Skip to comments.Texas behind us. On to North Carolina! (vanity)
Posted on 03/05/2014 5:36:55 AM PST by cotton1706
Unfortunately, John Cornyn got through the primary. Taking him out was a long shot but we made him spend $6 million of his $8 million war chest. Incumbents love to run unopposed and keep that.
The next big fight is North Carolina. The Establishment has been pushing Thom Tillis while the Tea Party has gotten behind Greg Brannon.
The dirty games have already started to tarnish Brannon since he was recently sued and found guilty of misleading investors (while his partner remained unscathed for the same charge).
This is the game they play to get their guys elected.
We just have to force a runoff in North Carolina. The primary is May 6th. So let's get to work getting behind Greg Brannon for Senate!
Was Cornyn’s opponent that strong? From the margins it appeared that Stockman didn’t run a very good campaign.
We should never forget that battles can be fought and lost, but victors can come out damaged. Churchill knew this when he fought a losing battle in Norway. Although GB lost, the cost to the Nazi's was a severely damage Navy which could not muster enough ships for an amphibious landing on the British isles. How long before donors to these elitist "tire" over spending money on primary election. I suspect this is happening already.
To be brutally honest, I was very disappointed that Rep. Louie Gohmert did not choose to oppose John Wayne McCornyn. I ended up voting for DWAYNE STOVALL who finished a distant 3rd place in the Primary.
At this point I have to say that I will be extremely hard pressed to vote “for” McCornyn in the coming November election. How can I justify voting “for” someone that has demonstrated that they are deaf to the Will of The People and support the Obama Regime covertly? I just can’t see it.
“How long before donors to these elitist “tire” over spending money on primary election. I suspect this is happening already.”
When they donate 8 million and see that he has to spend 6 million, just to win a primary against a field of weak republicans, they’ll come to the conclusion that these types are not worth funding anymore. At least, that’s my hope.
Stockman ran a pathetic campaign. He was nowhere to be found. DWAYNE STOVALL clearly did NOT have the resources to mount a serious campaign against McCornyn.
As stated in a previous post, I am going to find it extremely difficult to vote “for” John Wayne McCornyn in the November election. I just can’t bring myself to hold my nose for yet another RINO again.
“At this point I have to say that I will be extremely hard pressed to vote for McCornyn in the coming November election. How can I justify voting for someone that has demonstrated that they are deaf to the Will of The People and support the Obama Regime covertly? I just cant see it.”
Don’t feel bad about that. I caught lots of hell here on FR because I refused to vote for Scott Brown a second time because of his treachery. Thousands like me apparently felt the same and now he’s out of power.
We don’t need to vote for people just because they have an “r” next to their names. These moderate types love democrats and independents so much, let them struggle in November to get their votes. Because OUR votes are not a sure thing anymore. At least, that’s how I feel.
Concur. Press on!
I personally think crowded races are always an advantage for incumbents. Its one of the reasons I feel confident about our upcoming races in Michigan. We’ve got mostly solid candidates who aren’t taking fire from the rear. Plus there is no good reason for democrats to try to cross lines to manipulate the races.
Thank you for your wise words.
Maybe there will be a suitable 3rd party candidate that I can vote for.
The Lt. Governor in Texas sets the legislative agenda.
Dewhurst has blocked many conservative legislative proposals.
We are much closer to open carry in Texas if Dewhurst is kept out in the run-off.
Well Scott Brown wants us to be “more inclusive” of abortion and gay marriage supporters.
Might as well vote democrat.
Hey, the judge who convicted Brannon was endorsed by.... PROGRESS NORTH CAROLINA. Can you say rigged?
We have a much better shot here. Let’s work hard to win it.
“People don’t realize how big the Dewhurst loss last night was.
The Lt. Governor in Texas sets the legislative agenda.”
That’s good to know. May 27th should be interesting!
“Well Scott Brown wants us to be more inclusive of abortion and gay marriage supporters.
Might as well vote democrat.”
Exactly! But I won’t vote for a democrat. So I did the next best thing, left his office blank on my ballot. And now, Scott Brown couldn’t get elected dog catcher here. He’s moved to New Hampshire to try to get back into the senate there. And they can have him!
