That is correct, there was no reason for Corynyn to vote with Reid on ending cloture.
I got the same reply. It is apparently a form letter.
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.
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.
I have met him and like him.”
All I know about Stovall is what I read on his internet page. Anything to add?
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!
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.
Post it on his facebook page...