Back in September 2017, State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Colleyville RER100) unceremoniously slapped down Dr. Joe Pojman, leader of Texas Alliance for Life. In a tweet, “Big Stick” referred to Pojman’s organization as a “fake pro life front group”.
The Twitter scrap came after a few state representatives expressed a desire to be the next Texas Speaker of the House in the aftermath of a House Republican Caucus retreat where a process was negotiated on how the next Speaker would be elected. The purpose of the exercise was to ensure a unanimous vote by the caucus with no impact from the Democrats in the House. That was the genesis of Stickland’s initial tweet.
Pojman feebly struck back with his jab about Stickland, and all the state reps, voting for Straus in the past – with the most recent being a unanimous, on-the-record vote on the first day of the 2017 legislative session that made the Texas liberty movement furious. Almost one month to the day of the Twitter scrap between Stickland and Pojman, because of increasingly mounting pressure from multiple factions within the Texas GOP, Joe Straus announced his retirement from the Texas House all together. Many thought this was a total collapse of power of the Establishment.
The final blow by Big Stick – calling Pojman’s group fake, and pointing to the ending of its funding – points back to the revelation that Texas Alliance for Life, and another faux pro-life org named LIFE PAC, were essentially bought off by pro-genocide financiers during the 2014 election cycle. The primary funder was Joe Straus.
Well, not so fast, Big Stick.
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In the 2014 Texas election cycle, the Texas House Leadership Fund contributed $79,000 to Texas Alliance for Life. $25,000 went to LIFE PAC.
In the 2016 Texas election cycle, Straus ramped up the donations to LIFE PAC in the amount of $65,000 plus. This included a donation from his campaign account, Texans for Joe Straus, of $15,000. Texas Alliance for Life received two tranches of $15,000.
For the 2018 cycle, in defiance of Stickland’s tweeted prognostication and after Straus’ announced quitting, Straus kept his promise to be active in Texas politics and kept funding his faux pro-life buddies. $17,000 was carved out for Texas Alliance for Life, and $20,000 to LIFE PAC. Both contributions were drawn from the Texas House Leadership Fund account.
Since the scheme to purchase pro-life groups was launched by Straus, his henchmen, and his strategists, a total of $236,249.97 has been donated through three election cycles, as posted by the Texas Ethics Commission.
STRAUS DONATIONS TO FAUX TEXAS PRO-LIFE GROUPS
MQS v POJMAN AND WRIGHT
Michael Quinn Sullivan (a.k.a. MQS within the liberty movement) of EmpowerTexans rocked the Texas pro-life world in February 2014 when he traced payments from Joe Straus to two organizations who enjoyed a reputation in the state for strong pro-life advocacy.
In the article, “PAC PROTECTS LIBERAL TEXAS REPUBLICANS ON ABORTION”, Sullivan discovered that pro-genocide Republicans had started paying off Texas Alliance for Life and Texans for Life Coalition in order to get their endorsements. These RINOs were getting snuffed by Texas Right to Life (TRTL) and not getting their seal of approval. The pro-genocide RINOs were led by (of course) Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus.
Once again, Texas Alliance for Life is headed by Pojman. Texans for Life Coalition is headed by Kyleen Wright. LIFE PAC is the political arm of Texans for Life Coaliton.
In that first article, Sullivan shares how just over $20,000 had been tossed over to LIFE PAC and Wright from pro-genocide, pro neo-morality (and soon-to-be former) State Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas). The contribution was for a mailer to Carona’s district with LIFE PAC’s endorsement being featured.
In that same contribution cycle, Joe Straus’ Texas House Leadership Fund slid a cool $25,000 into LIFE PAC.
In his next article on the subject posted in January of 2015, Sullivan posted donations from Straus to Pojman’s Texas Alliance for Life for a total of $54,000. The result? Pro-genocide Joe Straus – he of the 100% NARAL rating and accolades from Planned Parenthood for pushing their agenda – and his band of merry RINOs, had an endorsement from a “pro-life” group.
MQS ripped the hide off of Pojman in the article for his Judas-like turn in order to give cover to the pro-genocide plutocracy, Joe Straus, and all of his Pink Dome henchmen.
Sullivan highlighted how Pojman acknowledged the pro-genocide ties of Straus back in 2010, including spotting a campaign contribution from a Planned Parenthood PAC and the gratitude expressed by the San Antonio chapter of PP for his help in advancing their agenda as Speaker.
That’s why Stickland referred to Pojman’s Texas Alliance for Life as a “fake pro life group”.
For Pojman and Wright the word got around the liberty movement of their straight sell out, and they found themselves black listed and scorned. From the observations of liberty movement influencers and activists, neither Pojman nor Wright has done a single thing to rehabilitate their reputations. Pojman’s September tweet is a prime indicator. They still stand with “King Joe”.
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