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John Cornyn is best Republican for Texas in U.S. Senate
Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/1/14 | Editorial Board

Posted on 02/03/2014 7:17:31 AM PST by jimbo123

Despite a crowded field of Republicans seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, voters are well-served to support him for a third term.

Within a decade of his first election, Cornyn emerged as a party leader in the Senate, quickly climbing to the position of minority whip — a role in which he wields tremendous influence in the 100-member body.

While several of his primary opponents articulately express what they see as Cornyn’s complacency in supporting an all-too-powerful federal government, none can be considered a serious challenger.

The seven candidates seeking to unseat Cornyn are hotel industry executive Curt Cleaver; aerospace consultant and retired Army officer Ken Cope; small-business owner Chris Mapp; retired Air Force officer Reid Reasor; Houston-area U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman; business owner Dwayne Stovall and immigration attorney and small-business owner Linda Vega.

Their respective platforms vary in depth and focus, but their ideological underpinnings are largely indistinguishable. Each opponent sees Cornyn as an impediment to the restoration of constitutionally limited government.

These concerns are misplaced on a candidate with high-caliber conservative credentials.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cloture; cloturevote; cornyncloturevote; johncornyn; obamacarecloture; primarycornyn; rino
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Isn't it a little early for endorsements from the liberal media?
1 posted on 02/03/2014 7:17:31 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

My bullshit meter just exploded.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 7:18:36 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

This, from the Leftist rag that is Ft Worth’s paper.

NOT!!!!


3 posted on 02/03/2014 7:20:41 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jimbo123
I won't vote for Cornyn in the primary. If he gets the nomination, I won't vote for him in the general.

I promised that bastard via a phone call that I would do whatever it took to get him retired, after he voted for cloture.

I'm not the only one that feels that way.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/03/2014 7:20:41 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123
Cornyn is a typical career politician who has an inside the beltway mentality

We need more citizen politicians and fewer professional politicians like Cornyn

5 posted on 02/03/2014 7:22:21 AM PST by turducken
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To: jimbo123
lolz

This is the kind of thing to expect from the Startle-gram

6 posted on 02/03/2014 7:23:13 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jimbo123

Yes. Guess they want to get started early. Wonder what he paid them for this “advertisement.”


7 posted on 02/03/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I won't vote for Cornyn in the primary. If he gets the nomination, I won't vote for him in the general.

Exactly right. We have GOT to stop rewarding these wolves-in-R-clothing with election wins. Cornyn has to go.

8 posted on 02/03/2014 7:23:32 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jimbo123

No doubt every Democrat newspaper in Texas, which is every big-city paper in Texas, will endorse their buddy Cornyn, which is why he needs to be thrown out in the primary. Their little lying skank, Windy Davis, got caught piling up the BS, so now they have to help their GOP faves.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 7:24:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Lincoln Chafee, Lisa Murkowski.

John Cornyn. No Thanks!


10 posted on 02/03/2014 7:25:17 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: GeronL
Which reminds me... I need to change out the litter box.

/johnny

11 posted on 02/03/2014 7:26:21 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re NOT the only one...I feel the SAME way about Cornpone.

His cloture vote was the final nail in his slimy, career-politician coffin, for me, too.

NO THANKS, FWST/leftist rag.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 7:26:42 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

lol


13 posted on 02/03/2014 7:26:49 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Not a Texan, but I have seen Stockman get smeared mightily, so I would favor him.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 7:28:22 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: jimbo123

I can’t leave a comment, at link, as they only accept FB comments.

The two comments (at this time) are telling. No love for Cornball.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 7:29:05 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123

John Cornyn is the “best” Republican for Texas in the way that George McClellan was the “best” general to lead the Army of the Potomac.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 7:34:09 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn is the worst possible person for that job. He is worthless. May he be retired and not re-elected.


17 posted on 02/03/2014 7:36:38 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Howie66
Somehow, I don't think this will make a particularly compelling bumper sticker:

Re-elect Cornyn

because there are worse RINOs


18 posted on 02/03/2014 7:39:01 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jane Long

Don’t forget that he spent a ton of time and energy stabbing TED CRUZ in the back.

Cornyn also voted to confirm Hanoi John Kerry as Secretery of State and that asshat Chuck Hagel as SecDef.

I wouldn’t vote for Cornyn as State Dog-catcher if TEXAS were over-run with Chihuahuas. He is finished in my book.

Right now I am trying to choose between STEVE STOCKMAN or DWAYNE STOVALL. I really like both men.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 7:39:48 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Vigilanteman

I have to laugh at his ads that try to suggest that he has not been in the SENATE for the past 11 years and isn’t the sitting SENATE MINORITY LEADER.

Does he really think that we TEXANS are that damned stupid?


20 posted on 02/03/2014 7:43:23 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

Funniest. Headline. Ever.

Cornyn needs to ride off into the sunset.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 7:45:32 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: turducken

The only way to do that is with term limits and the only way to get term limits is via a constitutional convention.


22 posted on 02/03/2014 7:46:12 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jane Long
I can’t leave a comment, at link, as they only accept FB comments.

