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Freedom Works Willing to Throw Tea Party Under the Bus to Appease Democrats, Media
Monday, March 22, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 03/22/2010 2:54:33 PM PDT by kristinn

Freedom Works, a Washington, D.C. based advocacy group that latched onto the Tea Party movement last year is now threatening to abandon the grassroots movement in the face of a propaganda onslaught by the Democrat party and the media.

Speaking to Politico, Freedom Works spokesman Adam Brandon said that media reports smearing Tea Party protesters as racists could cause Freedom Works to give up its support for the movement:

"Tattoos last forever,” said Brandon, quoting his boss, FreedomWorks chairman and former House Republican Leader Dick Armey. “If the movement gets tattooed as at all sympathetic to those (racist and homophobic) views, I won’t want to be involved in it anymore. It’s very distracting not only to our side but also to the debate and the country.”

The failure of so-called Tea Party leaders to stand up to the Democrat/Media smear machine this weekend has given the machine an opening to hurt the movement that they are exploiting. From personal experience I know that 99.999 percent of the Tea Party movement are decent people who would not yell the things the Democrat/Media machine is accusing them of yelling. For Freedom Works to talk about shunning them because the Democrats and the media smear them is an insulting betrayal, but to be expected from the inside the Beltway crowd.


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1 posted on 03/22/2010 2:54:33 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Fairly stupid to say it out loud.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 2:55:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kristinn

Good riddance. We don’t need half-hearted RINOs anyway. Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.


3 posted on 03/22/2010 2:55:59 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: kristinn

the reason not to let establishment folk take a leadership role in an inherently grassroots organization.


4 posted on 03/22/2010 2:56:20 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: kristinn

The problem is that with no one person in charge of the “Tea Party” movement, there is no one to get up and throw the B.S. flag on the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/Marxist charges of racism.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 2:56:41 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: kristinn

No evidence whatsoever and they’re going to bail?

SEE YA!


6 posted on 03/22/2010 2:57:46 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: kristinn

We in the TEA PARTY are THE LEADERS!


7 posted on 03/22/2010 2:57:51 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: kristinn
This is ineresting. Me thinks they never were conservatives, and waited until the right opportune time to lash out or even perhaps the ones who sent in a plant to utter those things. hmmmmmmm indeed.

No lose. Especially when you consider how stupid they are to believe any one in the Tea Party would say such things and there is proof they didn't.

8 posted on 03/22/2010 2:58:24 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: kristinn

This is a problem how? Once again, the media making hay out of nothing.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: kristinn
That's Adam Brandon speaking to Politico.

So how do we know that's what the man said? Politico certainly has tarred itself with the patina of "lack of veracity" the last couple of years.

They're kind of like GQ only more gay. You just never know what they'll turn your stuff into.

10 posted on 03/22/2010 2:58:43 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: kristinn
“House Republican Leader Dick Armey. “If the movement gets tattooed as at all sympathetic to those (racist and homophobic) views, I won’t want to be involved in it anymore.”

Dick, if you're stupid enough to fall for the DemonRAT lies, propaganda and continue to allow the communists to define what you support, we don't fu$*in need you or the horse you rode in on.

11 posted on 03/22/2010 2:58:45 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: wolfpat

“The problem is that with no one person in charge of the “Tea Party” movement”

Exactly.


12 posted on 03/22/2010 2:58:59 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: kristinn
Speaking to Politico, Freedom Works spokesman Adam Brandon said that media reports smearing Tea Party protesters as racists could cause Freedom Works to give up its support for the movement

I don't dislike people because of the color of their skin, I dislike people who demonstrate cowardice, confusion and stupidity.

I dislike people like Adam Brandon.

13 posted on 03/22/2010 2:59:29 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kristinn
OK, they split. How long until Freedom Works is smeared as racist and homophobic? How stupid can our side really be? That is a rhetorical question.
14 posted on 03/22/2010 2:59:40 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: kristinn

I take it that this is a “news” article (not a vanity) and if so... what’s the reference link to the article?


15 posted on 03/22/2010 2:59:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn
The MSM is smearing the Tea Parties, as are the dems precisely because they fear them. If Freedomworks throws them overboard as a result, it will be for the same reasons.

It's too late for any of them to stop the Tea Party movement or its impact. The left will go so far as to infiltrate their own people amongst them to do the things they are trying to "brand" or "tatoo" the Tea Party with, but it will not convinve the average American who is fed up with the beltway, and particularly with those currently in the majority in the congress and running the executive branch.


