Sorry, but I gotta come down on @JohnCornyn’s side on this one.

I like Twitchy a lot, but I think that they’re a little too upset over this.

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Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn warn Big Sports about supporting Obamacare.

If you were wondering whether the Senate GOP caucus wants to, plans to, and is in a good position to, be in the majority again after next year’s elections… stop wondering. This was unsubtle:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned six professional sports leagues on Friday not to promote ObamaCare or partner with the Obama administration on efforts concerning the law.

In letters to the leagues released Friday, McConnell and Cornyn cited an announcement by federal Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that she is in talks with the NFL, the NBA and others about campaigns to educate the public about healthcare reform.

McConnell and Cornyn warned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his peers that launching such campaigns would damage their leagues’ reputations.

It would also have been unthinkable for the Senate GOP to be this blunt in, say, 2009 or 2010. Or even 2011.  Amazing what happens when a god turns out to be a man, after all? – Oh, yes, it’s all Barack Obama’s fault.  He could have prevented this… if only Obama was good enough at being President, of course. Continue reading Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn warn Big Sports about supporting Obamacare.

The most important thing about yesterday’s vote: national reciprocal concealed-carry is doable.

Senator John Cornyn’s (R, Texas) common-sense proposal that states with concealed-carry permits recognize other states’ concealed-carry permits was up for a vote yesterday as an amendment to Reid’s otherwise-useless “gun control” bill; and it came close to passing.  Pretty freaking close, in fact (57/43).  Flip South Dakota, New Hampshire, and West Virginia next year, and that’s sixty for cloture and let’s-see-what-bill-Obama-won’t-dare-veto.

Here’s Sen. Cornyn’s description of the bill.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R, TX) announced today that it’s time for Attorney General Eric Holder to go.

You know, Eric Holder… you better hope President Obama has you on his short list for pardons.  Or that the President is even ready to put such a list together.  But, hey, thanks for the material! The House is going to love having it.

Moe Lane

PS: Actually, AG Holder, what makes people tired with Washington DC is seeing partisan officials ignore the deaths of hundreds of people that took place as a direct result of those officials’ partisan domestic policies.  Even if the dead people are Mexicans.

Mister Holder.

Eric Holder admits differences between F&F, OWR.

(Via Instapundit) For those needing background: “F&F” is Operation Fast & Furious, which is an Obama-era operation in which guns were actively allowed to cross over the border (without any attempt to track them) and illegally resold to Mexican narco-terrorists, without the permission (or even the awareness) of the Mexican government. “OWR” is Operation Wide Receiver, which was a Bush-era operation where rather less guns were allowed to cross over the border to be resold to Mexican narco-terrorists; in stark contrast, the government did atttempt to track the guns and did keep the Mexican government in the loop. Despite this, Democratic partisans have attempted to paint these two operations as identical.

This gambit has now been neatly scuppered, thanks to Senator John Cornyn’s (R, TX) getting Attorney General Holder on the record about this, once and for all.

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#rsrh Schrodinger’s Greene (D CAND, SC-SEN)

(Via Hot Air Headlines) The Huffington Post is highly upset (but hiding it fairly well) that Sen John Cornyn of the NRSC is happily using the awkwardness that is the Alvin Greene candidacy for pushback against the Left’s peculiar notion that the Democratic party is somehow the mainstream one of the two in American politics.  Normally, I wouldn’t care overmuch for how much this upsets the HuffPo; but it’s funny to see a website so discombobulated that it can’t even keep track of its own argument.  To wit:

And yet, the unemployed veteran — who never did any formal campaigning — has been the most covered candidate of any running for office this cycle.


And to the extent that voters are not aware of how odd both he and his campaign truly are, the impression can be left that it is a high-profile Democrat (not some mysterious eccentric) whose skeletons are being dragged out of the closet.

Bolding mine, in both places.  It’s one or the other, HuffPo.  You can’t complain about Alvin Greene being the subject of massive media attention and then pretend that the voters aren’t then going to be aware of the… unique nature… of who Sen Cornyn’s talking about.  OK, fine, you can, but it just won’t work.

Unfair?  Since when did the Huffington Post care about fairness?  As I like to say: Karma.  It’s what’s for dinner.

Moe Lane

So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.

This is bad?

Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire):

“My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.”

That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take place in May 2010 instead of this November (which would happen if she resigned this spring or summer).

It seems pretty simple:

  • Hutchison resigns.
  • Governor Perry appoints Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams to be interim Senator.
  • Williams wins the special election.

Come on, Senator Cornyn. This isn’t exactly rocket science.

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