Lucelly (13.05.2014 18:13)
Yeah Sarge, then we get this bit of news:John Cornyn courts Joe Scarborough for Florida Senate Challenge to Nelson. -to a point.“Not only did Sen. Cornyn not ask him to run for the Senate in Florida, but for a nemubr of reasons it stretches the bounds of credulity to even see why he would be considered a strong, viable contender in Florida this cycle,” NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said in a statement.Joe did beg to differ:That account is at odds with Scarborough’s own recollection of a conversation he had with Cornyn last month, when Cornyn appeared as a guest on his MSNBC show, “Morning Joe.”In an interview with POLITICO, Scarborough said Cornyn had broached the subject of the 2012 Florida Senate race and suggested that Scarborough consider mounting a campaign of his ownBut according to him, this is the way the conversation went:“Cornyn asked me if I would be interested in running in New York in 2010 and I was not. I love the job that I have. And then when he was on the show last time, he started talking about Bill Nelson and how weak Bill Nelson was, and said I should consider running in Florida,” said Scarborough, who is also a columnist for POLITICO.“I once again told him that I was happy where I was. I didn’t consider it to be that big of a deal,” he said. “It’s a non-story other than that NRSC appears to have problems keeping their message straight.”Scarborough said that he and Cornyn have not spoken about a bid for Senate in New York in 2012, when Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is up for reelection.So it does seem that Cornyn did ask Scarborough to run for Senate, but in New York, not Florida. This does make a bit of political sense as a more Conservative candidate than Joe would have a hard time winning in New York.But I do agree that even the suggestion of running someone like Joe anywhere nis indicative of a Republican Party that is more interested in maintaining power than they are in solving problems. In a large sense, having the problems can bee seen as helping them as they feel they can represent themselves as the only ones who can fix them, given how the Democrats are going about it. if they solved the problems or gave us what we wanted, they'd have to offer us up something else to get our votes -like maybe even smaller government and the dimunition of thier power that would result from that.My opinion of Cornyn is changing right along with that of the Leadership of Harris, Fort Bend, and the State of Texas' Republican Party. Lets keep a closer eye on them, as well as the apologists they rely on, never let go of thier ankles even if the fire that we're holding thier fire to burns our own knuckles a little bit.