Cornyn Confidence Continues


NRSC chair shows Texas-sized swagger on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

GOPer predicts a “good day” in November — find out why after the jump.

CROWLEY: Senator Cornyn, what’s a — what is a tsunami here? I mean, define the terms of that.

CORNYN: Well, I think there — this is going to be a wave election, and it’s going to be a referendum on the policies, the unpopular policies, coming out of Washington, D.C. during the last year and a half.

And, of course, we’ve seen where the president has chosen to lecture people and tell them he knows better than they do what’s good for them, and Democratic leadership has gone along. And now, I think we’re finding the American people pushing back very hard, and that’s what I mean by a tsunami.

We’ve got 11, maybe as many as 12 Senate races in very close — very close contests. None of our Republican incumbents are in any trouble. The only question is, how many seats we’re going to pick up.

I think we’re going to have a good day on November the 2nd, so I don’t know how high or how wide that tsunami will be, but I think it will be significant.

CROWLEY: Do you think that inside the Republican Party, this just sets up another wing that you’re going to have to deal with, a division within the party?

CORNYN: Not at all. I think that by and large, the Tea Party movement has been constructive and helpful. It’s helped reorient us to our limited government principles and one that believes in the free enterprise system rather than bigger and bigger government and higher and higher taxes and more regulation, which are job killers. So I think — I think it’s been constructive. But now that the primaries are over, we’re all unified and focused on our Democratic friends on November the 2nd, and I think they’re going to be surprised with the enthusiasm and intensity of the vote going into November 2.

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