The man who despises America

We have a band of traitors running this country. I know of no other way to state it or express it. That is the truth about Barrack Hussein Obama and those in league with him.They have proven by their words, their deeds, and their stances...for decades...what they are, and now they have punctuated it with this God-forsaken, monstrocity social health care bill, and intend to continue punctuating it with amnesty for illegal aliens, a world-wide socialist cap and trade effort...among many other things. They are marxist ideologs who hate the free market, who hate free enterprise, who disdain the constitution and its attending, foundational principles, who reject freedom and personal responsibility, and who promise the wrteched masses that they themselves have created through dependancy, anything they think they want, so they can amass power to themselves and destroy this Republic, its liberty and way of life, and make it over into a decrepid socialist/marxist state where they and their cronies amass tyranical power unto themselves.

This cannot stand...indeed, this MUST NOT STAND. We must press forward to the elections of 2010 and throw these enemies out with such resounding clarity that it cannot be denied either here or abroad what is occurring. We must do so by turning to the constitution and the principles that are its foundation and then electing only those candidates who swear their allegiance to that constitution and those principles.

Nothing else will do.

If, as a people, we do not turn away from the course these quislings and traitors have set us on, then, as history and God are our witness, we will ultimately be left only with same course our own forefathers were compelled to take...that is, the force of arms, in the hands of citizens and citizen soldiers of this country to route these traitors out.

We are at a monumental crossroads in our nations history. We are on a path to self destruction and the loss of our freedom and way of life. But we have the opportunity to turn off that path and return to the principles that have made America free and prospered her.

Rise up O America, your liberty is calling!

Get involved with the effort to find and support constitutional candidates : RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION EFFORT

Come together with, discuss, and plan activities to take back our Republic at : FREERPUBLIC.COM CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISM

Join a TEA PARTY like our founders, to turn this marxism/socialism around TEA PARTY NATION and, or TEA PARTY PATRITOTS

Stay true to your oath to protect and defend the Constitution at OATHKEEPERS - NOT ON OUR WATCH

Sincerely, and in liberty,

Jeff Head
Emmett, ID
March 22, 2010

16 posted on 03/22/2010 2:59:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kristinn

Dick Armey should know that there’s no appeasing Democrats, short of doing what they think is good for their re-election.

‘Bye, Dick, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 3:00:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: kristinn

Mr. Brandon, ask yourself this question: How difficult would it be to put a few plants in place to tar the entire group of people with a media quite willing to run with the allegation with absolutely no evidence at all that such a thing really happened?

Not hard at all, I would submit.


18 posted on 03/22/2010 3:01:02 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kristinn
Is this the same “Amnesty” Dick Armey?
Why is this fool even in the Tea Parties at all?
Time to kick this idiot out of the Tea Parties for good.
19 posted on 03/22/2010 3:01:10 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: kristinn

Armey once referred to his congressional colleague Barney Frank of Massachusetts as “Barney fag,” causing quite a stir in the Washington Post, New York Times, and elsewhere. He also once made the remark that “if there was a dick army Barney Frank would be in it.”


20 posted on 03/22/2010 3:01:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Well now we know Freedom Works is a fraud!
If the “Tea Party” movement is dependent on this crap, then the “Tea Party” movement is little more than a bowel movement! IMHO


21 posted on 03/22/2010 3:01:52 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: wolfpat
The problem is that with no one person in charge of the “Tea Party” movement, there is no one to get up and throw the B.S. flag on the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/Marxist charges of racism.

Everyone should stop using the term "Tea Party." This is a set up. The Americans making 100,000 call an hour to congress were not Tea Partiers. They were real Americans.

22 posted on 03/22/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: ilgipper

Freedom has no price and can’t be baught!
“The truth will set you FREE”

Thanks! Bye


23 posted on 03/22/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: kristinn

The problem is the label. It allows the msm to group and smear us. I think we should just be known as “we the people”....which is what we are.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 3:03:07 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn

The problem is the label. It allows the msm to group and smear us. I think we should just be known as “we the people”....which is what we are.


25 posted on 03/22/2010 3:03:58 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn
They're in league with the Dims.

Tea Party is an authentic popular movement, threatens RNC control. So they play a game with the Dims: you do the set up, we'll knock 'em down.

The whole race card gig was a set-up, coordinated with the TV people.

Now the RNC types are back in control, no little people to cause trouble when they make a deal with the thugs.

26 posted on 03/22/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: kristinn

Fine. Armey is kind of an embarrassment anyway.


27 posted on 03/22/2010 3:04:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (I love my country. I hate...HATE!!...my government.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

“House Republican Leader Dick Armey. “If the movement gets tattooed as at all sympathetic to those (racist and homophobic) views, I won’t want to be involved in it anymore.”

OK Dick, what are you going to support?


28 posted on 03/22/2010 3:04:56 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Nachum

I doubt that anything that inflammatory was said.


29 posted on 03/22/2010 3:05:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: wolfpat; Parley Baer
The problem is that with no one person in charge of the “Tea Party” movement, there is no one to get up and throw the B.S. flag on the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/Marxist charges of racism.

