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Why We Need Both Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz (Cornyn protection piece)
blogchron.com ^ | 10/17/13

Posted on 10/18/2013 5:23:40 AM PDT by cotton1706

Sen. John Cornyn has taken a lot of heat from the right for not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee when they filibustered a House-passed bill that would fund the federal government but defund Obamacare. It was a complicated mess, but anyone who has followed Cornyn’s career knows he has fought against Obamacare from day one. The difference here was a difference in strategy. Cornyn has been in the Senate for 11 years. Cruz has been in the Senate for less than a year. I think Cornyn knew that strategically this wouldn’t work, and he ended up being right about that.

Cornyn was a a state Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General before he was a Senator. He is calm and reasoned. Cruz was Soliciter General before he was a Senator, and he argued 43 oral arguments before the Supreme Court. He is used to arguing his point in a forceful way. Cruz campaigned on shaking things up. Cornyn has been doing the hard work for years. Cruz is a flamethrower. Cornyn is about rules and the rule of law. Cruz is about throwing a wrench in the works. Cornyn is about doing the right thing day in and day out.

I think both of them are great men. I think both of them care about this country very deeply. It’s unfair to call Cornyn a sell out for one disagreement on strategy and ignore his years of hard work for conservative causes. It’s also unfair for newspapers, like this one, to act shocked that Ted Cruz did exactly what he promised during his campaign. Do we need someone like Cruz in the Senate? Yes, we do. Do we need someone like John Cornyn in the Senate? Yes we do.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: elections; johncornyn; mikelee; primarycornyn; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; utah
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Yeah, right. We have to "unite" to reelect Cornyn after he "united" with McConnell and the democrats against Cruz and Lee.

But more to the point, why this piece?? Are there rumbilings against Cornyn??

Maybe Erick Wyatt and Dwayne Stovall are gaining steam.

1 posted on 10/18/2013 5:23:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
How much did the Cornyn campaign spend to get that puff piece?
2 posted on 10/18/2013 5:25:44 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: cotton1706

Steal my new tag line.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 5:25:55 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO!)
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To: cotton1706

Isn’t there anybody else? I’d settle for the espn pretty boy


4 posted on 10/18/2013 5:26:02 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706
John Cornyn's legacy as Chairman of the NRSC -

Cornyn's handpicked Senate candidates:

Arlen Specter - Democrat
Charlie Crist - Democrat
Lincoln Chafee - Democrat
Lisa Murkowski - Independent

Republican candidates stabbed in the back:

Ken Buck
Sharon Angle
Christine O'Donnell
Joe Miller
Larry Elder
Charlie Summers
5 posted on 10/18/2013 5:26:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn apologist.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 5:27:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706

This is the end of the backstabbing, carpetbagging,
RomneyCARE-imposing, impostor GOP led by
Team Cornyn/Rove/Romney/McCain.

No sentient conservative should ever trust them again.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 5:27:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706
But more to the point, why this piece?? Are there rumbilings against Cornyn??

You better believe it.

8 posted on 10/18/2013 5:29:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn was on the right side of the latest vote. Is he feeling the pressure? Don’t know. There was no answer at his office the day of the filibuster, the days before the first in the latest votes, on which he was on the wrong side (that would be the side which takes our children’s future ‘earnings’ so these guys can have power)

I think we’ve had more than enough of these guys who would stay or get in power in order to side with the dems

And we can see them from a mile away


9 posted on 10/18/2013 5:32:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

Texas does NOT need Cornyn, with senator like that who needs enemies


10 posted on 10/18/2013 5:32:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Pretty sure sen. Cruz is on the list of those whom cornyn has not been dependable to


11 posted on 10/18/2013 5:34:48 AM PDT by stanne
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To: The_Victor

Reid might have pulled Cornyn’s NSA file on the desk and told him to read it before he aligned with the traitors. I have a feeling the Prez has blackmail files on every Congressional member and uses it whenever needed. Maybe its time to have a serious talk with Reggie Love and some of 0’s other Chicago butt buddies (if they are still alive)...Sooner or later someone’s going to step forward and the ball will be in his court.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 5:35:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cornyn, burning ad cash like he is scared.

