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Will John Cornyn Unite his Faction of the Party Behind GOP Platform?
redstate.com ^ | 5/22/14 | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 05/22/2014 8:41:06 AM PDT by cotton1706

With some of the primaries behind us, many within the Republican Party are calling for a unity effort to help win back the Senate in the fall. Undoubtedly, we need to defeat Harry Reid, the worst leader of the Senate in modern history. But we also need to unite behind the Republican platform and not use that new GOP majority to promote Obama’s lame duck agenda.

Shortly after Tuesday night’s contentions primaries came to a close, Senator John Cornyn put out the following statement on twitter:

“Anyone who calls themselves Conservative or Republican, who doesn’t vote for the nominee of the party in the general election is neither.”

The question is will Cornyn ask his former top staffer, Rob Jesmer, to do the same?

Rob Jesmer, former NRSC Executive Director and Cornyn campaign manager, is the manager of “earned and paid media” for FWD – the pro-amnesty group funded by liberal billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. That group is running ads against Rep. Steve King for not supporting Obama’s amnesty plan. They appallingly accuse him of “attacking” our troops for not supporting Obama’s effort to use our military as a conduit for the open border agenda.

Remember, Steve King does not have a primary challenger and could potentially face a competitive general election like he did last year. FWD is run and advised by a number of other former leadership staffers. This campaign against King coincides with Schumer and Reid’s floor speeches attacking the Republican for holding up amnesty in the House.

So will these former leadership staffer stop helping Reid and Schumer defeat a Republican (who has no other Republican challenger) for supporting the party platform on immigration against Obama’s most important initiative? Will Cornyn and McConnell call on them to stop running ads against Republicans?

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 05/22/2014 8:41:06 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
John Cornyn has a whole faction in the democrat party?
2 posted on 05/22/2014 8:42:36 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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3 posted on 05/22/2014 8:42:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cotton1706


This John Cornyn?
4 posted on 05/22/2014 8:43:39 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: cotton1706

I am a diehard Texas Tea Party conservative and have the flags and guns to prove it... I did not and will not vote for John Coryn now or in the future...


5 posted on 05/22/2014 8:45:37 AM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: cotton1706

I’m expecting Dan Patrick to upset “Dirty” Dewhurst for TX Lieutenant Governor, setting him up perfectly to defeat John Cornyn’s next re-election bid for US Senator.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706
Cornyn's prescription for Viagra must have been quintupled over the past 48 hours. He's been feelin' his oats from what I've seen of his latest Twitter posts.

My household has cast its last votes for Cornyn.

7 posted on 05/22/2014 8:50:03 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: cotton1706

That answer is “no”


8 posted on 05/22/2014 8:52:14 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: CenTex

Amen from Austin there, CenTex!


9 posted on 05/22/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

It’s easy as ABC......

Anybody But Cornyn!


10 posted on 05/22/2014 8:58:26 AM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: cotton1706

He’s half right. I’m not Republican, but I am conservative. Cornyn is one of the Republicans who may just be able to keep Republicans from getting a majority in a wave election, by making those who would create that wave disinterested. It is not conservative to vote for liberal Republican establishment; at best it is a strategy. The strategy is this: prevent Democrats from advancing marxism by electing people who will not advance it, in hopes that eventually, we will elect people who will begin moving in the other direction. However, that strategy is no longer working. The GOPe does move in the marxist direction now, it i not content to simply hold the line. And, there is never going to be a day when we move in the other direction, if we work within a party controlled by the GOPe. It’s time for a new strategy.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 9:00:55 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: cotton1706

“..“Anyone who calls themselves Conservative or Republican, who doesn’t vote for the nominee of the party in the general election is neither.” ...”

My answer to Cornyn: “Anyone Republican who promotes “reaching across the aisle”, “working in bipartisan fashion”, and calls the Democrats “my colleagues across the aisle” and does anything remotely beneficial to their agenda ISN’T a Republican, nor an American, and needs to be thrown out of office at the first opportunity.”

Pretty simple.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 9:02:43 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706
Uh, John? You aren't in charge of political labeling. If I want to call myself a Mugwump it isn't up to you to tell me otherwise.

