Skip to comments.Rankings put Cornyn as more conservative than Stockman
Posted on 02/21/2014 1:06:25 PM PST by Innovative
New rankings of lawmakers votes show that that Sen. John Cornyn ranks as more conservative among senators than Rep. Steve Stockman ranks in the House, despite the latters contention that Cornyn is too liberal:
How they rank: National Journal, a public-policy magazine, ranked all members of Congress on a conservative/liberal scale based on votes on key legislation in 2013. Cornyn ranked the 14th-most conservative of the 100 senators. Stockman ranked 138th among the 435 House members. He was behind all but two of the 24 Texas Republicans and in the middle of all House Republicans.
How it works: The particular issues that come up for a vote in any given year can contribute to fluctuations. Stockman ranked especially conservative on fiscal issues, but less so on social and foreign policy issues, which dragged down his composite score. Social policy was Cornyns most conservative category.
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Do you really believe that?
I've worked hard on the ground to get Cornyn fired, and it will be good to see him gone.
They also claim that Paul Broun is less conservative than Jack Kingston. Anyone who believes that will believe anything.
John Cornyn, the Specter/Crist/Chafee Republican who deliberately tanked the 2010 Senate election, so the republicans wouldn't win?
Even if by some stretch of science fiction that were true, it would still be worth it to get rid of Cornyn, since he is a fifth columnist working for the Democrats.
99 Senators are less dangerous to our country than he is.
Cornyn worked against Tea Party people at every turn behind the scenes, as chairman of the GOP Senatorial Committee. He loathes us. Bob
Why? posting factual information about the 2nd most conservative Senator in Congress is now deserving of a zot?
Give me a break!
Do you want to break down those numbers? I have looked at those votes before, and I don’t think 100% means conservative. They include all kinds of terrible votes.
I wonder how “conservative on foreign policy issues” is defined. Even people on this site seem to differ.
Easy enough: voting for Stovall, anyway.
Corn Row must Go!
You’ll be ozone dust soon enough, then you can devote your full attention to licking Karl Rove’s whiteboard.
How is it factual to print meaningless numbers the left wing media. Those numbers have no meaning. You are hiding his actual votes or what he stands for.
Brendan, Brendan Steinhauser? Nice to see you posting on FR!
You think Cornyn is good?
I sure don’t trust the National Journal. And my opinion of RINOs is quite low, Cornyn being one.
That’s some funny $hit right there.
Then Harry Reid is more conservative than Stockman...
"in the rankings!"
Yeah sure...so it wasn’t Cornyn who voted for cloture to raise the debt ceiling? Right?
That's all we need to know about him. He's chosen sides against the Constitution and against the people. It doesn't matter what his past record has been. He's proved that he can no longer be trusted.
Do you have a chart that shows Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist are the most conservative Senator and governor ever? (Was Murkowski no. 3)
Those #s don’t really tell you much. Guess who the same National Journal had as the #1 most conservative Senator in 2010?
Now, I don’t think anyone would say he’s the most conservative.
What happens is you have guys coming up for re-election, like McCain in 2010, and now Cornyn in 2012-13 who see which way the wind is blowing and know they have to move to the right to fend off primary challenges.
Where was Cornyn in say 2008-10?
In 2011 he was the 14th most conservative, just ahead of McCain who astonishingly went from being the most conservative in 2010 to the 16th most conservative in 2011.
In 2009 he was the 12th most conservative.
And the National Journal is always my go to source for any information about conservatives
“Facts” (from the comments)
Below are Senator Cornyn’s votes if they look conservative to any of you.
Voted to fund Obamacare against Cruz
Cornyns Bloomberg Bill could take away the gun rights of hundreds of thousands
Voted for Walls Street Bailout
Voted to raise debt ceiling eight times
Cornyn introduced an amnesty bill in 2005 (s1348) that would give amnesty to illegals
Voted for the fiscal cliff tax hike
Voted multiple times against fiscally conservative budgets proposed by Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee and others that could have saved trillions for the American taxpayers
Below is Stockmans Votes and Positions:
Voted to defund Obamacare
Never voted for a tax increase
Worked with Rand Paul, and introduced Restore The Constitution Act. for Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act.
