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In response to amnesty stooge Dick Armey
Michellemalkin.com ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 03/29/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT by AuntB

I have wonderful, grass-roots friends at Freedomworks.

Dick Armey is not one of them.

He’s a clueless promoter of bailout-happy, big government Republican Sen. John McCain. And Armey’s a blowhard-y Beltway dinosaur who can’t resist shooting off his mouth and alienating the Tea Party base while criticizing other conservatives of alienation. At the National Press Club to promote the D.C. protest against Demcare, Armey veered off into a liberal platitude-littered rant against conservatives who believe in strict enforcement of our immigration laws.

Armey singled out former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo and bragged about censoring him while they served in the House together:

Former Republican House leader Dick Armey said staunch anti-immigration opponents such as Rep. Tom Tancredo are destructive to Republicans — and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections.

“Who in the Republican Party was the genius that said that now that we have identified the fastest-growing voting demographic in America, let’s go out and alienate them?” Armey said, referencing Hispanics, during a luncheon in Washington at the National Press Club.

“When I was the majority leader, I saw to it that Tom Tancredo did not get on the stage because I saw how destructive he was,” Armey said of the Colorado congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate known for his opposition to illegal immigration.

Armey said “this is a nation of immigrants” and “if you love America, love freedom” and if you will work and pay taxes, you should be welcome in the country.

The “nation of immigrants” mantra has been addressed many times on this blog — history lessons here and here. Just like all the other open-borders zealots who smear those of us who believe in strict immigration enforcement and control, Armey whitewashes the distinction between legal and illegal.

Since when are illegal Hispanic aliens the “natural” constituency of the Republican Party? See also: Debunking open-borders myths and Whither the Hispanic vote?

Tancredo was on the right side of the illegal alien shamnesty debate from day one — and as John Derbyshire noted in defense of Tancredo, “Tom stood up for our national sovereignty, for the integrity of our borders and the enforcement of our laws, when most Republican politicians were weaseling on those issues (as too many still are). I’ll honor him for that.”

NumbersUSA details Armey’s pro-amnesty record. It’s abysmal.

In boasting about exercising his Beltway power to keep folks like Tancredo off the stage, Armey embodies everything the Tea Party movement is supposed to stand against — top-down control, political hubris, silencing of dissent. With “friends” like Dick Armey, who needs enemies?

Caveat emptor.

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The open-borders lobby will march on Washington this Sunday. Perhaps Armey can serve as an honorary grand marshal, with his good friends John McCain and Lindsey Graham leading the feckless GOP contingent.

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Related reading from Tancredo: Republicans and the Hispanic Vote: Inconvenient Facts for Amnesty Proponents


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dickarmey; immigration; notconservative; teaparty
Tea Party people!! Beware of Dick Armey!

More here: http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=dick+armey

1 posted on 03/29/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

I wanted to support Freedom Works in my search for at least one grassroots activist organization that is serious and effective. Now, I’ll have to give it second thoughts.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 11:47:30 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: AuntB

Seriously, can we keep this guy a million miles away from the Tea Party events? I don’t know when he became attached, but he’s always trying to look like the head of the movement...I can’t stand this bstrd and I am pretty sure I am not alone.


3 posted on 03/29/2010 11:47:43 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me a racist I tell them, "you’re just saying that because I’m white.")
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To: AuntB

He has that first name for a reason........


4 posted on 03/29/2010 11:49:40 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: AuntB

Seeeezzh...It’s getting to be like which Republican do we hate today around here! Dick Armey was one of the leaders of the Contract With America for goodness sakes. Does anybody remember Reagan’s 11th Commandment? If there is one way to guarantee Obummer’s re-election it is with a divided Republican party!


5 posted on 03/29/2010 11:50:05 AM PDT by ironangel
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To: AuntB

Tancredo was and is correct. Armey is just an open borders RINO Quisling stooge.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 11:51:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: ironangel

Obviously, since Pubbies are now starting to eat each other, it must mean we’re in for a BIG win this Novemeber..they’re just trying to get to the front of the chow line..


7 posted on 03/29/2010 11:51:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: AuntB

Armey and Freedom Works owned the stage at the big 9-12 march in DC. That’s why while the marchers were loudly and clearly saying, en masse, “give us our country back!” the Republican message from the podium was “give us our power back.”

