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Cornyn: Republicans must show they are ‘responsible adults’ and will govern if elected
chron.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 11/15/2013 7:35:04 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

AUSTIN – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn – bedeviled by some in the tea party who’d prefer him to be more Ted Cruz-like – said Friday Republicans must prove they can govern like ‘responsible adults’ and be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles.

“What we’ve seen is that when we’re divided, we capitulate. We basically hand the victory to our political opponents. They win elections, and then they get to govern, and that leads us in disastrous directions like we’re seeing now,” Cornyn told reporters.

Cornyn was joined by Gov. Rick Perry at a re-election rally at Scholz Garten before formally filing for re-election as senator.

“We need to demonstrate that if the American people are willing to give us the opportunity in this next election to win that election, then we will be the responsible adults in the room. We will actually govern,” Cornyn said.

Cruz hasn’t endorsed Cornyn for re-election, saying he expects to stay out of incumbent primary elections overall. But Cornyn’s campaign has said Cruz’s political action committee donated to Cornyn’s re-election.

Asked whether he believed Sen. Cruz — who played a leading role in the government shutdown spurred by opposition to the federal health care law — is acting like a responsible adult, Cornyn said, “I think he’s been a great new addition to the United States Senate. The sort of galvanizing attention he gave to the failures of Obamacare during his 21-hour speech I thought was very helpful. We had a minor disagreement over tactics, and that happens but we all live and learn.”

Cornyn said he believes they share the goal of replacing Obamacare “with something that’s actually affordable and works.”

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TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cornyn4amnesty; cornyn4obamacare; gope; gopestablishment; primarycornyn; rino; rinos; tedcruz
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1 posted on 11/15/2013 7:35:04 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

gotta ask these guys why theyhave no problem bending over and conceding heavily to librals but raise holy hell when conservatives in their own party have different views than theirs.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 7:38:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Prove yourself by convincing John McCain to retire, and then we’ll talk about letting you run alongside the Cruz Bandwagon


3 posted on 11/15/2013 7:40:25 PM PST by digger48 (/)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I don't care why they do it.

I just want Cornyn fired.

And I promised him that I would do everything in my power to make that happen in the upcoming election.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/15/2013 7:41:07 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“We need to demonstrate that if the American people are willing to give us the opportunity in this next election to win that election, then we will be the responsible adults in the room. We will actually govern,”

Does anyone have any idea WHAT this guy means by that?


5 posted on 11/15/2013 7:42:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

all cornyn has to do is treat conservative republicans how he treats democrat liberals, just be ‘french’ and surrender to both. why he only wants to fight with fellow party folks seems irrational.

the hypocrisy is overwhelming.

hopefully he’s gone soon.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 7:43:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“and be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles.”

Like millions of illegals, right John?


7 posted on 11/15/2013 7:43:58 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Clowns like this who think they can lecture us like children are part of the problem.

He doesn’t get to dictate what voters want.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 7:44:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We don’t lose elections because we are divided. Our division actually has it’s roots in unprincipled, hackneyed, equivocators, such as yourself , who can only be depended upon to act juvenile singing “Kimbaya” on the one hand and begging everyone to act”Can’t we all get along” Sophistries.

That sir, is juvenile and “”YOU” are the one who has failed to launch and fully evolve into a responsible and reasoned adult.

Now go sit in the corner!

You need some time out!


9 posted on 11/15/2013 7:45:21 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles."

Paradoxical and doublespeechifying.

10 posted on 11/15/2013 7:45:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

McCornyn?

He is worthless.

He only “supports” conservative values when he knows doing so no longer makes any difference. He is a lying pos.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 7:45:52 PM PST by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Butt hinge.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 7:46:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
LOL, Texans got a taste of Cruz and now they want another one just like him. John knows it.
13 posted on 11/15/2013 7:48:20 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Asked whether he believed Sen. Cruz — who played a leading role in the government shutdown spurred by opposition to the federal health care law — is acting like a responsible adult, Cornyn said, “I think he’s been a great new addition to the United States Senate. The sort of galvanizing attention he gave to the failures of Obamacare during his 21-hour speech I thought was very helpful. We had a minor disagreement over tactics, and that happens but we all live and learn.”

***DEEP SNIFF***

I love the smell of desperation in the year before an election!

