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Dec 12 2013

Stockman Attacks ‘Liberal’ John Cornyn

David Barton and Louis Gohmert may have passed on mounting a primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn in Texas, but wingnut B-teamer Rep. Steve Stockman is in the race and going on the attack. In a letter to supporters, Stockman calls Cornyn a liberal 20 times.

Dear patriot,

You are in a foxhole fighting to save our constitutional Republic…

…and the last thing you need is a Republican bayonet in your back.

But that’s what liberal John Cornyn has been doing to you every day.

And we have less than 90 days to stop him.

I’m conservative Congressman Steve Stockman, and I am running for United States Senate against liberal John Cornyn.

I am honored to be called the most fearless conservative in Congress, and proud of my perfect 100% lifetime conservative rating.

I am leading the fight for our values. But John Cornyn wakes up every morning and works to make the Senate a more liberal place.

Remember, Cornyn was rated the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate in 2012. He has a 100% lifetime rating from the Campaign for Working Families (Gary Bauer’s group), the National Right to Life Committee and the National Rifle Association. But that makes him a liberal in the eyes of Stockman, who lists so far to the right that he’s capsized.

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  1. 1
    raven

    Would it really matter whether it was Stockman or Cornyn?

    It’s like two slightly different shades of black.

    Just how far right do you have to be in Texas to be unelectable? No one has found that yet.

    PS Texas went 44% for…Obama. Texas has the lowest voter turnout of any state. The theory is, if poor people, young people, female people, and especially Latinos ever show and vote, the Tea Party is out. Just a theory for now, we will have to wait and see. The Dems are making an effort to turn Texas blue.

  2. 2
    matty1

    Just how far right do you have to be in Texas to be unelectable?

    Well I heard they turned down General Franco but that might have been for being too Hispanic.

  3. 3
    bmiller

    So insane. Although…I like the argument I read somewhere that the reason the right is so insane is because the “mainstream” consensus (neoliberalism, world’s biggest military, American exceptionalism) is itself pretty insane!

  4. 4
    Modusoperandi

    I am…proud of my perfect 100% lifetime conservative rating.

    Gentlemen, congratulations. Your country thanks you for all your hard work. We’ve achieved Peak Asshole.

  5. 5
    tubi

    Well I heard they turned down General Franco but that might have been for being too Hispanic.

    Another problem, of course, may be that General Franco is still dead.

  6. 6
    Abby Normal

    Here we have a case of the pot calling the kettle prismatic.

  7. 7
    colnago80

    Stockman’s definition of a liberal” anyone to the left of Genghis Khan.

  8. 8
    John Pieret

    tubi @ 5

    Another problem, of course, may be that General Franco is still dead.

    That didn’t stop the people of Missouri.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ashcroft#U.S._Senator

    I’m sure Texans could get the hang of it if they tried.

  9. 9
    d.c.wilson

    Is anyone really surprised? Words like “liberal”, “socialist”, etc. have long ceased to have any meaning on Planet Wingnuttia beyond just scare words that are synonymous with “Evil Minion of Satan”.

  10. 10
    Mobius

    I was just watching Rachel Maddow. In the first segment she was talking about the developing war between “Republicans and Conservatives”. It struck me a terribly odd that there is a major faction in this country that is so over the top conservative that average Republicans can be seen as not-conservative. Even by some liberals.

  11. 11
    Johnny Vector

    Paging Mr. Overton. Mr. Overton to the Right courtesy phone.

  12. 12
    Crimson Clupeidae

    John Pieret :

    I’m sure Texans could get the hang of it if they tried.

    Not sure if that was intentional or not, but given the subject, the double meaning here is comic gold.

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