Meltdown: Cornyn repudiates Rush and Newt, wingnuts freak out

The political quandary facing Republicans becomes more evident every day. The stark division between its radical base and the rest of the country would be difficult enough to navigate under any circumstances, but Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich insist on making the task completely impossible. And there is seemingly no way out.

Yesterday, Texas Senator John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, stepped forward to repudiate Rush and Newt for their disgusting and politically-suicidal racial attacks on Sonia Sotomayor. And the predictable backlash from the the Republican base began almost immediately.

Free Republic, the heart and soul of Wingnuttery, is erupting with anger. They want their racism, damn it! And John Cornyn can go to hell!

Watch the Republican Party driving itself into extinction...

First, Cornyn's comments:

Cornyn, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NPR's "All Things Considered":

"I think it's terrible... 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."

Cornyn dismissed Limbaugh and Gingrich, adding: "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."

Cornyn's job is to get more Republicans elected to the Senate (or at least stem the losses) and he's astute enough to know that racists attacks against Sotomayor are extremely dangerous for the GOP.

But what do you do when your own party's base rallies behind racism?

First comment when the story broke on Free Republic:

RINO girlyman Cornyn needs a primary challenger.

Excellent idea! And the crowd agrees:

Cornyn, you're a loser today, and -- if there's any justice in the universe -- you'll be a loser in your next Primary Election.

A Texas conservative needs to run against him in the primary next time. He's worse than useless.

Asked by NPR if he's worried that comments like Limbaugh and Gingrich's harm the confirmation debate, Cornyn said: "Neither one of these men are elected Republican officials."

And with any luck neither will you come next election.

Sotomayor is a racist just as surely as Cornyn is a coward.

Senator Cornyn is a living, breathing example of how spineless the McCain wing of the Repub Party is.

The Dems had no hesitation to go after Black and Hispanic nominees of Bush.

Of course, in the Civil War and Jim Crow years, it was the Dems who wanted to keep slavery of Blacks. And the way 95 pct of Blacks vote Dem, shows the Blacks want back on the plantation.

Lets ask Cornyn about his support for Spectre just days before the man flipped? He has some bad judgement.

Ridicule may eventually work because this guy fancies himself a real man instead of a girly boy. My FAX to him earlier this morning pointed out his RINO status and flawed judgment, so I can only hope his office will be flooded with e-mails and FAXES so that they'll have to acknowledge how many Texans and non-Texans, too, find him to be a useless RINO.

Whats wrong with this guy's brain?

does he not remember what happened to Estrada just a little while ago at the hands of Democrats??

See, the liberals know how to fight for what they believe in.
I wonder that Cornyn has no such beliefs at all.

Grow a pair Cornyn.

We are sick of your type.

And some Freepers are suspicious! Hillary must be behind this!!

The RINOs are so spineless I wonder if Hillary is playing around with the FBI files again!

Perhaps Cornyn wasn't aware that she is a card-carying member of the racist separatist group La Raza ("The Race"). It is odd that he would be so quick to pass judgement before even reviewing her background.

I'm gonna have to start wondering if they're in on this deal to turn the country over to socialism! If they were told not to worry, they can keep their stuff, or they'd still get to have "roles" in the government, token power, or what. They just won't stand up for anything, no matter how legitimate!

I've already mentioned that [Cornyn] used our church's directory for political purposes, which indicates to me his church membership is based on politics and not Christian values and principles.

Someone on FR observed that the republicans had been infiltrated by the democrats. I see more evidence supporting this assertion daily, and now from one of my own representatives.

I will begin asserting to him that he is a democrat, usurping the party in an attempt to destroy it and America.

He should follow Specter.

But in the midst of all this Freeper angst, one member sounded a note of excitement:

I can't wait to listen to Rush's show tomorrow.

Thanks, Rush! Thanks, Newt! You've now managed to make John Cornyn unacceptable to the Republican base. At least until Cornyn begs Rush for forgiveness.

Is it any wonder that Rush is starting to get annoyed at all the coverage and publicity he's receiving? Used to be that he could spread his racist hate speech under the radar and Republican elected officials could stay out of the muck. Now, every insane thing Rush utters becomes a litmus test for currying favor with the Republican base.

Quite simply, Rush Limbaugh has become the Perfect Storm facing the Republican Party. He is the bread and butter that wingnuts need to get through every day, and he is deadly poison to Republican electoral prospects.

What a shame. Bye, bye, GOPosaur.

Tags: Free Republic, John Cornyn, newt gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Sonia Sotomayor (all tags)



Re: Meltdown

Why can't I find a bouncing Rush Limbaugh animated gif?

by Jess81 2009-05-29 03:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Meltdown

How about a Rush Limbaugh nesting doll? Better yet, Limbaugh the Hutt?

