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John Cornyn seeks to protect right flank with first TV ad
washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Sean Sullivan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; primarycornyn; primarytherinos; rino

1 posted on 10/08/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

He can kiss my “right flank”. We have his number in Texas!


2 posted on 10/08/2013 5:40:38 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: cotton1706

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!”


3 posted on 10/08/2013 5:41:16 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cotton1706

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.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: isthisnickcool

Who do you think will run against him in the primary?


5 posted on 10/08/2013 5:42:38 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: ken5050

I don’t know. I wish we could get Gohmert to.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 5:44:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: isthisnickcool
Bingo! Too late. You cannot be a John McCain anymore, a progressive in DC and a conservative at home. We've seen too many. We know how the game works. People aren't in the mood to be forgiving of policital sins. They're destroying the country from DC and you're with them or withus.

Cornyn is with them and the GOP voters in Texas know that. Bye bye Jon Boy.

7 posted on 10/08/2013 5:44:57 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: cotton1706

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.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 5:46:04 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ken5050

Is it Ted Poe?


9 posted on 10/08/2013 5:47:39 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: isthisnickcool; tillacum

Does Ted Cruz’ dad live in Texas?


10 posted on 10/08/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: cotton1706

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.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 5:49:30 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: cotton1706

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.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 5:54:05 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

Not going to work for me.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 6:00:08 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: cotton1706

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.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 6:01:33 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: ken5050

Yes he does.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 6:01:36 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: cotton1706

He should make an ad where he says, “Build that dang fence.”

It worked for one clown.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 6:01:39 AM PDT by boycott
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To: isthisnickcool

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 - - -


17 posted on 10/08/2013 6:04:44 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ken5050

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.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 6:04:50 AM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: cotton1706

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.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 6:07:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ziravan

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..


20 posted on 10/08/2013 6:08:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: CPT Clay

Ya think???


21 posted on 10/08/2013 6:08:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Dr. Sivana
Cornyn owes his political career to GW Bush, who appointed Cornyn to court justice and AG. Bush was also instrumental in Cornyn's election to the Senate. Bush also got Freshman Cornyn the chairmanship of the Immigration Committee.

Do you remember in 2007 when McCain cussed out Cornyn and told him to eff off. On the floor of the Senate.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: isthisnickcool

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!!!!


23 posted on 10/08/2013 6:12:04 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: ken5050

I think so.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: ken5050

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.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 6:18:31 AM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: cotton1706

Protect his flank?

From what?

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


26 posted on 10/08/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by stanne
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To: isthisnickcool

You got that right. Not voting for him.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 6:24:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cotton1706

In reading the replies, I agree with them...Cornyn is too late. My vote will be for someone else.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 6:24:38 AM PDT by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Exactly. We will also take those stock tips recommended privately to us.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConservaTexan

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


30 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:01 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

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...


31 posted on 10/08/2013 6:41:02 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn took the exit to the John McCain turnpike a along time ago.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 6:43:29 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ken5050

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


33 posted on 10/08/2013 6:57:42 AM PDT by Sporke
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To: stanne

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.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 7:14:54 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ken5050
Dwayne Stovall.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texans-For-Stovall

35 posted on 10/08/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: cotton1706
National Journal named him the second most conservative senator in America

Then the National Journal is a joke.

36 posted on 10/08/2013 7:48:26 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ConservaTexan

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


37 posted on 10/08/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

“I vote against Obamacare whenever my vote doesn’t mean anything”.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 8:37:24 AM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: cotton1706

OK lets run the numbers...fought with McCain.....+5

Friend of Bush..................................-10

Got uppity with his constituents................-20

Total...........................................-25

Clearly a hanging offense.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 10:09:11 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rrrod

Also:

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!!


40 posted on 10/08/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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