14 posted on 11/15/2013 7:48:50 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We need to send this RINO packing. He’s awful.


15 posted on 11/15/2013 7:49:54 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“just be ‘french’ and surrender to both”

Why insult the French? They surrendered to the Germans only after a 6 week battle where they lost 360,000 dead and wounded and inflicted 157,000 casualties on the Germans. The British fled the battlefield. The French finally had no rational means left with which to deal with the blitzkrieg.

The GOP on the other hand simply does not fight. Ever. Never. In fact, they collaborate. They would have met the Germans at the border with a ribbon cutting ceremony, beer and brats, and put out press releases about how hard they fought.

The GOP never fights like the French did.


16 posted on 11/15/2013 7:53:56 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: BenLurkin

“We need to demonstrate that if the American people are willing to give us the opportunity in this next election to win that election, then we will be the responsible adults in the room. We will actually govern,”

Does anyone have any idea WHAT this guy means by that?


Yes. He means we can’t be like that troublemaker Ted Cruz, making things uncomfortable for the Ruling Class by bringing up the “Constitution” and “individual rights” and “constraining the government.”


17 posted on 11/15/2013 7:54:25 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
and be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles

Hey Cornpone... what is YOUR definition of "share their principles??"

18 posted on 11/15/2013 7:54:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s pretty to think so, isn’t it?


19 posted on 11/15/2013 7:56:22 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cornyn has no principles.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 8:00:00 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

bttt


21 posted on 11/15/2013 8:05:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Amen!

This is only coming out of his piehole because he's seen his poll numbers...even *unknown* is giving Cornball a run for his sorry @zz seat ;-)

22 posted on 11/15/2013 8:07:33 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: digger48

The Catholic Church has a couple of rules that apply to bishops and Cardinals that I wish we could apply to the House and Senate. When a head of a diocese gets to be 75, he submits his resignation to the pope, who usually accepts it. When a Cardinal gets to be 80, he can no longer vote for the next pope. Few of us, when we get as old as 75, are the persons we used to be. The other day, I thought to cut some brush and bought a new machette to do this. Darn! those machettes are not as sharp as they used to be!


23 posted on 11/15/2013 8:08:04 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

12 years later we are to believe this ass clown will begin to fight and govern only if given cover of a future win?


24 posted on 11/15/2013 8:10:26 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well, take it from this Texas Conservative: John Cornyn is a wimpy-ass RINO. He fell in line with the likes of John McCain when he got to Washington. He’s now trying to convince Texans that he’s a tough Conservative. I can’t stand that two-faced creep. He’s a punk. I made trips to his Houston office years ago with documented proof that there was a Filipino Mafia here in Texas consisting of Filipino Immigrants who were here illegally. I tried to get him to get tough on illegals coming here from every country; not just Mexico. I didn’t even get a form letter reply from him.

I’m not surprised that Rick Perry is endorsing him. America found out what an empty-suit, idiot Rick Perry is in the 2012 GOP Presidential Debates. Good riddance to both of them in 2014.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 8:16:06 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Apparently to Cornyn ‘governing’ actually means rolling over and being submissive. What a joke


26 posted on 11/15/2013 8:20:57 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tailgunner Joe
RE :”Cornyn said he believes they share the goal of replacing Obamacare “with something that’s actually affordable and works.”

I don't see Republicans agreeing on any single replacement and that is why Obamacare will never be fully repealed, all the claims that it will are just fantasy or story telling.

In the short term GOP needs to work on weakening it, repeal mandates one by one if possible.

27 posted on 11/15/2013 8:21:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good idea! First, let’s just agree to set forth and adopt conservative principles.


28 posted on 11/15/2013 8:39:20 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Secret Agent Man
For anyone interested in trivia, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, is the one who planned and executed Christine O'Donnell's "I am not a witch" ad in 2010. He was working for the GOPe who got their feelings hurt when she knocked out the anointed DE RINO Mike Castle.

Cornyn can go to Hell.

29 posted on 11/15/2013 8:48:24 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Taking bribes from the folks running ObamaCare website is not “responsible government”

The fact the Rick “STD Vax” Perry was at this re-election fundraiser also is proof Perry is no conservative, either.

Cornyn is a LIBERAL who needs to be primaried


30 posted on 11/15/2013 8:48:56 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Might ask him the same thing.


