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Exposed:Cornyn's record out of step with Texas conservatives
wash times ^ | 1/8/14

Posted on 01/21/2014 12:44:24 PM PST by bestintxas

John Cornyn and many other Republican incumbents face significant primary challenges. They may have gotten away with symbolic conservatism for years, but today voters are looking for positive change in he Republican Party and for a more authentic and consistent conservatism, as exemplified by Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in the Senate.

It is not that John Cornyn is not conservative. He is just not the right kind of conservative for the post-Bush Republican Party.

There was a time when it was enough to be pro-life and pro-gun. That standard has fallen by the wayside for something much closer to the vision of conservatism held by Edmund Burke, the father of Conservatism, or Barry Goldwater, Mr. Conservative.

John Cornyn may be conservative by the George W. Bush standard, but Judged by the Burke-Goldwater standard or even by comparison to Ronald Reagan, Cornyn’s conservatism fails in three vital areas.

Republican voters are now expecting real fiscal conservatism. They want to see budgets cut, entitlements reformed and the financial burden of government on the people substantially reduced. The past standard of just reducing the rate of government growth while growing the GDP won’t save us from the fiscal disaster which many see looming. They are demanding more.

Republican voters value civil liberties. They think that their party should be different from the Democrats and stand up for the rights of citizens to privacy, free speech and free association. They want government off the backs of the people as well as out of their pocketbooks. They still oppose abortion and support guns, but every Republican candidate passes that test. They want more substance.

Republican voters want party reform.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; cornyn; tx2014
Cornyn is running nonstop ads touting his conservative credentials. Meanwhile, he stabs Ted Cruz in the back.

We need a better leader for Texas.

1 posted on 01/21/2014 12:44:24 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Forget that. How come Cornyn hasn’t been expelled by the GOP? He deliberately tanked the Senate in 2010, so republicans wouldn’t win. He funneled money to 3 candidates who left the GOP. He is a fifth columnist.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 12:47:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

His ads claim all of Ted Cruz’ accomplishments! It’s disgusting!


3 posted on 01/21/2014 12:49:00 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bestintxas
I just got a request from Cornyn for a donation. I considered using the pre paid envelope to ask to be removed from his mailing list. He sent a picture of himself wearing a cowboy hat and his ads have been “I am a tough guy” ads. Sorry Corney I don't like you.
4 posted on 01/21/2014 12:50:39 PM PST by Ditter
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To: bestintxas

Who is running against Cornholio?


5 posted on 01/21/2014 12:50:44 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Cornyn’s opponents:

Dwayne Stovall
Chris Mapp
Steve Stockman
Linda Vega
Reid Reasor
Curt Cleaver
Ken Cope

Among other groups, Cornyn is endorsed by Dr. Steve Hotzie who is head of “Conservative Republicans of Texas” located in Houston which seems to have a whole lot of money. Cornyn has been socking away money for several years now and has a huge warchest.

Our family is voting for Stovall in the primary. Early voting starts on February 18. Cornyn’s ads are pretty nasty. He lost his cover when Kay Bailey retired and was replaced by Cruz. Let’s pray we can take him down this time around. He is #2 on the “R” side of the Senate and will not go quietly in the night.

Hope is that the vote can be split so that Cornyn doesn’t get at least 50% and he is either forced into a runoff or he doesn’t finish in the top tier the first time around.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:00:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

So Stovall is best bet to unseat him? Or Stockman?


7 posted on 01/21/2014 1:03:31 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Well, Stockman’s taking all the flak from Cornyn, so he must be over the target the most.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 1:07:24 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I’ll call the head of the Dallas RJC today and see if he can get a Stovall or Stockman endorsement from the RJC.

He hates Cornholio, but I think the RJC proper is pretty RINO and will go with Cornholio.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 1:10:07 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Stockman is considered by Cornyn and his handlers the most dangerous threat because Stockman is a current U.S. House member, and has a war chest. However, Stockman is more opportunist than rock-ribbed conservative. He talks a good game, but...

Dwayne Stovall is the real deal. Solid TEA Party guy, and not in any way tainted with the poisonous whiff of D.C.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 1:13:56 PM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Jewbacca

Stockman is running hard, but needs a cash influx. Has been well to the right of Cornyn. He was to the right of KBH, but that’s not saying much, and that’s why she lost the Gov race last time.

Funny thing is, when I clicked on the story, the ad populater dropped in two “Donate to Davis for Gov” ads. As if!


11 posted on 01/21/2014 1:15:52 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan; Jane Long

Apparently that’s even happening on Breitbart!


12 posted on 01/21/2014 1:19:48 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bestintxas

I thought he was a pretty good guy, but when he stabbed Ted in the back, he showed who he really is.

Rest assured corney, I’ll be voting against you.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 1:28:04 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: rstrahan
Oddly enough, cash won't be that important in this race. First of all, it's a very short campaign period..7 weeks to go. Even if Cornyn has gazillions, you can't define Stockman as a wackobird in that short a time. Second, unlike Cruz' campaign, which was for an open seat, this is against an incumbent, so it will be a referendum on Cornyn, period. If the base is really pissed off enough, then Cornyn's in big trouble.

I don't know if Stockman can pull an upset , and/or force a run-off..but he's gonna do very well, and that will strike the fear of Gawd into the Republicans running in southern state primaries after this race...

McConnell, in Kentucky, May 20th; Cochran, in Miss. June 3rd; Graham in SC, June 19th, and Alexander, in Tenn, August 7th. They're gonna be very nervous..and rightly so..

