Skip to comments.Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?
Posted on 12/10/2013 5:25:09 PM PST by mdittmar
Washington (CNN) -- Sen. John Cornyn, welcome to the club.
The two-term Texas lawmaker is now the seventh Republican Senator up for re-election next year to face a primary challenge from his right.That club also includes the top Republican in the chamber, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Pat Roberts of Kansas.
If this seems like deja vu all over again, it is.
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If they are being challenged from the right, it stands to reason that is because they are too far to the left!
No, challenges from the Right is what will HELP the GOP take the Senate back.
Not if we take the seats with the right candidates. Screw CNN. Screw the left!! Screw the RINOS!! God save the Republic!!
CNN is concerned.
Yep, the RINO protective activists are beginning to marshal their message. Fear of Tea Party candidates is pervasive among the ruling elite in the country.
What does Al Sharpton think?
NOPe to GOPe
| John Cornyn claims to be the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate.
Yet, as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee he
hand-selected these "Republican" candidates:
and hid behind a meaningless vote later.
This is why CNN is boo-hooing.
It will if those challengers turn out to be clones of Todd Akinnor Christine O’Donnell. They need to be vetted.
The wrecking ball for out of control SPENDING is coming to the District of Corruption. Both parties suck badly.
Not if the Powers That Be wake up and smell the TEA.
Screw 'em. I'm voting for Stockman, and getting the word out to send Cornyn home.
The unions are now funding a GOPe group to defeat the TEA Party candidates!!!
Akin wasn’t the candidate of the tea party, or of Palin (who asked him to drop out).
Cruz was though.
Conservatives are growing weary of choosing between the better of two liberals on the November ballot.
“Challenges” from the extreme left never hurt the commie DemocRATS.
If they were to take the Senate back without having been thinned by challenges from the right then there would be no effective change in the Senate.
That’s what those “right wing” challengers are trying to do.
The Republican E loves to beat it’s conservative base over the head about how “we need moderate candidates!” This is code for The Tea Party elected (in the primary) that dumbass Todd Akin (legitmate rape!) and we lost that seat! What they really, really mean is they want weak “controllable” candidates like Cornyn.
And oh never mind that the Republican E would not support Todd Akin financially like they should have.
Finally, the “arrogance” of the Republican E is what nauseates me. Their rationale is “well, Akin lost SO THIS PROVES The Tea Party is wrong and us smug bastards are right”. No it doesn’t. All it proves is that Akin was a horrible candidate and the Pub E’s withheld money and support thereby guaranteeing Akin’s loss.
Enzi is more conservative than Cornyn on immigration.
Cornyn is parroting Rubio.
The GOPE is super pissed that even though Mourdock lost the GOP was still able to have a confrontation with Obama and make him shutdown the government.
If Lugar was there he would have upped the percentage of Republicans who voted for the amnesty bill. It kept the percentage above 70 and no one in leadership.
Missouri is different to Texas. I think an Akin type candidate would still win even with that timing.
Well boyos, we got a bellyfull of Karl Rove’s legion of candidates who chalked up a big fat goose egg in 2012.
LEGION OF DOOM (rinos)
I’m done with voting for democrat and democrat-lite. It’s now or never.
“Not if we take the seats with the right candidates. Screw CNN. Screw the left!! Screw the RINOS!! God save the Republic!!”
That needs saying twice... or a lot more than twice.
God Bless you sir, for making this place where we can keep up our fighting spirit in this culture war.
Damn the torpedoes!
You forgot the Dinosaur Media Flopsweat Alert...
Agree. Talking conservative or anti establishment alone is not enough. Tea Party candidates need to be vetted too.
Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake the Senate?
No. They will help. Folks on the right are sick and tired of lying sack of crap GOPers that claim to be Republicans but are simply Democrat Lites... Not voting for them any more period. If you run as a Republican you had better be a REPUBLICAN.