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  • ‘It’s Hard to See How Boehner Gets Out of This’: Dick Armey on the Shutdown (GOP Will Lose)

    10/11/2013 4:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/11 | Eric Benson
    Former U.S. Representative Dick Armey speaks at "Tea Party" a panel discussion at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at DGA Theater on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker) *** Local Caption *** Dick Armey Former Texas congressman Dick Armey knows from shutdowns. A chief author of the "Contract with America" and a hardline general in the Gingrich Revolution, Armey was House majority leader when the Republicans faced off against Bill Clinton in late 1995, insisting they would only fund government if the president agreed to a balanced budget in seven years....
  • Dick Armey on why he gave that interview to Media Matters (Admits "Major Screw-up" on his part)

    01/09/2013 2:42:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Dick Armey had no idea he was speaking to the left-wing Media Matters organization during an interview last week, he told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Instead, Armey thought he was chatting with the conservative Media Research Center. Armey and his tea party organization FreedomWorks parted ways in early December after disagreements over the direction of the powerful nonprofit and how the group’s money was being spent. A post published Friday by Media Matters blogger Joe Strupp relayed concerns by Armey — also a former House majority leader — about FreedomWorks’ expenditures, including several million dollars spent on sponsorship opportunities with...
  • Dick Armey Blasts Losing GOP: They Said “Stupid Things”

    12/10/2012 10:19:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 10:05 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month’s congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday. Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP candidates said “stupid things” that party leaders should have taught them to avoid saying. He said Republicans had a lot of candidates who did “dumb things” during their campaigns. Armey, a former Republican House majority leader from Texas, did not specifically mention controversial comments about rape by GOP Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri that contributed to...
  • Why Dick Armey resigned from his tea party organization

    12/05/2012 11:29:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-5-2012 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — Dick Armey’s resignation as chairman of FreedomWorks follows months of turmoil, accusations of unethical behavior, top officials being put on administrative leave and a wave of staff departures inside the tea party-affiliated organization. Multiple sources inside FreedomWorks told The Daily Caller that Armey’s resignation — made public this week but in the works for months – came about after the former House Majority Leader became angry with how FreedomWorks CEO and president Matt Kibbe was operating the organization. “We had serious differences of opinion about the process of how you do business and I wanted to move on,”...
  • Finally, Romney gets tea party support

    03/21/2012 9:41:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposition to his candidacy, a top executive in the group told The Washington Times. FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama. “It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday....
  • Could A Brokered Convention Become A Tea Party?

    01/24/2012 10:07:08 AM PST · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/24/12 | CaroleL
    Appearing on FNC's Happening Now this morning, former House Majority Leader and Chairman of FreedomWorks Dick Armey was asked to comment on reports that the Tea Party Movement has not been involved in the GOP primary process and may in fact be dead. As an influential voice in the movement, Mr. Armey explained that tea party activists have been working on reinforcing the conservative majority in the House and capturing a conservative majority in the Senate while the media has been focused only on presidential politics. But he also said the grassroots movement could have a very real role in...
  • Dick Armey: On Rick Perry

    07/05/2011 1:09:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    CNBC interview ^ | July 5, 2011 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    LL: Out of all the GOP Presidential candidates right now, do think any of them can be a formidable opponent to President Obama? You have mentioned former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty on Squawk Box that you liked him. Do you think him backing off of "Obamneycare" was a political misstep? What about Texas Governor Rick Perry? Many GOP supporters tell me the field right now is not exciting and they are waiting for Perry to jump in. DA: President Obama will be a weak candidate in ’12, running for reelection in the weakest economy since the Great Depression; but his...
  • Tea Party group targets Orrin Hatch for defeat

    06/16/2011 6:45:51 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Conservative PAC FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is targeting Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in the 2012 Senate race. The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday. "It's clear that Senator Hatch is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Tea Party movement by reinventing himself as a fiscal conservative," said Russ Walker, Vice President of Political and Grassroots Campaigns for FreedomWorks PAC, in a statement. "But his recent rhetoric and actions in favor of limited...
  • Mitch Daniels gets an "Armey" of support... (barf)and Freep this presidential poll por favor

