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“I opposed him in private before completely supporting him in public”

Man, this guy is a weasel. And honestly, that’s insulting to weasels.

Big John Cornyn

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn acknowledged Friday that at times he has disagreed with President Trump on issues such as budget deficits and debt, tariffs and trade agreements and border security.

But, the senior Republican senator from Texas, who is being challenged by Democrat MJ Hegar, said he chose to work on those disagreements with the president’s staff in private discussions, rather than by publicly voicing his opposition.

Although polls show Cornyn with a small lead over Hegar, both candidates are vying for undecided voters during an extraordinary election season in which many once-solid Republican public office seats are now in reach for Democrats.

During a meeting with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board, Cornyn was asked if he and other Republicans regretted not pushing Trump to combat the COVID-19 virus more aggressively, or rein in some of his political stances that were unpopular or stood little chance of passing in Congress.

Cornyn initially described his relationship with Trump as “maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.”

Cornyn continued: “I think what we found is that we’re not going to change President Trump. He is who he is. You either love him or hate him, and there’s not much in between. What I tried to do is not get into public confrontations and fights with him because, as I’ve observed, those usually don’t end too well.”

Cornyn noted that his friend, former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who initially was on cordial terms with Trump’s White House, opted not to run for re-election in 2018 after clashing with Trump on issues such as a border wall.

It’s rare to see someone be so candid about their own cowardice, especially when they clearly don’t understand that that’s what they’re doing. John Cornyn, one of the most powerful men in America, is saying he was afraid to say anything in public that would be in disagreement with Donald Trump because he was afraid Trump would say mean things about him on Twitter. John Cornyn, a man who has been an elected official for over 30 years and has spent that time talking about how firm and committed his principles are, would not do anything in support of those principles because it might make his job harder. John Cornyn, a United States Senator, voted with Donald Trump nearly 100% of the time even when he thought the policy Trump was pushing was bad and against everything he believed in, for reasons that I guess made sense to him at the time. But don’t worry, behind the scenes where no one else could see and in contravention of all the evidence we have in front of our eyes, John Cornyn was working hard to express his serious reservations with Donald Trump.

I’m just going to quote a couple of tweets here.

And his strategy for doing this is basically The Lurkers Support Me In Email, with Cornyn as one of the lurkers. What a profile in courage.

UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin really lets Cornyn have it.

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27 Comments

  1. brad says:

    John Cornyn: meow

  2. Jules says:

    Thanks for the Jennifer Rubin link, glad someone pointed out the sexism in his wife changing her spouse remark.

    Cornyn is weak, MJ is a fighter.

  3. Flypusher says:

    I really don’t see the benefit of doing this. The center will not be impressed by Cornyn’s Profiles in Cowardice, and he may draw the ire of the more rabid MAGA-cultists for daring to criticize even slightly their orange God-Emperor.

  4. Jules says:

    Fly, yes, he is stupid too

  5. Bill Daniels says:

    Cornyn has been a milquetoast Chamber of Commerce Republican for most of his tenure. I mean, he still is, but he’s having to deal with a new reality. Trump hijacked his party and Republican voters go with Trump now. So Cornyn is faced with either going along to get along, or pulling a Jeff Flake and just quitting. And Cornyn, like others, has no choice. If he pulled a Lisa Murkowski here in Texas, he’s be run out of town on rails, and tarred and feathered, too. Trump could have had Cornyn primaried if he stepped out of line, Cornyn knows that, so Cornyn, remains as a rubber stamp for Trump.

  6. Brad says:

    Bill, thanks for pointing out what a wuss Cornyn and the other Republican senators are.

  7. Bill Daniels says:

    Brad,

    You’d be surprised to know some of the R Senators I don’t like, Cocaine Mitch McConnell, for example. But I probably dislike him for different reasons than you. I dislike Cocaine Mitch, because Mitch hasn’t declared the Senate in recess for almost 4 years. Wanna know why? So Trump can’t bypass Mitch and appoint his own department heads. This is why Trump ends up with losers like Chris Wray, Gina Haspel, and others, when we really want Rudy Guliania, Admiral Rogers, General Flynn, Tom Fitton, etc.

    I would be VERY willing to support Chuck Schumer’s call for Cocaine Mitch to call the Senate into recess until after the election. There will still be plenty of time to confirm Amy Barrett after Nov. 3.

  8. BRAD says:

    Bill,

    With a GOP caucus of senators you mention above can you let me know when the rebranding of the Republican Party to QAnon Party will be taking place?

    Will it be immediately after the drubbing the GOP takes on Nov 3rd or will y’all wait until the terms begin in January?

  9. C.L. says:

    ‘Rudy Guliania’ must be Rudy’s alter ego.

  10. Bill Daniels says:

    Brad,

    Why not tell us all WHY you support pedophiles and Satanists? It really shouldn’t be political to say you are FIRMLY AGAINST pedophiles. Trump is against pedophiles. I am against pedophiles , and I think Satan worshipers are shit people too, even if they don’t abuse kids.

    You are just confirming that Dems ARE the party that is pro-pedophile. WYD is wrong with you, Brad?

  11. C.L. says:

    Once when Alexinus asked Menedemus or Eretria (circa 300 BC) whether he had left off beating his father, he said, “I have not beaten him, and I have not left off;” and when he said further that he ought to put an end to the doubt by answering explicitly yes or no, “It would be absurd,” he rejoined, “to comply with your conditions, when I can stop you at the entrance.”

  12. Bill Daniels says:

    C.L.

    This isn’t a “When did you stop beating your wife trick question.

