Image: Jon Bouche, the great conservative Republican activist and leader, also happens to be a talented musician and entertainer. He’s rapidly becoming the “Ronald Reagan” of Montgomery County. In this photograph, Bouche performed at Bernhardt Winery. “Johnny and the Spinsations,” Bouche’s band, will perform at Bernhardt Winery, 9043 County Road 204, Plantersville, Texas 77363, on Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Conroe, September 1 – The Montgomery County Tea Party will hold a major meeting on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) bond and to hear a major announcement from conservative Republican activist and leader Jon Bouche. Bouche has been somewhat tight-lipped about his announcement, but what is clear is that it’s important and that he resigned from his position as Chairman of the Freedom and Liberty Conservatives Political Action Committee (FLCPAC).
It makes sense that the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting is the venue for both of those important events tomorrow. While the Montgomery County Tea Party (MCTP) doesn’t have the money for influential mailers which some other political action committees in Montgomery County may have, the organization’s regular bi-weekly meetings, on the first and third Monday, at 6:30 p.m., at the Church @ 242, also known as Needham Road Baptist Church, 9268 Highway 242, Conroe, have been an important meeting place for conservative activists to gather on a regular basis to discuss issues and plan for upcoming events.
MCTP President Pat Tibbs and Vetting Committee Chairman John Hill Wertz, who is also the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Republican Party, make the meetings welcoming to citizen participation. Very diverse speakers come to the organization and will engage in answering questions and debating with members of the audience regularly.
To say the least (or, maybe the most!), Bouche has been coy about what his announcement on Monday night will be. On August 28, Bouche announced his resignation as Chairman of FLCPAC. The Golden Hammer has confirmed that renowned conservative Republican leader Kelli Cook will serve as FLCPAC Chair from here forward.
Twenty-eight minutes later, Bouche announced on social media, “Please join me at the Tea Party Meeting this coming Monday night. I will be making an announcement and I would like for all of my friends to be there. Sincerely, Jon P. Bouche.” Clearly, something’s going to happen.
Bouche has been the Republican Precinct Chairman for Voting Precinct 35, in Oak Ridge North. In June, 2018, the Montgomery County Republican Party Executive Committee elected Bouche as a member of the Party’s Steering Committee. On November 6, 2018, the voters of Montgomery County elected Bouche to the Board of Director of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.
On Monday as well, MCTP has made the mistake of permitting an uneducated ruffian to speak on “Irrationality and Garbage Cans in Decision Making, and the CISD Bond.” The approximately 30-minute presentation will be a “beta test” for campaign themes for the upcoming campaign to oppose the $677 million bond and tax hike, which the CISD and its administration-controlled Board of Trustees has placed on the November 5, 2019, General Election ballot for a referendum.
CISD will not allow voters to vote on the tax hike portion, because the school district has already implemented the tax hike – by fiat – during its budget deliberations. Instead, CISD has chosen to lie to the public that it’s a “no tax rate increase” bond, when, of course, it’s clear that the addition of $677 million of debt, to bring CISD’s total debt to almost $2 billion, will increase interest payments and taxes by almost 50% for the school district.
The reference to garbage cans, of course, alludes to the seminal 1972 paper “A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice,” which business management researchers Michale Cohen, James G. March, and Johan P. Olsen wrote and published with the assistance of Andrew W. Marshall, who was the Director of the National Security Agency’s Net Assessment Group at the time. The article appeared in the ever popular magazine Administrative Science Quarterly. The article become a framework for understanding decision making in the Soviet Politburo from 1972 until the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991.