Cornyn: Extremist, Ineffective, Weak
Posted by nytexan on June 14, 2007
Filed by Box Turtle Patrol on June 13th, 2007
Of all the Senators who are seeking reelection in 2008, Cornyn is rated as the most extreme right-wing by the nonpartisan National Journal.Cornyn is not just extreme; Cornyn is also ineffective.
Due to Cornyn’s inability to reach compromise with his Senatorial colleagues, the nonpartisan Congress.org has ranked Cornyn in the bottom quarter of all Senators in terms of his lack of power and influence on behalf of Texans. More specifically, Cornyn has earned a zero rating for his lack of influence and a zero rating for his lack of legislative accomplishment, and his power is in steep decline.
In light of Cornyn’s record of extremism and inefficacy, Cornyn has failed to earn the trust or affection of Texans. In fact, Cornyn’s own campaign website contains an article which candidly acknowledges Cornyn’s extraordinary weakness:
“For a six-year incumbent, Cornyn is remarkably weak,” says Harvey Kronberg, editor of the Texas-focused “Quorum Report.” A poll taken Apr. 11-15 … finds that Cornyn has failed to make a strong impression on Texas voters: 39% of respondents said they didn’t know enough about Cornyn to judge if he’s been a good senator. That nearly matches the 41% who gave him a favorable rating; 19% rated him unfavorable. The survey also showed that Cornyn got 47% against an unnamed generic Democrat …. As a rule, anything under 50% is not good news for an incumbent.
Cornyn’s ratings were only marginally better when compiled by the non-partisan SurveyUSA. His approval rating was 47%, his disapproval 39% in March of this year. And last November, SurveyUSA ranked Cornyn 89th in approval among all US Senators.
Of all the Republican Senators seeking reelection in 2008, only New Hampshire’s John Sununu has lower approval ratings than Cornyn. In fact, Cornyn’s approval ratings have failed to rise above 50% in recent memory.
Cornyn is extremist, ineffective, and weak.
He must go.