Skip to comments.Editorial: We recommend John Cornyn in GOP primary for the U.S. Senate (LSM Endorsement)
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:21:43 PM PST by jimbo123
Sen. John Cornyn is a principled lawmaker whose brand of Texas conservatism makes him the best choice in this eight-way GOP primary race for the Senate.
Cornyn is the deputy GOP Senate leader and a senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Holding these positions of influence can only bode well for Texas. Cornyn, 62, also has long supported immigration reform, which we think is important, though at times in recent years hes not been as much a problem solver on this issue as wed like.
Still, unlike his challengers, hes committed to governing, having recently won additional funds for rape test kits, and hes a champion for reforming drug-sentencing laws. Cornyn has clear conservative fiscal stripes; he co-sponsored a Balanced Budget Amendment and opposed the Affordable Care Act before it became law.
The other candidates are less informed, little known and generally offer extreme, vague or impractical ideas. Several are particularly intemperate.
South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as wetbacks, and called the president a socialist son of a bitch. Ken Cope, 60, a retired aerospace executive, wants to build a fence along the entire border and deport anyone who fails to learn English. U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has run a clownish campaign with the baseless claim that Cornyn supports the Affordable Care Act.
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Cornyn can be fored into a primary and destroyed. This is the canary in the coal mine, and we must see victory. We have candidates that are not very well prepared here. If we can defeat Cornyn in Texas, Mississippi and Knetucky could be easy.
Take a look at Cornyn’s Facebook pages. His constituents are in open revolt.
And his rally/fudraiser in Longview today with Karl Rove was a big flop.
He is in big trouble.
Please go on the site and urge voters NOT to vote for him.
Is this the DMN just trying to set up an easier win for whomever the Dems run? Won’t they dump Cornyn in favor of the Dem come November?
Cornyn voted for cloture for Amnesty, Obamacare, Debt Ceiling along with the democrats. Why should the DMN dump him if Cornyn is giving Obama, Pelosi and Reid everything they want?
So Cornyn has now been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. I’d say its not looking good for Cornyn.
Fingers crossed. Like I say, being the first primary, this one sets the tone.
It just seems like a setup to help Dems try to keep a true conservative from winning.
Dallas Morning News endorsement?
That should be the kiss of death.
Shear panic. Below 50% and it’s on to a run-off.
If the Dallas Morning News endorses him, that’s reason not to vote for him.
The MSM is trying to pump up the RINOs
yes, just another lefty rag
I did look at his facebook messages- You’re right, Big John is in Big Doo-Doo. Remember, Facebook is NOT Free Republic- the resentment against Cornyn is very widespread, HE’S GOING DOWN!
I was going to post the same exact phrase, but I focused on the word "won," as if going to the Senate is like being on a game show.
Spot on. Cornyn is a lying snake who needs to go.
The rag is promoting Wendy Davis.
Cornyn is in the company he deserves.
commies loving on a fellow commie.
Ha! John Cornyn, come on down!