I Get Mail! (Deep in the Heart of Texas edition)

John Cornyn (R-Tex) is one of those senators whose job is so safe he gets to say the really nutty stuff that politicians who have to actually run for re-election can’t get away with. This morning, he sent me this marvelous bit of fundraising duplicity:

Having served as Texas’ Attorney General, I have a unique understanding of how important it is to protect our conservative values from the bench. Many of the issues that our country will face in the upcoming years can only be solved through strong, conservative leadership — including a Supreme Court with justices who strictly interpret the Constitution and refuse to bow to executive overreach.

That’s why I’m counting on you to stand with me in the fight to give the American people a voice in this matter. Will you chip in just $5 right now to help me do that?

You made your opinion of Obama’s agenda loud and clear in 2014, when America put a Republican majority back in charge! In the past year, the GOP-led Senate has worked together to successfully roll back the overreach and excesses of the Obama administration.

I know firsthand the level of responsibility and influence our judges have in shaping our society. We can’t allow President Obama to sneak his Supreme Court nominee past the American people!

We need a trusted defender of the Constitution. Chip in $5 today to demand strong, conservative leadership on the bench.

Please, stand with me to ensure our nation has a say in selecting our next Supreme Court justice.

I removed the links to his “gimme gimme” site because screw this guy. Here’s the paragraph that gave me tingles:

You made your opinion of Obama’s agenda loud and clear in 2014, when America put a Republican majority back in charge! In the past year, the GOP-led Senate has worked together to successfully roll back the overreach and excesses of the Obama administration.

As such an amazing constitutional defender, I’m sure that Mr. Cornyn is aware of the fact that the constitution is pretty clear on the whole “who gets to nominate candidates to the Supreme Court” thing, and that the American people overwhelming re-elected that guy in 2012. The idea that the 2014 midterms were a referendum on the Supreme Court is as silly as it is unconstitutional.

Oh, and the claim that the GOP-led Senate worked together on anything is adorable. He might have noticed that his colleague, the junior Senator from his state, Ted Cruz, spent most of the last two years flinging poo at the other Republicans. President Obama is on the roll of his lifetime over the last two years in large part due to the Keystone cops routine of the GOP-led Senate.

Of course, I’m pretty sure that Senator Cornyn knows full well that his fundraising pitch is only going to work with the fact-challenged crowd, but I reckon his OK with that. That’s his constituency, so I’m sure they’ll continue to bury him in cash. It’s just kind of sad to watch.

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