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Cornyn Under Siege

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Here is a copy of an e-mail blast that was sent out yesterday by the “Senate Conservatives Fund:” Obviously, this came from inside the Senate.

“Fellow Conservatives”:

This is an urgent update on the fight to stop funding Obamacare.

Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) — the top two Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate — announced yesterday that they will support “cloture” on the government funding bill, giving Harry Reid and the Democrats a procedural green light to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes.

Breitbart News is reporting that McConnell and Cornyn are using their leaqdership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their effort to defund Obamacare.

According to a senior staffer quoted in the news report, “Nobody is fighting harder to make sure Obamacare is funded than Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.

This is the ultimate betrayal.

TAKE ACTION. Tell Senate Republicans to stand with Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Not Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.

We knew Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn weren’t with us when they voted to fund Obamacare earlier this year. But then, under pressure from grassroots, they said they supported the issue to defund it. They even ran political ads in their home states to make voters think they were on their side.

But now, faced with the prospect of having to fight for the things they claim to believe, these Senate leaaders have surrendered.

Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn have surrendered to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the Democrats. More importantly, they have surrendered to Obamacare — the biggest job killer in America.

MELT THE PHONES

We can’t let these turncoats force millions of Americans into this liberal train wreck.

It’s very important for you to call senators today and urge them to stand with Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in the fight to stop funding Obamacare.

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My take on this: Cornyn is under huge pressure, and that pressure is coming from none other than Texas’s junior senator, Ted Cruz, who spent more than 21 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday speaking against the Affordable Care Act on the floor of the Senate. While this speech has not and is not likely to achieve a breakthrough victory to prevent the funding (or defunding) of Obamacare, but he has once again succeeded in throwing a giant monkey wrench into the functioning of the Senate. That is his specialty and he’s very good at it. As I said above, Cornyn is lucky indeed that he didn’t draw an opponent.

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