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Despite tea party grumbling, John Cornyn in good shape in GOP primary (Wichita Falls Country Club)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/26/14 | TODD J. GILLMAN

Posted on 01/26/2014 5:49:12 AM PST by jimbo123

With five weeks to go before the primary, tea partiers are still grumbling about Sen. John Cornyn. But grumbling isn’t the same as spitting mad.

After a dozen years in the Senate and his climb to become the party’s deputy leader, he’s the definition of the “establishment” many of them despise. He’s not aggressive enough, they say. He abandoned Sen. Ted Cruz in the fight to defund Obamacare, they say.

“Yeah, I hold it against him. Doesn’t mean I won’t vote for him, but I hold it against him,” said Wayne Pharries, 48, a commercial banker who came to hear Cornyn address the chamber of commerce over lunch Wednesday at Wichita Falls Country Club.

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“I get the fact that people are scared and angry. I share that same feeling,” Cornyn told a group of 15 Republican women, meeting privately in a wood-paneled salon at the country club after his chamber speech. “Sometimes you can’t do everything you want to do at one time.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gope; johncornyn; primarycornyn; rino

1 posted on 01/26/2014 5:49:12 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Quotes from bankers and country club members...yeah, that’s a real representative group of primary voters.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 5:51:35 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 5:54:05 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m afraid the TX Republican primaries have been completely taken over by the RINOs. Some are more RINO-oriented than others, but most of the winners on March 4 will be RINO-inclined.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 5:59:46 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: jimbo123
meeting privately in a wood-paneled salon at the country club

Because every stereotype has a basis in fact.

5 posted on 01/26/2014 6:00:42 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Theodore R.

Which is exactly what the GOP-E wants...


6 posted on 01/26/2014 6:05:21 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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7 posted on 01/26/2014 6:11:56 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: jimbo123

It was a golden opportunity to get rid of him but he failed to attract any serious opposition in the primary.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 6:13:33 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: jimbo123

Ok, TX Freepers. Any chance of dumping this fellow?

I’ll say again, when Miller beat Murkowski in AK primary, Cornyn sent lawyers TO Alaska to HELP Murkowski as I called directly to his TX office and asked him to support Miller. The staff said “we HAD to support Murkowski as she’s a sitting senator”.... AAACH. She LOST in that primary. So come ON TX. Dump this guy.

Any Chance?


9 posted on 01/26/2014 6:14:06 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: jimbo123

After this past 11 years of CORNYN pissing on our shoes and telling us that it’s raining, I am fully committed to seeing him get a “Pink Slip” in the coming March Primary.

Cornyn has a laughable ad that he’s running that essentially tells us everything that he is not doing and has not done. If “truth in advertising” laws applied to political ads, he would be facing multiple charges of fraud just on this one ad, alone.

For myself, DWAYNE STOVALL appears to be best suited to stand along side of TED CRUZ in the U.S.Senate. Cornyn has demonstrated that he is more aligned with John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell and that is not at all acceptable.

Check out DWAYNE STOVALL here: http://www.texansforstovall.com/


10 posted on 01/26/2014 6:28:37 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

> “Sometimes you can’t do everything you want to do at one time.”

This is the RINO song, their byline, their excuse.

“SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T DO!”

REPEAT CHORUS:

“SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T DO!”
“SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T DO!”
“SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T DO!”

So if “you can’t do” does that mean you vote with democrats?

Tell the RINOS to vote for conservatism or ABSTAIN! But
then they wouldn’t get their share of the grift pie, and that’s what it’s all about to them.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 6:30:11 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

Politicians will tell the people what they WANT to hear and do just the opposite. Which one do you/can you trust?


12 posted on 01/26/2014 6:33:40 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Theodore R.

Yeah, they’re good at organising to win against conservatives. They only fold when it’s their ostensible opponents on the left


13 posted on 01/26/2014 6:37:54 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Timber Rattler

Here’s a quote from DWAYNE STOVALL who is challenging John Cornyn in the coming March Primary race:

“I came into this race concerned, like many of you, about the future of my children and the future of Texas. I was born here. I live here. I will grow old and die here. I love the Lone Star State.

I have no political affiliations and owe no favors. My only obligation is to protect the best interests of Texas.

I haven’t been in Washington for two six-year terms. My family and I know what it is to live and work in this economy, to face the overreaching burden of an out-of-control federal government. It’s bad for business, bad for our health care, bad for education... I’ve never seen a society where government grew so big that its people celebrated greater freedom. In fact, just the opposite.