He should be.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 5:36:07 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: cotton1706

“... Are there rumbilings against Cornyn??”

There must be. His campaign folk have already started ads here in the San Antonio area which is interesting because the election is still over a year away. Also there are primary challengers in the news.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 5:36:40 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (Healthcare Insurance is *NOT* a Constitutional right.)
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To: cotton1706

In Austin, Cornyn is running campaign ads EVERY commercial break on radio stations touting his “conservatism”.

They’ve been ongoing ever since the cloture vote.


15 posted on 10/18/2013 5:37:54 AM PDT by Quanah
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To: cotton1706

* He is calm and reasoned. *

Code words for “caves in to Democrat demands easily’


16 posted on 10/18/2013 5:39:06 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: cotton1706

“fought against it from day one”, well he isn’t now.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: cotton1706
Do we need someone like Cruz in the Senate? Yes, we do. Do we need someone like John Cornyn in the Senate? Yes we do.

Why? To cancel each other out?

18 posted on 10/18/2013 5:40:02 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

I know I’m not voting for him again.

I’m not going to vote for the dem, but I’m also not voting for Cornyn.

This is one Texan that’s had enough.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 5:41:41 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cotton1706
Sept 2009 - Author pictured with Ted Cruz "Two things struck me. One is that he understands the importance of being a good communicator, and he is one. The other thing is that he seems to be the only Republican running for office that I am aware of, that understands that the frustrations of the Tea Parties and townhalls are directed at Republicans as much as Democrats. As disappointed as we have been as Republicans in our leaders, Cruz brings the refreshing leadership that we have been looking for. He gets it."
20 posted on 10/18/2013 5:48:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: IMR 4350

“I know I’m not voting for him again.

I’m not going to vote for the dem, but I’m also not voting for Cornyn.

This is one Texan that’s had enough.”

That’s how I felt about Scott Brown. I was done. If he won, he won, but I WOULD NOT be responsible for any of his votes. I left my ballot blank for that office and thousands like me did the same and he is now out of office. He couldn’t be elected dog-catcher here because, despite what people think about MA, there are conservatives here and we have clout, and without us, the moderates lose because in reality, democrats vote for democrats. And Scott is now moving to New Hampshire.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 5:48:52 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Yes—there is someone else:

US Rep Louie Gohmert , also from Texas.

He would make a fine US Senator, who would work well with Senator Ted Cruz.

Do a search on him, and I think you would agree. At the present time, he has no plans that I know of to run for the Senate, but with some encouragement, I think he would consider it.

We need to encourage him to run for the Senate, and back him with our money and support.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 5:48:59 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ByteMercenary

Also there are primary challengers in the news.

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Which names are your hearing? Anyone with statewide recognition?
Filing for the primary is Nov. 9 - Dec. 9, 2013. I know Gohmert has
been mentioned but I don’t know if he’s interested.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 5:48:59 AM PDT by deport
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To: Paine in the Neck
Add Lonegan from NJ, he was outspent 10:1 by the dem, and got no help from the NRSC. Even with all of that Lonegan got within 11%.

/johnny

24 posted on 10/18/2013 5:49:07 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: svcw

I am just thankful that John Cornyn wasn’t at the Alamo or at San Jacinto.

He is exactly what is wrong with the Senate Republicans, today.

Remember, he is the Senate Minority Whip and as such, he’s been a close ally to McCain, Reid and Schumer. He also worked with Mitch McConnell to undercut efforts by Cruz, Lee and Paul to stymy Obamacide and AMNESTY.

I wouldn’t vote for Cornyn to serve as Dog Catcher even if Texas were over-run with Chihuahuas.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: IMR 4350
Dump the “reasonable” freaks. Enough of this pandering to the commies and “working with” them. All that “reaching across the aisle” brings is a hand dirtied by the stench of DIMs/LIBs. Free America requires fighters, not feminized moderates.
26 posted on 10/18/2013 5:51:39 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cotton1706
Cornyn’s strategy is is to wait until a better time to attack Obamacare. But, for RINOs like him, a better time never comes.

He wont fight during a budget fight, he wont fight during a debt fight. Aren't those fights the best time to fight the budget/debt buster that is Obamacare. I'd like to ask him WHEN will be the best time to fight Obamacare?

