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Cornyn on Kerry
Lone Star Times.com ^ | October 31, 2006 | David Benzion

Posted on 10/31/2006 8:44:41 PM PST by Unmarked Package

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding Senator John Kerry’s recent remarks disparaging members of the U.S. military.

“The members of the United States armed forces are the best trained, best equipped and best educated fighting force in the world, and it is shameful that a senior Democrat Senator would make them the butt of an apparent joke at a political rally. Sadly, this is not the first time Senator Kerry has disparaged the men and women in our military. Less than two years ago, he accused our troops of ‘terrorizing’ Iraqi children – remarks not dissimilar to his Vietnam-era testimony before the Senate in 1971. No one is lying about or distorting Senator’s Kerry’s remarks as he would have us believe. Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: benedictarnold; cornyn; hanoikerry; kerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; senate; skerry
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Sen. John Cornyn is a U.S. Senator from Texas.
1 posted on 10/31/2006 8:44:42 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Unmarked Package

BTTT!

The orchestra is starting its symphony. By the end of the week it should be an overture for the GOP!


2 posted on 10/31/2006 8:46:14 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Unmarked Package

And, he is one of THE BEST Senators!!!!!!!
I simply love him as a Senator......


3 posted on 10/31/2006 8:46:41 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Unmarked Package

AMEN!


4 posted on 10/31/2006 8:47:10 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Unmarked Package
for the next fews days, every dem congressional candidate in the country will be asked repeatedly if he supports or rejects kerry's comments.

if they had a message, they will be knocked off of it for the next few days.

5 posted on 10/31/2006 8:47:13 PM PST by smonk
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To: Salvation

The "other Republican senator" from every Senate battleground state should issue a similar statement or press blurb or comment.

The challenge must follow to reject Kerry's comments. And the challenge must be pressed.


6 posted on 10/31/2006 8:48:01 PM PST by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: Unmarked Package
"He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology."

Screw the apology, it would just be an insincere lie. Throw the fool under the bus. I say he needs to RESIGN!

7 posted on 10/31/2006 8:48:05 PM PST by chaos_5
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Sen. John Cornyn is a U.S. Senator from Texas.

I suspect he needs no introduction on Free Republic as he is very popular here!
8 posted on 10/31/2006 8:48:30 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: indianrightwinger
And, he is one of THE BEST Senators!!!!!!!

Agreed. It seems to me that John Cornyn went to the Senate with the right idea: vote conservative and get stuff done.

9 posted on 10/31/2006 8:49:01 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Unmarked Package
^5 to Sen. Cornyn. It's about time EVERYONE in the House and Senate demanded that Kerry apologize for his outrageous insult!

Where is the outrage from the Democratic Party??

Ooops, I forgot--they ALL despise the military and never miss an opportunity to slander our men and women in uniform.

10 posted on 10/31/2006 8:50:26 PM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Petronski

**The "other Republican senator" from every Senate battleground state should issue a similar statement or press blurb or comment.

The challenge must follow to reject Kerry's comments. And the challenge must be pressed.**

Absolutely.


11 posted on 10/31/2006 8:50:42 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: indianrightwinger
And, he is one of THE BEST Senators!!!!!!! I simply love him as a Senator......

As a resident of Leftifornia, I wish he were one of my Senators.

12 posted on 10/31/2006 8:53:00 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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To: Unmarked Package

It would be delicious if this poser putting his silver foot in his mouth would turn the tide of the election.


13 posted on 10/31/2006 8:53:27 PM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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To: smonk

Plus, they're going to have to either support Kerrys stupid rationalization about it being a "botched joke", or make up their own defense. Either way, it's all good (for us).

The notion that anyone other than hardcore lefties and the MSM would buy Kerrys version just proves how out of touch he is.

Already, an Iowa Democrat has told Kerry he's not welcome. There will be more!


14 posted on 10/31/2006 8:54:06 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: stockstrader

Apologize? No, he needs to resign!


15 posted on 10/31/2006 8:55:45 PM PST by blondee123 (Politicians are like diapers, need to be changed often & for the same reason!)
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Sen. John Cornyn is a U.S. Senator from Texas

More reasons to LOVE the Lone Star State.....and this sentiment comes from a perpetually ashamed resident of the People's Republic of Washington State.

It seems that whenever I see anything about Texas posted here at FR, it's always good news of some kind.  I would love to visit one day, and perhaps more.

"sigh"

16 posted on 10/31/2006 8:56:27 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Salvation

Kerry is too arrogant and above the people to apologize for anything. Besides, what he said is all Bush's faullt.