There really is a world of difference between those two messages.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: AuntB
Another big disappointment. How he thinks we can have small government with those NEW voters is beyond me. Here's your link with good HTML:

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=dick+armey

9 posted on 03/29/2010 11:52:47 AM PDT by sickoflibs (( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid"))
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To: ironangel

NumbersUSA.com is a great site. I only joined 1 1/2 years ago, and whenever there is a need to write anyone in DC about any issue regarding illegals, your account makes it really easy. I expect this topic to be hot for the next 6 months (especially if they try another cram down)


10 posted on 03/29/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT by MotherRedDog
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To: ironangel; AuntB
RE :”Seeeezzh...It’s getting to be like which Republican do we hate today around here! Dick Armey was one of the leaders of the Contract With America for goodness sakes

I remember those days 1994 (16 years ago.) Armey was my #1 hero at the time, with Rush (too). Now he is a huge disappointment with this position. He doesnt have to love JD, but this amnesty stuff will make Obama's dream come true.

11 posted on 03/29/2010 11:57:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid"))
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To: MotherRedDog

I had the misfortune of being sat next to Dick Armey on a flight from Dallas one time (he, of course, was placed into first class like some phony poobah, with airline “security” people coming on board and kissing his tail). He was extremely rude and one of the five biggest jerks I have ever met (I can’t remember the names of the other four).


12 posted on 03/29/2010 11:59:05 AM PDT by laconic
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To: AuntB

Heard him a couple of times in the last week. Does he always sound like that now? Is he carrying a flask in his boot these days?


13 posted on 03/29/2010 11:59:10 AM PDT by throwback (o)
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To: sickoflibs

I think that Armey is a funny, genuinely good guy. BUT, he has a willful blindspot withe regards to illegal immigrants. They are an integral part of the Marxist plan to destoy the U.S. No Republican pandered to Hispanics more than Juan McCain, yet they chose to go with the Socialist who offered them one more dollar, by a margin of 2-1. Every immigrant group in every land leaves their own hell, only to vote to reimpose a NEW hell upon themselves in America. Bob


14 posted on 03/29/2010 12:01:05 PM PDT by alstewartfan (I "I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost the veil that covered her eyes." Al Stewart)
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To: sickoflibs

I think that Armey is a funny, genuinely good guy. BUT, he has a willful blindspot withe regards to illegal immigrants. They are an integral part of the Marxist plan to destoy the U.S. No Republican pandered to Hispanics more than Juan McCain, yet they chose to go with the Socialist who offered them one more dollar, by a margin of 2-1. Every immigrant group in every land leaves their own hell, only to vote to reimpose a NEW hell upon themselves in America. Bob


15 posted on 03/29/2010 12:01:28 PM PDT by alstewartfan (I "I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost the veil that covered her eyes." Al Stewart)
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To: laconic

Armey’s sense of entitlement became very apparent when he tried to bequeath his congressional seat to his son. Didn’t work out so well.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 12:02:50 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Stop Congress Now http://stopcongressnow.org/)
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To: ironangel

“Seeeezzh...It’s getting to be like which Republican do we hate today around here! Dick Armey was one of the leaders of the Contract With America for goodness sakes. Does anybody remember Reagan’s 11th Commandment? If there is one way to guarantee Obummer’s re-election it is with a divided Republican party!”

Look, we were duped. Newt Gingrich was one of the leaders with the Contract with America too, and he’s worse for conservatives than Armey. And if you don’t know that...find out, it’s not difficult if you want the truth.
Shall we continue to support these clowns even when they are exposed????

We might as well be democrats then!

Stop with the 11th commandment crappola. Reagan also said BEWARE of moderates!

“We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.”” — President Ronald Reagan “


17 posted on 03/29/2010 12:04:25 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ironangel

I guess Dick Armey must have forgotten the 11th Commandment because he sure doesn’t seem to follow it himself, does he?

As much as I admired Pres. Reagan, I don’t agree with everything he said. This “llth Commandment” being one of them.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 12:09:07 PM PDT by beandog
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To: AuntB
Let Dick know how you feel:

601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, North
Building, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.783.3870 Fax: 202.942.7649
Toll Free: 1.888.564.6273

19 posted on 03/29/2010 12:11:30 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AuntB

Thanks for posting this article, and the other info on Dick Armey.

Armey is one treasonous SOB....seems to be more on the side of the Mexican Drug Cartels than on the side of Americans

Dick Armey is an Anti-American Bigot....and the Tea Party needs to stay far away from him


20 posted on 03/29/2010 12:25:03 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: ironangel

Off subject but I was in the Navy when the “Bonnie Dick” was afloat. I was an AE and about to go to see when I cross rated and became a Seabee. Went to Diego Garcia instead. Not a good switch.


21 posted on 03/29/2010 12:25:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("God, please send Pat Leahy to Murtha's house.")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

“Armey is one treasonous SOB....seems to be more on the side of the Mexican Drug Cartels than on the side of Americans”

I have no proof that Dick Armey or any one else has been bought and paid for by these drug cartels and their agents, but there is no other explanation for selling out this country, other than shear stupidity....but then, it might be that and corruption.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 12:27:20 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ironangel

Seeeezzh...It’s getting to be like which Republican do we hate today around here! Dick Armey was one of the leaders of the Contract With America for goodness sakes. Does anybody remember Reagan’s 11th Commandment? If there is one way to guarantee Obummer’s re-election it is with a divided Republican party!


