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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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To: napscoordinator

The convention in Tampa should be a lot of fun behind the scenes. The Michigan delegation got choice room picks second only to Romney then were promptly replaced by tea party and libertarian types. mitt will have to hide in his room the whole time.


51 posted on 06/10/2012 3:50:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SatinDoll

It seems to me that they’ve been co-opted by the hispanic caucus and, maybe GW had something to do with it.


52 posted on 06/10/2012 4:42:44 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: SatinDoll

Mr. RomneyCARE supported illegal aliens when
was a pi$$-poor Governor (tanking Massachusetts).

Mr. RomneyCARE let them work on his SANCTUARY
and lied to the local newspapers more than once,
and was caught by them more than once.

Woe to the GOP, when this all comes out in October
if Mr. RomneyCARE represents the GOP.


53 posted on 06/10/2012 5:02:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator
napscoordinator: "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."

Hi, naps.
Spot on. Although sometimes Mr. RomneyCARE
has re-believed things more than twice. ;-)

54 posted on 06/10/2012 5:06:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Monorprise

Though not a blood relative, Straus is actually John Tower’s political heir in TX today.


55 posted on 06/10/2012 5:16:14 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
they’re doing supporting illegal immigration

Easy answer: too uninformed to know

57 posted on 06/10/2012 5:20:36 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: SatinDoll
Everything I’ve seen so far this year has Romney backing away from that position. His online campaign site states:

Don't worry, wait long enough and he'll shake the Etch-a-Sketch again.

58 posted on 06/10/2012 5:42:10 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: napscoordinator
A Romney-Obama ticket would not surprise me in the least.

We already have the Romney-Obama ticket running. Two sides of the same coin.

59 posted on 06/10/2012 5:45:34 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: 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.


Are you saying Straus was selected by the State Convention and going to the National Convention as a voting member [either district or at large delegate] of the Texas delegation or was he attending in some non voting VIP position?

If he was selected and approved by the state convention as a voting delegate then how did this lady change the convention selection?


60 posted on 06/10/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: lonestar

I got 5-10 calls a night during the Tuffy- James White primary. I wanted to slap both of them.


61 posted on 06/10/2012 5:50:58 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SatinDoll
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.

I take STRONG exception to that characterization! I think the platform is, over all, stronger on that issue!

You can read it for yourself and decide at the link below.

2012 Texas Republican Party Platform

62 posted on 06/10/2012 5:51:50 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: superfries
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?

YES!!! Absolutely!

63 posted on 06/10/2012 5:58:57 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: superfries

I must tell you however that his little plan didn’t work all that well! He lost several of his RINO committee chairs on election day and two more are in run offs and will loose there!


64 posted on 06/10/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Paleo Conservative
Sounds like some justifiable payback to me.
65 posted on 06/10/2012 6:11:33 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: superfries

Of course, in Louie Gohmert country, Tyler, Texas. Pure Natual Born Texan. Thanks for asking.

In a previous life I had the flag up and somehow it got me on a gigantic and prolific ping list which proved enduring despite attempts to curtail. Would love to post the Lone Star flag of the Great State and Republic of Texas, just don’t care to involunteerarily rejoin that ping list.


66 posted on 06/10/2012 6:18:01 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I love it Straus is the biggest RINO in the House. His vote would be for anything but conservative!


67 posted on 06/10/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: ichabod1

Yes!!!!!


68 posted on 06/10/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: SatinDoll

I”be posted some follow up on that thread.


69 posted on 06/10/2012 7:21:33 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: hocndoc

Talked to MQS and he said he is backing Bryan Hughes for Speaker. That was good enough for me! MQS=Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans.


70 posted on 06/10/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: hocndoc

Talked to MQS and he said he is backing Bryan Hughes for Speaker. That was good enough for me! MQS=Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans.


71 posted on 06/10/2012 7:34:45 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Paleo Conservative
Strauss is a RINO who has worked to oust conservatives through redistricting because his career is much more important that the future of Texas. He has a proven track record of giving away the store to the Dims just to stay in power. He embodies everything that is wrong in Texas politics. Notice his choice for Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Chair (second link). A Dim in charge of the border.

www.kxan.com/dpp/news/politics/gop-lawmakers-attack-speaker-straus

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/texas-house-of-representatives/house-speaker-joe-straus-names-committees/

72 posted on 06/10/2012 7:37:08 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Joe Straus is a despicable liberal and traitor. He must be voted out and expelled from the GOP. I support ANY effort to humiliate or exclude him from the Convention.


73 posted on 06/10/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by montag813
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To: X-spurt

In a previous life I had the flag up and somehow it got me on a gigantic and prolific ping list which proved enduring despite attempts to curtail.


Go to your profile page where you select the flag. It gives you the option to be notified when new messages are posted on the Texas page. Turn that off and it should eliminate that type ping. If all else fails just post a Texas flag in the comment section of your home page.


74 posted on 06/10/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: antisocial
I love it Straus is the biggest RINO in the House.

I completely agree with you and would suggest that David Dewhurst's leadership of the Texas senate hasn't been much better.

75 posted on 06/10/2012 7:50:05 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

He lost several of his RINO committee chairs on election day and two more are in run offs and will loose there!


Yep he lost Rob Eissler, Vicki Truitt, Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton with runoffs being held for Sid Miller and Chuck Hopson.


76 posted on 06/10/2012 7:51:42 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport
Talked with representative Eissler yesterday at the convention and can tell you that he is VERY aware of THE reason for his defeat but doubt that he would say so publically.
77 posted on 06/10/2012 7:59:24 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: catfish1957
Only 5-10? You were lucky!

