Rob Cornilles advances on Young Guns ranking

Rob Cornilles Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program
— Oregon Republican Reaches ‘Young Gun’ Status with Clear Path to Victory
By NRCC

Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Rob Cornilles (OR-01) has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. By advancing to the program’s top tier, Cornilles has proven his ability to build a winning campaign and achieve substantial fundraising goals.

“Rob Cornilles is ready to take on incumbent David Wu, an out-of-touch incumbent who has recklessly supported his party’s runaway spending spree which has led to unacceptably high unemployment and joblessness,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Rob’s campaign is a symbol of the growing momentum behind Republican candidacies in Oregon and across the country. As Democrats in Washington continue to push their big-government, big-spending policies onto the backs of hard-working families, leaders like Rob Cornilles will continue to present a clear alternative to a majority that continues to spend too much, borrow too much and tax too much.”

Born and raised in Oregon, Rob Cornilles has based his campaign on the central beliefs that government must provide an environment that allows businesses and families to flourish while keeping an eye on the interests of future generations. He believes that government best serves the people when it is able to help them, rather than hinder them, from reaching their full potential. Cornilles, founder and president of Game Face, Inc., is a local businessman who understands the challenges facing Oregon’s struggling economy. Outside of business, Cornilles has dedicated himself to a host of causes in the local community.

Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a member-driven organization, the Young Guns program has become an official NRCC effort dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan remain actively involved in Young Guns, working together to recruit and prime conservative leaders for victory.

Now that Rob Cornilles has completed the Young Guns’ benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, he is ready to take on loyal lapdog Democrat David Wu in November.

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  • Bob Clark

    Rob may not be a strict tea party type but he is fiscally prudent and practical minded. I hope those on the extreme right of the Republican party and independents will vote for those in the race closest to their ideals. It’s very seldom voters get exactly the perfect candidate, and that shouldn’t mean withholding one’s vote. For example, I know some tea partiers are threatening to withhold their vote for Dino Rossi because he isn’t their primary choice of Clint Didier, but this is so misguided to me. You don’t usually get your perfect candidate. Get over it, and vote for those closest to your ideals.

    • valley p

      “Rob may not be a strict tea party type”

      That implies he has a brain that he uses to think for himself. I would not risk voting for him. You want only strict tea party types. Less government, lower taxes, more wars, and whatever you do don’t cut SSI and Medicare or the geezers will revolt. There is the program. Stick with it no matter what the math.

  • Mary’s Opinion

    Be careful what you say about geezers on Medicare and Social Security some may be members of your family. I don’t believe these programs will be significantly cut for those already in them. But your generation may well have reduced or means tested benefits so prepare well for your retirement. And really, David Wu needs to be replaced along with Patti Murrey.

    • conservatively speaking

      Agree, David Wu’s kool-aid stand should be dumped (poetic-justice style) down into an Adams/Leonard LOOney bin.

      Patty Murray, the Osama bin Laden patronizer should have her spleen card revoked and left wing liberal schmooze packed up and one way ticketed to Islamabad to find fitting with her guru.

    • valley

      I’m only a half step away from geezerdom.

      Republicans have been trying to sell a switch to a “personal investment” program, phasing out social security in part or in whole depending on who you talk to and how honest they are being. The Bush proposal was to “allow” those younger than 55 to move some percent of their SSI tax into their own private investment fund.

      The question none of them has even attempted to answer is this. How do we continue to fund current SSI benefits when we are diverting a huge chunk of dough into these private accounts?

      The answer is that there is no answer given, because there is no logical answer available. You either have to raise taxes, which negates the whole point since raising taxes would also cover any projected SSI shortfalls, or you have to run bigger deficits, which also negates the purpose since you could do exactly the same thing when you write SSI checks. In other words, this is a proposal that is economically stupid. It does not add up. And it illustrates everything that is wrong with the Republican party these days. Its the party of broken calculators. They don’t care so much about the econonmics of any proposal as much as they care about the purity of its ideology. Government covering old age pensions is socialism. Socialism is bad. So we have to get rid of it regardless of the consequences.

      I am well prepared for my retirement. And part of that preparation is voting for Democrats.

      • Just say d’oh!

        valley p would have US Marxing to Pretoria

  • Bob Tiernan

    *valley boy:*

    The question none of them has even attempted to answer is this. How do we continue to fund current SSI benefits when we are diverting a huge chunk of dough into these private accounts?

    *Bob T:*

    Apparently it never mattered to you when for decades the government (starting with LBJ)
    diverted all the money to other things, put in IOUs, and paid out SS each month with
    money taken from workers’ checks during the previous month.

    At least you admit that money was not being put away for the future recipients, like
    we were told it would be when SS passed. A plan in which the future recipient steers
    his own money to a bank account instead of to the US government at least puts it
    away for that person.

    Oh, and it’s funny that you and others call this an example of capitalism (in other
    articles etc). No — it would be that only if there was no SS plan and the worker
    puts his own money away and ony if he wants to.

    You guys need to know the difference between the market, and recognizing
    market forces. After all, for a half-century Fidel Castro & Co. may have
    ignored market forces, but those forces have had their influence just the
    same. Things Cuba wanted did cost money, but that didn’t make Castro
    a capitalist nation.

    Bob Tiernan
    Portland

    • mary’s opinion

      A fact that is only occassionally mentioned is that for millions of working Americans Social Security is the only retirement income they will have. Not because they were foolish with their earnings but because their incomes provided only for their day to day living expenses. Why? Because they are the working poor or just above the level of working poor.

      With bank failures and the poor investment market, personal retirement accounts are not necessarily all that safe either.

    • valley p

      “Apparently it never mattered to you when for decades the government (starting with LBJ)
      diverted all the money to other things…”

      It didn’t matter? You think I supported Reagan using SSI funds for Star Wars and the Contras? Bush using them for unnecessary wars? Au contraire Boby boo. I protested.

      “At least you admit that money was not being put away for the future recipients”

      It was put away. It was taken out of the right pocket and put in the left pocket. “Excess” SSI funds purchased T Bonds. If you think T bonds have no value, then you should convince other investors of that. The problem is not the T bonds. The problem is cashing them in while piling up additional debt is not wise long term economics. Now if your side said lets cut current SSI and medicare payments, fine. That would be honest. I would not hold my breath. Bruun is complaining about Medicare cuts. What a joke “conservatives” have become. The only thing you conserve are tax cuts.

      “You guys need to know the difference between the market, and recognizing
      market forces.”

      You guys? We guys is in the market Bobby boo. We guys get it just fine. Its you guys who flunk economics daily.

      Fidel? You are stuck on Fidel? Why not try Sweden of Denmark. They are kicking our ass.

  • Cecil

    What’s all this talk about geezers? Knock it off, I’m sorta sensitive. Anyway, WU has been on my get rid of him list since way back. He is aloof, does not care about his constituencey in any recognizable way, and is totally out of touch. I belive he is in it for the comfort, status, and money for doing nada. He held a townhall in St Helens last year and brought so many of his democrat pals from down in the valley that the locals could not even get into the building, let alone take a seat. I have zero respect for the man.

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