Worked to create jobs by expediting building permits for new plant construction, promoting energy independence, working on keeping power costs low and fighting to keep government out of private sector
Oh that and soooo very much more
Your idea of ‘factual’ is wanting
In 2008, he was the head of the Republican Senatorial Campaign and his work was at best incompetent.
He did it again in 2010 and he completely sabotaged the Republican effort. The GOP would have had at least 50 seats in the Senate without Cornyn working behind the scenes to prevent it.
How do you explain how he funneled the most money to senate candidates that became Democrats. And Cornyn was supporting them even after they switched.
They done count closure votes. He allows closure then votes against what he allows. Oh I voted against raising the debt limits. Yea right.
And here are some true facts that actually mean something
“Bradley was born in Washington, D.C. and attended the Sidwell Friends School. His parents were devout Christian Scientists. He graduated from Swarthmore College and briefly interned in the White House during the presidency of Richard Nixon. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and was also a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines. Bradley earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983.
Bradley is brother to Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR Religion Correspondent and author of Fingerprints of God: In Search of the Science of Spirituality.”
That is the owner and driver of the NJ and Atlantic Media. You have a flaming lefty telling you who is conservative. Are you a loon or a troll?
National Journal is a hard-left news outlet thats part of The Atlantic Media group, and uses its moniker’s similarity to the National Review to fool dumbasses like you. Check out their editorial staff, fool.
That's called being "Innovative", JR. You know...."pragmatic and realistic"....' cause that's how the libs keep winning their popularity contests....with bread and circuses.
Do you mean facts as in RINOS pushing to get cloture so a bad bill will be passed, then try to tell us they voted against it? Does Cornyn have any similar "conservative" items in his record? Does his conservative record contain any hypocritical "conservative" votes where he also worked behind the scenes to stab constituents in the eye? Do you think he deserves to be kept in power?
Don’t see Jeff Sessions on the list, always thought that he and DeMint were the most consrveative Senators
Facts from the National Journal? These are the same hacks that listed
McCain as the most conservative GOP member in 2010. Just because
NJ says it does not make it so.
He still bears the name “Republican”, so RINO still applies as a start at least. Other epithets can follow from that, such as traitor to conservatives as you point out.
Dittoes on the IBTZ.
This troll was shilling earlier today for Thomas Sowell and his many tirades against Ted Cruz.
Now he’s coming up with this laughable (and discredited) crap for Cornyn?
You wouldn’t know a “fact” if it kicked you in the behind. Facts, to you, are anything you say they are.
Jeff Sessions and Vitter have been fighting Rubiocare for over a year.
Sessions and Vitter are not at the top because they probably vote for some flood insurance bills.
They also rank all issues equally. Whether it is a flood bill or a $6 Trillion amnesty.
Lou Barletta has 60 or 70% conservative rating but he will never vote to create 12 million Democrats. The opposite is true of Gowdy and Labrador.
The NRA rating Harry Reid and Sharon Angle as equally likely to support gun control.
Stockman pointed to one poll, maybe it was Heritage Action who had Cruz and Stockman 1 and 2 in the delegation.
Steve King votes for wind, ethanol and farm bill but relative to his constituents he is pretty conservative.
| 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:
Also, when he had a chance to stop ObamaCare by supporting Ted Cruz' filibuster
and hid behind a meaningless vote later.
He pulled the same trick on the Senate amnesty bill
and again on raising the debt limit.
But only selected facts, not the bigger picture including procedural votes, support of moderates/liberals over conservatives...
He posts this crap then runs away and crystal like a little baby.
Too gutless to hang around and defend his post, I guess that’s what trolls do.
I voted for Stovall yesterday. It felt good!