17 posted on 10/31/2006 8:57:09 PM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: Unmarked Package
He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”

Kerry closed the door on any apology being taken as valid now.

Kerry was obviously taken to the woodshed - and given the dims spin "talking points" on this - he won't be allowed out in public again until after the election. (I hope tahreeezah has a good stock of soaked raisins.)

18 posted on 10/31/2006 8:58:28 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: blondee123
I agree. He should not only apologize, he SHOULD resign!

Anyone with any sense of shame, or any conscience--WOULD apologize and resign.

Unfortunately, Kerry will do neither--since he has neither.

I think this country has about had enough of his anti-military crap. Enough is enough.

19 posted on 10/31/2006 8:59:15 PM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Stoat
"I would love to visit one day, and perhaps more."

In the vernacular of the residents of my beloved state, "Y'all Come!"

20 posted on 10/31/2006 9:01:23 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Christian4Bush

I will keep you company. I am from CA as well! :-)

We have the two WORST Senators!!


21 posted on 10/31/2006 9:01:58 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: chaos_5
"Screw the apology, it would just be an insincere lie. Throw the fool under the bus. I say he needs to RESIGN!"

Agreed. Not only did Lurch denigrate our military, he also proved that he is simply incapable of leading when the chips are down (or his foot is stuck in his mouth).

The only honorable thing left for Kerry to do now is to resign. Obviously, he won't.

Folks, the election is over. JF'nK did it again.
22 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:00 PM PST by Skywarner (The U.S. Armed Forces... Producers of FREEDOM for over 200 years!!)
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To: Unmarked Package
And, furthermore, Democrat candidate for CA State Gov. ought to apologize as well, for not stepping in and showing his disdain for Kerry's disparaging slanderous insult towards our brave men and women serving in United States Armed Forces.

Instead the little weasel was all smiles in agreement with Kerry.

23 posted on 10/31/2006 9:05:45 PM PST by harpo11 (John Kerry Must Resign: Dems can no longer hide, lie and shy away from their hate of the military.)
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To: stockstrader

Anyone hear from HERO John Murtha yet ;-)


24 posted on 10/31/2006 9:12:44 PM PST by Claytonbridge
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To: Stoat

The only thing I wish we had here in Texas that's never going to be is a nice rocky piece of (sea) shoreline !


25 posted on 10/31/2006 9:20:42 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: My2Cents

Scrumptious. Decadent even. Chin drippin' juicy.


26 posted on 10/31/2006 9:23:39 PM PST by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Unmarked Package
Sadly, this is not the first time Senator Kerry has disparaged the men and women in our military.

Kerry? Disparage our military?

No-o-o-o. He would never do anything like that.

27 posted on 10/31/2006 9:25:05 PM PST by wai-ming
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To: Unmarked Package

He's the former Texas Attorney General and now one of Texas' U.S. Senators. He'd make a great Justice on the Supreme Court.


28 posted on 10/31/2006 9:26:52 PM PST by no dems (Duncan Hunter for Prez / Tony Snow for VEEP in '08)
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To: Unmarked Package
In other news no word from Jim Webb who has a kid getting ready to go to Iraq(or who is already in Iraq)...
I guess the DNC told him to STFU.
29 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:09 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: indianrightwinger

I WILL ALSO KEEP YOU COMPANY AND ALSO AM A FORMER CALIFORNIAN NOW LIVING IN HAWAII.....REGARDLESS WHAT ANYONE SAYS WE IN THE ISLANDS HAVE THE ABSOLUTE WORST SENATORS.


MAHALO


30 posted on 10/31/2006 9:35:38 PM PST by Islander2
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To: indianrightwinger
I will keep you company. I am from CA as well! We have the two WORST Senators!!

You have stiff competition from WA and MA. What's the deal with states where the second letter is an "A"?
31 posted on 10/31/2006 9:55:36 PM PST by JayNorth
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To: Skywarner
I'm still waiting to find out how you join the Navy for a 6 yr tour in 1966, and get out in 1972, and don't get a discharge until 1978 when Carter gave the draft dodgers honorable discharges. PLEASE, will somebody ask the guy to sign the 180!!! I'm willing to bet a months wages he got less than honorable in 1972.

He's running for prez again and I don't want to wait 2 years to finally drag it out.

32 posted on 10/31/2006 10:10:57 PM PST by chuckles
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To: indianrightwinger

You are right, he IS one of the BEST Senators, and I am proud to say he is one of mine!!!!!


33 posted on 10/31/2006 10:12:25 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: chaos_5
"I say he needs to RESIGN!"

