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Texas tea party sours on Stockman (Politico propaganda for Cornyn, Rove...)
Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 02/21/2014 5:42:43 AM PST by jimbo123

It’s the epic GOP primary that wasn’t. Tea party activists hoped to oust Texas Sen. John Cornyn this year in an early-March contest that could have burnished their credibility heading into the midterms. Instead, Cornyn’s best-known challenger, Rep. Steve Stockman, has gone missing on the campaign trail, dogged by unflattering stories about his past and his ethics.

It’s a disappointment for many national political watchers who had pulled out the popcorn for this race. Stockman has a penchant for making inflammatory statements — one of his bumper stickers read: “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” In December, he tweeted a picture of a can of “liberal tears,” calling it the “best gun lubricant around.”

While that kind of rhetoric resonates with a corner of the GOP base, establishment Republicans trying to avoid intraparty warfare are relieved to see Stockman’s campaign founder. And as Cornyn sails toward the nomination and back to the Senate, even the most ardent Texas tea party activists are distancing themselves from the firebrand congressman — and wishing he would quit saying he’s one of them.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cornyn; stockman; teaparty
Of course this hit piece comes out the same day Cornyn will be accepting a formal endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Amnesty in Texas...
1 posted on 02/21/2014 5:42:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

What next?

Will MoocHell Obama tell us that we really need to keep John Wayne McCornyn in the Senate to keep Harry Reid on his toes?


2 posted on 02/21/2014 5:47:20 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: jimbo123

Stockman is the candidate the media boosted because they know that with his checkered past, Cornyn already has attack ads that would sink him.

Our TEA party group is backing David Stovall of Dallas. At least we know that he’s trying to campaign instead of MIA as Stockman has been. It makes one suspicious of what deals were made by Cornyn and Stockman.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 5:52:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

Politico - a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 5:52:42 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Howie66

Prediction: the Left will secretly promote Stockman acting under a faux “patriot” group name to divert votes away from Stovall and increase Cornyn’s chances. They need to address these types of strategies to ensure we get an authentic -and conservative (R) elected. We can do the same to Cornyn if need be.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 5:54:53 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jimbo123
It's pretty funny watching Cornyn TV ads -- he's constantly harping on his "conservative" credentials.

He's running scared. And the goal of the March 4th primary is to keep him under 50% so that there will be a run-off. Stockman's presence in the race adds to that likelihood, regardless of his "MIA" campaign status.

6 posted on 02/21/2014 5:57:29 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: jimbo123
I think the Tea Parties need to issue a statement to the effect that we will NOT vote for any GOPe.

Period.

The only way to regain our republic is to purge the vermin from our ranks.

Its the long war we need to be look to.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 5:58:37 AM PST by Pietro
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To: txrefugee

I don’t know about any deals. Stockman was a marginal at best candidate to begin with who seems rather flighty. While I don’t watch a lot of local TV I haven’t heard a single ad for any Cornyn challenger on radio or on the internet. Most people don’t know that there’s any “race” going on and I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion to what it really is.

It would be nice if we had another Ted Cruz to challenge this year, but, we don’t. Let’s not try to create one where it doesn’t exist.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 6:00:02 AM PST by FAA
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To: jimbo123

Excellent—I’ve got a sign reading the exact same thing: Chamber of Amnesty Supports Cornyn...headed out today to a red meat voting site!


9 posted on 02/21/2014 6:06:56 AM PST by magna carta
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To: txrefugee

We just had a nice visit with Stockman at a group focused on immigration in West Houston. My report is here: http://www.stopthemagnet.com/blog/congressman-stockman-speaks-immigration-issue-and-conservative-activism


10 posted on 02/21/2014 6:08:34 AM PST by magna carta
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To: FAA
Most people don’t know that there’s any “race” going on...

I'm hoping that works to our advantage and motivated Tea Partiers can push Cornyn out because his people don't show.

11 posted on 02/21/2014 6:10:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: FAA
Until Dewhurst was forced into a run-off by 6 challengers, no-one knew anything about Cruz, either.

The money, endorsements, and name recognition comes when Cornyn is forced into a run-off by 7 challengers.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/21/2014 6:14:21 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: magna carta

Rob Engstrom
@RobEngstrom 13m
On way to Texas to endorse my friend Senator Cornyn tomorrow morning. Thx to the TX Assoc of Business for hosting. @TeamCornyn

U.S. Chamber National Political Director. Baylor alum. Go Dawgs. Raised in Atlanta, now Alexandria, VA. Tweets are mine.
friendsoftheuschamber.com

https://twitter.com/RobEngstrom


13 posted on 02/21/2014 6:14:32 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: txrefugee

Exactly.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 6:14:53 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: magna carta

Rep. Steve Stockman
@StockmanSenate 23m
Nation’s #1 advocate of illegal alien amnesty flying into Texas for emergency endorsement of Cornyn tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/StockmanSenate


15 posted on 02/21/2014 6:16:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He’s gonna need your support will twitter you my pics.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 6:17:37 AM PST by magna carta
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To: jimbo123

Another lie from the author’s of Democratico.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 6:18:26 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: txrefugee
his checkered past

That's really the point isn't it? We can't complain about the Dem's misconduct and then run a candidate like Stockman, who's history includes drug arrests, personal bankruptcy, sleazy campaign tactics (the fake newspapers which print entirely fabricated stories to discredit his opponents), lies and obfuscation concerning his status and funding, etc.

