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Sen. John Cornyn is NOT a CONSERVATIVE

June 24th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sen. John Cornyn is NOT a CONSERVATIVE

This was received in an email from a
NumbersUSA action alert, so, there is not a link to share.

EDIT: This story has a link now: Contact the White House before Thursday’s Immigration Summit


Your very short phone call to Sen. Cornyn is desperately needed today.


Insiders on Capitol Hill are saying that he is one of the bi-partisan Members of Congress invited to meet with Pres. Obama at the White House on Thursday to “jump-start” plans to pass a giant amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens.

Sen. Cornyn has been making incredibly frightening pro-amnesty statements lately. Only you in Texas can shake him back to some degree of sensibility.

Earlier this spring at a Senate hearing, he said that he is in agreement on most immigration issues with Sen. Schumer (the radically pro-amnesty Democrat from New York who chairs the Senate panel on immigration).

Then yesterday, the authoritative Capitol Hill newspaper — Roll Call — said Cornyn intends to goad Obama into moving faster to pass comprehensive immigration reform. That terminology almost always means amnesty.

Roll Call’s Jessica Brady reported:

Cornyn Calls on Obama to Present Immigration Reform Plan

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to come up with a comprehensive immigration plan this year, saying a directive from the White House is the only way to push the complex issue forward.

“What we need is not another photo op at the White House. What we need now is a plan from the president,” said Cornyn, ranking member on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.

“The president doesn’t write legislation, but he does have the bully pulpit,” Cornyn said, adding that right now “it’s unclear how they can get it finished.”

Sen. Cornyn has routinely gone off the reservation since he arrived in Washington, promoting one form of amnesty and foreign-worker increase after another, before Texans bring him back to reality.

But although his work behind the scenes and his statements in the media generally deserve a D-grade or worse, his actual votes earn him an Immigration-Reduction Grade of a B — because Texas voters lobby him back to a decent position.

The nation is depending on Texans to do that again today and tomorrow.

Here are some talking points when you call his office:

I can’t believe Sen. Cornyn was reported in Roll Call as calling on Pres. Obama to push through comprehensive immigration reform this year — which everybody knows means amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens.

When Sen. Cornyn meets with Pres. Obama at the White House Thursday, I want him to state Texans’ opposition to any amnesty for illegal aliens.

Sen. Cornyn should state these principles for immigration reform to Pres. Obama:

(1) Turn off the job magnet for illegal immigration by mandating E-Verify for all employers. This can be done immediately, before any other “reform” is put in place.

(2) The net result of all immigration reform must be a large net reduction in annual green cards. Immigration of foreign workers and dependents has been running four times higher than traditional levels. The million green cards a year should be cut as far toward 250,000 as possible.

(3) The nation is in a jobs depression. Most immigration of foreign workers should be suspended so that jobless Americans can have a better chance to get back into the jobs market.

(4) Any attempt to give permanent work permits to an estimated 8 million illegal foreign workers would be political suicide while 14 million Americans looking for a job can’t find one.

Well, imagine that… I take on AFP over Cornyn and his FAKE Conservatism, Activism, Political Activist Groups and the MSM and then this hits a few days later. One of these days folks are going to learn, TexasFred does NOT say anything he can’t back up and doesn’t fully believe. I didn’t stay alive all these years by being WRONG in my analysis.

And to Cindy Mallette of Americans for Prosperity; how’s that Austin TEA Party guest list looking now?? Is that “strong conservative voice in Washington, D.C.” still a strong Conservative voice? How in the HELL can you people at AFP, and The Austin TEA Party, stand the hypocrisy that you are promoting?

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Activism, Political Activist Groups and the MSM

June 21st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Activism, Political Activist Groups and the MSM

On Saturday afternoon the members of
The Rowlett Texas TEA Party sponsored a training session for it’s members. A training session on how to be an effective activist.

Sometimes a grassroots campaign needs a little water.

That was the idea behind a gathering Saturday in Garland, where organizers of the Rowlett Tea Party offered training in activism alongside an Austin visitor.

Joyce Leggett is with Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for limits on government spending and more control for taxpayers.

Full Story Here:
Rowlett Tea Party group sponsors activism primer in Garland

That’s great, we got coverage from the Dallas Morning News. And they got it wrong. The story goes on to say,

Leggett, grassroots and communication director for the Austin office of Americans For Prosperity, stressed that her group doesn’t organize local tea parties; it works the other way around.

Joyce Leggett is a really nice lady. I know Joyce Leggett. She is a member of The Rowlett Texas TEA Party, and a really dedicated hard worker for the TEA Party effort. The class was taught by Cindy Mallette from the Austin, TX office of Americans for Prosperity. I guess we should just be happy that The Rowlett Texas TEA Party got some coverage from the MSM, even if it was inaccurate. And the MSM wonders why readers have lost so much faith in them.

One of our officers on The Rowlett Texas TEA Party, Suzan Fulton, has a real burr under her saddle about addressing the BIG PICTURE in Washington, D.C. I am of the opinion that Suzan is onto something good too! It seems that Cindy Mallette of Americans for Prosperity has been schooled in the method of grass roots, local activism as an effective way to be a political activist. Perhaps she wasn’t prepared for the knowledge of politics and already in the picture activism some of our members exhibited.

In any case, as the topic of addressing the NATIONAL level was brought up, I mentioned that we needed to start with our 2 highly disingenuous U.S. Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn. Both Hutchison and Cornyn voted FOR the 1st bailout under George W. Bush, against the express wishes of the MAJORITY of their constituents. It was obvious that the room was in nearly full agreement. Or, so I thought.

Once the meeting was over and we had returned home I was looking at the Americans for Prosperity web site and found this:

Sen. John Cornyn to headline “Take Back America”

“Sen. Cornyn is a strong conservative voice in Washington, D.C. and we appreciate the leadership he’s shown in fighting the agenda of his tax-and-spend colleagues in the Senate,” said Peggy Venable, AFP-Texas director. “We encourage everyone in Central Texas who cares about the direction this country is headed and wants to make a difference to come to the Take Back America Tea Party on July 4.”

Full Story Here:
Sen. John Cornyn to headline “Take Back America”

Hold the phone and STOP the presses. As I said, I brought up the fact that Cornyn was one of the original Senators to expose himself for the socialist he really is, and Cindy Mallette was nodding in agreement. I noticed a brief look cross her face that appeared to be one of concern I was guessing. At first I thought that it was just that she wasn’t used to teaching a class to such a knowledgeable group. After finding this Sen. John Cornyn to headline “Take Back America” piece I knew WHY that look was apparent.

Cindy Mallette was the writer of the piece and the Texas Director for AFP, Peggy Venable, was the person making the statement concerning Cornyn’s supposed conservatism.

Folks, be very careful, do your research before you align yourself with ANY political organization. Some so-called ‘conservative’ organizations are not always what they appear to be. Hypocrisy abounds and the disingenuous are everywhere, with their hands out looking for your money. Buyer beware!

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