Here, some chicken soup for the liberal soul. Seriously good stuff. her/daily-show-jon-stewart-takes-rush-li mbaugh

by Sumo Vita 2009-05-30 06:14AM | 0 recs
Uh oh.

Having just dissed He Who Cannot Be Blamed, I guess it's time to use the official apologize to Rush form letter.

by Sumo Vita 2009-05-30 06:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Uh oh.

that is hilarious.

by canadian gal 2009-05-30 07:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Meltdown:

I can't wipe the grin off my face! Thanks! Recced! I want MORE!!!!

by QTG 2009-05-29 04:31AM | 0 recs
Elected? Who needs to be Elected???

Rush is ruling grand Poobah for Life of the White Conservative Southern Republican Wingnut Party!

Cornyn better get that Texas snout rammed up the Chubby Bouncer's backside and start kissing up a storm and quick like the bunny he is!

Rush Apology coming in 5...4...3....2.....

by WashStateBlue 2009-05-29 07:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Elected? Who needs to be Elected???

I'd say just the White Male Conservative Racist Group, as these types live in every state not just the South.  

I also take republican out of that too as ALL of the Republicans I know utterly despise Hannity and Limbaugh because they see them ruining their party, they are driving away moderates in droves because they make no f'n sense and  have no integrity or intellectual honesty, oh yeah and they are horrible representatives of anything.  These two want McCain to leave, the f'n top representative of the party just 7 months ago.

Oh yeah, I'd take conservative out of there too, Bush defenders aren't true conservatives (economic).  

That leaves us with "Leader of the White male Racists"...that sounds about right

by KLRinLA 2009-05-29 04:01PM | 0 recs
Religious conservative speaks out ...

Intersting blog piece I ran across.  

This Rod Dreher fellow says he is wrong about his initial reaction to Sotomayors speech referencing Latina women, and white men. 9/05/i-was-wrong-about-sotomayor-sp.html

Good to know that there is at least one intellectually honest conservative out there.

by RichardFlatts 2009-05-29 08:37AM | 0 recs

"i want my racism and i want it now!"

by canadian gal 2009-05-29 11:23AM | 0 recs
The funny thing is

Mr. Bouncy-Bouncy needs the establishment Repubs to be economically viable (as a foil).  That's why he doesn't like this coverage.  By covering Rush, establishment Repubs are getting demolished, hurting his bottom line.

I'm 95% sure he doesn't believe 80% of the things he says.  

by AZphilosopher 2009-05-30 08:58AM | 0 recs
The GOP needs to shed their base and remake it.

That's the nice thing about a "rebuilding period", ask any sports team that has found itself with nothing to lose.  I am willing to bet that the GOP could make a base as large as the White Male Christian Fundamentalist (etc, you know the demographic) base it currently has by concentrating on, I dunno, Conservative issues.  You know, small government, personal rights and responsibilities, fiscal restraint.  I know lots of folks who have voted Republican despite the GOP Base issues (myself included), and done intelligently (or even just competently) the GOP could get at least the 21% base that the survivalist/pro-segregationists freepers provide today.

There is actually a pro-disadvantaged argument to be built on a "real conservative" ideology, rather than the "screw the lazy poor" message the GOP has pushed for decades.  There is actually a pro-religious-freedoms argument to be built, rather than the "only Approved Christians are Good" message the GOP has pushed.  The GOP as it stands has no future - and less every year as the generations progress - so they are better served by shedding the entire structure and starting over than they are trying to Convert the next generation.

(Great diary, BTW, and precisely the kind of thing that fits on the Moose if you feel cross-posty.)

by chrisblask 2009-05-31 07:27AM | 0 recs
wingnuts freak out

I have no doubt the wingnuts believe what they say in their comments but it proves what I've always suspected. They are idiots.

Of course, in the Civil War and Jim Crow years, it was the Dems who wanted to keep slavery of Blacks. And the way 95 pct of Blacks vote Dem, shows the Blacks want back on the plantation.

Raise your hand if you are a Democrat and voted to keep slavery during the Civil War 150 years ago.  And those Democrats who fought against civil rights in the 1950's were the Dixiecrats who abandoned the Democratic party for the racist-friendly Republican party.

And this

Someone on FR observed that the republicans had been infiltrated by the democrats.

Raise your hand if you are a Democrat who thinks it's a swell idea to infiltrate an ever-shrinking political party that is unlikely to win a majority for a decade or two.

P.S. I love Colbert's take on how the Republicans can label the Democrats to tarnish their image.  He suggested instead of the Democrat Socialist Party they start calling them by the name of the least popular group in the country...the Republican Party.  :D

by GFORD 2009-05-31 07:28AM | 0 recs


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