Skip to comments.Despite election losses, GOP Sen. Cornyn poised for promotion
Posted on 11/08/2012 1:35:19 PM PST by Arthurio
(CNN) - Despite a disappointing showing by Republican Senate candidates on Election Day, the man who spearheaded the GOP Senate election effort is poised to take the number two position in the party's leadership behind Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, several GOP aides told CNN.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is expected next Wednesday to be elected by members of the Republican caucus to become the Minority Whip. He will replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona.
His promotion was essentially solidified Thursday after potential rival Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference is the third-ranking Republican, announced he would seek re-election to that post and not run to move up.
One GOP aide explained that there is not a consensus among Republican senators that Cornyn is to blame for the poor results at the polls that saw the Democrats expand their majority in a year Republicans were widely believed to have a good shot at taking control of the Senate.
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mcconnell the moron and boehner the boner will be elected again because nothing ever changes in the gop/e... rumors are that they want to run Mitt again.. or jeb bush. Let me know now so I can help to start a new party. NEVER again gop.
Not to say he should be promoted or not, but in his defense we would have broke even in the senate if those nominees could have an answer for rape that isn’t going to offend everyone. How hard is it, when asked about abortion exceptions, to simply say “I respect all life and that is why I do not support those abortion exemptions”? If you offer up pseudoscience that claims women automatically miscarry rapes or that a rape is a “gift”, you will lose everytime.
Cornyn’s level of incompetence is truly breath-taking. He really, really, really screwed this up. I can’t emphasize enough how bad of a job he did. The GOP easily could have picked up 5 seats. We ended up losing seats. I don’t know how anyone could have done a worse job than him yet here he is, moving up the chain to a higher position.
You mean the same Cornyn that tried really hard to give us Charlie Crist.
Promote him? Send him packing.
In the past if you lost elections you’d be forced to step down. Frist and delay and Hastert are gone. yet McConnell and Coryn remain. That says it all about the current GOP. LOL
Idiots promoting idiots! They will never learn and will always be the minority.
RUBIO-RYAN or DEMINT-RYAN!! There MUST be some change at the top of the Senate at the very least!!
Uhm, Ryan is in the house not the senate.
And we are all warm & fuzzy, comfy cozy, over in the senate club.
How about our other new senator instead - Ted Cruz? Cornyn is lame.
We ended up losing seats. I dont know how anyone could have done a worse job than him yet here he is, moving up the chain to a higher position.
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Sorry, but you ALMOST sound like you think COMPETENCE has anything to do with it.
The only thing that garners leadership etc is how many times you were able to convince (or buy) your constituents to send you back.
Then again, when ‘you’ move to DC suburbs (almost) permanently, your idiot constituents still send you back.
BO with as dismal a record as one can dream of, wins in a walk?
Jackson Jr wins in a landslide?
A faux Indian beats a sitting Senator?
A phony wanna be hero Marine wins a seat with the backing of his local VFW Post?
Idiots that think more Marines on Guam will tip the Island over - get reelected?
Idiots that ask NASA about the US Flag the Astronauts planted on Mars - get reelected?
Like the man says, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired....
And the late Ron Smiths words come to life
“If voting meant anything, they wouldn’t let us do it”.
Cornyn has been compromised and is a compromiser. We need new head banging leadership to fight.
Senator’s DeMint and Lee need to take charge!
I agree... btw the hate Sarah garbage on the other thread is just unreal. I see why we lost with minds like that on our side.
How did we ever lose the Montana and North Dakota seats? Those states voted for Romney yet split the ticket electing rat senators.
As a Texan, I have been totally unimpressed with Cornyn. He seems to be worthless in standing up for conservative principles.
He is less than worthless. But at least the Cornyn-Hutchison duo has been broken up and now maybe we will have one honest Conservative Senator. Hopefully with Cruz on board Cornyn will have to worry about saving his own butt. Keep wondering if Dewhurst will run against him in 2014 - but then we’d have to get someone to run against Dewhurst when he comes up for election. If we do have a choice in 2014 they are going to have to have very deep pockets because Cornyn has been building up his war chest for quite a while.