Wins and Fails: The 2022 Convention in Review
An overview of the most recent GOP gathering
This weekend, the Texas GOP Convention, one of the largest Republican gatherings in America, concluded after thousands of delegates returned home, and the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) held another meeting.
For those valuing brevity, we’ve compiled a list of wins and fails from the Houston Convention, many involving issues exposed by y’alls truly at Current Revolt. Many rule changes can be seen on the Texas GOP site later, as said rules will be posted in a few days, and their website is often down.
First, let us rundown the bad news. The threshold for censuring County Chairs was kept at 66%, a nearly impossible number in most counties, keeping it herculean holding rogue County Chairs accountable for wrongdoings. There was also no attempt to centralize the power to appoint County Chairs to the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chair and Vice-Chair, which was sadly a victory for decentralization supporters; the flat-earthers of political science.
Another bad happening was Platform Committeeman and activist Brian Bodine’s amendment to the first resolution (which correctly declared Brandon’s win illegitimate) getting disallowed a vote. His amendment condemned the taking of January 6th political prisoners, and pointed out there was no “insurrection.” If CNN attacks something, chances are it should have been passed.
Thankfully, failures did not define this election cycle’s convention.
Now for good news: overall the grassroots prevailed so triumphantly, an Abbott staffer stomped out of the Convention Hall in estrogenic rage.
In a three-way race between two conservatives and one Abbott/P(ee) Bush-Supporter, Dr. Dana Myers won the RPT Vice-Chair position after two rounds of voting. Previously the Vice-Chair of the Harris county GOP, Myers received landslide support in the second round, and will indisputably be an improvement from alleged furry, Cat “I decide what Republican means” Parks.
Another grassroots victory occurred when the Log Gobblin’ Republicans were rebuffed again, this time losing ground to actual conservatives. When probable gay rights advocate Dave Gebhart tried to castrate language on the sexuality platform plank, whining that “we are the Republican Party of Texas, not Westboro Baptist Church,” most delegates stood faithful and ensured homosexuality was classified as “abnormal behavior.” Looks like that shortage will continue.
Rightists also scored multiple SREC victories, with all sitting conservatives winning reelection. There were also a few pickups, such as Christin Bentley who defeated ballot-stuffing apologist Rhonda Anderson in Senate District 1.
Generally, most RPT platform planks were either buttressed or unaltered, despite undermining attempts by establishment plants. While leading this convention, Rinaldi showed strength, and judging by facial expressions never hid his thoughts on delegate’s speeches. Considering these events, we expect more decent tweets like this.
Speaking of leaders, so-called Republican Senator John Cornyn was booed off stage, since attendees were rightfully disgusted with his offensive on the Second Amendment. Why he was allowed on stage is unknown; he should have been labeled persona non grata for anti-Texan actions.
The left-leaning muppet yapped for about fourteen minutes straight. When men are chatterboxes, there are typically three causes: effeminacy (or at least low testosterone), dementia, or egomania making one enjoy their own voice. In Cornyn’s case, we conclude all three are factors.
Considering Cornyn’s caustic blundering, it is worth wondering if he will resign; the 2022 election season would be good timing for another special election.
This convention’s magnum opus however was officially decoupling the Texas GOP from a sellout-infested Texas Legislature. During the Rules segment of General Session, all references to Texas Election Code were purged and replaced with RPT rules.
As an independent, private non-corporate organization, freedom of association allows it to pursue true conservatism, and develop rules for primary elections. Now, the Texas GOP can implement closed primaries, excluding Democrats from our elections forever.
Better yet, in non-rural counties County Chairs might no longer be on the ballot, and instead elected solely by Precinct Chairs; not the best option, but would definitely be an improvement if applied, especially with rule changes allowing further opportunities to censure failed County Chairs and other “leadership.”
Despite these victories, we must avoid complacency; we should ensure these changes are established, and there are no tricks subverting the delegate’s will. Also, be sure to show up to the 2024 Convention in Who-Knows, Texas.
Nevertheless, this was truly the most conservative
session convention ever; let’s accelerate!