Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cornyn's Campaign: Stockman '3rd Least Conservative' Rep. In Texas
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 02/06/2014 1:16:31 PM PST by cotton1706

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) started out his campaign for Senate arguing that incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is actually a liberal. Now a Cornyn's campaign spokesman is using National Journal rankings to peg his primary opponent as the "3rd least conservative" House member in Texas.

Cornyn spokesman Drew Brandewie tweeted out facts about National Journal's 2013 House rankings as they apply to Stockman.

Stockman has repeatedly accused Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, of being a secret liberal who actually supports Obamacare. National Journal ranks Cornyn the 14th most conservative member of the Senate in 2013.

Among Cornyn and Stockman's state delegation the Texas congressman falls into the lower half of conservative lawmakers. By TPM's count, National Journal's composite conservative score puts only Texas Reps. Blake Farenthold and Ted Poe as less conservative, leaving 20 other Republican House members in the Texas delegation as more conservative than Stockman.

To compile the ratings, National Journal examines roll-call votes for the 113th session of Congress and identifies which votes illustrate the ideological differences between members of Congress. The conservative percentile rating is meant to show "the member voted more conservative than that percentage of his or her colleagues." The rankings have sometimes come under criticism due to the fact that they are largely determined by the congressional agenda.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
The question is, who is more conservative, Steve Stockman or John Cornyn?

Comparing apples to apples from conservative rating agencies:

Cornyn 76%(FreedomWorks), 86%(Heritage)

Stockman 90%(FreedomWorks), 92%(Heritage)

These are both from 2013. Stockman wasn't a member of the House in 2012 so I couldn't compare apples to apples with ACU or CFG.

Stockman is obviously more conservative and John Cornyn and his aides are lying liars!

And also, Steve Stockman never endorsed Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, or Lincoln Chafee, all of which became democrats. John Cornyn did. And he's the Minority Leader and is in line to be Majority Whip or Majority Leader!

Nice try, John!!

1 posted on 02/06/2014 1:16:31 PM PST by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Who’s got that pic of Cornyn warmly shaking hands with zero?


2 posted on 02/06/2014 1:19:12 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

You are known by the company you keep.

3 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:01 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txhurl

4 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

“Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, of being a secret liberal who actually supports Obamacare.”

Cornyn is NOT a secret liberal- his vote with Hairy Reid to FUND obamacare, was in public, on the record, in front of God and everybody! Sept 27, 2013-

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/senate-rejects-ted-cruz-strategy-79-19-cloture-invoked.html/


5 posted on 02/06/2014 1:27:23 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thank you!


6 posted on 02/06/2014 1:31:52 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

The rinos are about to get deep into the mud. They’ll do anything to keep their place at the feeding trough.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 1:32:29 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Just say “no” to Cornholio.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 1:39:10 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txhurl

Says a lot.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 1:43:42 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cornyn is #1, who is number 2? Wendy Davis?


10 posted on 02/06/2014 1:43:46 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Geee,,John must be getting a little nervous. Maybe those funds drying up over Rove’s camp are causing him some concern?

Good!


11 posted on 02/06/2014 1:45:39 PM PST by austinaero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: austinaero

“Geee,,John must be getting a little nervous. Maybe those funds drying up over Rove’s camp are causing him some concern?

Good!”

There’s definitely something going on. Usually a politician would just ignore a rival. Cornyn’s primary is on March 4th. And I hope the people March Forth to the polls and Cornyn winds up under 50%.

Then Texas can have a runoff in May for the minority whip, with the minority leader’s primary a week before. We can potentially be rid of both Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn within a week of each other!


12 posted on 02/06/2014 1:48:42 PM PST by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mylife; null and void
You know, sooner or later I suspect a lot of Reagan Democrats and their children and grandchildren are going to come around to TEA, once they understand it. As the 'teabagger' epithet is washed away by the truth, the sane sect of Democrats should break for TEA... as I suspect they pay taxes and value liberty, too.

I like that TEA pic nully has.. 'then leave you the hell alone!'.

13 posted on 02/06/2014 1:50:10 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Usually a politician would just ignore a rival.


First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 1:51:45 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Stockman is a much-needed hellcat. Nuff said


15 posted on 02/06/2014 1:54:39 PM PST by magna carta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txhurl
This old thing?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 1:57:31 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Love it! It really needs to be a billboard all over the Nation.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 2:01:24 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Cornyn....You've had your shot at representing Texas. When the chips were down...ya blew it.

Move aside, here come the Tea Party Express baby!