    03/25/2011 8:42:45 AM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 20 replies
    The CourierPress ^ | 3/25/11 | Eric Bradner
    INDIANAPOLIS — If Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels decides to run for president, he will have the support of former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
  • Dick Armey is not the tea party

    11/19/2010 9:28:04 PM PST · by chickadee · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/19/10 | Joseph Farah
    Guess who was the real big winner in the 2010 midterm election? The word on the street in Washington is that it was Dick Armey, the former House majority leader. I'll bet you didn't even know he was on the ballot. Guess what? You were right. But he's being hailed as "the godfather of the tea-party movement." And he is being positioned by insiders – as well as his own PR machine and a media determined to constrain the impact of the grass-roots activists actually responsible for the historic congressional shift – to serve as an adviser to the Republican...
  • Dick Armey Backs Boehner's Strategy On Tax Cuts (Armey racking up RINO chits today)

    09/13/2010 10:06:55 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | 09/13/10 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Dick Armey, chairman of the tea party-backing FreedomWorks, got behind Rep. John Boehner's (R-OH) take-what-you-can-get talk about extending the Bush tax cuts at a breakfast with reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor this morning. Asked if Boehner made "the right move" with his suggestion that he'd vote for extending just the Bush tax cuts affecting the middle class if that's all that could reasonably pass the Democratic-controlled Congress, Armey said...
  • Dick Armey suggests DeMint for 2012

    09/10/2010 10:45:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/10 | ALex Pappas
    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is on former House majority leader Dick Armey’s list of Republicans he could support for president in 2012. Asked during a panel discussion Friday night on the Tea Party movement to name several leaders he would like to see challenge President Obama, he also listed Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. “There’s no shortage of good people,” said Armey, the chairman of FreedomWorks, a free-market group helping to organize this weekend’s Tea Party 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington. Armey also suggested that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...
  • NYT: The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party (Cue spooky music)

    08/29/2010 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 28, 2010 | Frank Rich
    ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to Washington, where the avatars of oppressed white Tea Party America, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, were slated to “reclaim the civil rights movement” (Beck’s words) on the same spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream exactly 47 years earlier. Vive la révolution! There’s just one element missing from these snapshots of America’s ostensibly spontaneous...
  • Tea Party Group Hit With Death Threats

    08/26/2010 9:03:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 70 replies
    US News.com ^ | 8/25/2010 | Paul Bedard
    One of Washington's principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol. "FreedomWorks and Dick Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and E-mails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons," spokesman Adam Brandon tells Whispers. "As we get closer to the election we expect the...
  • A Tea Party Manifesto: Not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party

    08/19/2010 8:32:40 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/17/2010 | DICK ARMEY AND MATT KIBBE
    The movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party. It is aiming for a hostile takeover. On Feb. 9, 2009, Mary Rakovich, a recently laid-off automotive engineer, set out for a convention center in Fort Myers, Fla. with protest signs, a cooler of water and the courage of her convictions. She felt compelled to act, having grown increasingly alarmed at the explosion of earmarks, bailouts and government spending in the waning years of the Bush administration. President Barack Obama, joined by then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, was in town promoting his plan to spend a trillion dollars in...
  • What’s up with the fist posters?

    08/14/2010 10:43:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 24 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 14th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Fists? Let me first state that I sympathize to the cause of the people involved in Freedom Works organization. However their resent artwork looks like photoshoped Soviet posters. It’s like somebody erased Kremlin and put the Capitol on the background on their 9/12 tax-payer march on Washington DC poster. Kim Jong Il is going crazy with envy looking at those fists at the 8/27 convention poster. He does not respect the copyrights so it is very possible for him to use the ‘fisty’ artwork as a center piece at the next parade in North Korea. The communist artists may...
  • Has the Tea Party Been Hijacked By GOP Rinos?

