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Crazy Steve Stockman Posts Incoherent Manifesto Slamming ‘Liberal John Cornyn’

There’s really not much of a chance that Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), the internet troll who wastes his taxpayer-funded congressional salary by spending all day tweeting far-right zingers, will ever defeat Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the forthcoming Texas senate … Continue reading
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Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman to Primary Challenge John Cornyn in Senate Race

This is easily the best news of the month so far. Everyone’s least favorite irritant, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he’s primary-challenging Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) next year. In case you’re unfamiliar with Stockman, he’s the first-term congressman … Continue reading
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Till Death Do You Part

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the state of Wisconsin reportedly sank to 44th in the nation for private-sector job growth in 2012. State Republicans recently announced that they will take up emergency job-creating legislation to rectify the problem … Continue reading
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Reminder: Congressional Republicans are Terrible People

The good news is Senate Democrats defeated an amendment introduced by Republicans that would have stripped protections for Native American women from the Violence Against Women Act. The bad news is Senators Tom Coburn and John Cornyn believe protecting Native … Continue reading
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Death By Fork

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, you should stop whatever you’re doing and read Eric Holder’s epic rebuttal to John Cornyn’s call for his resignation. And I’ll repeat again, for vanity’s sake — Fast and Furious began under former … Continue reading

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Grasping at Straws

According to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the real reason we cannot afford, literally, to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Department of Justice has labeled unconstitutional, is because it simply costs too much. “Repealing the Defense of Marriage … Continue reading

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The Party of No Ideas

In addition to Big John Cowboy getting all kerfuffled on Meet the Press, here’s Republican Pete Sessions — totally incapable of naming a single program the Republicans will cut in order to reduce the deficit:

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Hawkery

Via Duncan, here’s a Meet the Press exchange illustrating how specific the Republicans are when it comes to reducing the deficit. GREGORY: Senator, I’m sorry, I’m not hearing an answer here on specifics. What painful choices to really deal with … Continue reading

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Public Option Tab Dump

Just arrived home after a long day of trains and subways. Lots of stuff happening with the public option. -Senators Schumer and Rockefeller say the final bill will have a “good, strong public option.” -Speaker Pelosi doesn’t even want to … Continue reading

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Zero Cred

The Republican’s utter lack of credibility on the deficit is rivaled only by their ability to shamelessly demagogue government spending now. In today’s Finance Committee debate, here’s Orrin Hatch: “This bill is laying — we are giving washington a new … Continue reading

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Big John Cornyn Believes Big Fakery

The wingnuts who run the blog Powerline think they’ve debunked the CBS/NYT poll showing overwhelming super-majority support for the public option. They cite the “who did you vote for?” question that shows a larger percentage of respondents claiming to have … Continue reading

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Big John

Senator John Cornyn — “Big John” — is circulating a petition demanding that the Obama administration come clean about its “conspiracy” to smear Rush Limbaugh. Seriously. President Obama owes the American people an explanation. His staff should apologize to the … Continue reading

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The Villains

Posted by JumpyPants America doesn’t torture. But Big John Cornyn, gangland boss of the dwindling rural mafia known as the Republican Party, doesn’t necessarily agree. And so he’s going to hold up the confirmation process of AG-designate Eric Holder until … Continue reading

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Big John

Senator Cornyn is obstructing the confirmation of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State mainly due to concerns about the Clinton Global Initiative. But to be fair, Senator Cornyn opposed the confirmation of Al Gonzales in 2005 over concerns about the … Continue reading

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And People Take Them Seriously?

Put aside the record deficits and debt of the Bush Republican decade. Put aside stories about billions of American dollars just vanishing in Iraq — an occupation with a $10 billion a month price tag. In the face of incontrovertible … Continue reading

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Republicans, Lizard People Threaten Filibuster

Cornyn wants to wear the diapers: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) threatened Friday to filibuster any attempt to seat Democratic Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken next week. I don’t quite know how to feel about Senate Democrats seating Franken before he’s … Continue reading

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The Senate Bailout Bill Passes

74-25. Full the text of HR 1424, The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The Paul Wellstone Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 begins on page 310. Here’s a cheat sheet for the amendments. Roll call after … Continue reading

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Pinkish-Hued John

This is for real: Judging by his baby’s-bottom, pinkish-hued complexion, do you really believe Senator Cornyn has spent more than three seconds in the sunlight — much less corralling horses in the blazing Texas heat? Hell, Cornyn makes McBush look … Continue reading

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I Cuss Too Much

”F— you,” he shouted at Texas Sen. John Cornyn last year. ”Only an a—— would put together a budget like this,” he told the former Budget Committee chairman, Sen. Pete Domenici, in 1999. ”I’m calling you a f—— jerk!” he … Continue reading

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Can we all agree that Bush favors torture?

The Senate this week passed John McCain’s Senate Amendment 1977 containing language enforcing anti-torture rules duplicated from standard military code (the bill here). This is a decades-old standard has now been officially endorsed by the Senate… by a 90-9 vote. … Continue reading

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