18 posted on 02/06/2014 2:03:08 PM PST by servantboy777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: matthew fuller

A vote for Cornyn is a vote for Mitch McConnell’s right hand man, his No.2 in the GOP Senate organization.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 2:04:27 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: magna carta
Stockman will serve us well in the Senate.
20 posted on 02/06/2014 2:05:38 PM PST by servantboy777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

Hey, Girl!


21 posted on 02/06/2014 2:09:30 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

Feb. 18 - Early voting begins
Feb. 26 - Early voting ends
Mar. 04 - Primary Election


22 posted on 02/06/2014 2:17:38 PM PST by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deport

Correction:

Feb 28 - early voting ends


23 posted on 02/06/2014 2:19:09 PM PST by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: deport
Feb. 18 - Early voting begins
Feb. 26 - Early voting ends
Mar. 04 - Primary Election
May 27 - Runoff
May 29: Ted Cruz to join Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann at New Orleans Republican Leadership Conference

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119095/posts

24 posted on 02/06/2014 2:28:47 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: deport

John “Cornhole” Cornyn, a lukewarm conservative at best, RINO at worst.

He was my representative in the Senate. I was unable to attend due to more pressing matters at the home office. I had to earn the money that is taxed so that his salary and other expenses are paid. I needed him to assert my conservative views. He didn’t at a time the support was most critical. He failed his assigned task.

Therefore, as his employer I regret to inform him his services are no longer required. I will be seeking a replacement in early March.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 3:13:01 PM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
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:
  • Arlen Specter - Democrat
  • Charlie Crist - Democrat
  • Lincoln Chafee - Democrat
  • Lisa Murkowski - Independent

Also, when he had a chance to stop ObamaCare by supporting Ted Cruz' filibuster

he FAILED

and hid behind a meaningless vote later.

He pulled the same trick on the Senate amnesty bill.

26 posted on 02/06/2014 3:21:43 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Come on Cornyn! Keep burning the cash on radio ads.

After us Texans have seen a true conservative, Cruz, we know it is time for Cornyn to go.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 3:24:58 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Well...hell.

Cornyn is running an ad in which he calls himself a “candidate for Senate”, yet NEVER mentions that he is in his 2nd term as Senator OR that he holds the position of Senate Minority Whip.

Sounds to me as though Cornyn isn’t very proud of all of his “major accomplishments” in the Senate for the past 12 years.

But....just like US, he owns guns and plans to keep them.

I am praying that enough of my fellow TEXANS can see this cowardly, back-stabbing RINO for what he is and toss his worthless hide out of the Senate in this coming Primary Race.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 3:28:40 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

From your lips to God’s ears.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 3:31:40 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

Let us not overlook the FACT that Cornyn also voted in the affirmative to confirm both Hanoi John Kerry as Secretary of State and then followed up that outrage by voting to confirm Chuck U. Hagel as SecDef.

Like our troops didn’t already have it bad enough with Barak Hussein Obama as their “C-I-C”.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 3:37:46 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Yeah, it puzzles me as to why Cornyn would want to ever bring ratings up.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 3:54:21 PM PST by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txhurl

These need to go up, all across Texas!


32 posted on 02/06/2014 4:00:28 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: magna carta

Some good news....Stockman is now running TV ads. They’re professional sounding and tell voters to go to StandWithStockman.com.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 4:01:14 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Stockman '3rd Least Conservative' Rep. In Texas

So what? It would be better to have the 3rd least conservative rep. from Texas than the most conservative rep. from New Jersey. And it would be better to elect a new mushy conservative than to re-elect a known sell out like Cornyn.

34 posted on 02/06/2014 4:19:26 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

Good news, ready to hear it.

I don’t want to just stand with Stockman, I wanna *eviscerate* with Stockman. Playtime is over.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 5:10:57 PM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: txhurl
I don’t want to just stand with Stockman, I wanna *eviscerate* with Stockman. Playtime is over.

Spot on. We need to send EVERYONE on all contact lists the reasons to NOT vote for Cornpone and TO vote for Stockman. We need another Cruz-like run-off, at the least.

36 posted on 02/06/2014 5:29:02 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

Stockman has come up with professional sounding ads. Wow. Is that impressive or what?


37 posted on 02/06/2014 6:42:20 PM PST by liberlog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: liberlog

I get it. You don’t like Stockman.

His funding has been low, but maybe not as low as the other (R) Senate contenders? Not sure....especially, compared to Cornyn’s millions/war chest.

Are you in Texas, liberlog? If so, who do you support for Pubbie Senator?


38 posted on 02/06/2014 6:49:25 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

There are eighteen candidates announced for the seat Cornyn holds

I support Dwayne Stovall myself.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 1:13:55 AM PST by Rockpile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson