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Vanity- Draft Tom Delay for the Senate!

Posted on 09/28/2013 7:32:08 AM PDT by TexasBarak

Since John Cornyn voted for cloture (I haven't seen definite news on this, so someone correct me if I'm wrong) despite the expressed wishes of his constituents- and there is still time to file to run against him in a primary....

Since Tom Delay no longer has the cloud of political prosecution hanging over his head....

Let's ask Tom Delay to file in the primary against John Cornyn so that we can have *two* articulate, conservative, and *effective* senators from Texas!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cloture; cornyn; senate; senator
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 7:32:09 AM PDT by TexasBarak
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To: TexasBarak

Just DANG - that would be fantastic - when is Cornyn up again?


2 posted on 09/28/2013 7:33:38 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: TexasBarak

Best idea I’ve heard in a while!


3 posted on 09/28/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: TexasBarak

Yes, Cornyn did vote for cloture. I won’t be voting for him. Had enough of the games he and his fellow GOProgressives play with us.

Anyway, I think the deadline for filing is in early December, so if people are going to step up, it needs to be soon.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 7:43:19 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: trapped_in_LA

Tom runs and I promise a nice check from Florida for his campaign.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Nickname

Filing is usually c. Dec. 31 of the year before the primary in TX. Sometimes maybe Jan. 2 or 3. Right now, people like Cornyn, and no one will oppose him.


6 posted on 09/28/2013 7:46:53 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Mouton

I’m in the draft Gohmert wagon at the moment


7 posted on 09/28/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nickname

I am so anti-Cornyn now that I will skip his name in November 2012 (as I did Hutchison in 2006) and will vote for a suitable independent if one is on the ballot. Right now though, people in TX think Cornyn is conservative.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 7:48:34 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: GeronL

Gohmert would be hesitant to give up a “safe” House seat to be crushed in a primary by the legion of Cornyn supporters who think Cornyn is “conservative”.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 7:49:48 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: TexasBarak

Why not? “The Hammer”.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 7:51:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TexasBarak

Yes for Tom Delay. A fighter and would not take crap from the Democrats.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: TexasBarak

Cornyn joined the entire Democrat body in jamming 0bamacare down our throats while he, his family and staff get a Cadillac plan paid for by you and I!!

Thats the bottom line! Good luck Texas. We need ya!


12 posted on 09/28/2013 7:54:04 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: TexasBarak
Woo hoo! And he could hire these friends of his to be his heads of staff:

Jack Abramoff

Ralph Reed

Gover Norquist

13 posted on 09/28/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Logical me

But, after the way he was vilified and falsely accused, why would he even entertain the idea to even associate with those back stabbing clowns? I’d like him to run too so we’ll just have to see.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: TexasBarak

Just looked it up. John Cornyn’s term is up Jan. 2015. He has to run next year (if he is going to.)


15 posted on 09/28/2013 7:56:30 AM PDT by CHUCKfromCAL
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To: TexasBarak
I like the idea of DeLay. He has nothing to lose by getting out there and speaking up. It would also be great inspiration to people who fear being ruined by whatever.

Better to keep the constitutional conservatives in the HOR. One steps down and the RINO fake 'pubs will try to infiltrate.

16 posted on 09/28/2013 7:57:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: TexasBarak

I can see it now...

The Hammer, part 2. He’s pissed off.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 7:58:08 AM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: TexasBarak

The trouble is that his opponents will use his past troubles against him. The attacks will be unrelenting. Never mind the issues. The ad campaigns will focus solely on his past. The low information voter will eat it up. They won’t care about the real issues.

If he does run, he had better have a great (not good) campaign manager and a relentless PR staff. He has to focus the voters on what’s important.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 8:03:19 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TexasBarak

The trouble is that his opponents will use his past troubles against him. The attacks will be unrelenting. Never mind the issues. The ad campaigns will focus solely on his past. The low information voter will eat it up. They won’t care about the real issues.

If he does run, he had better have a great (not good) campaign manager and a relentless PR staff. He has to focus the voters on what’s important.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TexasBarak
Vanity- Draft Tom Delay for the Senate!

Why? Do they need help organizing their lobbyist money? K Street payments slowed down?

20 posted on 09/28/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: TexasBarak
It's high time for Tom Delay to get a real job. I might like his politics, but when someone gets indicted after more than 25 years in government I'd say he should have been indicted 20 years earlier on principle alone.
21 posted on 09/28/2013 8:06:08 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Theodore R.

Do you think running against Cornyn is a lost cause?


22 posted on 09/28/2013 8:08:16 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Theodore R.

You will skip his name in November 2012?

What year are you in?

//sorry


23 posted on 09/28/2013 8:09:19 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Alberta's Child

The Tom Delay prosecution was all politics & not corruption from what I’ve read. Still, I hold Tom responsible for the loss of the House due to his idiotic pork-barrel shenanigans. We don’t need big spenders in either the house or senate.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 8:10:44 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Theodore R.

Filing for the Mar, 4, 2014 primary is between Nov. 9 to Dec. 9, 2013. Not much time left for anyone to put together a strong organization, gather the money, etc.


