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John Cornyn Quotes

John Cornyn
When it rains, it pours - figuratively and literally.
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#American Politician

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The war on terror is not limited to Iraq. It is not limited to Afghanistan. They are but fronts in the global war we are waging today.
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#American Politician #Afghanistan

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I don't know whether John Roberts has a twin, perhaps a sister or, uh, someone with a Hispanic last name.
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#American Politician #Hispanic

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It has to do with our suspicion and skepticism of government power being able to take private property.
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#Government

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builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in violence, certainly without any justification.
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#Justification

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to extraordinary and unprecedented measures to obstruct the business of the American people. Because the Democrats have no ideas or agenda of their own, they've made an awkward attempt at changing the subject.
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#Business

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John Roberts will be confirmed. The question is will Democrats jeopardize their credibility and vote against him, or bolster their credibility by voting for this highly qualified nominee -- and hold fire for the next one.
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#Credibility

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To some extent, (Bush) is having to recover a little bit in terms of framing the debate. Many people didn't figure out how (guest-worker visas) fit into the overall issue.
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#Debate

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I would ask everyone not to prejudge the nominee. I would ask everyone to take a deep breath, to look at her background and qualifications and to give her a chance before the Judiciary Committee.
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#Ask

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[Others do not want to touch it, including Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the committee's ranking Democrat, who also is a Catholic.] Just as we're supposed to be colorblind, we should be religious-blind, ... We have no religious test for public office . . . and I think anyone would find that sort of inquiry, if it were actually made, offensive.
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#Democrats

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My own guess is that people wonder why we are playing those kind of games, ... They are frustrated with Congress and politicians enough anyway and see that as another example of why they are frustrated.
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#Congress

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[Others do not want to touch it, including Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), the committee's ranking Democrat, who also is a Catholic.] Just as we're supposed to be colorblind, we should be religious blind, ... We have no religious test for public office ... and I think anyone would find that sort of inquiry, if it were actually made, offensive.
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#Democrats

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If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees.
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#American Politician

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Unfortunately, the (budget) does not . . . help Congress reform such programs as Medicaid and Medicare, which both grow at average rate of around 8 percent each year through 2015 and will continue to eat up more of the total federal budget.
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#Congress

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Unfortunately, the (budget) does not ... help Congress reform such programs as Medicaid and Medicare, which both grow at average rate of around 8 percent each year through 2015 and will continue to eat up more of the total federal budget.
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#Congress

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Unfortunately, the [budget] does not ... help Congress reform such programs as Medicaid and Medicare, which both grow at average rate of around 8 percent each year through 2015 and will continue to eat up more of the total federal budget.
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#Congress

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Momentum continues to grow in Congress to pass legislation to protect homes, small businesses, and other private property against unreasonable government use of the power of eminent domain,
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#Congress

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The protection of homes, small businesses and other private property rights against government seizure and other unreasonable government interference is a fundamental principle and core commitment of our nation's founders,
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#Government

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I think (a border fence) is futile because I don't think you can build a wall high enough or wide enough to keep people out of the country who have no hope or opportunity where they live,
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#Border

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The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
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#American Politician

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I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'
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#American Politician #Government

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It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right. Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife.
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#Life #Quote of the Day

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Tens of thousands of documents have already been released ? more than any Supreme Court nominee in history, ... And with each new release of information, it's growing increasingly difficult for the president's opponents to complain with a straight face about the need for more information.
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#History

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Throughout his years on the nation's high court, Chief Justice Rehnquist stood as a beacon of judicial restraint and reverence for the Constitution and the institution of the Supreme Court. I believe Judge Roberts will follow the lead of his mentor, and guide our nation's highest court by those same principles and devotion to the rule of law for all,
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#Justice

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on the side of justice and individual liberties.
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#Justice

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We can do this, ... Fox News Sunday.
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#News