I guess he is waiting until all the planets align with the Sun so that the tides favor repeal. Or maybe HE IS JUST LYING, AGAIN.

27 posted on 10/18/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: cotton1706

Way I’ve got it figured, even if Cornyn does get reelected, his margin will be so small it will put the fear in the SOB.

You can’t get stabbed in the back by someone you don’t vote for.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 5:55:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn? No thanks...


29 posted on 10/18/2013 5:56:51 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Howie66

McCain and Cornyn (a few others) would have been the ones who sided with the King, because it was just to hard, a fools errand - just so they wouldn’t soil their white wigs.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 5:57:11 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: IMR 4350

“You can’t get stabbed in the back by someone you don’t vote for.”

That’s exactly right! I’m pretty well-versed in post-war political history and time after time, conservatives were told to unite and vote for all the moderates. Yet whenever a conservative was running, there was no reciprocal support from the moderates.

It’s always a one-way street so they can go screw. They used to be able to count on our votes, at least in the general elections, but no more. I think it’s gotten to the point that if McConnell, Graham and Alexander succeed in their primaries, there will be any number of people who will either stay home or vote for the democrat, just to remove them from office.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 6:02:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: hal ogen

My tolerance meter has pegged out with these clowns.

For some reason, kind of like a loudmouth drunk, they just can’t seem to get the message when you are nice to them.

The only thing they understand is waking up the next day and finding out they got ass kicked all over the place.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 6:05:23 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: JRandomFreeper
Add Lonegan from NJ, he was outspent 10:1 by the dem, and got no help from the NRSC. Even with all of that Lonegan got within 11%.

To be fair, that can't be lain at the feet of John Cornyn since he's not the NRSC Chairman now; Jerry Moran of Kansas is. But that's not to say that the NRSC is not still is run by treacherous fools (except Cruz, who is Vice Chair for grassroots outreach).

33 posted on 10/18/2013 6:06:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
"Isn’t there anybody else? "

Tom DeLay?

34 posted on 10/18/2013 6:08:43 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: basil

The background music (on the ads I hear) sounds vaguely like the Alamo movie tune from 1960, “The Green Leaves of Summer”...Maybe the “Green Leaves of Summer” are calling him home.


35 posted on 10/18/2013 6:13:38 AM PDT by Quanah
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To: DIRTYSECRET

How about Louie Gohmert?


36 posted on 10/18/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: jsanders2001
Maybe its time to have a serious talk with Reggie Love and some of 0’s other Chicago butt buddies (if they are still alive)...Sooner or later someone’s going to step forward and the ball will be in his court.

Ha! . .the next day the media meme would be about how couragious Obama was to come forward and how the Republicans were motivated by blatant racism. . blah, blah, blah. The is NO scandal huge enough that can bring down Obama. . .the media will never run with it. . never! We have a dictator in the White House and even we haven't realized the full implications. . .he's not planning to leave, folks. . .between now and 2016. . .some contrived emergency will "force" him to remain in office. . .whose going to stop him? who?

That's the real lesson from this recent Republican cave. Obama now knows, there is nothing to stop him. . .this is the worst thing to reveal to a tyrant. . .and, folks, that's the real bad news about what just took place. We have encouraged the monster. . .he now believes EVERYTHING is on the table. . .including a third, fourth, fifth term in office. .ala Hugo Chavez.

Scandal?. . .a "scandal" is going to bring down our new dictator, our Fuerher? HA!

37 posted on 10/18/2013 6:16:22 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: cotton1706
" Cornyn has been doing the hard work for years. Cruz is a flamethrower. Cornyn is about rules and the rule of law. Cruz is about throwing a wrench in the works. Cornyn is about doing the right thing day in and day out."

I think both of them are great men.

WTF! Never send your child to a public school if you have the means not to. Had I written this article in a 9th grade writing assignment I would have gotten a "D". Muddled thinking, poorly constructed, typical Houston Chronicle garbage.

38 posted on 10/18/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: cotton1706

Ever notice, everyone on our side always says to be nice when contacting your senator or rep., so they are nice.

