Aug 29, 2009

No Republicans (No Truth)

In an article dated Aug. 28, 2009, on the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein writes:

The Southeast Texas media is reporting - and court house documents confirm - the Jefferson County Commissioners Court will consider and have a workshop on closing one of the two Pct. One JP's office. Three people have announced that they will be running for the seat being vacated by the Honorable Vi McGinnis.

Furious Republicans are said to be planning to be at the meeting. The district has a whopping 60+% GOP rating in the last election.

"You can assume that republicans are being very well welcomed in this courthouse," said a source close to commissioners court this afternoon.

According to sources, the only elected republican - Eddie Arnold - knew of the meeting and GOPERS are furious - and all eyes now are on Arnold.

Notice Philip's weasel words: "Furious Republicans are said to be..."  Said by whom? Phillip R. Klein?

Klein offered no citation for his spurious claim of a "whopping 60+% GOP rating." Here are the number of straight party tickets cast in the 2008 election from Jefferson County JP Precinct 1:

Philip claims Republicans en masse are angry over a simple workshop on the cost benefits of two JPs in one precinct, yet he wrote in an earlier article this week:

But our governments simply cannot cut back or get smaller. Only bigger and more expensive.

Only in Jefferson County - the most corrupt county in Texas.

By the end of the article, Klein changed his original thesis and implied that Republicans are angry because County Commissioner Eddie Arnold colluded to hide the meeting from constituents:

According to sources, the only elected republican - Eddie Arnold - knew of the meeting and GOPERS are furious - and all eyes now are on Arnold.

I certainly hope Eddie Arnold knew about the meeting, since he's a County Commissioner. Otherwise, we have a bigger problem with Commissioner Eddie than PRK's fictitious claims. 

By Klein's own admission, his information came from this KFDM news report and this meeting notice. Jefferson County not only met, but exceeded the posting requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Readers will notice a consistent pattern in Klein's hysterical pronouncements. From two weeks ago:

The Review has learned via a tipster this morning that the progressive democrats of Jefferson County are going to have "a few" of their people in the room to pepper questions and raise a little reverse hell at the meeting. The stance will be pro-Obama and pro-government run health care. And they will be black. And the race card will be pulled.

The only person who "pulled" the "race card" was Philip R. Klein. His fictitious claim of "black," "progressive," "pro-Obama" Democrats running amok are more revealing of Klein's own racial bias.

In closing, note Klein's signature sentence construction with mangled syntax in his purported quote from an alleged "source:"

You can assume that republicans are being very well welcomed in this courthouse," said a source close to commissioners court this afternoon.

Most people in Southeast Texas would probably say, "Republicans are very welcome in the courthouse," but perhaps Klein's real source has roots in New Jersey.

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

If Klein is so concerned about taxpayer money, he failed to mention the savings from combining these 2 JP positions. As well, a constable position will be eliminated, adding a greater savings to the taxpayers. I don't care if it is Republican or Democrat, Judge Walker is thinking about saving the county taxpayer's dollars.

Pat McDermott said...

Klein's just riding whatever horse he can find. This is just more of his bullshit. He's trying to pick fights in hope somebody will pay attention his crap.

Anonymous said...

And the best he can do is channel 4?

Anonymous said...

Annon 8:13,
no constable position will be axed...place 1 and 2 share the same constable.

Anonymous said...

This guy is truly the dumbest human being on the planet.

Anonymous said...

One constable and two JPs, but Klein thinks this is a move against republicans? What a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Klein was against Nancy Beaulieu before he was for her.