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Cornyn labels ‘outrageous’
Obama’s ‘crazy idea’ to
unilaterally raise debt ceiling

Houston Chronicle, by Richard Dunham

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/1/2012 9:09:42 AM

John Cornyn is known for being a politician who carefully chooses his words. He is, by choice, deliberate and judicious. Today, he was just plain mad. In an interview on Fox News, the San Antonio Republican condemned a proposal floated by the White House to unilaterally raise the nation’s debt ceiling if Congress fails to act before the spring 2013 deadline. “It’s profoundly irresponsible,” Cornyn said. “So that’s a crazy idea and I’m amazed that [Treasury] Secretary [Tim] Geithner had the courage to float that yesterday.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/1/2012 9:13:51 AM     (No. 9042710)

Call it for what it is, "we don´t have a king or a dictator in America".

GOP needs to stop holding back.

Do you know why Democrats say "they´re fighting for..." Because people want to feel you care and are fighting for them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dittohead, 12/1/2012 9:20:49 AM     (No. 9042726)

I am not amazed at the "courage" these people have to propose anything. 3rd world dictators and terrorists have all kinds of "courage" - and yes, I said terrorist - these people are here to destroy my country and they are as dangerous as any terrorist that would strap a bomb to his/her body - they want to kill America!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/1/2012 9:32:44 AM     (No. 9042760)

Uh, He is my senator here in Houston, not San Antonio.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 12/1/2012 9:38:46 AM     (No. 9042775)

´I won´ is back, BIG TIME.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/1/2012 9:38:58 AM     (No. 9042776)

Chairman Zero wants more power.....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gesundheit, 12/1/2012 9:50:24 AM     (No. 9042801)

Obama is just as eager to assume totalitarian powers and turn America back to 7th-century despotism as his friend Mohamed Morsi is attempting to do in Egypt.

But what are we doing about it? While anti-Morsi Egyptians are fighting tyranny in the streets, our democracy is still strong enough to allow our anti-Obama forces in Washington to fight back by laughing and decrying Obama´s ´´crazy´´ statements.

But how long will that work, especially if our Republican leaders in Congress do not have the courage to speak out forcefully themselves but instead stand back while a rank-and-file Republican like John Cornyn is left to make the Republicans´ case?

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell should either be leading the fight or stepping aside so that the John Cornyns in Congress can provide the leadership the Republicans have been lacking.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bobdog, 12/1/2012 9:52:33 AM     (No. 9042807)

Hey. This sounds like a great idea. Like giving tequila and car keys to teenagers. Teenaged alcoholics. What could possibly go wrong.

You know, if you think about it, Obama has personally spent more money than anyone in history. And he wants the unrestricted authority to raise the debt ceiling any time he feels like it?

That gives me pause.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: coldborezero, 12/1/2012 9:54:27 AM     (No. 9042808)

#3. As one of two United States senators from Texas, along with Ted Cruz, Cornyn represents all of Texas. He was born in Houston. His father was an Air Force officer and he was raised mostly in San Antonio, where he went to high school as well as college and law school. His current Texas residence is in Austin.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/1/2012 9:54:39 AM     (No. 9042810)

# 3 - Cornyn hails from San Antonio and represents the Eastern half of Texas. Looking foward to watching Ted Cruz after swearing in on Jan. 3.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emerson, 12/1/2012 10:02:20 AM     (No. 9042828)

Re #3, he was born in Houston. Lives in San Antonio according to this:

http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/15375

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/1/2012 10:07:12 AM     (No. 9042840)

Thanks, Captain Obvious. Having done a dismal job of choosing Senatorial candidates for the last two election cycles, having failed to give Rick Perry any support whatsoever in his Presidential bid, and having been practically invisible during Mitt Romney´s campaign, Senator Cornyn finds a microphone and boldl yproclaims Obama´s idea "outrageous". The Great State of Texas deserves better.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/1/2012 10:13:43 AM     (No. 9042858)

Instead of flailing their lips, lets see them do something about it

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/1/2012 10:48:14 AM     (No. 9042943)

Geez, did i get the part right that he is my Senator in Houston?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/1/2012 10:59:23 AM     (No. 9042967)

#9 is off target. I´m not sure what "represents the Eastern half of Texas" means. East Texas is more conservative than any other section of the nation. Obviously, Senator Cornyn got those votes as well as the votes of more liberal Central Texas and laid-back cowboy country of West Texas. He´s a good man and was a fine Texas Supreme Court Justice before being elected to Washington.

As for Ted Cruz, we´ll see about him. He disappointed a lot of us when, after his election, he instantly trashed Mitt Romney.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/1/2012 10:59:35 AM     (No. 9042968)

Geithner had "courage?" More like "gall." I agree with above posters that senators should start verbally stating that our constitution allows for a president, not a dictator. Poster #7 has some good "sound bite" language that they could use.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/1/2012 11:12:17 AM     (No. 9042993)

I´m with 14. I was disappointed in Cruz when I heard not just the criticism of Romney but the crudeness in the way he expressed himself.

As far as Cornyn;s use of "courage" instead of "gall", why is that important? Only weak people think that strong language is evidence of strength.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/1/2012 11:34:18 AM     (No. 9043041)

Here comes the biggest power grab since Roosevelt crammed social security down America´s throat. This guy Øbama is about to declare himself "God All High, Protector of the Realm" unilaterally- look for a "temporary" dissolution of congress and a unilateral declaration of "Emergency Powers" enfolded within the sole office of the President.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/1/2012 11:38:25 AM     (No. 9043045)

Obama won´t be needing Congress. He will print money without any check. King Obama or is it God Obama?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: noddy, 12/1/2012 5:56:27 PM     (No. 9043489)

Back when I used to have credit cards, in order to have my debt limit increased involved me calling and asking MasterCard or VISA and I would get a yea or a nay. Regarding our national debt ceiling, has anyone called China?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/2/2012 6:16:08 AM     (No. 9044002)

What surprises me is that Barry didn´t propose to wipe out congress totally, leaving him as complete despot and thug ruling over the country.

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