25 posted on 09/28/2013 8:12:01 AM PDT by deport
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To: TexasBarak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBlLbNVBKCc


26 posted on 09/28/2013 8:12:43 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Alberta's Child

I’d say he should have been indicted 20 years earlier on principle alone....I could get YOU indicted tommorrow. Doesn’t mean you did it, doesn’t mean you meant to, but it could tie you up for years. If you are guilty, go to jail. If you didn’t violate any damn law AT ALL...what’s your point?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:16:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Tom Delay slept with dogs, and he woke up with fleas. Cry me a river.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 8:20:06 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Clue me in. How exactly how did he do anything the government isn’t set up to do? Ram a “healthcare plan” down our throats, arm our enemies, promote Islam or secure jobs for his constituents? I don’t know and can’t find anything in news paper reports that aren’t biased. What is your biased opinion?


29 posted on 09/28/2013 8:45:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: TexasBarak

This will be as effective as drafting Sarah for elected office. Isn’t going to happen.


30 posted on 09/28/2013 8:45:15 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Safetgiver
The Federal budget grew from about $1.5 trillion to $2.8 trillion -- under Democrat and Republican administrations -- during the 12+ years that this guy sat in Congress as a ranking member of the ruling party in the House of Representatives. And yet we've deluded ourselves into thinking some career politician like this was actually some kind of "conservative."

He made a career out of consorting with a den of thieves, and then his fellow thieves turned on him. Tough sh!t for him. Really.

31 posted on 09/28/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

+1.

Delay is a classic pork-barrel politician. He does not have the fiscal bona fides to talk about fiscal restraint, which is needed right about now.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 9:00:45 AM PDT by Fury
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To: TexasBarak

Ditto!


33 posted on 09/28/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: TexasBarak

Senator Delay with Senator Cruz would make Texas proud!!!


34 posted on 09/28/2013 10:00:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: GeronL

Congressman Louie Gohmert would make an excellant Senator.


35 posted on 09/28/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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I do believe he’s no longer a resident of Texas


36 posted on 09/28/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: TexasBarak

OMG that would be awesome... not only because Delay’s a great guy, but even more because it would make liberal heads explode!


37 posted on 09/28/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“I do believe he’s no longer a resident of Texas”

Delay or Congressman Gohmert?


38 posted on 09/28/2013 10:33:09 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: TexasBarak

Sure would be good to have The Hammer back in D.C. he sure knew how to take it to the enemy!!


39 posted on 09/28/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Theodore R.

Right now, people like Cornyn, and no one will oppose him.”

Not true on both accounts. There are two people thus far who have indicated they will run against him.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 10:49:35 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: GeronL

Do you think running against Cornyn is a lost cause?”

Why would it ever be a lost cause to fight for what you feel is right? Might be a good thing to ensure that Cornyn is not able to get at least 50 percent of the votes and then force him into a runoff against one candidate that Conservatives come together to fight for. Happened with Cruz. Can happen with Cornyn.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 10:53:34 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: Sioux-san

JUST DANG!

DANG! JUST DANG! you pulled the words RIGHT OUT OF MY BRAIN SUSIE, YOU GREAT MINDED PERSON YOU!


42 posted on 09/28/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: fatnotlazy
The trouble is that his opponents will use his past troubles against him. The attacks will be unrelenting. Never mind the issues. The ad campaigns will focus solely on his past. The low information voter will eat it up. They won’t care about the real issues.

If he does run, he had better have a great (not good) campaign manager and a relentless PR staff. He has to focus the voters on what’s important.

No matter who runs on the conservative side, they aren't going to get good press. I agree with the need for a campaign staff, but the candidate sets the tone, and I believe that he could pull it off.

43 posted on 09/28/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: Pan_Yan
Why? Do they need help organizing their lobbyist money? K Street payments slowed down?

So are you saying that the man should not have been doing his (perfectly legal) job in using (perfectly legal) campaign money to help other republican candidates get elected?

44 posted on 09/28/2013 11:27:27 AM PDT by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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‘I’m in the draft Gohmert wagon at the moment’

THE HAMMER AND GOHMERT....WOW SIX OF ONE HALF A DOZEN...

MY QUESTION IS WHY ARENT THESE TITANS RUNNING THE REP. PARTY....?

IT’S SAD WE GOT THE TALENT BUT WE NEED IS TO GET RID OF THE WORTHLESS DEADWOOD...

A GOOD DOSE OF CHANGE..THAT’S MY HOPE...I WONDER HOW I CAN HELP...


45 posted on 09/28/2013 11:28:36 AM PDT by jimsin
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I WONDER HOW I CAN HELP?

I think that is the right question

46 posted on 09/28/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexasBarak
So are you saying that the man should not have been doing his (perfectly legal) job in using (perfectly legal) campaign money to help other republican candidates get elected?

Surely a state of 26,000,000 people can find someone more qualified to be a senator than a man who already spent 21 years in Congress and whose major accomplishment was streamlining the bribery process.

47 posted on 09/28/2013 11:35:01 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: GeronL

I WONDER HOW I CAN HELP?
I think that is the right question

YES IT IS SENOR G. YES IT IS...


48 posted on 09/28/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Theodore R.

Many are onto his tricks after this last Obamacare stunts.
Those that aren’t , we need to educate.


49 posted on 09/28/2013 12:55:16 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: jimsin

Backatcha,jimsin !!!


50 posted on 09/28/2013 2:39:59 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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