Private Emails From Texas Speaker Joe Straus’s Office Reveal War Against Conservatives
“These e-mails from the redistricting process shed new light on just how dismissive the Straus team was of Republican Party and conservative efforts to draw more fair districts – and should serve as a warning bell to the new House that it is time for Straus to go.”
Ray Myers Response:
Many conservatives were named in hot mails sent by the Straus crew. It continues to astound me that the Straus magic spell has captivated —Reps like Dan Flynn, Cindy Burkett and Phil King. These Reps seem shaky at best as allies for the grass roots. They stood strong in Speaker Showdown 1—but seemed to have fallen off the wagon. Money talks BS walks—the bad news is they have compromised their principles and have started downing the cool-aid.—I have stated in the past—
“Politics is, Money and Power—Straus has concocted an intoxicating potion with the promise of Committee power and his lure of Lobby money. God knows that I hope that I am wrong—but—they have not pledged their support for Conservative candidate for Speaker, Bryan Hughes.
Word is—they are tired of being “Back Benchers!”
Well —DUH—who put you on the back of the bench?
Guess it is time to kiss up to Slot Machine Joe, Boss Joe, or God Father Joe. Just remember how the Straus Team trashed the Grass Roots. Check out the emails in the article below. I have the honor of being one of the idiots. I am in great company—Ken Paxton-Wayne Christian and a host of other nut-jobs are highlighted by the Straus Team. I can’t wait for them to trash Tea Party Tex—Maybe Joe can get his buddy “Big Jolly” to trash Tea Party Tex. Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In closing the Straus team called us stupid, idiots and MF’s – The grass roots teams will not forget this and it makes our resolve even stronger. Even some of the fore mentioned Reps have stated that we (the grassroots) are messing up their inside the park ball game and we were not welcome in the Capitol Ball Park. Guess they forgot that we have the legal right to step up to the plate.
It is time to play ball!!
Speaker Showdown 2.—Strap on your game face—Tea Party Tex is hitting clean-up!
See Red State and the Straus War against Conservatives:
Excerpts from the Red State article:
RedState has uncovered never-before-seen, profanity-laden e-mails between senior staff and legislative lieutenants of Texas’ liberal GOP House Speaker Joe Straus demonstrating disrespect for, and even hostility towards, grassroots activists and conservative lawmakers.
Tea party activists are called “idiots,” allies of U.S. Rep. Joe Barton are called “mother f***ers,” and decorated U.S. Marine and State Rep. Van Taylor is dismissed as “stupid,” by a top Straus political strategist.
The problem was that legislators clearly knew supporting Joe Straus was politically dangerous leaving the 2011 legislative session and preparing for 2012’s elections. (As noted, record numbers of Straus allies lost re-election bids, while others — like Mr. Solomons — chose to retire rather than lose primaries.) As a result, House members refused to sign the traditional “pledge cards” to the incumbent speaker for the next session.
Similarly, when Straus adviser Eric Opiela forwarded along information from a Tea Party activist,Straus consultant and close friend Gordon Johnson wrote that they were “doing battle with idiots.”
Apparently one such “idiot” was Kaufman County Tea Party chairman Ray Myers who called Straus’ office upset by the previously mentioned pairing of Mr. Flynn and Mr. Cain. An email describing the call by Straus aide Tyler Rutherford inconveniently noted that Myers said House Speaker Joe Straus “promised through a surrogate not to do this.”
Reminding Mr. Straus and his allies of their promises clearly wasn’t welcome.”
For the full article please go here.
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