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Cornyn for the GOP nomination
San Antonio Express-News [TX], by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/9/2014 8:02:13 AM

SAN ANTONIO — We recommend incumbent John Cornyn for the GOP´s U.S. Senate nomination, based on unmatched experience and decades of service to Texas. The theme among a bevy of challengers seems to be that Cornyn is a CINO, a conservative in name only. This is not just counter-intuitive but counter-factual. Various ratings — liberal and conservative — have agreed on one thing, Cornyn´s conservative credentials are genuine. Not conservative? Cornyn is No. 2 in Senate leadership and diverged only slightly from the conservative playbook in a year in which he offered a measure that would further beef up security at the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 2/9/2014 8:19:36 AM     (No. 9725289)

Longhorn RINO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/9/2014 8:22:10 AM     (No. 9725292)

Maybe calling someone an ´´in-name-only´´ is the new racism. /s Of course, this is Texas and I don´t have a dog in the fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 2/9/2014 8:23:57 AM     (No. 9725296)

As I posted yesterday the rules of the senate can make ratings misleading. I still remember him turning his back on Senator Cruz.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/9/2014 8:25:25 AM     (No. 9725298)

Hearst for Cornyn.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 2/9/2014 8:37:42 AM     (No. 9725315)

Cornyn is one of very few that understands the law and environmental regulations well enough to produce an effective border security bill. That´s why his version was rejected by the Senate last year. Corker-Hoeven had none of the required environmental waivers written into it. Sometimes it´s a good thing having people around who know stuff. He´s not a RINO.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avogadra, 2/9/2014 8:40:35 AM     (No. 9725319)

Cornyn is similar to Paul Ryan. Talks like a conservative. Walks like a RINO.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/9/2014 8:41:47 AM     (No. 9725322)

If he isn´t a RINO, then he is a fair weather friend..He doesn´t identify with conservative TEA party people either (unless it is to his advantage), typical of Republicans who have been in Washington too long.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: suziannr, 2/9/2014 8:46:08 AM     (No. 9725328)

Yeah, that´s one way. Or you could vote for liberty www.texansforstovall.com


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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/9/2014 8:52:22 AM     (No. 9725335)

Texas can and should do better - a lot better. Cruz is proof.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bubby, 2/9/2014 8:58:34 AM     (No. 9725344)

Some Democratic supporting loving rag endorses Cornyn and that is supposed to help him? What does that tell us? Cornyn has a McCain streak running through him that allows him to help the Democrats continue with their Statism of big government and more spending. He needs to go but I doubt that will happen but he won´t get my vote.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: alpha91c, 2/9/2014 9:09:51 AM     (No. 9725363)

Probably the best that can be said is that Cornyn is a flawed conservative.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/9/2014 9:16:55 AM     (No. 9725374)

I´ve been voting for John Cornyn for various offices in different elections for many years and I have not seen a single reason to vote against him now. He´s a solid conservative and has proven so over and over.

It´s a bit odd that the Express-News endorsed him so early. The primary is still three weeks away. #8, I see the Gilmer paper has endorsed your Mr. Stovall.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/9/2014 9:43:10 AM     (No. 9725424)

Cornyn has done little to stop Obama. Nothing but some lawyerly complaining. He has always voted with the establishment, never tried anything new. Said we couldn´t do anything. I think he may have the right bent, but he is not a leader in the fight against Obama, who cares not a whit for Cornyn´s legalese.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mws50, 2/9/2014 10:06:43 AM     (No. 9725455)

I´m voting for the conservative in the primary and the republican in the general election.

Cornyn lost my primary vote when he sided with Reid and the democrats and against Texans with his vote for cloture on funding obamacare.
That was a slap in our faces. His vote did not matter, one way or the other; he just wanted to send normal Taxed Enough Already Texans a message. Message received.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 2/9/2014 10:14:17 AM     (No. 9725471)

What #14 said!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/9/2014 10:18:12 AM     (No. 9725476)

From what I have read about Senator Cornyn, he doesn´t seem to be in the habit of casting votes that "did not matter". I don´t think he was obligated to follow Cruz off Cruz´s self-designed plank. It looks as if Texans are prepared to reelect him handily. And good for them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/9/2014 10:19:42 AM     (No. 9725479)

What are the specific complaints against Cornyn, other than his failure to support Cruz in a gesture Cruz himself admitted was pointless?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: john56, 2/9/2014 10:25:45 AM     (No. 9725489)

This is just for the GOP primary. They´ve also endorsed a Democrat in that primary for US Senator.

Since Cornyn really can´t screw up this race, they´ll probably endorse him in the general election but if the RAT had a chance, they´d do it in a heartbeat.

My guess is they´ll endorse Sugar Baby Abortion Barbie against Greg Abbott for Governor and the local RAT State Senator for Lt. Gov., so picking Cornyn for Senate will "prove" their impartiality.

Yuk, yuk, yuk.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: breakn70, 2/9/2014 10:42:22 AM     (No. 9725510)

"What are the specific complaints against Cornyn, other than his failure to support Cruz in a gesture Cruz himself admitted was pointless?"

I´d sure like to see the quote where Senator Cruz called his filibuster "pointless." Would you provide us a source for that?
Thanks in advance.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/9/2014 10:50:21 AM     (No. 9725525)

It is reported in this editorial the many offices Cornyn has held paid that were mostly paid for by the taxpayers in Texas. My view on this is he is a member in good standing of "the good old boys network," and he´s lived on the taxpayers dime too darn long. It´s time he lives life in the real world and enjoys the fruit of his legislative labors. We need people with new ideas and younger blood serving in Congress. No one is indispensable, especially Senator Cornyn. It´s time for a change.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/9/2014 10:59:13 AM     (No. 9725534)

Two points, #20. Cruz had already agreed with Reid that he would only speak until 1, then he quit an hour early. As soon as he finished speaking, Cruz voted to move the bill forward anyway. Both would indicate Cruz was aware of the pretension.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/9/2014 10:59:43 AM     (No. 9725535)

Sorry, #19.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/9/2014 11:13:10 AM     (No. 9725552)

I sent money and always voted for Cornyn but no more.