I always vote first day of early voting and it really bugs me to get all those calls. I think they have a negative affect.

I supported White and when Tuffy went negative I think it scared the White people.

I "loved" it when Tuffy accused White of moving to Hardin co. to run for office when that is exactly what Tuffy did.

78 posted on 06/10/2012 8:08:58 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: raybbr
It seems to me that they’ve been co-opted by the hispanic caucus and, maybe GW had something to do with it.

Absurd!!!!!!!!!!

When you don't know what you're talking about, best to keep your dumb opinions to yourself.

79 posted on 06/10/2012 8:17:27 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

I “loved” it when Tuffy accused White of moving to Hardin co. to run for office


I thought White lived in Tyler County. Did he relocate?


80 posted on 06/10/2012 8:18:10 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport
I meant to say Tuffy accused the incumbant White of moving to the district to run for office. I think White lives somewhere between Kountz and Hillister...don't know which county...but he has lived there several years and taught in Woodville.

My point was that Tuffy accused White of doing what he did...Ritter gave hinm $10,000 to relocate so they didn't have to run against each other. It was all orchestrated by Straus amd his enablers...which Ritter and Hamilton are two.

I can't stand Tuffy Hamilton!!!

81 posted on 06/10/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Joe Strauss is a douche.


82 posted on 06/10/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT by CWSNTEXAS (The Jewish Pope)
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To: lone star annie

I was talking/writing about the “guest worker plank.

Research, if you wast it.


83 posted on 06/10/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: deport

Thanks.
Selected the State and flag is posted, but there was no option (in or out) shown for Texas pings. If the pings begin, I’ll cut the State and post a neat old flag in comments.


84 posted on 06/10/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Bigun
One of Straus's committee appointees...

Local &Consent Calendars--- Senfronia Thompson D--- Houston

That says all you need to know!

85 posted on 06/10/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: deport

No, he’s not going to the convention as an at large delegate or at large alternate. He would have to be a guest of a delegate.


86 posted on 06/10/2012 10:50:32 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: X-spurt

To be notified of new messages in this locale, click here.

When you click the Texas flag from your Profile home page it takes you to the Texas page which has the above notice at the top. I leave it turned off so I don’t get the Texas message pings.


87 posted on 06/10/2012 11:27:19 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think this ‘woman’ is a pro who makes big bucks working the convention.


88 posted on 06/10/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Paleo Conservative

In what capacity was Joe Straus scheduled to go to the National Convention? You indicated he was stricken from the list of those going by some lady. If he wasn’t going then how was he stricken from the list?


89 posted on 06/10/2012 11:34:15 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport

He was supposed to be on the list of at large delegates. Also, she tried to strike the person nominated by my congressional district caucus from the at large list.


90 posted on 06/10/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative; lonestar
"Lot’s of North and West Texas Republicans were upset about Craddick being ousted"

What ever happened to Tommy Craddick?

91 posted on 06/10/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: Bigun

Absolutely right on!


92 posted on 06/10/2012 11:57:26 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: yorkie

He’s still in the House.

http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=82


93 posted on 06/10/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: lonestar
Absurd!!!!!!!!!! When you don't know what you're talking about, best to keep your dumb opinions to yourself.

Which part is absurd? The part where the GOP part has been co-opted or the part where GW (the guy who wanted to hear spanish on every American street) influenced the decision? Please let me know...!

94 posted on 06/10/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: superfries; ziravan; Paleo Conservative; lonestar
Now your post really explains it all.....

It remains only to add that guys like Straus go well beyond the label "RiNO", which describes a shilly-shallying sort of vote-swapper and backfiller.

Straus is a Democrat in All But Label Only -- a DIABLO -- because he has been so proactive, and so "agile, mobile, and hostile" (as someone used to say about NFL linebackers), against conservative representatives in the Texas Lege.

95 posted on 06/10/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lonestar

Is he related to Bob Straus and Annette Straus, both big time and long time Democrats?


96 posted on 06/10/2012 12:39:45 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: lonestar; All

Strauss and his thug patrol went around and twisted arms to get him another term as speaker...Those that wavered a bit to long suffered as well in the redistricting...

Not only did my 68%-70% strong Republican precinct get put into another state rep district, they pretty much assured the incumbent state rep Ken Legler would not be re-elected when that district was pushed up more into a hispanic area of Houston...The elists have two hispanic guys vying it out, but since I do not have a dog in that fight, the hispanic “R’s” this time will probablyh lose in the next cycle =because the Dems wanted that district bad, and our elitist leadership was complicite in that take over...

Ken Legler passed away last week from a heart attack...He awas a great guy and a good friend and always available to talk shop with...

Now, from what I understand the serious challengers to Strauss, one of which I hope is Brian Hughes from up your way...He’s my Dad’s state rep and was considered in the last run, but he (Hughes) read the tea leaves right and just basically told the thugs to go pound sand and try to run him off...

This is what we have to look forward to in Texas, especially after the GOP elitist and leadership were complicite in the destruction of our primary process...

Strauss is going down, and I hope it is hard...So that the next set of RINO’s feels it like a swift boot in their azzes...


97 posted on 06/10/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: ziravan

If 10% of what you say is true, then my vote goes with the ‘nominations lady’. Case closed!


98 posted on 06/10/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

You are forgiven for the doublepost, but not for supporting the liberal Harvard Trial Lawyer over the conservative businessman David Dewhurst.


99 posted on 06/10/2012 2:28:11 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Bigun

I read it, and I’m not asking you.


100 posted on 06/10/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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