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“Traitor Joe” Straus Strikes Again — Committee Assignments

Submitted by on February 2, 2013 – 9:54 amNo Comment

Joe Straus 3Polling of Republican primary voters reveals that less than 10% of the Texas conservative electorate has any knowledge who is the Speaker of the Texas House.  For two legislative sessions (2011 and 2013) high-info voters and the grassroots have been pulling out all the stops and making every effort to see that Speaker Joe Straus (RINO-San Antonio) wouldn’t occupy the office.  Why? Speaker Straus is a self-serving plutocrat with no interest in upholding solid conservative values.

There are some that believe our concerns and admonitions about this man are the product of overreaction and exaggeration.  Yet, time and again, Speaker Straus proves that our concerns are legitimate.

The Texas House committee assignments were released this week. Here’s a breakdown of Speaker Straus’ latest betrayal to conservative values.  Please keep in mind that the GOP holds a 95 to 55 seat majority in the Texas House of Representatives.

Number of Texas House of Representative committees:    41

Number of Democrats appointed as committee chairs:      14

Number of Democrats appointed as committee vice-chairs:       20

RINOs may argue that it’s “normal” for there to be power sharing.  Untrue.  Several committees have both the chair and vice-chair occupied by “Republicans”.

Number of committees where Dems are both chair and vice chair: 5

Committees where chair and vice-chair are Democrats:

Human Services

County Affairs

Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

Land and Resources Management

Urban Affairs

Maybe the most offensive of the appointments are that of Rep. Carol Alvarado, the pro-abortion, pro-amnesty, pro same-sex marriage socialist out of east Harris County that is currently in the runoff for the vacant Senate District 6 seat.  Alvarado has been appointed to the chair of the Transparency in State Operations committee, and vice-chair of Urban Affairs.

Question: What’s the point of conservative Texans working so hard and streaming to the polls to achieve the near super majority we should be enjoying in the lower chamber when the likes of Speaker Joe Straus decides – for the sake of firming up his personal power base – yo literally gives away legislative power to the socialist Democrats?  We said, GIVE AWAY POWER!

QUOTES MLK #2Action Item: RagingElephants.org is of the mind that Speaker Straus’ house district constituents – and, as many GOP primary voters throughout Texas as we can contact – need to be educated on exactly what this plutocrat has perpetrated through these assignments.  It’s our project to robo call House District 121 (Straus’ district) RIGHT NOW!  What’s the point of waiting for an election cycle to attempt to inform the district a year after the fact? Let’s hammer this traitor, RIGHT NOW!

Please donate to the robo calling campaign into Speaker Joe Straus’ district, today.

STAMPEDE!

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