Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss of San Antonio has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. JS has been thought to be the last bastion of sanity in the Texas Republican Party that has prevented the lunatics from running the asylum. There has been speculation on Strauss’ motives, but as usual Red has the real skinny.
No. 1 – Not having to deal with Our Poor Idiot Governor Abbott and Light Gov. Patrick will be very much like stopping hitting himself in the head with a hammer.
No. 2 – Tea Parties are just not very much fun anymore.
No. 3 – More time in Vegas Baby Vegas!
No. 4 – Bipartisanship is so 20th Century.
No. 5 – Finally realized that Republicans really want a “Christian Conservative” not a Texas Jewboy (with apologies to Kinky Freedman).
No. 6 – He’s made it damn near impossible to get an abortion in much of the state, defunded Planned Parenthood, pushed through a discriminatory Voter ID bill – and yet it’s still all about who gets to pee where.
No. 7 – Some of his best friends are Democrats like Donald Trump used to be.
No. 8 – Joe Strauss, Texas Moderate pilot will be coming out next summer. An exciting action/adventure show featuring JS drinking iced tea and attempting to have polite conversations with people.
No. 9 – Will be writing treatise on Narcissistic Personality Disorder and has completed his research.
No. 10 – Embarrassed to be called a Republican in the Age of Trump.