When it comes to pointing out traitors, Liberal RINOs, and subversives within the GOP....stop invoking the name of Ronald Reagan to defend them

Liberal RINOs always bring up that 11th Commandment stuff to try and justify the actions of a Liberal RINO.

Stop slandering Reagan....Dick Armey is Pro-Illegal Alien, and an Anti-American Bigot


23 posted on 03/29/2010 12:28:05 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: AuntB; newgeezer

I love Dick Armey. He stopped an anti-homeschooling bill several years ago.


24 posted on 03/29/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (A Christian Democrat is better than a heathen Republican)
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To: throwback

He always reminds me of Dean Martin.


25 posted on 03/29/2010 12:33:36 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: DungeonMaster

“I love Dick Armey. He stopped an anti-homeschooling bill several years ago.”

Swell. If he hadn’t done something good, he’d be a democrat!

But he’s close....what did he EVER do to stop this??? NOTHING, that’s what! Are you willing to sell out your fellow American’s LIVES over that one issue?

Rancher and Dog Killed by Illegal Alien
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2481832/posts
A Deliberate act of Terrorism - Mexico
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2472183/posts


26 posted on 03/29/2010 12:37:59 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB
Armey, you dumb son-of-a-b*tch - the immigrants who came over here and helped build this country did so LEGALLY!!!! Ellis Island - remember?? They were PROUD to apply for citizenship, and the moment they became citizens of this country, many of them cried. It was a realization of a dream. For them, citizenship was something to be proud of, not something to be scoffed at.

We're all for LEGAL immigration - it's the ones who want to sneak over the border, break our laws and take advantage of taxpayer-supported services that are unwelcome here!

Get it straight, you fat-assed bozo!


27 posted on 03/29/2010 12:40:02 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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To: All; DungeonMaster
Former Republican House leader Dick Armey said staunch anti-immigration opponents ... are destructive to Republicans — and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections.

Probably the same kind of logic that gave us Amendment XIX. (Surely we wouldn't want to alienate a possible constituency.)

28 posted on 03/29/2010 12:43:21 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AuntB

It looks like he’s also anti global warming. That’s two issues.


29 posted on 03/29/2010 12:43:30 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (A Christian Democrat is better than a heathen Republican)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Armey, you dumb son-of-a-b*tch - the immigrants who came over here and helped build this country did so LEGALLY!!!! Ellis Island - remember?? They were PROUD to apply for citizenship, and the moment they became citizens of this country, many of them cried. It was a realization of a dream. For them, citizenship was something to be proud of, not something to be scoffed at."

I've read and seen photos of earlier immigrants kissing the ground when they got here. The new immigrant just spits on it, and us and burns our flag, while carrying the one of the 3rd world hell they ran from. And they hate Dick Armey and all republicans, no matter how they bend over to please them.

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30 posted on 03/29/2010 12:44:41 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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"It looks like he’s also anti global warming. That’s two issues."

When we have no nation left, global warming isn't going to matter very much, is it?? Look, if you agree with Armey on amnesty and insulting the rest of us over it, just say so!

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31 posted on 03/29/2010 12:47:20 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: b4its2late
He has that first name for a reason........

It's called truth in advertising.
32 posted on 03/29/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: hampdenkid
The "Contract From America" was hijacked by Armey.

The original voting by the grassroots had "Pass The Fair Tax" as it's top pick by a two to one margin.

Then Armey stepped in and eliminated it.

He has always favored a flat tax, and decided by himself to revise the list, with no mention to anyone about it.

He is, was, and always will be what the grassroots are learning to despise.

33 posted on 03/29/2010 1:02:32 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: AuntB

I am sick of Dick trying to position himself as a leader of the Tea Party


34 posted on 03/29/2010 1:43:10 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: AuntB

If the republican party suports amnesty I will no longer be a member of the republican party.
ANYONE who supports this sham is an ENEMY.


35 posted on 03/29/2010 2:03:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: AuntB

“Several of his former female economics students went public with stories of his sexually harassing them — harassment allegedly so severe that at least one student transferred to another school. He would later divorce his wife and marry one of his students”

A good Christian man that Dick Armey.


36 posted on 03/29/2010 2:06:01 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: AuntB

This jerk and people like him have hijacked the Tea Party “movement” and tried to subvert it to their own aims. Don’t let them.


37 posted on 03/29/2010 2:10:54 PM PDT by Rastus
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