Skip to comments.John Cornyn seeks to protect right flank with first TV ad
Posted on 10/08/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) released the first television ad of his reelection campaign Monday in an attempt to shore up his image among conservative voters.
"National Journal named him the second most conservative senator in America," says the narrator of the 30-second spot. The commercial mentions Cornyn's votes against Obamacare and support for "smaller government" and a balanced budget amendment, among other things.
Cornyn has not attracted any major primary challengers yet, but he is taking the potential threat of one very seriously. The fact that he is releasing a TV ad at this early stage of the election cycle reflects this.
A Cornyn campaign aide said the ad is airing statewide, with several hundred thousand dollars behind it.
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He can kiss my “right flank”. We have his number in Texas!
Astonishing how phony these people are.
I think I’ve figured it out. The dems and the repubs get together to form their strategy. The dems say “We’ll spend like hell and give stuff away to liberals and they’ll vote for us.”
The repubs say “We’ll pretend to fight you guys and the conservatives will vote for us.”
Then they all say in unison “And we’ll all cash in!”
I just saw it played during a fox and friends commercial. It won’t work for me, it’s too late. Cornyn crossed the rubicon of conservative politics.
Who do you think will run against him in the primary?
I don’t know. I wish we could get Gohmert to.
Cornyn is with them and the GOP voters in Texas know that. Bye bye Jon Boy.
I have already told his office I will work to defeat him in the primary and vote democrat in the general election if he wins. Last time Texas got rid of the establishment candidate, we were rewarded with Ted Cruz.
Is it Ted Poe?
Does Ted Cruz’ dad live in Texas?
If he has to “shore up his image” then he needs to be replaced in the primary. Pols who need to shore up their images always manage to look just as tarnished after they have been re-elected.
Cornyn can run all the ads and spend all the money he wants. I’m done with him here. I’ve sent him communication to that effect. Not that he gets any of it because he never answers his phones. We don’t have to be stuck with Cornyn. Taking a long look at Eric Wyatt.
Not going to work for me.
I’d could handle Cornyn if he was from New Jersey or Ohio. But we expect the best from Texas. Cruz was a spectacular upgrade from KBH, who should be hanging out with Christine Todd Whitman in the Hamptons in a suburban zoning committee.
Yes he does.
He should make an ad where he says, “Build that dang fence.”
It worked for one clown.
Senator Cornyn, it all boils down to this:
The Silent Majority is what you call the TEA Party.
Deal with it.
The only thing that is new is THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY.
RINO Hunting Season begins 1-1-2014.
BTW, this 2014 RINO hunt has no bag limits, tents or caves - - -
Speaking of Rafael Cruz, if anybody is interested in hearing him speak, he’s the guest speaker for a fundraiser BBQ for Robertson County Texas Republican Party on Oct 24th in Franklin.
Where: Pridgeon Center, 351 Cooks Ln, Franklin, TX
When: Thurs, Oct 24 @ 6:45 PM
Cost $5 plus there’s an auction.
Not really trying to advertise for them, but it’s an opportunity to hear Ted Cruz’ father tell his story, if you’re interested.
He’s already lost his primary. Make plans for your next career as a K St. lobbyist, John. Texas conservatives can’t wait to retire you in ‘14.
It’s a little too far for me to travel, but I assume that someone will record his stalk..maybe you can post it here..
Do you remember in 2007 when McCain cussed out Cornyn and told him to eff off. On the floor of the Senate.
I live in New Jersey and I got his number too!!
He’s only a little better than the Two-Horned RINO we have in the Governor’s Office here and that isn’t good enough!!!!
I think so.
I’m really surprised one of the state’s up and comers, like Todd Staples, Ken Paxton, or Dan Patrick didn’t get into the Senate primary instead of the crowded races for TX Lt. Gov and AG.
As it is now, if Cornyn is going to be defeated, he needs an opponent. Eric Wyatt might be a nice guy, but he has absolutely no money and no connections. If Louie Gohmert or Ted Poe were to challenge Cornyn, he’d be toast.
I’m surprised that Cornyn hasn’t fielded a strong challenger. He’s the Humpty Dumpty of this primary season. Having said that, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised: there’s probably a reason Cornyn’s running ads claiming to be conservative. Maybe HE knows something we don’t.
Protect his flank?
Last we saw of his being anywhere near a boxing ring, metaphorically, he was collecting bets against his fellow republican and Texas senator
The WaPo is trying to help him
These guys are do out of touch.
The tepid schmooze republicans have been out since theiddle of Romney’s second debate
It wasnt a revelation It was a last straw
You got that right. Not voting for him.
In reading the replies, I agree with them...Cornyn is too late. My vote will be for someone else.
Exactly. We will also take those stock tips recommended privately to us.
I called his office the morning before the senate vote to fund obamacare
I heard he was voting for Obama.
There was no one picking up his phones in any office
I called Ted Cruz’ office and spoke with a staffer there. Tolls him no one was pocking up at cornyn’s. told him I was disgusted. And that I support Ted with all the work he’s doig
That was before the filibuster
No answer on the day before the most important vote I’ve ever seen
Cornyn knows his lunch got eaten by Cruz, like so many others who pay lip service to the right... Cruz-es and Mike Lee-s are what we want in congress, anything less is just playing politics. Cornyn, you could humble yourself and get in line behind the real leaders in the Senate, then you could save you campaign cash for the election and not the primary... buuut, I guess you’re just a pol...
Cornyn took the exit to the John McCain turnpike a along time ago.
Gohmert was on Glenn Becks show last week. He said he was praying, seeking guidance on whether or not he should run for Senate. I think he is seriously considering it.
I pray he runs. If we have Gohmert and Cruz in the Senate, we’ll be hated by every politician in both parties. It just can’t get much sweeter than that. :-D
Everyone of Cornyn’s office numbers I called were busy for several days before the vote. The day after the vote I got through and unloaded on the girl that answered. Never again will I support this a-hole.
Then the National Journal is a joke.
I guess flank means he’s commanding some allegorical army.
He’s got the WaPo running intel for him.
And that should be all anyonne needs to know
Ted Cruz staffer picked up. Listened to everything.i had to say. Seemed ready for negative comments. He sounded like he had some testosterone on oard
“I vote against Obamacare whenever my vote doesn’t mean anything”.
OK lets run the numbers...fought with McCain.....+5
Friend of Bush..................................-10
Got uppity with his constituents................-20
Clearly a hanging offense.
Endorsed Arlen Specter......-687,000
Endorsed Charlie Crist......-468,000
Funded Lisa Murkowski while leaving the republican nominee in Alaska and other conservative candidates twisting in the wind........-537,0000
Cornyn has incredibly low points!!