I like Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). I voted for him in the past, and if I were going to vote for an incumbent any time soon, I would vote for him again (I’m not, so I won’t).
But more-and-more, he’s proving himself to be just another business-as-usual typical politician.
Sen. Cornyn, who is the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced that he and the committee would be backing Sen. Arlen Specter (?-PA) in his long-shot primary in Pennsylvania…I knew that Cornyn’s priorities were all wrong, and out-of-whack with what I believe is most important in fixing our party.
My feelings are mirrored exactly by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who said, “I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs.
Unfortunately, Sen. Cornyn would rather have numbers than actual conservatives in Congress. Which makes Sen. Cornyn the wrong man to be leading the NRSC.
Cornyn Endorses Crist
As further proof that Sen. Cornyn just doesn’t get it, he and the NRSC have endorsed Charlie Crist in his bid to become the next Senator from Florida.
Crist is nearly as much of a RINO as Specter (was), Snowe, and Collins. The last thing we need are more Red Hen Republicans.
Why would any conservative ever send another dime to the NRSC after this? Marco Rubio is the conservative in that primary, and it was Charlie Crist whose endorsement of John McCain help deliver Florida to that dingbat loser.
To hell with Charlie Crist and to hell with the NRSC. Go give some money to Marco Rubio.
John Hawkins at Right Wing News:
We have a primary shaping up in Florida between Charlie Crist, a pro-stimulus, pro-amnesty, Arlen Specter style “Republican” and Marco Rubio, a young, Hispanic, anti-amnesty conservative who was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for the 2007 and 2008 Legislative sessions.
Admittedly Crist, who’s the current Governor, is the heavy favorite — but, that wasn’t enough for John Cornyn at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In a repeat of the sort of stupidity that the GOP engaged in back in 2004 in Pennsylvania (Specter vs. Toomey), Cornyn and the NRSC are actually endorsing a guy who will end up voting against the GOP half the time if he gets in the Senate over a credible conservative candidate.
I agree with Hawkins that Sen. Cornyn should resign as head of the NRSC.
Erick Erickson at Red State:
Will we go with tanned, telegenic tax hikers with dubious personal issues, or young, telegenic conservative reformers who are not afraid to speak up for freedom?
Between Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio, that is what we have. Count me with Rubio.