Skip to comments.Texas Speaker of the House deleted from list of national GOP convention delegates
Posted on 06/09/2012 8:31:27 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus was deleted from the list of delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention by a woman on the Nominations Committee who put herself on the list in his place.
Local paper said the planned walkout on Straus never got to fully develop because they never introduced him and his talk only lasted 2 minutes and he was done.
So are you saying it is a good thing Straus got bounced from the National Convention or were you taken aback by the state delegate’s actions?
Hard to say much without more information, but at first blush this seems a little “banana republic” — “I’ve decided that you’re out, because I’ve decided I want to take your place”.
No, I think it was a despicable abuse of power and trust. I am working on limited battery power and a mobile WiFi hotspot in my cell phone, so I won't be able to post much till after I get home. I would have never voted to put this woman on the nominations committee if I had known she would abuse her position like this.
How about some context? This is a little too inside-politics / local for some of us. That said, drive safe and update us when you get home.
I love it!
If you like Nancy Pelosi, you'd love Joe Straus!
Could you please explain what in Hell the Texas Republicans think they’re doing supporting illegal immigration? The following thread is generating a lot of comments, and few are positive.
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Texas GOP Oks more-lenient immigration platform
AP via The Houston Chronicle ^ | Friday, June 8, 2012 | Will Weissert
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2012 11:02:32 PM by esarlls3
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Texas Republican Convention has approved a party platform on immigration conceding that mass deportation of illegal immigrants isn’t practical and calling for “common ground” to develop more-realistic strategies.
just 2 Qs
1. Who is Strauss supporting for GOP nominee ???
2. whoo is the woman supporting ???
I’m not driving.
The Speaker was supposed to be on a list of VIP’s that are supposed to be on the delegate list, but the delegate list can only be accepted in whole or rejected by the convention. It is not subject to amendment on the convention floor.
I’ve got just 25 minutes of laptop battery left, so I’ll have to follow this thread from my cell phone.
Could you please explain what in (dedacted) the Texas Republicans think theyre doing supporting illegal immigration?
Thats simple dear...
Willard the crowned GOP-e nominee is for illegal “immigration”
Ok I figured as much that Pelosi equals Straus but.......I am not sure I understand the antagonism for Straus...is there a history to it.....because when folks PLAN to walk out during your speech and you come on stage not being introduced to combat that....something is amiss....what is the story?
I have a friend who helped run the TEA Party table at the convention and he shared with me that Straus had to go but I did not get any context out of him on it...can you share what you know?
Straus redistricted so that he could get rid of the conservatives who voted against him for speaker. How can you defend that?
My district lost our conservative St. Rep and he lost in his new district...all orchestrated by Straus.
I have no problem with that. Joe is a criminal in my book and has no business attending any Texas GOP convention.
You are clueless in TN.
Joe Staus should be thrown out of the Republican party if you ask me.
A source, Nana, please.
Everything I’ve seen so far this year has Romney backing away from that position. His online campaign site states:
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A Strong Stand Against Illegal Immigration
Secure The Border
Turn Off The Magnets
Enforce The Law
Note: I am definitely not a supporter of Mitt Romney, but is sure doesn’t look to me as if he would be welcoming of the Texas back-stabbing.
thanks for the context on why you are not pleased with Straus....makes sense to me now.....Monorprise....why do you say he is a criminal?
Texas politics. Don’t even try to make sense of it if you’re north of the Red River.
That said, we do get the big things right.
Agree. RINO is over used but fits Straus to a T.
I’ve seen Romney flip-flop too many times. He has been supportive of illegal aliens in the past — he may say he’s opposed to them now, but he would, wouldn’t he? I just assume he’d take the Liberal view once elected and come out in favor of amnesty.
so Strauss was against the Conservatives...
Now i understand the Pelosi mention...
Abuse of power? Look at Joe Straus, he collaborative with democrats against Texas Conservatives.
She got rid of Joe Straus, who’s office was of serous consequence to the people of Texas. If you can say she had any offence here in how she did it, it was minor.
Should she have selected someone else to replace Joe? Yes.
But truth be said I don’t really care any Actual republican is better than backstabbing Joe. To be honest I think this is poetic Justice for Joe.
