Skip to comments.Sen Cornyn and the calculus of faux opposition
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:30:22 AM PST by cotton1706
First, men - a reminder: Get your woman something for Valentines Day. Flowers, chocolate, a diamond ring, whatever it takes. Show your love. Even if you are a dishonest scoundrel, do that. Especially if you are a dishonest scoundrel, do that, it might get your mistakes forgiven.
Maybe that is why scoundrels sometimes learn to be good at the do something bad, then make a big display of some small token of goodness to cover the tracks. Which kinds of reminds me of our scoundrels in DC, coming home and saying See, I brought flowers and we are wondering What are they trying to hide?
I got this message at 3:36PM from Senator Cornyns PR staffers Cornyn votes against raising the debt ceiling:
After five years of out-of-control White House spending, including a jobless, trillion-dollar stimulus, now is hardly the time to give the President carte blanche to continue his spending spree. I voted against raising the debt ceiling because we need sensible reforms to cut down on spending and restrain Washington going forward.
Bully for him, right?What a brave Senator, voting no on a vote that goes straight to the White House on an affirmative near-party-line vote, giving President Obama carte blanche for another year or more. The rest of the story is this:
The Senate approved the measure by a near party-line 55-43 vote. All of the aye votes came from Obamas Democratic allies.
But the vote to pass the measure was anticlimactic after a dramatic 67-31 tally held open for more than an hour in which the measure cleared a filibuster hurdle insisted on by tea party Republican Ted Cruz of Texas.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
The Texas primary is March 4th. Early voting begins next Tuesday 2/18. If Cornyn gets less than 50% in the primary, he will be forced into a May 27th runoff.
That’s not rain you’re feeling from Cornrow.
I still haven’t seen any current polls on Cornyn. I assume his internal polling looks good for him to be pulling some of the stunts he’s pulled over the past couple months.
Guess we’ll know soon. Hopefully those who are fed up are more motivated to vote in the primary than those who support him.
A Bold-Faced Liar in the vein of Obama
for Texas freepers(from here):
|Early voting period for the primary election.||February 18* thru 28, 2014
*First business day after Presidents' Day
|Primary election.||March 4, 2014|
Not something we'd want to let slip by...
It’s too bad Texans cannot understand cloture.
Texans have a habit of being a lot smarter than they’ve been characterized. We’ll see how this primary comes out.
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