Can Cornyn unite me with his friends the Democrats? No.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NFHale

I doubt Cornyn berated John Warner when he endorsed the DEMOCRAT in Virginia for reelection this year. And I also doubt that he berated Richard Lugar, who endorsed Michelle Nunn, the DEMOCRAT candidate in Georgia.

To conservatvies, the lesser of two evils is a moderate republican.

To a moderate republican, the lesser of two evils is the democrat.

Do whatever it costs to keep conservatives from office, especially out of the US Senate! That’s their view.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: CenTex
I did not and will not vote for John Coryn now or in the future...

I am of the opinion that conservatives should work for a Republican majority while also getting rid of the worst of the GOPe pretend conservatives. That list is pretty long, and the two goals are mutually exclusive. I therefore think we should pick two or three GOPe's that are in very conservative states, and work for their defeats. McConnell is one of those who should be defeated, as a reminder to the Roves of the party, and because his defeat would open up the leadership position to Ted Cruz or Mike Lee. They might not get it, but could at least force a compromise on someone a little more acceptable.

I realize that such a strategy makes it possible that Republicans will not get a majority in the Senate. If they were led by conservatives,and had a strategy to defeat Obamaa's attack on America, like Newt did, they could get 55-60. But they don't, and they might still get 51-55 seats. I am willing to take the risk that giving away seats in KY, SC and Texas might prevent the majority. But a majority led by McConnell is no better than one led by Harry Reid. McConnell as already shown that he will give Obama all he wants, if Obama just hints he might shut down the government. McConnell will steamroll the Senate into amnesty, will keep Obamacare intact, and will acquiesce to all of Obama's social agenda.

15 posted on 05/22/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Billthedrill

I expect McConnell to be nervous about conservatives getting rid of him via Grimes, but I didn’t think Cornyn was worried about this.

Problem is, we can only afford to ditch one RINO senator this go-round, I’d rather it be Turtle than Cornyn... and TX can’t give the RATS even a tiny foothold, otherwise I’d vote for Cornyn’s rat opponent.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 9:19:34 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: TexasCajun

Hope you aren’t referring to DoWorst for Senate in 2020.

After Patrick thumps Mr. Muddy, let’s hope we have seen the last of DoWorst.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 9:22:17 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: cotton1706

Loyalty is a one-way street for the RINOs and the Establishment. They own the party, they are entitled, we owe them our vote. Then they are free to do anything they want to screw over GOP voters. It’s great!


18 posted on 05/22/2014 9:34:21 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: cotton1706

Do you remember if there is an independent running for TX Senate in Nov?


19 posted on 05/22/2014 9:48:45 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

Not that I know of.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 9:55:35 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

John Cornyn is neither as far as I am concerned


21 posted on 05/22/2014 9:56:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: CenTex

I agree with you!


22 posted on 05/22/2014 9:57:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Defiant

When the GOP is in charge, it grows the federal government. When the GOP is in the minority, it opposes growing the government. A determined minority of 41 in the Senate can block almost everything.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 10:04:53 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: txhurl; Defiant
Tend to agree...

Harry Reid is a huge stumbling block to any sort of effective governance, but seeing as how McConnell is the anti-Dem. nominee from KY, then deposing him NOW without also regaining the Senate majority doesn't seem to advance the cause much!

24 posted on 05/22/2014 10:48:57 AM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: cotton1706

>>the worst leader of the Senate in modern history

Wasn’t that Daschle?


25 posted on 05/22/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Cboldt
So you are saying a Republican minority in the Senate is better for the country? I am not sure about that as a general proposition. But a Senate run by Mitch McConnell is not much different than one run by Harry Reid, and by defeating McConnell with conservative votes, we can get the Roves, Cornyns and Boehners to perhaps realize they have to work with us. Plus, we may get a better speaker. If there is a battle for the leadership, and the compromise candidate is Rubio or Ron Johnson or someone like that, we will be better off as a country. And we'll get Kentucky back soon enough.

McConnell is no different than Arlen Spector, except he is in charge of the Republican caucus. He needs to go.

26 posted on 05/22/2014 6:07:59 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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