Ted Cruz Part II: The Tea Party Is Going to "Primary" Senator Cornyn

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Senator John Cornyn is no one's idea of a liberal. Senator Cornyn is no one's idea of a RINO or a squish. Indeed, the non-partisan Nation Journal ranked Cornyn the second most conservative member of the U.S. Senate. As Talking Points Memo reports on Cornyn's conservative bona fides:

He has an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association, has won multiple awards from the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform, has a 0 percent rating from the pro-choice NARAL and a 100 percent rating from the National Right To Life Committee.

So if you're asking for a Republican senator, you've got it in Cornyn.

But Texas Tea Party MC Steve Stockman is going to challenge Cornyn in the Republican primary -- he's going to "primary" him (it's a verb now). Why? Well, according to an interview with conservative blog World Net Daily:

Stockman told WND he is filing the paperwork Monday evening and that he is running against his fellow Republican because, "We are extremely disappointed in the way he treated his fellow congressmen and broke the 11th commandment and undermined (Sen.) Ted Cruz's fight to stop Obamacare."

(The 11th Commandment, btw, is "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican," which was popularized by Reagan but he did not coin the phrase as is the popular belief.)


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Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

I've always said that if John Cornyn had a single failing, it's that he's not conservative enough.

Puller58
Puller58

One online outfit claimed one of the Tea Party groups plans to sit this one out.  Face it, Stockman is an amped up Todd Akin, and has none of Ted Cruz's "smooth."  Stevie boy crashes and burns on this one.  (Face it, if he got past Cornyn, it would give the state Dems a real shot at taking that Senate seat, so...)

johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

@Puller58 Stockman winning the primary would be Joaquin Castro's dream scenario. 

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