14 posted on 01/21/2014 1:30:24 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: rstrahan

“...Funny thing is, when I clicked on the story, the ad populater dropped in two “Donate to Davis for Gov” ads. As if!”
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When one of these liberal/progressive ads pops in on a conservative website’s page I always click on it on the premise that the liberal/progressive sponsor of the ad is going to have to cough up a couple of pennies (or fractions of a penny) some of which will wend its way to the conservative website.

Any way I can “bleed” progressives or RINOs (no matter how little) I do—such bleeding can add up if enough of us draw some blood.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:40 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Jewbacca

So Stovall is best bet to unseat him? Or Stockman?”

Really don’t know the answer to that question. There is a concerted effort via the Houston Chronicle and TV adds to discredit Stockman. Cornyn apparently doesn’t consider Stovall a threat. Stockman was a Rep, but not for my district so I don’t know much about who he really is. Perhaps others on FR from Texas can give some insight.

I do know that we won’t vote for Cornyn or anyone other than Stovall or Stockman.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:50 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

“I thought he was a pretty good guy, but when he stabbed Ted in the back, he showed who he really is.

Rest assured corney, I’ll be voting against you.”

Wish Ted would point out who he likes so we conservatives can coalesce behind one.

My guess it would not be Cornyn


17 posted on 01/21/2014 2:08:30 PM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas

I think there are 4. Don’t know beans about any of them, but it’s early. One of the candidates needs to stay on the high road. reps have for too long ripped into each other, damaging each other to the point where the Dem looks good.

They really need to stop that crap.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 2:24:31 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Grams A

Anybody the Houston Chronicle targets must be OK.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 2:25:31 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Grams A; txhurl; y'all

We need a Steve Stockman money bomb, or something. Anyone know if Stockman’s been endorsed by any of the Tea Party/conservative PAC’s? He definitely needs a quick influx of cash.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 2:39:15 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I’m just not hearing anything about anybody, no polling, no statements, just endless lying, plagiarizing Cornyn ads every hour.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 2:50:13 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl
Same here. It's sickening to hear and see these lying Cornpone ads, repeatedly...on radio, TV, websites. He's obviously sinking millions into these ads.

The disheartening thing, for me, is that I can't find ANY conservative group - like Senate Conservatives Fund - who's endorsing Stockman, or ANY of Corny's opponents. I read that in December Corny was polling at 50%, against Stockman.

I'd thought maybe it was because Cornball was running scared, from Stockman. Maybe Corny's got money to burn, so he figures...why not smear Stockman with it.

22 posted on 01/21/2014 3:32:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BrewingFrog

I am glad to hear good things about Stovall. I was wondering who to caste my vote for. Thanks.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 3:51:33 PM PST by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: Jane Long

TEA is going to wait until early voting (Feb 18) to unleash the red meat, I’ve decided. No use frittering away the base rage; contain it until the week before primary early-voting.

Cornyn is somehow expecting conservatives to believe it was him, not Cruz, who filibustered against zerocare and attacked zero at every turn. Maybe the general voters have short memories, but primary voters do NOT.

There is no reason this election shouldn’t pan out almost identically to Cruz v. Dewhurst.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 3:59:49 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bestintxas
"Cornyn is running nonstop ads touting his conservative credentials. Meanwhile, he stabs Ted Cruz in the back."

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Noticed the nonstop ads, too. Hard to miss them they air so often.

What is the strategy when he is coming out now with nonstop ads that really don't say much beyond his contention that he is a conservative. Is he just trying to build up name recognition at this point.

Guess he thinks he is a good conservative....I don't really see it....I hear mush in his numerous ads.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 5:14:49 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: hummingbird

Yea, I wish he would give examples of how tough he has been on all of obama’s lawlessness. /snark

Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention when he introduced those impeachment charges on obama and prison terms for Holder’s contempt of congress.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 5:23:20 PM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: txhurl; Clay Moore; hummingbird

TEA or some conservative group needs to run ads mocking *Big John’s* big fibs about his conservative creds. There’s a lot of rich material to work from...all of his non-stop fib spots - and his TRUE voting and backstabbing record.


27 posted on 01/21/2014 6:38:32 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: bestintxas
While he is all riled up, we should get Hannity to move to Texas and run for Cornyn seat./s

I know Hannity said he couldn't move right now - because of FOX TV program - but we need someone with righteous indignation like Hannity showed in response to the - vile speaking - Cuomo.

Cuomo's speech was outrageous in a very bad way.

With Cornyn I've always thought "another career politician" just riding the government until he retires.

28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:47:44 AM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: Ditter
"I just got a request from Cornyn for a donation. I considered using the pre paid envelope to ask to be removed from his mailing list. He sent a picture of himself wearing a cowboy hat and his ads have been “I am a tough guy” ads. Sorry Corney I don't like you."

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Add an inscription to the cowboy-hat-wearing Cornyn photo and have it read something like this:

"Ditter, screw you and everyone who thinks like you.

Sincerely,

Cornyn, one tough guy mofo conservative.

P.S. Send as much money as you can and send it quickly. 'preciate' it, mi amigo/amiga."

(Oh, did I say all of the above out loud? Heh, heh. That's right, I said it.)

29 posted on 01/22/2014 12:29:58 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: Grams A
"He lost his cover when Kay Bailey retired and was replaced by Cruz."

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Agree. Had not thought of this before, but I think you are 100% right.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 12:32:55 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: hummingbird

I just remembered that during the last four years or so when KBH was in the Senate it seemed like if she voted no on a bill, Cornyn voted yes and visa versa. So we always ended up with essentially no representation in the Senate.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 2:02:38 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bestintxas

All people in TX know is the name Cornball; he’s safe on first.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 6:20:02 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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