Joe Straus, at it again

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Joe Straus, at it again

Postby treadlightly » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:38 pm

The legislative session begins tomorrow, yet Joe Straus is already sending out email as Speaker.

I get it that he is technically still Speaker from his last election, but the day before the Speaker's election seems unfortunate timing to brag, as he did in email today, "I am honored to again have the opportunity to represent our community and provide leadership for our entire state."

He's unopposed. He's going to be the next Speaker. But it sure would be nice to relax in a nice atmosphere of denial for another day.


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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby RossA » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:40 pm

That guy''s gotta go.
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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby bblhd672 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Why is he unopposed?
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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby SewTexas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:33 pm

bblhd672 wrote:Why is he unopposed?



because if you "oppose" him, you don't get to be on any decent committees. And if you vote against him, you also get punished by way of committee assignments. Sooooo, he's speaker until he doesn't want to be anymore.
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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby ScottDLS » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:48 pm

Because he has a large portion of the Democratic caucus behind him...since he is a leftist RINO.
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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby gemini » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:00 pm

ScottDLS wrote:Because he has a large portion of the Democratic caucus behind him...since he is a leftist RINO.

This.


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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby SewTexas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:35 pm

gemini wrote:
ScottDLS wrote:Because he has a large portion of the Democratic caucus behind him...since he is a leftist RINO.

This.


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Re: Joe Straus, at it again

Postby KLB » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:00 pm

SewTexas wrote:
bblhd672 wrote:Why is he unopposed?



because if you "oppose" him, you don't get to be on any decent committees. And if you vote against him, you also get punished by way of committee assignments. Sooooo, he's speaker until he doesn't want to be anymore.


And because it didn't end well for those opposing him last time.


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