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Texas Speaker of the House deleted from list of national GOP convention delegates
Paleo Conservative ^ | June 9, 2012 | Paleo Conservative

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: convention; gop; joestraus; ouststraus; texasspeaker; txgop
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Please don't delete this thread from "Breaking News". I was a delegate to the 2012 Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. The member of the Nominations Committee in question was from my congressional district, and I voted for her to be on the committee based on an endorsement from a respected member of my county's convention delegation. I am currently in transit south bound on I-35 going home after the convention.
1 posted on 06/09/2012 8:31:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

bfl


2 posted on 06/09/2012 8:34:06 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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?


3 posted on 06/09/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Paleo Conservative

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”.


4 posted on 06/09/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: superfries; SwinneySwitch; Clemenza; rmlew
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?

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.

5 posted on 06/09/2012 8:44:00 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: superfries
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?

I love it!

If you like Nancy Pelosi, you'd love Joe Straus!

7 posted on 06/09/2012 8:44:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2893371/posts


8 posted on 06/09/2012 8:48:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Paleo Conservative

just 2 Qs

1. Who is Strauss supporting for GOP nominee ???

2. whoo is the woman supporting ???


9 posted on 06/09/2012 8:48:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 8:49:32 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Marcella

book mark


11 posted on 06/09/2012 8:51:06 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: SatinDoll

Could you please explain what in (dedacted) the Texas Republicans think they’re doing supporting illegal immigration?
_______________________________________

Thats simple dear...

Willard the crowned GOP-e nominee is for illegal “immigration”


12 posted on 06/09/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: lonestar; SatinDoll; Tennessee Nana; SwinneySwitch; Clemenza; rmlew; ichabod1; ClearCase_guy; ...

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?


13 posted on 06/09/2012 8:57:16 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Paleo Conservative
Staus declared war on conservatives in the Texas House so how can you be upset? He got what he deserved, IMO. I can't stand the guy.

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.

14 posted on 06/09/2012 8:59:20 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I have no problem with that. Joe is a criminal in my book and has no business attending any Texas GOP convention.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 9:00:33 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Tennessee Nana

You are clueless in TN.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Joe Staus should be thrown out of the Republican party if you ask me.


17 posted on 06/09/2012 9:06:22 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Tennessee Nana

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

•Oppose Amnesty

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.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 9:08:29 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: lonestar; Monorprise

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?


19 posted on 06/09/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by superfries
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Monorprise

Agree. RINO is over used but fits Straus to a T.


21 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SatinDoll

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.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: lonestar

Oh OK

so Strauss was against the Conservatives...

Now i understand the Pelosi mention...


23 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 9:15:45 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: lonestar

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.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 9:16:03 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Tennessee Nana
Willard the crowned GOP-e nominee is for illegal “immigration”

On the other hand Barack Hussein Obama is for strict immigration. Barack will round up all illegals and deport them pronto after his 2nd inauguration /S Are they still brewing home made whiskey in TN?
26 posted on 06/09/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Thats simple dear...Bishop Romney, blah, blah, blah

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.

28 posted on 06/09/2012 9:22:15 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: lonestar

They don’t know that Straus was elected by the Democrats and refused to let the largest Republican majority in Texas history chose the speaker.


29 posted on 06/09/2012 9:26:46 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Paleo Conservative; lonestar; Monorprise

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?


30 posted on 06/09/2012 9:28:10 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Tennessee Nana

Joe is the quintessential Rino. His wife is, I think, stlll a muckety-muck in Planned Parenthood.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 9:32:45 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I'm from East Texas and Straus has really done a number on our conservative reps because they didn't support him for speaker...Because Straus is NOT conservative!!!!!

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.

32 posted on 06/09/2012 9:34:44 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: RobbyS; Paleo Conservative; Monorprise; lonestar

Whoa........

“They don’t 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.


33 posted on 06/09/2012 9:37:18 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 9:38:09 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

Yes, that’s what really irks me.


35 posted on 06/09/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

ok now this guy Straus is on my list........thanks for the info.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 9:41:47 PM PDT by superfries
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To: RobbyS

And that is the truth!


37 posted on 06/09/2012 9:43:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: superfries

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.


38 posted on 06/09/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: lonestar

Ignore Tennessee Nana. Her deep hatred of Mitt Romney clouds her judgment. Don’t let her “get your goat”; so to speak.


39 posted on 06/09/2012 9:59:44 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: superfries
Joe Straus: This is what happens when the "Good ol' boy" network stays in Austin too long. That's why I would not have voted for my Governor, Rick Perry in the Presidential Primary (I actually voted for Newt even though Romney was already the "presumptive" nominee.) and I did not, and I WILL NOT vote for his pal, David Dewhurst. Power corrupts!!!
40 posted on 06/09/2012 10:06:38 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: ClearCase_guy
Hasn't that been his M.O.? What goes around, comes around, serves Joe right.
41 posted on 06/09/2012 10:09:28 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; All
Joe Straus: This is what happens when the "Good ol' boy" network stays in Austin too long. That's why I would not have voted for my Governor, Rick Perry in the Presidential Primary (I actually voted for Newt even though Romney was already the "presumptive" nominee.) and I did not, and I WILL NOT vote for his pal, David Dewhurst. Power corrupts!!!
42 posted on 06/09/2012 10:11:46 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: ziravan

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.


43 posted on 06/09/2012 10:12:10 PM PDT by superfries
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


44 posted on 06/09/2012 10:16:13 PM PDT by superfries
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To: X-spurt

Are you in Texas? I didn’t see the flag on your about me page:)


45 posted on 06/09/2012 10:18:00 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Tennessee Nana; fieldmarshaldj

Yes, Strauss bites from everything I’ve heard. So he’s not a delegate? Good, but likely meaningless.


46 posted on 06/09/2012 10:20:12 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I think it was a despicable abuse of power and trust.

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.

47 posted on 06/09/2012 10:43:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: entropy12

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.


48 posted on 06/09/2012 11:38:45 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Paleo Conservative

The RINO faction seems to never give up.There will be hell to pay in Texas.


49 posted on 06/10/2012 2:12:55 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Retread much ???


50 posted on 06/10/2012 3:13:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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