If a candidate does not maintain conservative principles such as fiscal responsibility, sexual responsibility, and a commitment to the truth in his personal life, how can he lead the nation into conservatism?

Surely we (conservatives) aren't ALL hypocrites? Surely we can find family men who have tried to live their lives according to Biblical principles, who have built successful businesses, who have served their country when called upon, who have made a commitment to their traditional family?

These are the men we need to find to challenge the RINO's.

Otherwise we expend our energies replacing a corrupt career pol with another corrupt career pol.

Judge their values by their lives, not heir rhetoric.

18 posted on 02/21/2014 6:18:41 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: jimbo123
I initially placed support in Stockman...but now several of us here at work are getting behind Duane Stovall.

The first step....force Cornyn into a runoff. Next, get behind the candidate against Cornyn.

Cornyn is a deceptive, manipulative liar and has got to be thrown out of office.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 6:43:24 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: jimbo123

This story is four weeks old, so consider that Texans are in no better mood now than on the day it was published.

Cornyn held to under 50, in the upcoming primary, will ignite and renew the firestorm.

Seven heroes are willing to go up and face off with Cornyn and the RINO machine.

The particulars will come later, as to who carries on against him into the general election.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 6:53:37 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

I put the wrong date by accident. The article came out today. And it shows the desperation of Cornyn, Rove and their enablers in the liberal media.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 6:56:34 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: JRandomFreeper
I am very pleased that Ted Cruz was elected in 2012, but IMO if the primaries had run at their normal scheduled times I believe it would have been VERY difficult for him to have accomplished what he did.
Various groups sued claiming the redistricting maps the legislature put in place were unfair or racist or whatever the complaint and the primary in Texas was pushed back many weeks. The Cruz campaign benefited greatly from the delay, his first radio commercial was fantastic and the momentum just built from there.
The Texas 2014 primary is the first week on March, when it historically takes place and early voting is already open, I do not believe that time is on anyone’s side this time except the incumbents.
That being said 7 challengers may split the vote enough to take it to a runoff, but will the electorate coalesce around someone other than Cornyn, I know what everyone hopes but will lightning strike twice in Texas?
Cornyn’s radio adds have been compelling even if most here thing the are tripe, you only have to convince 50% + 1 every six years as a Senator.
22 posted on 02/21/2014 7:25:37 AM PST by thinkthenpost
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To: jimbo123

cronyn 3 state pensions
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/sen-john-cornyn-discloses-3-texas-pensions-as-supplemental-income.html/


23 posted on 02/21/2014 7:38:37 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: All
Reid Reasor
Retired Lt Col
Highly articulate and very conservative
I am voting for Reasor
http://www.reasorforussenate.com/

Dwane Stovall
Business owner
Very conservative
http://www.texansforstovall.com/issues.php

Curt Cleaver
Business Manager
Appears to be very conservative and is outspoken about his Christian faith.
http://curtcleaver.com/theissues/

Ken Cope
Retired Lt Col
Softer on immigration than I like but otherwise seems good
http://www.copetexas.com/solutions/issues-solutions

Steve Stockman
Congressman
Not afraid to be confrontational
Has some baggage? I would love some feedback here
Web site needs help
http://stockman2014.com/

Chris Mapp
Business Owner
Sounds good but would like to see a specific statement for each major issue on his site
http://mappforussenate.com/


24 posted on 02/21/2014 7:39:00 AM PST by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: jimbo123

Thx, jimbo.

I know Stockman was taking flak for a “disappearance” several days ago. Turned out he was overseas and playing games with the DC press about not reporting it. The faulty dateline made today’s story made it appear possibly as an appendage to that contest between Stockman and reporters, (Politico types.)


25 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:26 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jimbo123

Po-LIE-tico


26 posted on 02/21/2014 9:51:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: txrefugee

From the article:

“The day after he mounted his challenge, Club for Growth, a prominent group that has been funding tea party candidates, said it was staying out of the Texas race. Other tea party-linked groups, such as FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund, have since stayed neutral, while Cornyn has been endorsed by influential conservative groups such as the National Rifle Association and Texas Right to Life.”


27 posted on 02/21/2014 10:49:25 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: jimbo123

As usual the first thing I look at is the source. The source for this hit piece says it all for me. Fit only for the garbage bin. Actually I’m tickled that the leftists have their panties all in a bunch over candidates like Steve Stockman.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 11:21:54 AM PST by Ron H. (The GOP-e is the Tea Party's best recruiter yet. Stay at it GOP the Tea Party appreciates your help.)
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