    07/23/2010 5:08:43 PM PDT · by pinochet · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Pinochet
    All this time, I have been thinking that the Tea Party is a grassroots movement of American patriots, and that there is no national leadership that controls the movement. All members and groups in the Tea Party are supposed to be equal. Dick Armey's organization, the National Tea Party Federation, recently expelled the Tea Party Express, headed by Mark Williams. I do not remember any election by Tea Party members around the country, that chose Dick Armey to be the national leader of the Tea Party movement. Who does Dick Armey speak for? Does he speak for you, or for...
  • More guests for the Freedom Watch Tea Party Summit: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, others

    06/08/2010 9:12:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 6 replies · 35+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/07/2010
    Joining Judge Napolitano for his Freedom Watch television debut will be a few more stellar guests. Earlier it was announced that Ron Paul and Sarah Palin would be joining the show. Now weÂ’ve received word that the following guests are also scheduled to appear: â– Dr. Rand Paul â– Senator Jim DeMint â– Rep. Michelle Bachman â– Dick Armey Tune in this Saturday at 10am Eastern to Fox Business Channel for the debut.
  • Tea Party to Fight Senate Amnesty Proposal

    05/01/2010 11:31:25 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 9 replies · 456+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | 4/30/10 | N/A
    "Tea Party leaders have decided to use their activists to fight the Senate Amnesty bill unveiled yesterday afternoon by Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and four other Democratic Senators. The move contradicts the position of Dick Armey whose FreedomWorks organization helped spur the Tea Party movement.".....
  • Amnesty Advocate Dick Armey Endorses Mike Lee (Delegates take note!)

    04/28/2010 10:13:37 PM PDT · by dangus · 1 replies · 523+ views
    Mike Lee Press Release, Vanity Commentary ^ | 4.29.10 | Armey's Press Release, Vanity Commentary
    Until this past year, I would never have guessed Sen. Bob Bennett would be a top target of RINO hunters. He's made some very unpopular moves, like supporting the TARP bailout, but his ACU rating has been quite high. Nonetheless, I've been rather excited to see the RINO hunters so successful that they can move down to what I would have guessed was a low priority target. But are Utahans about to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire? Mike Lee is currently leading polls among delegates to the Utah state convention. But Lee is proudly trumpeting...
  • In response to amnesty stooge Dick Armey

    03/29/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 36 replies · 828+ views
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    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...
  • Dick Armey Stuns His Tea Partiers With Open-Borders Advocacy (see his immigration record here)

    03/16/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 27 replies · 882+ views
    NumbersUsa ^ | Mar. 15, 2010 | Roy Beck
    For weeks, various grassroots leaders of tea parties have been asking NumbersUSA if there is anything to the rumors that former Congressman Dick Armey is soft on amnesty and the costs of illegal immigration. If he were, that would be an unsettling situation for the vast majority of people at tea party events who oppose both vehemently. Well, today, Dick Armey settled the question. No need for rumors now. Mr. Armey -- labeled as the "uber-organizer of the tea party movement" by a reporter today -- seems to have labeled as "goofy" most of the grassroots citizens attending tea party...
  • Dick Armey: Tom Tancredo is ‘destructive’ to Republicans on immigration

    03/15/2010 9:15:22 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 1,346+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/10 | ALex Pappas
    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...
  • Dick Armey wants Tancredo out of the tent (another amnesty queen)

    03/10/2010 2:13:41 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 597+ views
    God Country USA ^ | 3/10/10 | staff
    Dick Armey wants Tancredo out of the Tea Party Tent. Dick Armey as many RINO republicans are willing to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and open borders.
  • Dick Armey Blast Obama at CPAC: "The Most Incompetent President in Our Lifetime" (Video)

    02/18/2010 10:46:49 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 715+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/17/10 | HAP
    "The most incompetent President perhaps in our lifetime, you have no ability, you only have talent, and your purpose is income redistribution. You methods are transparent, you create the perception of a crisis in order to be able ride to the rescue and achieve your self indulgent purposes of controlling the distribution of income in America"....Ditto that.....
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Armey: Hayworth had 'undistinguished' House career (Dick Armey attacks J.D. Hayworth)

    02/07/2010 4:55:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-03 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • Dick Armey Campaigns With Kay Bailey Hutchison

