Why Side With Teddy Kennedy?
Why in God’s name would you want to co-sponsor legislation with Teddy Kennedy that will increase the size and scope of the federal government and its regulatory powers? John Cornyn, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins have done so. They have lent their names to legislation sponsored by Teddy Kennedy to give the FDA regulatory oversight of tobacco. I have no problem with taxing tobacco out | Read More »
John Cornyn’s Latest Problem
John Cornyn has lined up with the nutless wonder that is the Senate Republican Leader in bending over backwards to condemn Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich for calling Judge Sotomayor’s racist comments “racist”. Meanwhile, Judge Sotomayor has backed away from her comments today realizing they were, in fact, inappropriate. Now here is the problem: Senator Cornyn apparently believes that we must “court” the hispanic vote | Read More »
Had He Chosen Differently, John Cornyn Could Be Leading Now
Senator John Cornyn has been on the receiving end of a lot of punches lately over the NRSC’s decision to endorse Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race.A lot of it is fair criticism, especially considering only days before he endorsed Crist, Senator Cornyn said the NRSC would stay neutral. Not all of the criticism is fair, however. I would crawl over | Read More »
Put up or shut up
So are you as hacked off as I am about the NRSC’s Crist endorsement? Putting it directly, you don’t have any room to complain unless you are willing to open your wallet for Marco Rubio. Even $10.00. Here’s the deal: the NRSC is probably not going to spend a penny on Crist in the primary. Their endorsement, I think, has much more to do with | Read More »
That’s a shame
Yesterday, I ambled over to John Cornyn’s page on Facebook and wrote on his wall. I told him, very politely, that I was disappointed in the NRSC endorsement of Crist. At a time when Senator Cornyn says we can capitalize on the anxiety people have about spending and deficits, it undermines his goal by endorsing a man who supports the spending and deficits and also | Read More »
So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.
Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire): “My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.” That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take | Read More »
Is the NRSC Maneuvering to Push Tom Ridge?
Will the NRSC staff push former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to get into the Pennsylvania primary against Pat Toomey? It would not surprise me to learn that they are leaning that way, convinced that Pat Toomey cannot win, but someone a close friend of George W. Bush and a pro-abort candidate can win. People seem to forget that Pat Toomey, while in Congress, regularly won | Read More »
Bunning Saga Gets Weirder and Weirder
Jim Bunning is in an increasingly nasty fight with the Senate Republican leadership over his 2010 re-election campaign. While NRSC Chair John Cornyn and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell would be happy if he steps aside, they will not publicly acknowledge it. For his part, Bunning has said that he will seek re-election next year. But many wonder if the incumbent can win. He has raised | Read More »
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Holder – Only Two Conservatives Said No
The Senate Judiciary Committee hours ago voted 17-2 to approve the nomination of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General. A floor vote on his nomination is expected for next week. The only two Conservative stalwarts voted no: John Cornyn (R-TX); and Tom Coburn (R-OK). Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General for President Bill Clinton, has taken actions that disqualify him from Senate consent to be the next Attorney General of | Read More »
Call Senator John Cornyn and Ask Him This Question
According to Congressional Quarterly, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is staking out a sharply partisan approach to the task of rescuing his party from the steep losses it suffered in the last two election cycles. Cornyn, who once shared former President George W. Bush’s hard-edged political consultant Karl Rove, has already gone after some of President | Read More »
A Plea to the President
More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean still sit in federal prison for their actions in attempting to apprehend a drug runner who was smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.2 million from Mexico into the United States. To protect them from prison gangs eager to attack law enforcement officers, the Bureau of Prisons | Read More »
Democrats to Arrest Senator Burris?
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s pick of Roland Burris to take President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat will face armed police officers if he shows up to be sworn into the Senate next week. According to CNN, Senate Democrats are prepared to deploy the Capitol Police to stop Senator Burris from entering the Senate chamber. This is the same Senate that is possibly going to seat funny | Read More »
Senate Republicans to Franken and Reid: No Way, No How
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pulling for a power grab with both hands. He plans to circumvent the democratic and legal process by declaring Al Franken the winner despite that 2,000 votes are uncounted and a number of legal challenges are waiting to be hatched. Sen. John Cornyn, the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, plainly stated that the Republicans are united and | Read More »
Congrats Senator Cornyn, Now Be Careful Who You Pick
Dear Senator Cornyn, Congratulations. You are now de facto NRSC Chairman. I trust you will do a competent job. I’m very concerned though, sir. Members of the House and Senate, when they get in leadership positions, sometimes surround themselves with people who want to be there for the resume line, not the cause. Your cause, sir, is to pick up seats in 2010. That will | Read More »
Norm Coleman Drops Out of NRSC Race
Roll Call reports that Norm Coleman has informed John Cornyn that he is no longer a candidate to head the National Republican Senate Committee in the next Congress: Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.) called Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) Thursday afternoon and told him he was dropping out of the race for National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman to focus on the recount in his 206-vote win over | Read More »