So if we got somebody with name recognition and called them our "leader" and they stood up and said the same thing all the members of the Tea Party movement are already saying, you believe the media would report the denial and stop spreading the lies?

I don't. They'd be dismissive and ignore the "leader" just as effectively as they ignore the common people.

And I still couldn't care less how the media paints the movement, celebrity leader or not. They are the enemy, I completely expect them to lie about us.

30 posted on 03/22/2010 3:05:26 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Dick Armey supports amnesty. This is his junction to split from the Tea Party. He got what he wanted from them (us) - name recognition and relevancy in the D.C. establishment. Amnesty is about to hit the fan and Armey wants no part of the Tea Parties anymore.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 3:05:39 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: kristinn

Fair weather friends with commitment to principle an inch deep.


32 posted on 03/22/2010 3:06:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: kristinn

Moot article, since the ALLEGED incident NEVER happened, at least according to multiple videos of the event show NOTHING of the kind happened. Politico trying to stir up non-existent crap, trying to divide conservative groups—typical Alinsky move! Don’t fall for it!


33 posted on 03/22/2010 3:06:44 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you, Jeff. I warned people in a speech I gave at the Orlando Tea Party last March to beware of the D.C. based groups—while we appreciate their help, but to not allow them to take over their movement.


34 posted on 03/22/2010 3:07:10 PM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

General Palin would never be so feckless. Too bad she’s got that wart to deal with.


35 posted on 03/22/2010 3:07:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: kristinn

Good riddance and nothing of value was lost.

FW is little compared to millions of pissed-off Americans. We will evolve just fine in due time. We don’t need “professional guidance”.

Freedom has inherent risk, by its very nature it’s dangerous.


36 posted on 03/22/2010 3:08:51 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: jersey117
We The People
37 posted on 03/22/2010 3:09:01 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: outofstyle

Are you saying that Tea Partiers are NOT “real” Americans?? Because them’s fightin’ words! >:-(


38 posted on 03/22/2010 3:10:53 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
Dick Armey bailed a long time ago, under questionable circumstances. He has not been a "republican leader" much less a "house republican leader" for a number of years. This so-called advocacy group of his popped up out of nowhere, has done nothing, and likely will wilt and die because nobody cares about it. Rino groups are like that.
39 posted on 03/22/2010 3:11:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: kristinn

The sooner you know who your real friends are, and which ones are fake, the better.

I wasn’t too keen on these guys before. As far as I’m concerned, this finishes them.

When things get rough, a friend is someone who guards your back.


40 posted on 03/22/2010 3:11:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Just looking for an excuse!

Anyone who expects everyone in a movement as large as the TEA will demonstrate perfect behavior is a fool! What are we supposed to do, shoot anyone who gets out of line?

41 posted on 03/22/2010 3:11:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: kristinn

since when is he a leader? Anybody who runs away when the Firing starts isn’t worth spit anyway. What a homo.

Pray for America’s Freedom


42 posted on 03/22/2010 3:12:05 PM PDT by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: kristinn
They can blackmail us this way for as long as conservatives care about being labeled racist, sexist , and/or homophobic.

And no longer.

The only solution is for conservatives to stop caring about what labels the Left casts at us. The people who would be the most offended by somebody being racist, sexist , and/or homophobic, are people who hate conservatives anyway.

43 posted on 03/22/2010 3:12:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: jersey117
I like the Tea Party moniker. For one reason it is not a negative. Conservatives are always being described as "anti-choice" "anti-gun control" "anti-gay marriage" rather than how we choose to describe ourselves, "pro-life, pro self-defense, pro traditional marriage, etc."

This time we got to label ourselves in a positive way and it stuck for once.

44 posted on 03/22/2010 3:13:03 PM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

As if the black caucus didn’t set that up, it was so obvious.


45 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:01 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: kristinn

Buh bye.

Weak kneed and spineless is not going to get the job done. Good riddance. They were never the so-called “leaders” anyway.


46 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:08 PM PDT by Vindication
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To: kristinn

Well, bye.


47 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:09 PM PDT by bertrand
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To: pillut48
I think you know that I am not saying that. However, this is not a “Party.” The movement will be stongest if it remains a loose network of patriotic Americans. These Alinsky tactics only work when they can be focused.
48 posted on 03/22/2010 3:14:13 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: kristinn

It would seem that anyone who wants to destroy the TP movement merely needs to show up at rallies pretending to be a Tea Partier, and misbehave.


49 posted on 03/22/2010 3:17:20 PM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: kristinn

Speaking to Politico, Freedom Works spokesman Adam Brandon said that media reports smearing Tea Party protesters as racists could cause Freedom Works to give up its support for the movement:

The fact that they would blindly believe Politico over everyone who was there and heard no such things speaks volumes about Freedomworks. Good riddance.


50 posted on 03/22/2010 3:19:17 PM PDT by marstegreg
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