Image: democrat Carol Stromatt, an elected member of the Woodlands Township Board of Directors, sat on a campaign table of Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed in order to block people from seeing his political message on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Montgomery County, November 7 – There are two local reasons why the 2020 Elections in Montgomery County will be somewhat ugly. This article is the first of a two-part series on the ugliness we’re likely to see in those election in which many local candidates run for office, United States Senator John Cornyn will run for re-election statewide in Texas, and, of course, President Donald Trump will seek a second term in the White House.
With Montgomery County providing approximately 42% of United States Senator Ted Cruz’s victory margin for all of Texas in 2018, it’s crucial to Senator Cornyn and President Trump that Montgomery County deliver a huge Republican margin of victory, so Republicans will carry Texas, which is, obviously, crucial to President Trump’s re-election.
Already, however, in the Woodlands Township Board of Directors, some major ugliness has arisen emanating from democrats and from their greatest Republican ally. This article deals with the former matter. Tomorrow’s article will deal with the latter.
Democrats’ ugliness during Election Day: Stromatt
Carol Stromatt is an outgoing member of the Woodlands Township Board of Directors, as she chose not to run for re-election. Stromatt has been an officer in the Montgomery County democrat Party, so she’s the only official democrat on the Woodlands Township Board.
On Election Day, Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed and Republican Precinct 35 Chairman Jon Bouche, thought it would be funny recreate a Steve Crowder meme, “Change My Mind,” for the Conroe Independent School District $677.3 Million bond referendum. Reed set up a table with Bouche at a voting location, and they were enjoying a good laugh. Their table had a sign which said, “Stop the tax Hike, Vote against the $677 million bond. Change my mind.”
Most of the people at the polls thought it was funny. However, Stromatt walked up with an angry scowl and started taking pictures. Reed held up his “I Love the Koch Brothers” mug and smiled for her picture.
Stromatt then randomly walked up to Bouche and said, “Does it make you feel good to be a bully Jon Bouche?” Bouche had a surprised look on his face, and asked her what he did that was being a bully. Stromatt refused to answer.
Bouche then said that even though they were supporting different candidates, he respected how hard Stromatt had been working all day for her candidate, Rashmi Gupta, who was running for an open seat on the Township Board. Gupta is an ultraliberal democrat who worked for Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s losing U.S. Senate campaign in 2018. Reed also complimented Stromatt, thanking her for standing up in support of the effective tax rate for the Woodlands Township. “We disagree on a lot of things, but I agreed with you on the effective tax rate, and respect that you fought for it. So I want to thank you for that,” Reed said. She mumbled something unintelligible.
Stromatt then complained that Bouche and Reed were too close to “her” space. They just looked at each other and didn’t respond, and she turned to talk to a voter. She then walked back up and again complained that the Republicans were in her space, even though she was standing about 15 to 20 away from where they set up their table when they got there.
Then Reed replied, “This space belongs to everyone. It is a public area paid for by our tax dollars.”
Stromatt said, “You’re right.” and walked away.
Red then started texting, and Bouche started talking to some other campaign workers. Reed then looked up, and there was Stromatt, sitting on his table, blocking the sign, and kicking the sign with her legs dangling over the side.
“Is this table a public space” Stromatt snapped.
“Come on Mrs. Stromatt, we’re all adults here. Is this really necessary?” Reed said to the 79-year-old Stromatt.
“Are we?” Stromatt said. “You wouldn’t know what an adult is.”
“Come on. Can’t we just agree to disagree and just be civil?” Reed said.
“You wouldn’t know how,” Stromatt said. (Never mind the fact she was the one sitting on a table!)
Stromatt sat up there a while in silence, until several bystanders started staring at the spectacle and pulling out their smartphones to take pictures, at which point she got down.
Stromatt started bizarrely pulling up all the Gupta signs within about a 20 foot radius of the table as Reed and Bouche just looked on in silence and astonishment.
“Let us know when you are done having your fun” Stromatt said and then stormed off to the other side of the parking lot.
Reed told The Golden Hammer during an exclusive interview yesterday, “Apparently the left doesn’t believe in free speech. The democrats who have appeared at the early voting locations the last couple weeks have brought a whole new level of nastiness to the political discourse in our county. As they have become more desperate, their behavior in the parking lot has become very aggressive and radical. The biggest thing that has struck me is how angry these people are. I’m not really sure why this is, but they seem like deeply unhappy people. Fortunately, the voters took notice of their antics and utterly repudiated them at the polls.”
“Apparently the left doesn’t believe in free speech. The democrats who have appeared at the early voting locations the last couple weeks have brought a whole new level of nastiness to the political discourse in our county. As they have become more desperate, their behavior in the parking lot has become very aggressive and radical. The biggest thing that has struck me is how angry these people are. I’m not really sure why this is, but they seem like deeply unhappy people. Fortunately, the voters took notice of their antics and utterly repudiated them at the polls.” – – Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed.
Democrats’ ugliness during Election Day: Gupta
No one engaged in more dirty tricks in the Woodlands Township and CISD elections than Rashmi Gupta, the mean-spirited realtor who ran for the Township Board and lost to Shelley Sekula-Gibbs.
Gupta’s campaign at the South Montgomery County Community Center featured a transvestite as a volunteer, several prominent homosexuals, and Gupta’s campaign manager who went around the parking lot bullying individuals attempting to engage in conversations concerning political issues. Gupta’s campaign manager disrupted the “It’s Hammer Time” show on Friday, November 1, when she loudly demanded that Sekula-Gibbs explain her Pro-Life position on abortion and continued screaming until another individual escorted the emotionally-out-of-control lady off of the show’s set.
Gupta has claimed she’s an “independent,” but, of course, her work for O’Rourke and her consistent pattern of voting in the democrat Primary Election reveals she is a democrat after all. Very clearly, Gupta is another example of the deception of the Texas democrat Party’s “Operation Lift,” which seeks to fool voters to vote for democrats in nonpartisan races to boost their chances for seeking higher office.
Gupta revealed her true deception, however, on Tuesday, October 29, when she was caught moving political signs of opponents and of the Children’s Hope PAC, the citizens group opposing the Conroe Independent School District’s gargantuan and wasteful $677.3 Million bond package also on the November 5 ballot. Gupta intentionally blocked a number of political signs during several days of the Early Voting period.
On Tuesday, October 29, however, a representative of the Children’s Hope PAC moved Gupta’s illegally-placed signs out of the way. Gupta responded hatefully. She called the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Two patrol officers arrived at the scene and proceeded to school Gupta in Chapter 255 of the Texas Election Code, which Gupta had obviously violated and which the Children’s Hope PAC representative properly sought to bring into fruition.
After the Sheriff’s Deputies refused to criminalize Gupta’s hate, Gupta then uttered some fictions accusing the PAC representative of so-called “hate speech,” claiming he had called Gupta a “Muslim” and a “terrorist.” In fact, the Children’s Hope PAC’s representative had previously made clear that he knew Gupta was Hindu and was not a Muslim. The Children’s Hope PAC representative also made clear that he has no idea whether Gupta is a terrorist or not and has never offered an opinion on that subject.
Perhaps Gupta’s dirtiest trick of all occurred on Election Day when Gupta and several of her campaign volunteers handed out “voter guides” which mimicked the appearance of the Texas Patriots PAC Voter Guide but had entirely different recommendations on how to vote, including, of course, supporting Gupta.
Gupta’s own dirty tricks clearly caught up with her. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs soundly defeated the nasty democrat on Election Day by more than 2 to 1.