It’s a North Texas vs South Texas thing. Lot’s of North and West Texas Republicans were upset about Craddick being ousted after the 2008 election when the House was 76-74 Repblican, and the last House seat was won by.just 19 votes. Many Republicans not on.the Gulf Coast were also upset about the windstorm insurance bill in 2009.
Will he flip-flop?
I don’t know, and am still on the fence over whether to vote for him in November. BHO2 is so evil, so obviously communist and determined to destroy the U.S.A., that I may have to choke-back tears of frustration and vote for Mitt.
That said, I suspect Mitt Romney has two goals other than being elected President: to put one up on his father’s legacy, and to fulfill the LDS prophecy concerning a Mormon as President saving the United States.
That prophecy is very powerful among Mormons. We shouldn’t underestimate its power on Bishop Romney. He may surprise everyone.
Please don't try to hijack a thread about TX politics. I'm sure you know as much about Joe Straus as I do about the TN Speaker of the House.
They dont know that Straus was elected by the Democrats and refused to let the largest Republican majority in Texas history chose the speaker.
So is lone star and Monorprise correct about the re-redistricting and Straus working to bounce conservatives and his working with Dems to do it?
Joe is the quintessential Rino. His wife is, I think, stlll a muckety-muck in Planned Parenthood.
Straus and his people pumped thousands of dollars into "Tuffy" Hamilton's race after Hamilton moved so he could run against James White...an incombant Black conservative.
Are you familiar with Wayne Christian? He was redistricted and got beat. Straus really wanted him gone.
Are you sure it was an insurance problem? I'm not surprised that people unaffected by hurricanes would be upset. Being hit by Rita, I know what hurricanes can do...and I'm not on the coast. I haven't heard anything about insurance and hurricanes.
“They dont know that Straus was elected by the Democrats and refused to let the largest Republican majority in Texas history chose the speaker.”.....
I need to really start paying attention to our state and local politics....I just take it for granted that TX goes republican and my vote has no national impact but this type of local politics is crazy.
More that Strauss is no conservative. Indeed, the most liberal of all state officials. He stacked committees to block as many conservative actions as possible. Not easy when Republicans numbered 102 out of 150 in the House.
Yes, that’s what really irks me.
ok now this guy Straus is on my list........thanks for the info.
And that is the truth!
You asked about Straus.
Straus was elected Speaker in 2009 by 11 Republicans and 65 Democrats. He promptly gave half the committee chairs to Democrats.
He opposed a bill that would have banned gay adoption.
He killed the TSA bill last session in retaliation for the author David Simpson’s opposition to him.
He owns a huge racing park outside of San Antonio and will push to legalize gambling next session.
His wife was on the board of Planned Parenthood.
Straus has hinted several times that he believes opposing abortion shouldn’t be on the republican platform.
Most important, Straus holds power by running moderates against conservatives in the primaries. Most of his opponents found themselves primary’d this time around - fortunately most won.
The only reason this election wasn’t as bad as it was for conservatives was because 1. Straus had a primary opponent, and 2. there were 50 opens seats and Straus and his cohorts couldn’t focus on just a few seats. This means that they could only give 50-100k to key races instead of 3-500k.
Straus needs to go. He’s anti-conservative and only nominally Republican.
If the nominations lady did what was said, that was wrong and it should have been caught by the whole committee. Having said that, I love the irony of it. This is exactly the kind of game Straus would play and it’s sweet to see him bit by his own tactics.
Ignore Tennessee Nana. Her deep hatred of Mitt Romney clouds her judgment. Don’t let her “get your goat”; so to speak.
Ziravan.....Now your post really explains it all....thanks so much for taking the time to educate me on what has been going on in my own back yard. Seriously.....thanks a bunch.
It certainly sounds like he got what was coming to him.....lol.....I voted for Newt as well and also voted for Cruz....just hoping his momentum helps him take down Dewhurst.
Are you in Texas? I didn’t see the flag on your about me page:)
Yes, Strauss bites from everything I’ve heard. So he’s not a delegate? Good, but likely meaningless.
Don't know about all the behind-the-scenes intrigue, but I'm more than happy to see that despicable RINO Straus get bounced out of the national convention.
Good riddance. One less back-stabbing slug infesting the convention.
A Romney-Obama ticket would not surprise me in the least. They both are liberal and believe the same things....Sometimes Romney has believed things twice.
The RINO faction seems to never give up.There will be hell to pay in Texas.
Retread much ???