    Do you denounce pedophiles? Yes or no?

    Do you denounce Antifa? Yes or no?

    Do you denounce the BLM ? Yes or no?

    Brad can’t denounce those things, probably because he is a violent kiddy diddler. Nothing else explains Brad’s inexplicable refusal to denounce pedos and Red Guard street thugs.

  13. brad says:

    Bill,

    Someone sure has gone full-blown Rudy Giuliani around here.

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I am voting or Biden to “destroy American life as we know it”…as Trump puts it.

    Have you seen the state of America in the last 4 years?! Time to tear down and build new.

  14. Jules says:

    Why Charles allows this Qanon bullshit on his page I’ll never know.

    Fuck off Bill with your stupid ignorant baiting.

    It’s an undisputed fact that the Trump administration has permanently separated 545 children from their parents. Because they were too fucking incompetent to even keep records.

    Fuck off you stupid gullible troll.

  15. Jules says:

    And apparently Guiliani thinks it’s appropriate to stick his nasty hands down his nasty pants while in a hotel room with what he thinks is a 15 year old girl.

    So fuck the fuck off.

  16. C.L. says:

    Calling a troll out by name merely lends/assigns credence to his/her position and reinforces the self-importance of the troll, ie. ‘Look Maw, these folks I’ve baited know me ! They call me by my (screen) name ! See, I told you I was gonna be something some day !’.

    Better to just ignore. To semi-quote The Mandalorian, ‘That is the Way’ to take the power from the troll.

  17. Manny says:

    Bill watching your god being shown for the shit pile he is and seeing him losing so badly, probably since the Reagan/Carter match, it must really be hard for your small brain to grasp, as your stupid statements and anologies are going from bad to very bad.

    Does it not bother you that your god paid nearly 200,000 in taxes to China, but screwed this country.

    Will you promise that you will leave the country and follow your god. Even to jail so you can bask in his manure.

  18. Bill Daniels says:

    Jules,

    Well, Brad brought up the anti-pedo group, not me, but who knew it would be such a polarizing topic for you? Not me. Isn’t it interesting that seeing an anti-pedophile post brought you out of the woodwork, frothing at the mouth? Guilty conscience?

    As to the separated kids, they are better off without the parents. What kind of shit people would sneak their kids illegally into the US, then just abandon them? If they parents cared about their kids, they would be camping out in front of the US embassies in their home countries, demanding that we return their kids. But they aren’t. We can’t find the parents because they don’t care to be found. Their kids are disposable. They can always make more. Hopefully, those kids get sent back to their home countries and get adopted by parents who will actually love and care for them. Most of them were probably sold to smugglers to be “family units” so the cartels could get people in under ‘catch and release.’ There are no teary eyed parents looking for those unfortunate kids.

    Manny,

    Again, if you’re so sure Trump is going to lose, put your money where your mouth is. $ 100 to your favorite charity if Trump loses, when Trump wins, you’ll give $ 100 to my favorite animal charity. Deal?

  19. Manny says:

    Bill put your real name out, 13 more days Bill, your hoping for another Russian intervention or FBI intervention to help the racist orange buffoon, Bill?

    I am already giving plenty to my favorite project, since 2016, thousands of dollars to Democrats across the United States.

    Bill for years I have stated that you are a racist, a bigot, a hater, a typical Trump supporter, who else would make statements like the one above.

    Bill Daniels, “Their kids are disposable. They can always make more.”

    Your statement explains why I decided in 2016 that I could not stand by and let racists, like you, take over this great country of ours. I must make a disclaimer that you may be a Russian troll.

    Biden will win Texas. MJ not so sure but I believe with the latest 20 million that is coming to help her may make the difference.

    https://youtu.be/n2Xufahbaq4

  20. brad says:

    Bill,

    I am FIRMLY AGAINST pedophiles and Satanists.

    Whatever you call them I’ve told them to “stand back and stand by”.

    Is that clear enough?

  21. C.L. says:

    Insert heavy sigh here.

  22. voter_worker says:

    Everyone should spend a few minutes watching the ActBlue ticker. You will be humbled by the torrent of grassroots contributions.

  23. Bill Daniels says:

    Voter:

    Half of the “donations’ came from ‘unemployed’ people, AKA, can’t verify where it came from. Read between the lines. This is money laundering. So ask yourself. Where is the money ACTUALLY coming from?

    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/50-of-actblue-funneled-donations-came-from-unemployed-donors/

  24. manny says:

    Bill you are a bigger idiot than I thought. Retired equals unemployed. More evidence that you are a Russian troll.

  25. Jules says:

    Borat defends Guiliani:

    “What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media,” Borat said Thursday before mimicking Pinocchio’s nose. “I warn you: Anyone else try this, and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas.”

    https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-borat-rudy-giuliani-sacha-baron-cohen-20201023-xy7kncjlhnakxniodwyn2cfyfi-story.html

  26. Bill Daniels says:

    Meanwhile, Trump is just trudging on through….another day, another Middle East peace deal, this time between Sudan and Israel. Oh, and Sudan also pays reparations to the US for the embassy bombing. Meanwhile, here’s a clip of John Kerry telling you in no uncertain terms that there will be NO PEACE DEALS that do not include the Palestinians.

    https://streamable.com/nbj1g3

    I guess Kerry got so wrapped up in collecting payola from foreigners via Devon Archer that he forgot what the State Department is actually supposed to do. They’re supposed to represent American interests and work towards peace, Mr. Kerry. Selling out the US for cash…..not so much.

    “Peace is the prize.”

    ~Donald J. Trump