Did Joe Straus Let TLR Call the Shots on Texas Redistricting?
New e-mails recently made public indicate that a special interest lobby group, Texans For Lawsuit Reform (TLR), played a key role in the development and passage of a Texas redistricting map that was opposed by a number of grassroots activists and Tea Party groups. These e-mails show how TLR and its leadership worked closely with top aides to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus in the | Read More »
Award Winner: Most Offensive Political Mailer of 2012
I’m just going to call it right now. No need wait for what Obama and Romney have in store for each other or any other candidate for that matter. When a mail piece this disgusting and offensive is mailed out, you just give it the recognition it deserves. Here’s the back story: Two years ago, conservative David Simpson challenged and beat liberal Republican State Representative | Read More »
Time To Defend Our Own
Much of the time we find ourselves fighting liberals and working to roll back the terrible legislation that they’ve passed. During elections we advocate for conservative candidates who promise to charge into the breech for us and we’re often frustrated by how little they do once we elect them. Every now and then a statesman comes along that’s worth defending and when we find them | Read More »
Primary Opponents: An Empty Threat?
That’s the title of a blog post written last week by the Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka. It seems that he disagrees with the assertion from my last post that a vote for Speaker Joe Straus will go a long way to ensuring that Republican Representatives will face a primary challenger next year. Here is his rather apt assessment of the attitude conservatives are holding regarding | Read More »