No politician in Washington is smarter than you about how to live your life. We can’t afford Washington’s political solutions.

I refuse to sit idly while politicians say they look after our best interests and yet vote to raise the debt and grow the government.

During Senator Cornyn’s time in the Senate, the federal government has nearly tripled its debt. Texans were against Stimulus and TARP, but he supported both.

Today, Texans are adamantly against Obamacare, and after he abandoned Senator Cruz in his battle to defund it, Senator Cornyn now suggests that Obamacare be replaced by yet another government program.

Why would anyone believe that he will fight, with everything he has, to shrink government?

Texas deserves to have two senators who stand up for Texans.”


14 posted on 01/26/2014 6:41:19 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn has been able to be a Bush toady which means be conservative enough to mask your liberal side. I honestly don’t think Cornyn is in any trouble as much as some of us wish it to be. He hasn’t done anything so outrageous as to move the needle with the typical voter.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 6:50:15 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Hostage

And that’s the problem. “Can’t never could”.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 7:21:20 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: jimbo123

Pharries is typical....spineless. Too many voters won’t hold their Congress person’s feet to the fire.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 7:24:05 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Howie66

Just sent him a contribution.....liked his website...wish him luck in unseating Cornyn.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 7:32:02 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: jimbo123

“Sometimes you can’t do everything you want to do at one time.”

Thats the same kind of carp our Rep is feeding us and I’m tired of it.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 7:33:23 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jch10

Unseating Cornyn is going to take a ton of effort. Maybe even more that it took to defeat David Dewhurst in the 2012 Primary and Run-off elections.

I have no delusions that unseating the ESTABLISHMENT RINO is going to be easy. That said, I also have full confidence that it can be done. It MUST be done.

We can’t afford to keep any of these RINOs in power any longer. They have declared war on us and have made a conscious decision to side with our sworn enemy, Barak Hussein Obama and his Regime.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 7:46:01 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Theodore R.

I sure hope and pray that you aren’t claiming defeat before Early Voting even begins.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 7:47:35 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: DoodleDawg

“It was a golden opportunity to get rid of him but he failed to attract any serious opposition in the primary.”

Before your raise the White Flag of Surrender, do yourself a favor and check out DWAYNE STOVALL.

http://www.texansforstovall.com/index.php


22 posted on 01/26/2014 7:50:04 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Naturally there is a chance! A very good chance IF some fellow TEXANS remember that just 2 years ago, we were told that TED CRUZ had NO CHANCE at all in defeating the Establishment Darling David Dewhurst in that Primary Race.

http://www.texansforstovall.com/index.php


23 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: OrangeHoof

REALLY??

Have you been asleep for the past 5 years?

He has given cover and support to everything that Obama wants since Obama got into office.

Geez Louise!


24 posted on 01/26/2014 7:56:14 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

I need to start sending Stoval money. I like the guy and you are right, he would make a good second to Ted Cruz.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 8:05:30 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: El Laton Caliente

I couldn’t agree, more. We have our work cut out for us, but I love a good challenge!


26 posted on 01/26/2014 8:38:17 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: central_va

“Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.”

That my friend is a great tagline


27 posted on 01/26/2014 10:30:41 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

“Any Chance?”

If Ted Cruz would declare for somebody, Texans would follow in droves.

Ted is the leader for Texas in Senate, not Cornyn

Alas, Ted will not


28 posted on 01/26/2014 10:33:15 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas
“Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.”

That my friend is a great tagline

If you want it it's yours.

29 posted on 01/26/2014 10:45:43 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Howie66

Howie, aside from Tea Party folks like us, nobody’s noticed. That’s what I mean.


30 posted on 01/26/2014 11:26:08 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: OrangeHoof

Then it’s our duty and responsibility to turn that around, don’t you think?

I’m doing my best from where I am.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 3:10:31 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: central_va

Thx


32 posted on 01/26/2014 3:17:43 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Theodore R.
I’m afraid the TX Republican primaries have been completely taken over by the RINOs. Some are more RINO-oriented than others, but most of the winners on March 4 will be RINO-inclined.

One of the biggest problems we have is that everyone knows that it's almost impossible to get elected to statewide office as a democrat in Texas, so a lot of folks that would otherwise run as democrats run as republicans instead, and hide themselves behind meaningless rhetoric.

I'll not vote for Cornyn. Ever.

Screw the democrat-lite party.

33 posted on 01/26/2014 3:52:16 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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