31 posted on 11/15/2013 9:00:37 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

First you win elections-——then you are allowed to govern.
It is never the other way around.

Losers of elections have no power and become irrelevant.
Ask Romney, McCain, Akin, Mourdock, Angle, O’Donnell, etc.


32 posted on 11/15/2013 9:01:02 PM PST by entropy12 (Zero thanks to all who stayed home and helped elect president Zero.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I predict that 2015 will be the year of John Cornball’s greatest liberalism. But the voters won’t figure it out.


33 posted on 11/15/2013 9:08:06 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s tough for Republicans being the teachers in the room full of a nation of perpetual ninth-graders while the Democrats, with the likes of Bill Clinton, I Don’t See Nothing Obama, and Nancy Botox Pelosi, play the class clowns - the kiddies would rather be amused and entertained than listen to the logic and reality of the grown-ups - a thankless job......


34 posted on 11/15/2013 9:15:58 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: mylife
"Cornyn was joined by Gov. Rick Perry at a re-election rally at Scholz Garten before formally filing for re-election as senator."

... sigh ...

Do ya see what I'm talking about?

35 posted on 11/15/2013 9:19:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Cornpone ping...



36 posted on 11/15/2013 9:22:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: digger48
...we’ll talk about letting you run alongside the Cruz Bandwagon

LOL!

37 posted on 11/15/2013 9:23:34 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 11/15/2013 9:27:46 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re always welcome, AG.


39 posted on 11/15/2013 9:28:54 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Nothing he can say now make any difference to me.

He is cooked.


40 posted on 11/15/2013 9:37:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Tailgunner Joe

be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles.
***From my home page

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I’m a big tent republican.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1821435/posts?page=18455
Here’s an analogy to work with. Take a small box and fill it with some rocks. Then add some rice, filling it to the top. Now take all the same stuff, but in a different order. Put in the rice first, then add the rocks. What you’ll find is that if you put in the big stuff first, the small stuff will fit around it. But if you put in the small stuff first, the big stuff won’t have room. The republican tent is the box. The Big issues are the socon issues, to be put in first. The little issues are things that can be accommodated around the bigger stuff. A candidate who tries to focus on the smaller issues first and leave out the bigger issues has no way of getting all of us into the tent. He splits the party. The candidate who gets the big stuff right and as much of the little stuff that will fit, he can fit more into the tent. We’re often amazed at how much rice can keep fitting in. Folks such as Rudy or Romney flunk some of the big issues, and on some of the little issues it looks to me like anyone else’s rice would do just as well. All that remains for us to agree on is which are the bedrock principles and which are not. Why would there be so much invective aimed at rudy or romney from the right? Because there are some bedrock principles that he is leaving out. Bad move. I see rudybot and romneybot postings all the time saying that they would vote for Hunter or Palin, and I see socon postings that say they would not vote for rudy or romney. That’s a BIG indicator of a few bedrock principles that are being left outside the tent in order to let in some rice.

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41 posted on 11/15/2013 9:41:59 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Less Corn, more Cruzbell!


42 posted on 11/15/2013 9:45:46 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Nothing he can say now make any difference to me. He is cooked.

Interestingly enough, I think you speak for a lot of liberals. The DemoSocialists are going to have hell to pay for what they've done to the people.

43 posted on 11/15/2013 9:53:09 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Cornyn has got to go along with the rest of the compromising RINOs!!!
44 posted on 11/15/2013 9:56:19 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Tailgunner Joe

DOes a two-faced politician, such as Cornyn, use two mirrors to part the hair on his head?


45 posted on 11/15/2013 9:58:01 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Windflier

Yes, I agree.

Would love a 3 year gig of hunting these vermin after this is over.


46 posted on 11/15/2013 10:13:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Would love a 3 year gig of hunting these vermin after this is over.

You might have a lot of competition. Who knows how far the repercussions will go when this all plays out. People are going to have blood in their eyes over this.

47 posted on 11/15/2013 10:18:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Yep


48 posted on 11/15/2013 10:24:58 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Big tent ? The only thing under a big tent is the circus and the clowns.


49 posted on 11/15/2013 10:43:40 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
These guys play the same song over and over again-’just let us govern and you see how efficient we are in running the Welfare State!’
50 posted on 11/15/2013 10:46:31 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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