Summary of this week's report:
Please send a fax to ask Rep. Larry Taylor, the Chair of the House
Republican Caucus, to call a meeting to select a conservative
Also, please call Taylor's office at (281) 338-0924 and let him
know that Texas Republicans want a truly conservative speaker
chosen by the Republican majority, not the Democrats.
The race to replace liberal, pro-abortion Joe Straus as Texas
Speaker continues. Today, I want to tell you about an opportunity
we may have to enable the cowardly Republican holdouts for Straus
to do the right thing.
The Republicans in the House have an organization called the House
Republican Caucus, which consists of all Republican members and
presumably members-elect. This caucus could meet before the
session begins and choose a Speaker supported by the majority of
Republicans, instead of Joe Straus who was elected by the Democrats
and eleven Republican sellouts.
The caucus can meet and call for a secret ballot for Speaker, which
Straus is likely to lose because members can vote their conscience
without fear of reprisal from Joe Straus and his thugs' unethical
intimidation attempts. However, the only person who can call for a
meeting of the Republican caucus is Rep. Larry Taylor, its
chairman. So far, Taylor has been reluctant to call the meeting.
We may have a real opportunity here, as Taylor was recently
attacked by the liberal media over some frivolous ethics charges
related to how he handled the accounting of his travel expenses.
Taylor's travel expenses as a state representative are reimbursed
by the state (which is reasonable since state reps make only $7200
a year), so to avoid cash flow issues during the delay between the
expenses and reimbursement, he used campaign contributions to pay
for travel expenses and then reimbursed the campaign once the state
reimbursed him. This is perfectly legal and ethical.
However, as we all know, part of the media's propaganda narrative
is that all conservatives are "corrupt" and liberals are virtuous.
Hence, they always play up purported ethics issues with Republicans
while ignoring the outright fraud, vote buying and bribery that is
part and parcel of the Democratic machine (see Charlie Rangel,
Maxine Waters, etc).
Anyway, the Houston Chronicle ran a story a few days ago calling
attention to this accounting issue with Rep. Taylor, and they also
asked Joe Straus his opinion of Taylor's actions. Straus, instead
of defending him, threw Taylor "under the bus" and called for new
ethics regulations. He did not defend his fellow Republican, but
rather took a cheap shot to further enhance his cozy relationship
with the controlled media.
Now that Joe Straus has shown where his true loyalty lies, Rep.
Taylor should feel relieved of any duty to Straus and call the
meeting, especially if pressured to do so by the grassroots.
Please send a fax to Rep. Taylor asking him to call a meeting to
select a conservative Speaker:
The Peter Morrison Report
Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.