Saturday, July 18, 2015

Detailing Straus' liberal committee chairs

"He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy."
Proverbs 29:1

The other day, we mentioned that Joe Straus' REPUBLICAN committee chairs being more liberal than the rest of the caucus was a topic worthy of a separate post.  Empower Texans beat us to the punch.  See chart below:
Straus Versus The House
All Straus Committee chairs55%
House Average58%
Straus’ GOP Committee chairs65.8%
House GOP average73%
As Empower explains:
While the Texas House average was a 58 percent on the Index, Straus’ committee chairs averaged 55 percent. The difference is more glaring within the GOP. While House Republicans earned an average rating of 73 percent (passing) on the Index, Straus’ Republican chairmen averaged a failing 65.8 percent. Our results are re-enforced in reviewing the results of the non-partisan ranking of House members by Rice University professor Mark Jones; even there Straus’ GOP committee chairs are less conservative than the House GOP average.)

Joe Straus may not have been casting votes, but as speaker he didn’t have to: his left-of-average committee chairmen did the dirty work for him.
Read the whole thing here.

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