Meltdown: Cornyn repudiates Rush and Newt, wingnuts freak out
by ryeland, Fri May 29, 2009 at 03:03:22 AM EDT
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.