Yes, the Star-Pravda went this route when they were over-run with conservative comments criticizing their Leftist columnists' drivel. Many conservatives refuse to use FascistBook, so the rag effectively censored most conservatives by instituting this cowardly policy.

The two comments (at this time) are telling. No love for Cornball.

Leftist hate Cornhole because he is simply a "Republican," and conservatives hate him because he is a RINO conspirator.

23 posted on 02/03/2014 7:47:17 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Howie66
I'll vote for the dog catcher before I'll cast one more vote for an establishment, big gubbamint, RINO Republican.
24 posted on 02/03/2014 7:52:44 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: jimbo123

For progressives... yes he is.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 8:10:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: All

ABC - Anybody But Cornyn. I like Ken Cope. Retired Lt Colonel


26 posted on 02/03/2014 8:12:24 AM PST by micmac
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To: txrefugee
lying skank, Windy Davis

Full stop. That's Wendy Davis. I'm the only Windy around these here parts!

27 posted on 02/03/2014 8:14:06 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

I sent email to Cornyn and told him to stand with Cruz or we will find someone who will.

Cornyn is burning through money for radio ads like a...drunken senator afraid he is going to loose his cash cow.


28 posted on 02/03/2014 8:20:00 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: jimbo123

Watch. . .

Once Cornyn wins the primary the paper will endorse the democrat candadate and attack Cornyn.

Just like the MSM did to McCain. . .showing all kinds of luv until he got the nomination.

Just watch. . .


29 posted on 02/03/2014 8:25:42 AM PST by Hulka
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To: jimbo123

Sorry but he won’t be getting my vote.


30 posted on 02/03/2014 8:36:11 AM PST by Ramonne
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To: hadaclueonce
Cornyn is burning through money for radio ads like a...drunken senator afraid he is going to loose his cash cow.

Perfect description of this slimeball's recent advertising actions.

31 posted on 02/03/2014 8:42:14 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Hulka

Just like the liberal media kissed up to Chris Christie until AFTER he, Karl Rove and the RNC finished giving them millions of dollars in re-election advertising?

And just like they also waited until the DAY AFTER Christie signed the RAT NJ Amnesty bill before they threw him under the bus?


32 posted on 02/03/2014 8:44:27 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Jane Long

If someone has to spend millions of dollars in radio advertising to tell people he’s conservative, he’s not conservative.


33 posted on 02/03/2014 8:48:00 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: servantboy777

I’ve always thought his name was misspelled:

Cronyn, or Crony?


34 posted on 02/03/2014 8:48:56 AM PST by LoneStar42 (Ditch the RINOs)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Cornyn’s political ads creep me out.

Knowing full well he’z being deceptive sends shivers down my spine.

35 posted on 02/03/2014 8:59:45 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: LoneStar42

That’s funny.


36 posted on 02/03/2014 9:00:27 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: jimbo123; y'all

Exactly! I crack up when I hear that deep male voice-over on his radio ads. Like some guy from an old western movie or ad.

I’d love to hear Steve Stockman do a PARODY ad, about Cornball’s *conservative creds*, using a sound alike voice!


37 posted on 02/03/2014 9:06:11 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Howie66

I sent a few bucks Stockman’s way


38 posted on 02/03/2014 9:18:27 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I promised that bastard via a phone call that I would do whatever it took to get him retired, after he voted for cloture.

I'm not the only one that feels that way.

/johnny

I hope this means you will do more than just not voting for him. I hope it means you will support Steve Stockman, and that you will work to campaign against Cornyn.

Walking precincts while distributing literature has an effect on the voting tallys. I know this from first hand experience.

It's time for real world activism.

39 posted on 02/03/2014 9:19:44 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Stockman has filed a libel suit against the PAC that ran ads claiming Stockman was a felon. Claims Stockman denied...thus the suit.

I'm getting behind Stockman. I listen to the guy and think....wow, he'd make a great addition to Ted, Rand, Mike Lee.

Send $$$$ y'all. He needs to get his message out against an entrenched politician Cornyn.

40 posted on 02/03/2014 9:23:48 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Hulka

I don’t know about you, but I want to see Cornyn get his ass beat in this Primary race.

However, with the number of challengers that he has, the best outcome we can realistically hope for will be forcing a run-off.

That said, I see the two strongest challengers to Mr. Establishment RINO is a toss up between STOCKMAN and STOVALL.


41 posted on 02/03/2014 9:40:07 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: DiogenesLamp
Agree that we must do more than just not vote for Cornyn in the primaries, and not vote for whoever the Republican nominee is. But, Steve Stockman may be worse than Cornyn - check out his record (note that neither of these sites is sponsored by any particular candidate):

Click here.

Or here.

42 posted on 02/03/2014 10:09:15 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Howie66

Yes, Cornyn needs to go.

With multiple candidates the winner must received more than 50% of the primary vote.

That means if Cornyn does not receive more than 50% a run-off is required. . .and that is where Cornyn will loose as the run-off election will be stacked against him because Cornyn will be facing the fact that over 50% of primary voters did not vote for him the first time around. Basically, Cornyn would be facing a primary electorate that already voted against him. (Cruz won the primary this way.)

