Joe Straus’ War Against Texas Conservatives Continues


Do you know where your state representative stands on Joe Straus?


Since taking power with the unanimous support of the Texas House Democrats, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has been actively hostile to conservative ideas and conservative legislators.


We’ve always known this, of course, but now we have even more proof of just how hostile Joe Straus’ team is to Texas conservatives and grassroots tea party activists:

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 bottom line:

Straus is a known liberal who was empowered predominantly by Democrats, and has held on to power through threats and intimidation. Conservatives in Texas have been fighting back; the question now is whether House Republicans in Texas will do what they have been elected to do… and stand up against Straus.

Straus is in open war against Texas conservatives.  If Straus and his cronies are returned to power, conservative legislation will die in the back rooms, just as it did in 2009 and 2011.


Will the 2013 session be a repeat of 2009 and 2011?  That’s up to the state representatives.  They have the power to choose.  They can jump on board for the unanimous choice ot the Texas House Democrats, or they can stand for conservative principle.


Where does your state representative stand on Joe Straus?  If you don’t know, you might want to ask them.




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