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« on: October 30, 2013, 09:37:44 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 09:38:21 AM »
All you Ted Cruz haters read and weep!
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 10:15:36 AM »
Rafael Cruz is an admirable man, without a doubt. Wouldn't want him to run though - he's far more effective doing what he is at the moment. Getting the word out, assisting his son and switching on voters to the Tea Party message.

Besides - imagine the confusion with two Cruz's in the senate, and the junior one being the senior!  :laugh:

As to primarying Sen. Cornyn? Two questions arise.

Can he carry his district? If his district is solidly and overwhelmingly republican, a primary challenge might be a good idea. I don't know much about him, to be honest, just the things I pick up here and there, but he doesn't seem terribly conservative. If we can replace him with someone more conservative without losing the seat - go for it!

How senior is he on the various senate committees? That is where the real power struggle is. Better to have a centerist Republican chairing an influential committee than a Democrat. Better still a conservative, of course, but his replacement, should he be ousted in the primary, would be starting at the bottom of the heap.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 10:30:04 AM »
Rafael Cruz is an admirable man, without a doubt. Wouldn't want him to run though - he's far more effective doing what he is at the moment. Getting the word out, assisting his son and switching on voters to the Tea Party message.

Besides - imagine the confusion with two Cruz's in the senate, and the junior one being the senior!  :laugh:

As to primarying Sen. Cornyn? Two questions arise.

Can he carry his district? If his district is solidly and overwhelmingly republican, a primary challenge might be a good idea. I don't know much about him, to be honest, just the things I pick up here and there, but he doesn't seem terribly conservative. If we can replace him with someone more conservative without losing the seat - go for it!

How senior is he on the various senate committees? That is where the real power struggle is. Better to have a centerist Republican chairing an influential committee than a Democrat. Better still a conservative, of course, but his replacement, should he be ousted in the primary, would be starting at the bottom of the heap.

Senator Cornyn's district is the entire state of Texas and  that's about as republican as one can get!

I live in Texas and can tell you that Texans are sick to death of people who say what ever needs to be said in order to get elected and then do whatever the hell they please afterwards!  Cornyn is eminently beatable in a primary but if he gets by that he will remain in office. Texas will NOT elect a democrat period!

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 12:33:03 PM »
Senator Cornyn's district is the entire state of Texas and  that's about as republican as one can get!

I live in Texas and can tell you that Texans are sick to death of people who say what ever needs to be said in order to get elected and then do whatever the hell they please afterwards!  Cornyn is eminently beatable in a primary but if he gets by that he will remain in office. Texas will NOT elect a democrat period!

You know just how hard you made me smile?

THAT is the Texas I know.  :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 04:11:00 PM »
Senator Cornyn's district is the entire state of Texas and  that's about as republican as one can get!

I live in Texas and can tell you that Texans are sick to death of people who say what ever needs to be said in order to get elected and then do whatever the hell they please afterwards!  Cornyn is eminently beatable in a primary but if he gets by that he will remain in office. Texas will NOT elect a democrat period!

Not just Texans.  I read dome of the latest Mike Leew stuff past some Utah friends... businessmen in Utah.  They lime Lee and are sick of Hatch.  One pointed out when Hatch took office 36 years ago the deficit was 1 trillion, today it's 17 trillion... He asked what exactly has he done to stop this massive growth.  I would have to ask the same of people like Cornyn, McConnell, McCain, Graham....etc.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 04:35:08 PM »
Not just Texans.  I read dome of the latest Mike Leew stuff past some Utah friends... businessmen in Utah.  They lime Lee and are sick of Hatch.  One pointed out when Hatch took office 36 years ago the deficit was 1 trillion, today it's 17 trillion... He asked what exactly has he done to stop this massive growth.  I would have to ask the same of people like Cornyn, McConnell, McCain, Graham....etc.

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 05:35:35 PM »
All you Ted Cruz haters read and weep!

Did you read it?  A "generic" Republican beats Cornyn, but, when a Republican is actually named, Cornyn wins.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 05:56:17 PM »
Oh, whew----THAT'S  a relief.   :silly:

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 05:58:08 PM »
Oh, whew----THAT'S  a relief.   :silly:

Rafael Cruz?  Now that RIGHT there is funny.
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 06:11:32 PM »
I intimidate him so he has me on "ignore". So therefore could someone else ask him, "Why?"

Rafael Cruz?  Now that RIGHT there is funny.
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 07:05:00 PM »
Rafael Cruz?  Now that RIGHT there is funny.

Why?

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 03:45:47 AM »
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"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
       Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 5:35 AM - Sep 14, 2017

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 03:54:35 AM »
Did you read it?  A "generic" Republican beats Cornyn, but, when a Republican is actually named, Cornyn wins.

And when the Republican challenger's name is Cruz they don't win?  I read Sen Ted Cruz is the most popular Senator in history.  Yet the loins that birthed him can't rub out a hated RINO like Cornyn?  Somehow the RNC must be behind this.
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
       Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 5:35 AM - Sep 14, 2017

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 04:16:43 AM »
Thank you Once-Ler!

Can't promise to search too soon, looking up the language of flowers at the moment ( I know - odd). But yes, I will do a search at earliest convenience.
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 09:11:19 AM »
And when the Republican challenger's name is Cruz they don't win?  I read Sen Ted Cruz is the most popular Senator in history.  Yet the loins that birthed him can't rub out a hated RINO like Cornyn?  Somehow the RNC must be behind this.

Perhaps! Perhaps not! But either way the challenger will have won something! He will have made the winner MORE conservative than he was previously!

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 12:04:50 PM »
And when the Republican challenger's name is Cruz they don't win?  I read Sen Ted Cruz is the most popular Senator in history.  Yet the loins that birthed him can't rub out a hated RINO like Cornyn?  Somehow the RNC must be behind this.

If this guy gets in it's curtains for Cornyn!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/31/sen-david-barton-the-popular-christian-historian-is-apparently-considering-it/

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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
If this guy gets in it's curtains for Cornyn!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/31/sen-david-barton-the-popular-christian-historian-is-apparently-considering-it/

Not likely.  He doesn't even want to run.  He's being dragged into it.
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2013, 04:38:03 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 05:37:26 PM »
Thank you Rap! Most appreciated.

You are indeed correct - votes are more telling than speech.
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2013, 05:15:16 AM »
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"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
       Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 5:35 AM - Sep 14, 2017

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2013, 09:32:23 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2013, 04:18:41 PM »
Making up strawmen now are we?

Any one of those votes might be forgiven as a mistake. We ALL make mistakes don't we?  But taken together they are quite telling of Mr. Cornyn's true loyalties IMHO!

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