If a run-off comes then the other candidates MUST throw their support behind whoever ranks highest (other than Cornyn).

If it comes to a run-off, Cornyn will reveal his true RINO/RAT heart and attack and attack personally Stockman.

I think Stockman has the best chance in a run off. . .but that’s just me.


43 posted on 02/03/2014 10:16:20 AM PST by Hulka
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To: jda

To be completely honest, both of these PACs are based out of AUSTIN, Texas. “Texans for a Conservative Majority” is run by a former Cornyn Chief of Staff and the second link that you posted comes from the AUSTIN-American Statesman, which comes as no surprise at all.

Neither one of these two is someone that I can place any stock in.

We all need to be very diligent in who we read or listen to when it comes to vetting our candidates. I knew that the Establishment, the RATS and their Libtard Media pals would go after STEVE STOCKMAN with everything that they can muster, simply because they really fear him. Exactly the same MO that they used in going after TED CRUZ.

You can always tell how good your candidate is not only by who Endorses them, but by who is going after them. :-)


44 posted on 02/03/2014 10:39:17 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

I agree. I was just saying that there are candidates other than Steve Stockman and I intend to vet them all before backing one. On the surface, Cornyn looks and sounds a lot like a conservative - I don’t want to make that mistake again.


45 posted on 02/03/2014 11:12:06 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: jda
Agree that we must do more than just not vote for Cornyn in the primaries, and not vote for whoever the Republican nominee is. But, Steve Stockman may be worse than Cornyn - check out his record (note that neither of these sites is sponsored by any particular candidate):

Click here.

Or here.

Wow. After reading your comment I initially thought perhaps I had been too hasty in suggesting that conservatives should back Steve Stockman. I decided to look at your evidence to see if there were objectionable things about Stockman which should preclude conservatives from supporting him, and I was immediately struck by how shrill were the accusations against him.

It quoted Newspapers (Who are generally very anti-conservative, and therefore make terrible character references) and it quoted some Attorney who sheds no light at all on the nature of the accusations.

It looked exactly like the sort of thing a person running against him would say, and it did not look at all like something which an objective watchdog organization would say.

I decided to look up this organization calling itself "Texans for A Conservative Majority " to see who they were. I found out they were a sock puppet created by John Cornyn to attack Steve Stockman. (Whom I have no affiliation with whatsoever. Don't know him, never met him, haven't sent him any money, but am thinking about doing so now. )

So now i'm kinda P*ssed, because It appears someone tried to play me for a fool. So then I checked out the next link you sent.

WTF? Politico? Are you F***ing kidding me? The most left wing and deliberately dishonest political commentary website on the internet?

Okay, now you've got me wondering if you either have stunning level of ignorance regarding political manipulation, or you are a knowing and willing participant in it.

Are you a Cornyn supporter who is not providing full disclosure, or are you simply that gullible? If there is a third possibility, please advise, because I can't think of one.

I'm not trying to be provocative or unfriendly, and your Freeper page indicates you ought to be a decent sort of fellow, but I am now suspicious of your intentions in putting forth these links.

Clear this up for me please.

46 posted on 02/03/2014 11:36:38 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Howie66
That said, I see the two strongest challengers to Mr. Establishment RINO is a toss up between STOCKMAN and STOVALL.

Which one is better? I want to support the person who has the best chance of beating Cornyn, especially after that stunt that Cornyn (or his people, same thing) tried to pull.

Conservatives need to send a message to not just the Republicans who go "Beltway" on us, but to those people of influence who think they will be able to deflect the will of the people by buying influence among the party establishment.

This message needs to get through to those Crony Capitalist types just as much as it needs to get through to the North Eastern Republican Establishment.

47 posted on 02/03/2014 11:41:48 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Howie66
You can always tell how good your candidate is not only by who Endorses them, but by who is going after them. :-)

I'm thinking this is exactly right. They obviously hate Stockman to go to the trouble of trying to attack him in this manner, so therefore He may very well be the one we need to support.

You know you are over the target when you start taking flak.

48 posted on 02/03/2014 11:45:02 AM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: DiogenesLamp

I was only stating that there are two sides to every story and there are other choices besides Stockman. I used to like Cornyn, but, like many, totally disagreed with his actions regarding Cruz and cloture, so I’m looking for a viable alternative. I recognize how questionable some of Stockman’s naysayers are, but I haven’t seen him refute most of the allegations. So, I intend to carefully vet each of the candidates (other than Cornyn - I know where he stands) and make a rational, informed choice. But, for the sake of full disclosure, regardless of who wins the Republican primary, I intend to support him / her in the general election to help prevent a liberal from taking the seat.


49 posted on 02/03/2014 11:54:51 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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Voting dates for the Texas Primary...

Feb. 3, 2014 .. Last to register to vote
Feb. 18 - 28, 2014... Early voting
Mar. 4, 2014 .. Primary Election day


50 posted on 02/03/2014 12:12:51 PM PST by deport
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