Joe Straus

“I Realize the Swamp is the Problem”

Gilbert Garcia writes a column for the  San Antonio Express New (SAEN), the daily news monopoly in San Antonio.  Garcia often covers politics. He dedicated his article on January 25th to Robert Stovall’s candidacy for the seat of U.S. Representative Lamar Smith, long-time congressman representing Bexar County’s  District 21. Now, talk about a swamp! There are 22 candidates scrambling to win this choice seat in Washington – eighteen Republicans and four Democrats. Garcia quotes from Stovall’s video ad: “In the 30-second video, Stovall stands knee-deep in the middle of a swamp, wearing fishing waders and a white ‘Make America Great…


Bexar County Republican Party Revolt

The evening of September 26th in Alabama saw the political establishment – with all its powerful insiders and all their tens of millions of dollars – clash with the buzz saw of the American grassroots.  Judge Roy Moore convincingly trounced the better-funded and better-connected Luther Strange, because people are increasingly voting for serious reform in government.  Voters want political promises kept and our lawmaking bodies to start respecting both the Constitution and their hard-earned tax dollars. In San Antonio, a remarkably similar battle is playing out on the state battlefield, and the effective end of the Bexar GOP – as…


Treachery in the Texas House of Representatives

Conservative organizations in Texas once again have been struggling to influence state legislators during the 140 day long 85th legislative session which ends May 29th  working to pass common sense laws defending our Judeo-Christian principles  as they relate to life, family, and marriage. Organizations such as Texas Right to Life, Concerned Women of America, Texas Eagle Forum, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, and others have been at the forefront of the battle in Texas. I talked with some representatives of these organizations to get a reading on how our conservative agenda has advanced this year at the state capitol. According to Emily…