Fighting for Voter
Equality and an Economy that Works
Senator John Cornyn authored two op-eds, taking a serious look at the Obama
Administration�s overreach into Texas� voter ID law and poor handling
of the economy.
In the , Sen. Cornyn argued that Attorney General Eric
Holder and President Obama�s recent decision to go after Texas� voter
ID law represents a disturbing trend of partisan politics being
inserted into important policy decisions.
the current facts on voter turnout: According to a Census Bureau report,
68.2 percent of registered Hispanic voters in Texas went to the polls
in the 2000 general election. By 2012, with an additional 747,000
Hispanic Texans on the electoral roll, the rate had risen to 71.2
percent. Meanwhile, the rate for African-American Texans rose to over 86
percent in the same period � the highest among all racial groups tracked
in the Census Bureau report,� wrote Sen.
�Unfortunately, these facts mean little to a politicized Justice
Department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of
Texas. As Texans, we reject the notion that the federal government knows
what�s best for us. We deserve the freedom to make our own laws and we
deserve not to be insulted by a Justice Department committed to
scoring cheap political points.�
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After President Obama�s recent
speeches on the economy, Sen. Cornyn wrote in the that instead of championing genuine
bipartisan growth initiatives, President Obama pushed the same failed
policies of the last four and a half years.
taxes, raising spending, and stoking class warfare represented the path
to prosperity, our economy would be booming. Instead, we've been
suffering through the weakest recovery and the longest stretch of high
unemployment since the Depression. That's the real Obama record,�
Sen. Cornyn wrote.
�We cannot spend our way back
to full employment, and we cannot tax away our long-term debt
problem. The sooner President Obama and Democrats accept that, the sooner
we'll be able to implement the long-overdue reforms that are needed
to save our economy, save our entitlement programs, and save the
Read the full op-ed