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Despite election losses, GOP Sen. Cornyn poised for promotion
CNN ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 11/08/2012 1:35:22 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

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.

LLS


2 posted on 11/08/2012 1:41:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: Arthurio
The GOP redefinition of the Peter Principle..
3 posted on 11/08/2012 1:41:18 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Arthurio

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.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 1:45:25 PM PST by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Arthurio

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.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 1:45:44 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Arthurio

You mean the same Cornyn that tried really hard to give us Charlie Crist.

Promote him? Send him packing.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 1:47:41 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Arthurio

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


7 posted on 11/08/2012 1:48:10 PM PST by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: Arthurio

Idiots promoting idiots! They will never learn and will always be the minority.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 1:49:05 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Arthurio

RUBIO-RYAN or DEMINT-RYAN!! There MUST be some change at the top of the Senate at the very least!!


9 posted on 11/08/2012 1:49:12 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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Uhm, Ryan is in the house not the senate.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Arthurio

And we are all warm & fuzzy, comfy cozy, over in the senate club.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 1:54:49 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: BubbaBasher
Uhm, Ryan is in the house not the senate.

No kidding and I don't want Boehner at the top of the House either, but I don't see him going anywhere.
12 posted on 11/08/2012 1:57:52 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Arthurio

RINO File.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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How about our other new senator instead - Ted Cruz? Cornyn is lame.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 1:58:08 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.
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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”.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 2:01:44 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: Arthurio

Cornyn has been compromised and is a compromiser. We need new head banging leadership to fight.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 2:12:17 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: LibLieSlayer

Stupid Party!

Senator’s DeMint and Lee need to take charge!


17 posted on 11/08/2012 2:17:39 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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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.

LLS


18 posted on 11/08/2012 3:12:31 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: Arthurio

How did we ever lose the Montana and North Dakota seats? Those states voted for Romney yet split the ticket electing rat senators.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 3:16:25 PM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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As a Texan, I have been totally unimpressed with Cornyn. He seems to be worthless in standing up for conservative principles.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 3:37:01 PM PST by mtrott
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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.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 3:59:16 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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