You know that a group representing themselves as a "tea party" has jumped the shark when they rate Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-147) as the most influential or best state legislator in terms of "committee performance". Yes, the same Garnet Coleman that called people that attend tea parties racists. Oh, and btw, Sen. Dan Patrick (R-7) had "no impact" on his committee assignements.
Some will argue that membership to the committees should not be penalized (or credited) because of the level of control that the Committee Chairs hold. However, the membership of a committee COULD apply pressure on the chair if they so choose- and had motivation to do so. Hopefully, having the committee’s performance reflecting on them will encourage the committee members to take a more active role in the committee scheduling itself, especially members that serve due to seniority.
Legislator Points Rating Hunter, Todd -59 Terrible Cook, Byron -53 Terrible Hilderban, Harvey -50 Terrible Solomons, Burt -47 Terrible Gallego, Pete -34 Terrible Villarreal, Michael -32 Terrible Hopson, Chuck -30 Terrible Turner, Sylvester -30 Terrible Menendez, Jose -27 Terrible Otto, John -26 Terrible Phillips, Larry -25 Terrible Geren, Charlie -23 Terrible Branch, Dan -22 Terrible Ritter, Allan -20 Terrible Gonzales, Veronica -20 Terrible Pitts, Jim -18 Poor Oliveira, Rene -18 Poor Madden, Jerry -17 Poor Elkins, Gary -16 Poor Rodriguez, Eddie -16 Poor Keffer, James -14 Poor Christian, Wayne -14 Poor Alonzo, Robert -14 Poor Darby, Drew -12 Poor Woolley, Beverly -12 Poor Riddle, Debbie -12 Poor Bonnen, Dennis -12 Poor Zerwas, John -12 Poor Pena, Aaron -11 Poor McClendon, Ruth -11 Poor Harless, Patricia -11 Poor Chisum, Warren -10 Poor King, Tracy -9 Weak Kolkhorst, Lois -9 Weak Giddings, Helen -9 Weak Craddick, Tom -9 Weak Dukes, Dawnna -9 Weak Fletcher, Allen -9 Weak Weber, Randy -9 Weak Frullo, John -9 Weak Miller, Sid -8 Weak Morrison, Geanie -8 Weak Lucio III, Eddie -8 Weak Crownover, Myra -8 Weak Truitt, Vicki -8 Weak Smithee, John -8 Weak Davis, Yvonne -8 Weak Lyne, Lanham -8 Weak Smith, Wayne -7 Weak Martinez, Armando -7 Weak Harper-Brown, Linda -7 Weak Button, Angie -7 Weak Aycock, Jimmie -7 Weak Burnam, Lon -6 Weak Gonzalez, Naomi -6 Weak Castro, Joaquin -6 Weak Murphy, Jim -6 Weak Huberty, Dan -6 Weak Hartnett, Will -6 Weak Alvarado, Carol -6 Weak Patrick, Diane -6 Weak Johnson, Eric -6 Weak Eiland, Craig -5 Weak Margo, Dee -4 No Impact Schwertner, Charles -4 No Impact Hardcastle, Rick -4 No Impact Farrar, Jessica -4 No Impact Simpson, David -4 No Impact Brown, Fred -4 No Impact Miller, Doug -4 No Impact Legler, Ken -4 No Impact King, Susan -4 No Impact Farias, Joe -3 No Impact Lewis, Tyron -3 No Impact Howard, Donna -3 No Impact Lavender, George -3 No Impact Thompson, Senfronia -3 No Impact Creighton, Brandon -3 No Impact Hancock, Kelly -3 No Impact Larson, Lyle -3 No Impact Flynn, Dan -2 No Impact Reynolds, Ron -2 No Impact Kuempel, John -2 No Impact Aliseda, Jose -2 No Impact Zedler, Bill -2 No Impact Torres, Raul -2 No Impact Price, Four -2 No Impact Parker, Tan -2 No Impact Driver, Joe -2 No Impact Mallory Caraway, Barbara -2 No Impact Pickett, Joseph -2 No Impact Carter, Stefani -2 No Impact Burkett, Cindy -2 No Impact Workman, Paul -2 No Impact Cain, Erwin -2 No Impact Beck, Marva -2 No Impact Orr, Rob -1 No Impact Deshotel, Joe -1 No Impact Shelton, Mark -1 No Impact Munoz, Sergio -1 No Impact Bohac, Dwayne -1 No Impact Allen, Alma 0 No Impact Garza, John 0 No Impact Jackson, Mike 0 No Impact Davis, Wendy 0 No Impact Carona, John 0 No Impact Patrick, Dan 0 No Impact Ogden, Steve 0 No Impact Nelson, Jane 0 No Impact Lozano, Jose 0 No Impact Isaac, Jason 0 No Impact Fraser, Troy 0 No Impact Estes, Craig 0 No Impact Davis, Sarah 0 No Impact West, Royce 0 No Impact Deuell, Bob 0 No Impact Davis, John 0 No Impact Eltife, Kevin 0 No Impact Ellis, Rodney 0 No Impact Anchia, Rafael 0 No Impact Watson, Kirk 0 No Impact Miles, Borris 0 No Impact King, Phillip 0 No Impact Hughes, Bryan 0 No Impact Huffman, Joan 0 No Impact Nichols, Robert 0 No Impact Naishtat, Elliot 0 No Impact Gallegos, Mario 0 No Impact Birdwell, Brian 0 No Impact Anderson, Rodney 0 No Impact Williams, Tommy 0 No Impact Wentworth, Jeff 0 No Impact Uresti, Carlos 0 No Impact Lucio, Eduardo 0 No Impact Martinez Fischer, Trey 0 No Impact Van De Putte, Leticia 0 No Impact Quintanilla, Chente 0 No Impact Hernandez-Luna, Ana 0 No Impact Zaffirini, Judith 0 No Impact Shapiro, Florence 0 No Impact Laubenberg, Jodie 0 No Impact Kleinschmidt, Tim 0 No Impact Anderson, Charles 0 No Impact Seliger, Kelton 0 No Impact Rodriguez, Jose 0 No Impact Raymond, Richard 0 No Impact Howard, Charlie 0 No Impact Hinojosa, Juan 0 No Impact Gonzales, Larry 0 No Impact Duncan, Robert 0 No Impact Whitmire, John 0 No Impact Perry, Charles 0 No Impact Hegar, Glenn 0 No Impact Harris, Chris 0 No Impact Guillen, Ryan 0 No Impact Scott, Connie 1 No Impact Vo, Hubert 2 No Impact Taylor, Van 2 No Impact Sheets, Kenneth 2 No Impact Landtroop, Jim 2 No Impact Walle, Armando 2 No Impact White, James 2 No Impact Strama, Mark 3 No Impact Berman, Leo 4 No Impact Gooden, Lance 4 No Impact Paxton, Ken 4 No Impact Gutierrez, Rolando 4 No Impact Jackson, Jim 4 No Impact Nash, Barbara 4 No Impact Hamilton, Mike 4 No Impact Smith, Todd 5 Fair Veasey, Marc 6 Fair Dutton, Harold 6 Fair Sheffield, Ralph 6 Fair Eissler, Rob 8 Fair Taylor, Larry 8 Fair Marquez, Marisa 9 Fair Coleman, Garnet 12 Good
Tea Party Dannie with a zero, no impact rating. Harold Dutton got a better rating than Dannie. And Wayne Christian, the only Christian in the House, got a negative 14 and a Poor rating.
Now that right there is funny stuff.