1. Cornyn joined Cruz for border control, but would not say no to amnesty as Cruz did. Cornyn instead said we should do the right thing. Thus Cornyn with amnesty will make Texas like Calif.

2. Cornyn helped Reid and Obama on cloture so now Reid only needs 50 votes instead of 60. The 70 vacant judge spots will sail thru the senate with liberal judges. Reid has already been able to stack the 2nd highest court.

With these 2 things Cornyn is working with Obama to ruin
Texas and America.

When a radio host Mark Davis had Dwayne Stovall US senate candidate on his show. Mark said that he is GOOD. Stovall is better than Cornyn.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/9/2014 11:15:57 AM     (No. 9725553)

Name one significant accomplishment by the Senator! Can´t do it. He emerges every six years, does a little soft shoe for the cameras, gets elected, then disappears. I have voted my last time for him. I think he´s a nice man, no doubt appeals to some ladies because of his silver haired good looks, but if you want to represent the Great State of Texas, you have to actually accomplish something.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/9/2014 11:24:56 AM     (No. 9725563)

One goal of Cruz´s speech was to make America aware of Obamacare. After his speech 2 million of us freedom loving Americans signed his petition. Americans started paying attention to Obamacare problems.

Cornyn was working with McCain to get senators to vote against Cruz.




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Reply 26 - Posted by: mws50, 2/9/2014 11:26:54 AM     (No. 9725567)

#21 you are flat-out wrong. Senator Cruz voted against cloture. He did not vote to move the bill along.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/9/2014 11:29:01 AM     (No. 9725569)

Last post.

http://www.redstate.com/cheesycon/2013/09/25/senator-cruz-just-voted-for-cloture-on-the-cloture-motion-to-proceed-to-h-j-res-59/

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Reply 28 - Posted by: frenesi1, 2/9/2014 11:51:04 AM     (No. 9725591)

I knew I didn´t like Cornyn when he was shoving Charlie Crist down our throats instead of backing Rubio. I have my complaints about Rubio but he is 100 % better than Crist.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/9/2014 12:06:12 PM     (No. 9725604)

Cornyn, as head of the RSEC endorsed Governor Crist when it appeared Crist was the strongest GOP candidate. Cornyn walked it back after Rubio surged to such prominence, vowing to support Rubio, too, and then after Crist switched parties, asked for 20,000 back from Crist. Although I like Senator Cornyn, he wasn´t blessed with perfect foresight in all the Senate primaries.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: happywarrior, 2/9/2014 12:09:42 PM     (No. 9725610)

Well whaddayaknow, #17 uses an 0bama tactic and flat out lies about Cruz and #21 tries to cover it up. Those wacky moderates!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/9/2014 12:37:36 PM     (No. 9725642)

Ok, last post for me, too. I didn´t know until recently that Ted Cruz used to be John Boehner´s lawyer. Won the McDermott case for Boehner, too.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/9/2014 12:48:25 PM     (No. 9725654)

The Palin haters have transferred their passion to Sen. Cruz.
To find out how Cruz voted, they need to go to the record not a ´news´ article. People who call themselves journ-0-LIARS are often wrong. Cruz voted against Cloture and Cornyn voted for Cloture.
Passing cloture supported Dingy Hairy and the Dems only needed 51 votes (the simple majority) to pass the bill to Fund obamacare. Had Cornyn and others held steadfast and voted in accordance with Cruz we would not see funding for obamacare. Remember, the House had already voted against the funding.
Oh, yes, Cornyn voted against obamacare WHEN HIS VOTE DID NOT COUNT as did others and ran immediately to the mic´s and touted they had voted against the bill. HYPOCRITES!!!!!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: danvillebill, 2/9/2014 1:04:06 PM     (No. 9725671)

If you Texans decide you don´t want Cornyn back in the Senate kindly send him up here to Washington state where he will be MOST appreciated.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/9/2014 1:28:40 PM     (No. 9725689)

Please tell me again how this guy is a conservative? Everything important to us he went against. No more Cornball here in Texas.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 2/9/2014 1:53:31 PM     (No. 9725716)

The fact that the Express News supports Cornyn is reason enough for conservative Texans to choose someone else. Cornyn is part of the GOP good-ol-boy network and if not a 2 horn RINO certainly sports one horn. He is an "establishment Republican" and should be replaced with someone who is a genuine conservative.

Pretty simple to figure out. I moved to Texas about 19 years ago after many years in the upper midwest. Have seen plenty of"Republicans" like Cornyn and have had more than my fill. He has fallen prey to "Washingtonitis" and lost his bearings.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/9/2014 6:18:50 PM     (No. 9725927)

No, no, no, #33. Send Cornyn to NV to replace my Dingy Harry Reid.

I´m sure Texans will sort this out. If Cornyn is voted back in, the ones against him can continue to call him RINO. If he loses and a new guy gets in, everyone will get a chance to call him RINO after he´s been in office a few years and is a disappointment.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mws50, 2/9/2014 6:19:03 PM     (No. 9725928)

#27, Here is your proof:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/brenner-brief/2013/sep/27/senate-votes-ends-debate-continuing-resolution-def/

Please note the word "cloture" in the vote. "September 27, 2013 — The Senate has successfully voted in support of cloture on a bill that defunds Obamacare, moving the legislation forward in the Senate. "

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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