7.24.2009

Political Talk

I think this is surprising. There is a 100% chance she will be confirmed so Cornyn's vote means nothing. Since that is the case, guys like him normally will take a position that will help them politically in the future. That being said, there's no question that the Republicans need to recruit the Hispanic vote. If they don't they'll slowly (or quickly) lose every office in the State. Cornyn is well aware of this. So what does he do? Vote against the first Hispanic nominee to the court.

29 comments:

Nate555 said...

Hispanic, Black, Asian, White... a racist is a racist not matter what and there should be NO racists in any part of our government (or anywhere). Easy, blanket statement sure, but who is going to argue with it? You can't argue for racism, no matter if the person is the 'first' Hispanic or 'first' whatever, doesn't matter, racism TRUMPS everything.

Anonymous said...

At least he has HUEVOS and is not behaving like a leming. Just watch the dems follow Reid and Pelosi. They appear to be a cult now almost as bad as Jim Jones.


WHERE'S THE KOOL-AID??????????

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed - but not surprised - by Cornyn's vote. He simply plays whatever tune the Far Right calls. If he's so bothered by Sotomayor's potential judicial activism, then surely he is foaming at the mouth over his former colleagues' activism on the Texas Supreme Court. Oh, wait. I forgot that it's not judicial activism when Republicans do it.

Anonymous said...

touche', 12:37 - you are exactly right.

Anonymous said...

If Cornyn votes for her, he'll anger the already foaming-at-the-mouth Republican base in Texas (and elsewhere). He is a victim of the choice that leaders in the Republican party made when they turned over the reigns to the farthest of the far right. Sotomayor's confirmation as the first Hispanic to sit on the Court is history, and Cornyn's vote will be remembered as being on the wrong side of it - as is the case with much Republican opposition (Civil rights, medicare, medicaid, social security, etc.). But at least they kept us safe for the eight years following 9-11, right?

Anonymous said...

Judge Sotomayor is an Alien!! PUT ON YOUR FOIL HATS AND TAKE COVER AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time deciding which Texan is the bigger boob on the national scene these days: Rick Perry or John Cornyn. Take your pick, as both are embarrassing.

M-M said...

Maybe he truly doesn't believe she is the best choice and that she has only gotten to where she is now based on her race.

Anonymous said...

We have a racist in the White House. I don't think we need one on the Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

Cornyn has balls for voting as he sees fits. To invest your vote in a political career is pathetic, unethical and weak.

Anonymous said...

12:48
medicare, medicaid and social security, etc. are working so good. You are right the dems did vote for it. Look where it is at now!!!!

Anonymous said...

You guy's knocking on Cornyn's decision, is he a racist just because he doesn't want to vote for her, maybe because he doesn't like her views on certain issues, does that make him a racist? Those who seem to scream racism the loudest are usually the biggest ones and if Cornyn was black would he still be racist, jees! If you're going to knock the guy for "following the Republican path for higher gain" when do we start pissing about the Democrats who are so far up Reid and Pelosi's butt they can't breath. Look folks, if they're in Washington they're all from the same mold no matter their affiliation. They all bend over when they're told. And no, I'm not a homophobe, it's just an expression. However, I guess if your judging my comment like some of you did Cornyn's then I'm a homophobe, but there you go again. Once we tell everyone in Washington to hit the streets, get a real job and sign up for some of that new healthcare they're all exempt from (yes, that's in the wording of the bill) things might improve in Washington but I won't hold my breath. Good Luck America!!

wordkyle said...

Isn't it racist to believe that all Hispanics support all other Hispanics, regardless of their record or policies? I assumed that Hispanics, like Anglos, vote individually according to their personal beliefs. Is it the Liberals' belief that Hispanics all think (and vote) alike? Hmmm...which way is that "racist" arrow pointing?

As for the previous commenter's statement that the Republican party has "turned the reigns (sic) over to the farthest of the far right" -- I'd like to see the explanation of how the last Republican presidential candidate fit that description. (Is there any further confusion about why the last Democrat candidate was --accurately -- described as "socialist?")

