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Sen. John Cornyn marks five-year anniversary of Obama’s stimulus with harsh words
Washington Times ^ | 2/17/14 | Tom Howell Jr.

Posted on 02/17/2014 5:47:42 AM PST by jimbo123

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Monday marked the five-year anniversary of President Obama’s economic stimulus, but it was hardly a laudatory toast to the 2009 bid to restart America’s infrastructure and workforce.

Mr. Cornyn, Texas Republican, said promises of “shovel-ready” jobs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were supposed to “get our economy moving.”

“Five years later, our economy is still sluggish, Americans are dropping out of the workforce by the thousands, and the President’s latest big government experiment, Obamacare, is now on track to slash 2 million more jobs from the workforce,” he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloture; clotureweasel; cornyncloture; cornyncloturegames; cornyncloturevote; johncornyn; primarycornyn
Flashback: Cornyn could have voted against cloture on Obama's stimulus bill, but he skipped the vote!
1 posted on 02/17/2014 5:47:42 AM PST by jimbo123
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Flashback:

Senate’s Generational Theft Act roll call vote; Where was Cornyn?

By Michelle Malkin • February 9, 2009

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/09/senates-generational-theft-act-roll-call-vote/

Update: This is the response I received from Sen. Cornyn’s office…

“Sen. Cornyn was out of town for a prior committment, but his position is clear – he opposes the stimulus and will vote against final passage.”


2 posted on 02/17/2014 5:49:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Shut up, Cornyn, you quisling. If Harry Reid needs your help this week to pass another item on Obama’s Communist agenda, you’ll be there with the crucial vote to bring it to the floor so he can pass it.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 5:50:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

See??? Who says he is on Obama’s side ?

He must have learned this from Grahamnesty.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 5:51:42 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: jimbo123

What actions has Cornyn taken that have improved the situation in those 5 years?


5 posted on 02/17/2014 5:52:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

Harsh words. The best they can do, apparently.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 5:52:44 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: jimbo123

In the past 30 or 40 years the country has gone into a major decline.

How long has he been in office? 36 years.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:19:40 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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And if ‘harsh words’ doesn't do the trick he will take a ‘principled stand’ followed by some ‘meaningful dialog’ and if all else fails they will appoint a ‘blue ribbon committee’ (Blue Ribbon? That's the best kind!)

36 years was just not enough to get the job done- but Cornyn thinks he can do it with 42

8 posted on 02/17/2014 6:23:11 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: jimbo123

Words of lies and nothing more!


9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:28:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123
Flashback: Cornyn could have voted against cloture on Obama's stimulus bill, but he skipped the vote!

He's in full campaign mode to "prove" he's really a conservative. I hope the weasel is disposed of and has to suffer the humiliation that all the liars who consider themselves "elite" hate to have to consider.

10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:32:16 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

As the minority party, any senator that has voted for cloture and then voted against the bill should be primaried.

Period.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:34:38 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: trebb

Cornyn voted for cloture on Obama’s stimulus bill by skipping the vote.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:07 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Harsh words are about all you are going to get out of Cornyn. Just like Manchin in West Virginia, Cornyn says the right things but then votes with the Beltway crowd to keep expanding government.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:36 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: EQAndyBuzz

John Cornyn never met a democrat cloture vote he didn’t like.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:42 AM PST by jimbo123
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I am sure those harsh words really have Obama, Reid, and Pelosi worried.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 6:51:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Cornyn voted for cloture on Obama’s stimulus bill by skipping the vote.

Yep - and he can try to say he didn't vote for it. The same way he is trying to get away with saying he voted against the recent debt ceiling raise even though he worked very hard to ensure it would come to a vote and would be passed. He keeps trying to spin a lot to try to get reelected and I hope Texas hands him his own personal Alamo.

16 posted on 02/17/2014 6:54:00 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jimbo123

Did he say how he “Stood Up To Obama” & “Pushed Back” on Obama’s ever increasing national debt by giving him a clean new debt-ceiling bill without a single dollar in reduced spending or XL Pipeline approval?


17 posted on 02/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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HE is a real sleazeball.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 7:18:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn realizes he is deep doo doo with the election in a few weeks.

He is running around trying to put band aids on all his past actions.

Sorry John, I told you to stand with Cruz or prepare to be voted out.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 7:33:54 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: jimbo123

Hmmmm...... looks like Cornyn has the Washington Times in his back pocket.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:36 AM PST by Din Maker
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“Well, five years in, it looks like President Obama’s stimulus did actually create jobs,” Mr. Cruz tweeted. “Unfortunately, they’re all at the IRS and NSA.

LOL.... Ya gotta love Ted Cruz.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:12 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Ted Cruz rocks!


22 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Hotair blowhard.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 9:21:43 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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Democrats critical of Cornyn, Hutchison on stimulus (2010 Flashback: Cornyn Cloture Hijinks)

Just a reminder that Cornyn skipped the stimulus cloture vote so he wouldn’t have to vote against it knowing it would pass. And of course he voted NO on the bill. Then he wrote letters asking for stimulus bucks. Weasel.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123990/posts


24 posted on 02/17/2014 9:48:27 AM PST by jimbo123
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