Might be interesting, eventually learning the source of contention that led to Armey’s departure. Used to regard him as an okay conservative back in the day, but when he became vocally pro-amnesty, I grew very wary of him. That’s the reason I kept my distance from FreedomWorks, quite frankly. Plus, when the tea party movement started, he did come across rather presumptiously like a guy who ran out in front of an ongoing parade and immediately proclaimed himself the “big leader,” as if he were some kind of populist outsider. Which considering his background was hard to buy, to put it mildly.
Yes, somewhere, Armey got a burr and became crossways with most everyone, at one time or another, on our side. I don’t quite know what the deal was, but he was sidelined for some reason.
...when the tea party movement started, he did come across rather presumptiously like a guy who ran out in front of an ongoing parade and immediately proclaimed himself the big leader...Yep that is how it was.
He was very quick to jump on the band wagon and start raking in the dough from those he attracted to his org.
FW has always been quite aggressive in trying to attract money.
The Tea Party Patriots were driven by monetary greed soon after they saw how fast the TPM was growing.
And took a lot of manipulative actions to attract money and also to be seen as the "leader" of the Tea Party Movement.
A lot of infighting also.
Both of those groups were/are more interested in promoting themselves rather than spending more energy on pushing the Tea Party principles etc.