Texas Loses Clout In Congress, John Carter Elected To House Leadership

Posted in Around The Nation, Around The State, Election 2006 at 7:52 am by wcnews

I just think it’s funny that the DMN has an article titled like this, Texas loses lengthy clout in Congress. That contains this paragraph:

Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, won the No. 6 House GOP slot on Friday, becoming secretary of the conference. Two Texas colleagues had hoped to join the leadership. Mr. Barton ran for minority leader but dropped out and threw his support to Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, who easily fended off a challenge from the head of the party’s most conservative bloc

Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, ran second in a three-way race to chair the party’s House campaign arm. He lost to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who was the campaign committee’s executive director before joining Congress.

The other funny, in a sad way, part of this article is that the winner in all this was Oklahoma:

“Oklahoma Beats Texas!” was the gloating headline on a news release from Oklahoma corporation commissioner, Denise Bode. “Oklahoma values will be placed front and center of the national debate.”

Yee haw!! Another thing we can thank Tom DeLay for.


  1. Eye on Williamson » One Last Pander said,

    December 1, 2006 at 9:36 am

    […] It’s been a few days or so since I googled our Congressman, ahem, Mr. Secretary. He was recently elected as the Secretary of the GOP caucus in the house, he had no opponent. The picture above came form this article, Republicans Want Vote on Abortion Bill, about what the 109th Congress intends to do before the GOP is the minority. Nope, they’re not going to finish the budget bills – 9 of 11 still pending – they’re going to pander to their base. The measure is tentatively on House GOP leaders’ list of bills to be considered in a lame-duck session before Democrats assume control of Congress. It has no chance of passing the Senate during the waning days of Republican control. But, with Democrats ascending to agenda-setting roles, passage isn’t the point, said one conservative leader. […]

  2. Eye on Williamson » The Things You Can Find On The Internet - John Carter Blogging said,

    January 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    […] This morning I saw there was a link to this new blog, as part of The Hill, called Pundits Blog, it was linked at BOR. Not much there, looks like more of the cable news left said, right said BS coming to blogs. But I happened to notice they have a Congress Blog – where lawmakers come to blog. What the hell, I’ll check it out. And lo-and-behold who’s there posting? None other than, the Secretary himself, John “Duck and Run” Carter. (I wonder who really wrote this post?) Here’s the link, 110th Congress Needs Partisanship, Not Rancor. If you think the title is funny wait until you read the post. Here’s an excerpt: I am personally very disappointed by the way Speaker Pelosi has handled her first order of business – the rules package for the 110th Congress. This rules package clearly defines the way Speaker Pelosi will operate the House. She intends to lead the Congress with secret votes made behind closed doors. There will be no opportunity for the Minority Party to participate in the debate. There will be no opportunity to offer alternatives or ideas of our own. She plans to rush significant legislation through without any opportunity to have normal review and consideration by committees. By crafting the most abusive and draconian measures this House has ever seen in its history, Speaker Pelosi has missed a real opportunity to change the way we do business in Washington. […]

  3. Eye on Williamson » John Carter Heeds Grover Norquist Talking Points said,

    July 25, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    […] the number six House GOP leader, one might reasonably conclude that Carter has attended Norquist’s meetings recently. Judging […]

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