This episode of Life With Gohmert actually has Glenn Beck stealing the spotlight of stupidity. He tells Rep. Gohmert that after deep prayerful consideration, The Lord has told him The Gohmert should mount a primary challenge against Sen. John Cornyn.
Another day, another top Republican practicing extortion, threatening to shut down the US government: Cornyn: ‘It May Be Necessary to Partially Shut Down the Government’
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) suggested Friday that Republicans should be willing to shut down the government if they are unable to extract suitable concessions in the upcoming negotiations over the debt ceiling and sequestration.
In an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Cornyn says that President Obama’s insistence that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling again “is unacceptable” and that Republicans should put the president on notice over the potential consequences.
“The coming deadlines will be the next flashpoints in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to Washington,” Cornyn writes. “It may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country, rather than plod along the path of Greece, Italy and Spain.”
When Sen. John Cornyn took the stage at the July 4th Tea Party in Austin, Texas, he was booed and called a “traitor” and “the problem,” because he voted for the Wall Street bailout last year.
UPDATE at 7/6/09 11:03:20 am:
Apparently, at the tea party in Washington DC there were plenty of Paulians in attendance.
If anything, most of those in attendance Saturday seemed to be independents or libertarians of the Ron Paul slant; Congressman Paul’s book ‘The Revolution’ was promoted widely on vendor stands at the event.
Senator John Cornyn is criticizing Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich for labeling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a “racist.”
(CNN) — A top Senate Republican is taking aim at recent statements from conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich suggesting Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a “racist.”
“I think it’s terrible,” Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NPR’s “All Things Considered” Thursday. “This is not the kind of tone any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advise and consent.” …
”Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman.’ new racism is no better than old racism,“ Gingrich wrote on Twitter Wednesday. ”Here you have a racist – you might want to soften that, and you might want to say a reverse racist,“ Limbaugh said the day before on his radio program.
Senate Republicans meanwhile have largely withheld judgment on Sotomayor, though many — including Cornyn — have taken issue with some of her past statements and rulings. …
The NRSC chief also brushed off the Limbaugh and Gingrich statements while noting neither man holds an elected office. ”Neither one of these men are elected Republican officials. I just don’t think it’s appropriate. I certainly don’t endorse it. I think it’s wrong,” he said.