Cornyn spent tons of $$$ promoting himself as a super conservative who fought ObamaCare.
Yes, the Dewhurst stomping is the silver lining in an otherwise gloomy outcome.
I still have a huge disdain for Dan Patrick and the way that he treated TED CRUZ. That just infuriated me when it happened and that hasn’t changed.
Howee66 I know how you feel...but remember, a no vote is a vote for the democrat in November. As much as it creates a horrible taste in my mouth, I will vote for Cornyn in November. We just need to keep him overwhelmed with phone calls, letters, etc. so he will remember we are still out here.
2014 Primary Results:
Not Cornhole 531,351
Primary Results Comparison:
Cornhole 2008: 994,222
Cornhole 2014: 778,912
Voters Lost by Cornhole in 2014 vs 2008: 215,310
Cornhole Lost 21.7% of his previous primary voters
Stockman came out with so many attention-getting things that just seemed so absurd. He was beginning to sound ridiculous. I don’t live in TX, so I don’t really know him, but I’d say that he thought he could get attention by his antics instead of trying to run on principles and policy. I saw little of that, but lots of grandstanding.
If what I heard is true, Cornyn spent $6 million to get less than 800K votes, or about $8 per vote. It worked for the early voting crowd, as his % went down for those who voted yesterday.
There were few, if any ads for Stockman or Stovall. There were many ads targeting Stockman, but these were paid for by a 3rd party group that was obviously supporting Cornholio. Cornyn's ads all attacked Obama. If the Cornyn of those ads actually existed, I would have been proud to vote for him. FWIW, I voted for Stovall.
The interesting thing was the disparity of the turnout. Abortion Barbie won the 'rat nomination with something like 400,000 votes. Abbott received about a million more votes. The 'rats did not come out for this primary.
Here’s where I remain conflicted.....tell me the honest to goodness between your average RAT and John Wayne McCornyn?
You have no idea on how many times over the past 12 years that I have contacted McCornyn to implore him to support the Conservative Agenda and NOT vote to confirm people like Sotomayor, Hanoi John Effin Kerry, Chuckwad Hagel and so on. The many times that I have asked him to vote against rairing the Debt Limit, to control Federal Spending and so on down the line.
Why on earth should I vote “for” McCornyn when he acts just like a RAT? Why not just vote “for” the RAT, who at the very least, will not pi$$ on my boots and then tell me that it’s only rain?
I am dead serious on this.
I’m speechless...I just cannot vote for a democrat.
Why in the world would you support a candidate found guilty of misleading investors? It doesn’t matter that his partner hasn’t been sued.
The fact is that this guy is going to be flayed as a financial hypocrite and fraudster if he gets in a general election against a Dem.
Putting up flawed candidates is a recipe for election disaster.
“Why in the world would you support a candidate found guilty of misleading investors? It doesnt matter that his partner hasnt been sued.”
Because I think it’s a sham and fixed and Brannon is appealing. I find it curious that this lawsuit popped up just at the time when Brannon tied or exceeded Establishment Tillis against Hagan.
Both Brannon and his partner WERE sued on the same charge, but one is found guilty and one let off the hook, and the one found guilty just happens to be running for office.
I guess it depends on your perspective. By all objective standards, ie organization ratings, Cornyn is the 2nd or 3rd most conservative member of the Senate, above Rand Paul and Mike Lee.
I’m from MO, so I’ll tell ya this. Give me Cornyn over Claire McAsskill anytime.
Tell me again just how John Wayne McCornyn isn’t coming across as just another RAT in RINO clothing? I am seriously asking. How is he different than Juan McLame, Linda Graham or Susan Collins or Chuck Schumer for that matter?
I’m not seeing it.
Has Claire McAsskill stapped TED CRUZ and MIKE LEE in the back as many times as John Wayne McCornyn has?
And the fact of the matter is that the same John Wayne McCornyn is NOT the second most conservative member of the Senate by any measure. I can name 3 off the top of my head that are demonstrably more conservative and not break a sweat in doing so.
TED CRUZ. MIKE LEE. TIM SCOTT.
Democrat Kesha Rogers is running off against that dentist in the rat primary, if your read the article at Breitbart Texas, one might suspect she is a trojan horse. The TX Rat leadership admitted to ‘pulling out all the stops’ to end her run.
