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by steveincowtown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10432

Re: Wait 'til next year

hillfighter wrote:Joe Straus didn't elect himself Speaker of the House. His supporters in both parties knew his record.
They did know his record, but first and foremost they knew that if they didn't cave he would keep any dissenters of of all committees/special appointments. I guess for our elected officials this mean more than doing the right thing...
by steveincowtown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10432

Re: Wait 'til next year

tomneal wrote:
Texas Speaker of the House - It Means Power!
Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:38 pm
I agree.
So what do we need to do to get a new Speaker of the House?
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texa ... Joe-Straus" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"51% of the laws sent to the governor’s desk from the House were Democrat-written or co-written. This means the MINORITY party in the House, outnumbered by nearly 2-1, was the MAJORITY when it came to laws passed. How can this be? There is one probable answer: Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

#1> Actively support any true conservative that steps up and challenges Straus in either his district, or in his bid to become next speaker of the house.

#2> Let your reps (once elections occur) know that you do not want Straus as Speaker of the House as he is using his power to block the will of the people of Texas and their elected representatives.

#3> Make sure every gun owner you know realizes that even thought Straus has a "A" rating with the TSRA, this rating is only based on his voting record. Since he hasn't allowed much pro gun legislation to even come up for a vote, this doesn't say much.

#4> Make sure every member of your Church (if you are church going folk) knows that Straus has never really taken an official Pro Life stance. He is not a true conservative.

#5> Make sure every conservative you know realizes Strauss is letting the liberal Minority present bills more often then the overwhelming Conservative base.

#6> When you get calls asking for your support for Greg Abbott for Governor, ask them if Greg Abbott will be telling Joe Straus to let pro 2A bills come to the floor, and if not is he committed to calling a special session focused on increasing the 2A rights of Texans.

Assuming Joe Straus gets re-elected in his district, we need to organize a "Straus has got to go" before Speaker of the House is decided. 20 phone calls over 10 days is one thing. 20 phone calls per hour for a full day will make a greater impact.
by steveincowtown
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Wait 'til next year
Replies: 27
Views: 10432

Re: Wait 'til next year

Goal #1 on everyone's list should be to make sure Joe Strauss isn't reelected, and if he is make darn sure he isn't made speaker of the house.


Otherwise none of the other goals matter.....

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