Sunday, March 10, 2013

What If 'Fine' Isn't Good Enough?

Wow.  Just wow.  Now, I know this could be perceived as beating a dead horse, but I thought since I was sharing the voting records of our elected officials, I figured why not share a bit more, right?  We all have a right to know what's going on with OUR government and OUR money, right?  Okay, now that we all agree, let's proceed.

I find it interesting AND fabulous that ever since Ted Cruz was elected to U.S. Senate how much he and Senator Cornyn's votes have matched identically.  Seems to me that the real junior Senator from Texas would be Senator Cornyn.  Just look at all the attention and headlines Cruz has been getting for standing up for his beliefs and convictions and not backing down even when others are saying he should just sit down and shut up.  You have to wonder if Cruz wasn't there, would Senator Cornyn's votes be as 'conservative' as they are.  Well, let's have us a little look-see.

Checking back with my source on the FreedomWorks Scorecard, when Senator Cornyn had Senator Hutchison to pal around with, they were both voting pretty poorly.  Senator Hutchison was by no means a bastion of conservatism, as her votes scored lower than Senator Cornyn did.  If you look at the 2013 scorecard, Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz both have grades of 100%.  That's a big improvement from last year.  That to me is a testament to what a great leader Senator Cruz has turned out to be.  I know that Senator Cruz isn't perfect, but he's doing a whole lot better than 'fine'.

I know some folks might say that he's doing better now with the addition of Senator Cruz.  Yeah, but there are other reasons, personal reasons I have for not wanting Senator Cornyn to get reelected.  What are they?  Oh, good, I knew you'd ask!  I am an advocate for and have been for about four years.  My first political involvement was a visit to Senator Cornyn's Houston office with about twenty other concerned parents about the UNCRC, or the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of a Child.  We went there in an attempt to see if he wouldn't sign on as a co-sponsor to the Parental Rights bill that would keep the UNCRC from being ratified to the US Constitution; to protect parental rights AND US sovereignty for that matter.  Guess what?  He couldn't be bothered because his plate was too full at the moment.  Really?  Too busy to defend the Constitution and parental rights?  That's too bad.

Another one is during a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a Freedomworks activist boot camp, we paid a visit to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Senator Cornyn chaired at the time.  They often use the money that they raise to put behind incumbent candidates during the primary, thus, giving an unfair advantage to the incumbent over any primary challenger.   The person that they were prepared to support was Orrin Hatch in Utah.  The people that were part of the boot camp from Utah felt that this was wrong, as we all did and I still do.  Our protest took place outside their building in which some chanting ensued.  Heh.  "The people choose, NOT the party," we shouted.  Another one of my favorites was, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Orrin Hatch has got to go!"  Yeah, clever, I know.  Our shouts and protests fell on deaf ears.  I hate to say it folks, but once a statist, always a statist.  To me, that's not 'fine'.

Speaking of fine, I also seem to  remember that at the 2012 State Republican Convention Senator Cornyn had an introduction video set to the tune of "Walk The Line" but instead switched it out with "If Cornyn's mine, we'll do just fine."  REALLY?  What if 'fine' isn't good enough for the people of Texas?  I know his definition of 'fine' hasn't been good enough for me.  Next year he's up for reelection.  Wonder if the people of Texas couldn't do better than just 'fine'?


  1. Seems to me Mr. Cornyn has been in that comfy chair way too long...chances of we Texans retiring him...too small to calculate.
    Thanks Kelly

  2. If you can't replace him...Then we need to concentrate on fixing him. With Cornyn voting under the guidance of Ted Cruz and the fact that a viable "conserviatarian" has not yet stepped up to challenge, I believe that Senator Cornyn must be re-educated to believe the principles he now seems to hold.

    But I could be wrong...

  3. Dale, I just wonder if you can teach an old dog new tricks? I just think it's a good idea to start drawing some attention to his behaviors so that:
    a. folks know about it and
    b. so that Cornyn knows we are watching him

    I'm hot on his trail AND Culberson's for that matter.