Pro-life and speaks at TEA events. I’m going to investigate her further... since leadership hates her so much.
Sounds like she would be better than JOHN WAYNE MCCORNYN, doesn’t she?
IOW, you see JOHN WAYNE MCCORNYN as being FLAWLESS?
I don’t know about you, but I view Collaborating with the Enemy as being a serious character flaw.
McAsskill is a frickin’ lefty Dem...she’s gonna vote 100% lefty, 100% of the time. She’s gonna vote for Harry Reid 100% of the time. Stick with Obama 100% of the time.
Meanwhile, back in the real world...
Hey, I have no problem at all with McAsskill being ejected from the Senate. Never said that she shouldn’t be.
My problem is with Squishy, Back-Stabbing, Quislings that call themselves “Republicans” or “Conservatives” that give Aid & Comfort to the Enemy (RAT Party).
I believe that both RATs and RINOs need to be destroyed with Extreme Prejudice at each and every opportunity.
“For The Children”, of course.
you’ve got a point.
As much as I DETEST John 'Wayne' McCornyn, the makeup of the U.S. Senate is extremely important in many ways as I am sure you are well aware. That's why.
I am dead serious on this.
Trust me, I am in total agreement with you in this.
My point remains, however. Until such time as we get very serious about removing the Establishment RINOs from our ranks, we can only count on more of the same. They will say one thing and then turn right around and cut deals with their Anti-America RATs.
I am also very curious about just how many members of the RAT Party’s “Battleground Texas/ACORN” voters helped John Wayne McCornyn avoid an almost certainly fatal runoff? My suspicions went sky-high when the AP called that race with barely 2% of the ballots cast. Am I alone in being incredulous?
Not hardly. I am a Texan in Pascagoula, Ms. and I stayed up till midnight last night listening to Matt Patrick reporting from KTRH 740 Houston with the results. When it hit 1% reporting, the AP called it for Cornyn. Matt Patrick went ballistic. "How can this BE?!?"
I may have gotten loud, don't recall. My wife said, "Settle down babe." All during the night and into today's Michael Berry program callers were asked if they knew anyone that voted for McCornyn. To a man/woman, each stated "No!."
Guess it must be true. "Money talks, bullsh!t walks. What a sad state of affairs.
We shall prevail in the end.
We owe it to Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and several others to do what we can to put them in the 'driver's seat'.
We OWE it to them Howie.
Just read Ted Cruz's statement made today about Cornyn's win. Anyone keeping up with how the world turns KNEW this was going to happen. Neither Stockman or Stovall had a chance. That was a given. They had no chance and they knew it. Thanks to Michael Berry and several others, they caused him to worry that he might end up in a run-off with less than 50%. That caused Cornyn to spend more than $6 million of his war chest that he did NOT want to spend.
Cruz's statement today regarding Cornyn was a shot across his bow and Cornyn knows it was. Cruz was very polite and admiring but to the point.
Bottom line, please Howie, help me assist our true Patriots and retake the U.S. Senate! Our guys KNOW what to do from there.
RINOs be DAMNED!!!
I am with you all the way, my friend.
Don’t mistake my obvious frustration as anything other than just that.
I know what the mission is and I will not be deterred.
None of them ran a statewide campaign. They did not have the money. Only Cornyn did. Texas is a pretty big place.
I thank you Sir.
All of our frustrations are near the boiling point. Nevertheless, as I watch our Patriots that we have recently sent to Washington, as they keep their educated composure, I am reminded to do the same. They only ask for our determined support. That is the very least that I can give them.
God Bless You and Yours Howie66.
I appreciate your kind words, houeto. No need to thank me, though. We all do what we must for our Freedom does not come without a cost. We all have a stake in our present and our future and need to be thankful for God’s Blessings.
United we stand or divided we fall.
Thom Tillis has led the only Republican legislature to pass amnesty in 2013.
He said Obamacare is a great idea. That will hurt him more.
High Point industry wants illegal labor, Gov. Pat McCrory says
Even the moderate Republican Governor said no but tillis Over Rode the veto.
Mike Lee thinks Brannon is an upstanding citizen.