"He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed."
For those unaware, the "Center for Public Policy Priorities" is an irrelevant Austin-based liberal think tank. They like to bill themselves as some sort of counterpoint to TPPF but, as we said in the previous sentence, they're irrelevant. That being said, they made a VERY revealing announcement this afternoon:
The Center for Public Policy Priorities has added three members to its board of directors: Former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, prominent health care advocate and business leader Ken Janda, and outgoing Texas Representative Jim Keffer (R-Eastland).Obviously, we've been arguing that Jim Keffer is a liberal for some time. Likewise, there's an impossible to miss political angle to a prominent Joe Straus lieutenant joining up with an explicitly left wing organization. But we'll let Google explain the full significance of the timing:
CPPP’s important work is made possible by the leadership of our board of directors, who volunteer their time to make Texas the best state for hard-working people and their families.
About Jim Keffer:
State Representative Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) is a small business owner and lifelong Texas Republican Party leader. As president of EBAA Iron Sales, Inc., Jim has been one of the largest employers in his community. Keffer has served as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Natural Resources. He also served on the Energy Resources Committee, Redistricting Committee and Texas House Republican Caucus. A legislative leader in past sessions, Keffer has previously served as chairman of other House committees including: Ways and Means, Economic Development, and the Select Committee on Property Tax Relief. Keffer is not seeking reelection.
The "Human Rights" Campaign has more:
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Today, Oct. 11, 2016, we mark the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.Lulz; of all the possible days for Jim Keffer to publicly admit he's a liberal....
28 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
Coming out - whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied - STILL MATTERS.
Bottom Line: If you ever doubted the good Lord's sense of humor, doubt no longer.