Yes! He has demoralized our fighting men in time of war and cannot be trusted to vote on crucial wartime measures in Congress. He must resign immediately. And if he does not do the honorable thing and resign immediately, then he must be formally censured by the Senate immediately. We must let our fighting men know we are behind them 100%. Surely, even a democrat would agree with that, unless they're just another America-bashing, military-hating turn-coat like kerry. He must resign immediately!

34 posted on 10/31/2006 10:19:51 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Unmarked Package
Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”

They might have to wait awhile. He still hasn't apologized for the clearly shameful remarks he made about Vietnam vets.

35 posted on 10/31/2006 10:22:58 PM PST by TigersEye ("Everywhere I go there's a Predator in tow, life goes on without me!")
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To: Unmarked Package

bttt


36 posted on 10/31/2006 10:23:53 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: ohioWfan; mystery-ak; bitt; snugs; rintense

I really admire Cornyn. This is from his remarks:

"No one is lying about or distorting Senator’s Kerry’s remarks as he would have us believe. Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”


37 posted on 10/31/2006 10:24:14 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

he is okay with me - !


38 posted on 10/31/2006 10:31:11 PM PST by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: Unmarked Package
 
"I would love to visit one day, and perhaps more."

In the vernacular of the residents of my beloved state, "Y'all Come!"
 

Thank you very kindly for the gracious invitation  :-)

I sincerely hope to one day.

39 posted on 10/31/2006 11:05:03 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: 1066AD
The only thing I wish we had here in Texas that's never going to be is a nice rocky piece of (sea) shoreline !

Well, one possibility might be:

 Kalaloch Lodge - Olympic National Park, lodging on the ocean

(actually, the ocean beach right next to the lodge is rather sandy....it gets a bit more rocky further to the south but this is a nice base from which to explore, and the air is very refreshing)

or at most any of the Bed and Breakfast houses in San Juan County...the San Juan Islands have almost exclusively rocky beaches although they aren't on the ocean, per se.. The ocean beaches down in Oregon are even more dramatic in terms of rock formations but they also have quite a bit more tourist traffic in the high seasons.

This way you can retain your sanity, be proud of the State in which you live, yet enjoy some nice ocean beaches as well   :-)

 

 

40 posted on 10/31/2006 11:36:47 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: indianrightwinger

Ditto, I am glad he is from Texas.


41 posted on 11/01/2006 12:06:09 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: 1066AD
The only thing I wish we had here in Texas that's never going to be is a nice rocky piece of (sea) shoreline !

Last time I looked we have shoreline from the Mexican border to the Louisiana border...but of course it's not the Pacific ocean where you can freeze your a$$ of the 4th of July!!

42 posted on 11/01/2006 12:17:48 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..POW input)
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To: indianrightwinger
We have the two WORST Senators!!

The two Mass-Holes, Kennedy and Kerry, are hard to beat.

43 posted on 11/01/2006 1:51:05 AM PST by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
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To: smonk
for the next fews days, every dem congressional candidate in the country will be asked repeatedly if he supports or rejects kerry's comments.

not true, the MSM will start to drop this tomorrow, the questions will not be asked...the dems running will get a pass from the MSM

44 posted on 11/01/2006 5:03:45 AM PST by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: chaos_5
Screw the apology, it would just be an insincere lie. Throw the fool under the bus. I say he needs to RESIGN!

Agreed.....kerry-boy you are no soldier, I know many soldiers...and you sir are no soldier. Resign and live in disgrace for eternity....

An honorable soldier would take responsibility and drink his medicine.....

45 posted on 11/01/2006 5:11:29 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: bigbob

"Plus, they're going to have to either support Kerrys stupid rationalization about it being a "botched joke", or make up their own defense."

Weasley Clark is on FNC spinning it and some other Dim said earlier "Kerry isn't running for anything" so (paraphrasing), we need to move on. Then they talk about the Admin and how bad the war in Iraq is going, trying to take the spotlight off sKerry and put it back on Bush and the 'failure' in Iraq.


46 posted on 11/01/2006 5:28:47 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: Unmarked Package; GretchenM
No one is lying about or distorting Senator’s Kerry’s remarks as he would have us believe. Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”

Amen, John! AMEN!!!

47 posted on 11/01/2006 6:01:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: Stoat; RVN Airplane Driver

Thanks for the info Stoat, sounds like a great idea. Actually, by rocky shoreline I was meaning cliffs and little coves etc with at least some beach.


48 posted on 11/01/2006 6:21:41 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: Unmarked Package
The GOP is framing this the right way.

DEMOCRAT CHANCES IN 2006

49 posted on 11/01/2006 6:24:11 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: indianrightwinger

Me, too!


50 posted on 11/01/2006 6:29:31 AM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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