Does anyone believe the dems are nice when they contact a repub senator or rep?

Who are they listening to, those that are nice or those that get in their face?

Being nice obviously doesn’t work anymore.

It’s time to stop being nice.

When you have a crazy girlfriend that tells you “I’m not leaving and you can’t make me”, it’s time to say “yes I can I’m bigger than you” and pick her up and throw her out the door.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 6:25:27 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Well, I tell you, I’m NEVER nice when the RNC or the NRSC call me. They get an earful! Though I don’t get many calls anymore.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 6:28:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: yldstrk

I have written Cornyn and told him exactly what I think about him and his RINO ways. I will do anything I can to keep him from being reelected. He won’t get another vote from me.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: native texan

Good. I wrote my rep and one senator who betrayed me and told them I will vote them out.


42 posted on 10/18/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cotton1706

This was written by nobody I’d listen to on a site I’d never read. And oh gee, she is such a learned “ex-Democrat”. That is the problem with the internet and especially personal blogs even spewed on a liberal rag like the Houston Comical. They are given importance they don’t have and never did. Cornyn has been bitten by the zombie that is Washington DC and he has been turned. He is now part of the Rino undead.

Kathleen McKinley’s Education
University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Theatre/English

1978 – 1982


43 posted on 10/18/2013 6:48:20 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Howie66

Or at the revolution.....I am so sick of these surrender monkeys “can’t we just all get along, and be nice to the people wanting to change the fabric of the country”
screw’m


44 posted on 10/18/2013 6:49:59 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: cotton1706

Being nice to these clowns simply sends them the message you are a reasonable person because reasonable people are nice.

You’re nice, you’re reasonable, you will understand why I put this knife in your kidney, you won’t lash out.

People that aren’t nice aren’t reasonable, they won’t understand why I put the knife in their kidney, they will lash out, so I won’t put the knife in their kidney. I’ll put the knife in the nice persons kidney and be safe.


45 posted on 10/18/2013 6:56:20 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cotton1706
It’s unfair to call Cornyn a sell out for one disagreement on strategy and ignore his years of hard work for conservative causes.

Well don't you know Americans want a perfect person. There is no such thing or life would be a bowl of crap. Diversity makes life worth living. The truly grown up realized that if difference is considered evil by some then it must follow that sometimes the lesser of the two evils is the only chance. Americans just seem to still live in a dream world. I agree that both men are doing the best they can for America. This is what happened to Romney. Miss Romney yet?

46 posted on 10/18/2013 7:46:14 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mister Da

The Establishment Elites of the GOP always sling the same old tired mantra: We’ll “play nice today” and we can deal with this another day. These turds have been kicking the can down the road for 5 years now and what have they accomplished? Not a damned thing.

The economy is in the shitter, Obamacide is still threatening our Freedom and Obama is running off at the mouth because he knows that he will get anything that he wants.

Same thing in the House. Boehner refuses to name SELECT COMMITTEES to investigate BENGHAZI, the IRS Abuses of Power, NSA Domestic Spying and a host of other threats to our Liberty and Freedom.

These RINOs took an Oath of Office to “PRESERVE AND PROTECT the CONSTITUTION” and have IGNORED their Sworn Duty to do so. They are DERELICT in their DUTY and as such deserve to be thrown out of office with Extreme Prejudice.

I have had my fill of these assholes.

Before I supprt ANY candidate for ANY Public Office, I will measure them against TED CRUZ. If they can’t measure up with him, they can KISS MY ASS.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 7:52:53 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: cotton1706

I will work the phones, walk door to door, post signs on all my properties, and do what ever I can to support a Tea Party candidate that runs against this POS.


48 posted on 10/18/2013 8:05:26 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn has received calls and messages from me going back to his first term asking why he does not stand and fight for what his constituents expect of him. He has sold out to the Washington crowd and must not be allowed to win another term.


49 posted on 10/20/2013 2:42:36 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deeper in trouble.)
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To: deport

A guy named Dwayne Stovall is in the running I believe. He seems OK just not well known. Not much research available yet ...


50 posted on 11/01/2013 11:29:48 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (Healthcare Insurance is *NOT* a Constitutional right.)
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