Did Rep Pete Olson Sell Out the Tea Party?

FBCStaff-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told the Supreme Court in his stay pleadings that bifurcation of the primary was a viable way to deal with the absence of final legislative and congressional lines and, as reported last night, the Republican Party of Texas submitted a proposal that would have moved certain races to May 29, while keeping other races on March 6.

“Republican Chairman Steve Munisteri told the court that a number of members of the congressional delegation were concerned that splitting the primary would provide a significant benefit “a different part of the body politic,” generally understood to be the tea party.”

Texas Rep Pete Olson signed the letter asking for one primary at a later date along with:
Henry Cuellar (D)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)
Al Green (D)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
Gene Green (D)
Ruben Hinojosa (D)

Call Rep Olson’s office and ask why he’s joined with democrats and not supporting the tea party.
Sugar Land Phone: (281) 494-2690
Phone: (281) 486-1095
Do you wish to be represented by a true conservative in DC? It maybe time for the conservative voters in Ft Bend Cty to look for another candidate for HD 22.

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8 comments to Did Rep Pete Olson Sell Out the Tea Party?

  • sugarlandconservative

    Why does this post leave out that EVERY Republican member of the House delegation except Ron Paul signed the same letter? Let’s not adopt the constant victim mindset that the liberals have. Congressman Olson is a conservative and we should be supporting him, not looking for reasons to ask for his ouster.

  • Sugarlandtx

    I really enjoy your blog, however your recent post is VERY misleading – when you look at the full letter ALL of the GOP members of the Texas delegation signed on to this letter except for Paul (he doesn’t care because he is running for Prez).

    So this isn’t the case of Olson and Dems getting together on a letter, but ALL of the GOP members backing a common sense approach.

    Their letter states, “We believe that a unified primary is a common sense approach to the United State Supreme Court’s stay of Congressional and Legislative Plans. A single primary election would reduce voter confusion, reduce the cost to taxpayers of two primaries, and minimize voter fatigue due to multiple elections in a short period of time.”

    This is a straight forward and legitimate approach to this matter. Why hold multiple elections (that cost the tax payer more $$) when there is plenty of time to hold the primary on the date that it has ALWAYS been held?

  • FBCStaff

    @Sugar Land Conservative because only Rep Olson represents Ft Bend County.

  • FBCStaff

    @ Sugarlandtx the 2008 presidential primary was held on March 4, 2008. Rep Olson and his democrats friends are advocating it be changed to April a month later. I agree let’s keep it on the date it has always been held.

  • sugarlandconservative

    With all due respect, this is extremely disingenuous. Your implications are irresponsible at best and blatant lies at worst. You may only discuss figures in Fort Bend County, but providing the list:

    “Texas Rep Pete Olson signed the letter asking for one primary at a later date along with:
    Henry Cuellar (D)
    Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)
    Al Green (D)
    Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
    Gene Green (D)
    Ruben Hinojosa (D)”

    And following up with, “ask why he’s joined with democrats and not supporting the tea party.” You cannot say with a straight face that you are not implying Congressman Olson is somehow the lone Republican agreeing with Democrats on partisan legislation. This is clearly a bipartisan, virtually unanimous decision. You know that because you saw the attached link, but you purposefully distorted it for your own purposes.

    Why don’t you implore us to call and ask him why he consistently ranks as a reliable conservative, such as in this compilation, where he is ranked the 7th most conservative member of the entire House of Representatives?

    http://nationaljournal.com/magazine/most-conservative-members-of-congress-20110224

  • FBCStaff

    The post is about Rep Olson because the blog is about Ft Bend Cty and he represents Ft Bend Cty. Rep Olson sold out the tea party when he signed the letter, by putting his interests ahead of the voters. Both Atty Gen Abbott and the Republican Chair said one primary held later would disenfranchise voters.

  • Sugarlandtx

    Sugarlandconservative is correct, Pete Olson is a rock solid conservative. Also, he was the only member of congress who went to the rally at the Houston VA and led the charge against Arleen Ocasio – thanks to his efforts she is no longer the Director at the Houston VA cemetery.

    I was also impressed that he stood up to the moveon.org scum that protested his town halls this past summer.

  • FBCStaff

    While the Houston Va cemetary isn’t in Rep Olson’s district, I do appreciate him showing up.
    What does concern me is in August of 2011, Rep Olson and the democrats voted Yes in favor of increasing the debt ceiling. Conservatives in the US House voted No to raising the debt ceiling.