Anonymous said...

You go 12:48! Everything is "Right" were "W" left it!!

Anonymous said...

12:48 PM

"... as is the case with much Republican opposition (Civil rights..."

Dude, Republicans invented Civil Rights. It's funny how many dems forget Lincoln.

Oh wait, Civil Rights really means keeping the downtrodden people complacent and happy which means keeping their voter base voting their way...

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah "WORDVILE"! Like Mc Cain & Palin" were not far right... What rock did you crawl out from under?

wordkyle said...

229 - Lots of venom and ignorance in your comment. McCain "far right?" Read this and get back to me with information that supports your position.

Anonymous said...

Hold on, 2:29 - I voted for Obama & I am glad I did, BUT I have to say that although you are correct that Palin is from the very FAR RIGHT, McCain was known for many of his views being centrist, that is - until he let the Repub. party pull him over during the campaign.

And 2:28 - Lincoln was a Republican but the Republican party now has NOT ONE THING in common with the Repulican Party then. Same can be said for the Democrats - A generation ago the South was as Democratic as it is Republican now.

When LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he is rumored to have said, "I'm causing the Democratic Party to lose the South for a generation." (or similar words)

Anonymous said...

He is voting against her because she will make decisions based om empathy instead of the law! Also, she is a racists based on her statements in the past. If a White man had said what she said, no way would they be where she is now.

She made the wrong decision in the fire fighters case that was over turned by the Supreme Court. And when did anyone working hard all their lives make them special. If I hear we were poor and had to work hard one more time, I will scream!

Anonymous said...

Any of you pea brained liberal weenies ever heard the name Miguel Estrada?

Anonymous said...

The primary responsibility of a Supreme Court Justice, is to uphold the Constitution of the United States, as the primary responsibility of a prosecutor in the 271st District is to prosecute offenders. And we haven't had that in years. Not counting the current DA, who is yet to be proven, the previous 3 ran for office on false pretenses. I heard each wanna-be prosecutor's campaign speeches. I fully expect this nominee to do the same, say the right words during the nomination process (campaign), then revert to their own fundamental values versus that which is expected of them, by the people, for the office which they will eventually hold.

RPM said...

Cornyn always has been and always will be a douchebag. Wasn't he voted "least effective Senator" for several years running?

Anonymous said...

Barry, do you really think that her race is what got her the nomination? If so, she is definately under qualified. Any Senator should have the guts to vote against someone regardless of what the race of a person happens to be. Good for Cornyn...let the Mexicans have this place.

Anonymous said...

The fact is that the Repubicans' stranglehold on statewide offices will last, at best, 6-8 more years. Then, the Texas Republican party will be as irrelevant as it was for almost 100 years. KBH will probably get one, maybe two, terms as Gov. She will be the last Republican governor in my lifetime.

Anonymous said...

8:03... let the Mexicans have this place, take a look around, they already have it. Kudos to Cornyn for voting the way he feels, not just voting to garner favor with one particular group because his vote wouldn't really matter anyway. Am I a big Cornyn fan, no, but I do have a little more respect for him. It sounds like he might be one of a very few politicians who aren't spinally handicapped.

Anonymous said...

Simple answer to Cornyn's vote: Illegals can't yet vote, so he playing to his base of voters who can and will vote for someone other than his pathetic ass if confirmed Sodomeyer (misspelled on purpose morons).

Anonymous said...

The fact is, Texans are conservative. Unless a huge number of illegals come in, or a bunch of liberals move here, looking for work, it will remain that way.

Hopefully, folks moving here will be conservative.

As long as the Repubs are more conservative than the dems, they will be OK. Until such time as true conservatism comes back.

Anonymous said...

Cornyn is a wanker.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me when many on this blog question Sotomayor's legal credentials and her vast experience. These are the same ones who supported AG Alberto "I don't recall" Gonzales or Harriet Miers. Geeze, Sotomayor has much more experience than Alito or Roberts as well.

Those who regard Cornyn & Perry as out of touch or actually a little dull - I agree.