    01/27/2010 8:14:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 486+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/27/2010 | Staff
    Dick Armey campaigned with Kay Bailey Hutchison in Brownwood, Lubbock and Amarillo. The former Majority Leader, who represented Texas' 26th district, was a leading figure in the 1994 Republican Revolution and the Contract with America. He currently serves as the Chairman of FreedomWorks and is a leader in the TEA Party movement.
  • A Culture War Cease-Fire

    12/24/2009 4:01:42 PM PST · by steve-b · 9 replies · 518+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/09 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    It is 2009's quiet story -- quiet because it's about what didn't happen, which can be as important as what did. In this highly partisan year, we did not see a sharpening of the battles over religion and culture. Yes, we continued to fight over gay marriage, and arguments about abortion were a feature of the health-care debate. But what's more striking is that other issues -- notably economics and the role of government -- trumped culture and religion in the public square. The culture wars went into recession along with the economy. The most important transformation occurred on the...
  • Republicans Pay Tribute at ‘Tea Party’ Movie Premiere

    12/03/2009 9:11:54 PM PST · by Syncro · 16 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | December 3, 2009 | David Weigel
    Republicans Pay Tribute at ‘Tea Party’ Movie Premiere Members of Congress Mingle With Activists at D.C. Film Debut By David Weigel 12/3/09 10:08 AM Presenters at the premiere of "Tea Party: The Documentary Film" Wednesday in Washington (Photo: David Weigel) Getting into Wednesday’s Washington, D.C., premiere of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film” meant walking through a steady rain into the Ronald Reagan building, a sprawling downtown trade and convention center where the economic conservative group FreedomWorks, which helped organize a number of Tea Party protests, had rented a foyer and a sizable auditorium. The stars of the film relaxed and...
  • Don't surrender - keep fighting Obamacare

    10/21/2009 6:35:13 PM PDT · by Sun · 11 replies · 284+ views
    Dick Armey
    I received this from my automatic email from Dick Armey: "Representatives and Senators need to hear from you not only on the phone, and via email and traditional mail – but in their own backyards. A district office visit doesn’t take long, and is a very important step that shows you are serious about preserving our freedoms. Many folks are having trouble getting through to their Congressmen on the phone – some offices are no longer answering, other lines are jammed. If they won’t listen when we call, then you need to show up on their doorsteps!"
  • The Second American Revolution

    10/08/2009 11:31:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 1,068+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 8, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The Second American Revolution by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 08, 2009 “This is the real second American Revolution,” Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal announced to the applauding audience at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Defending the American Dream Summit on October 3, 2009. Moore began by addressing the economic troubles America faces today. “It was really very depressing to me to see that we now have an unemployment rate that’s just below ten percent, the highest it’s been in twenty-six years,” Moore said. “It is one of the great tragedies of the past fifty years that we have...
  • The youngest Baldwin Brother takes on an interesting challenge: Texas politics

    10/08/2009 10:05:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies · 1,300+ views
    BostonHearald.com ^ | Oct 7 2009 | Bud Kennedy
    The fracture of the Tea Party and 9/12 protest groups has begun, with some protesters following Republican Dick Armey into partisan activism and others chasing jet trails after anyone from Glenn Beck to John Birch. In North Texas alone, three different political factions are selling "Tea Party Training" or "Tea Party Boot Camp," where for $25 wannabe activists can learn everything from Armey economics to conspiracy theories taught by a "birther." So far, it’s been tough to tell who’s on which Republican or Libertarian team in the Tea Party protests. Actor Stephen Baldwin, a speaker at Armey’s Sept. 12 Washington...
  • Dick Armey of Freedomworks Wants Liberty for Illegal Aliens 'Bless Their Hearts'

    09/04/2009 8:00:07 AM PDT · by raybbr · 24 replies · 1,300+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-3-2009 | ALIPAC
    This is Dick Armey of Freedomworks. Retired Congressman Dick Armey is the top national organizer for the 9/12 Marches coming this month in Washington, DC. FOX News host Glenn Beck set the 9/12 movement in motion. Please let us know how you feel about Dick Armey's positions on illegal immigration.
  • Breaking : Bomb threat against Tea Party organizers

    09/12/2009 12:28:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies · 2,013+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Washington DC Tea Party appears to be a big success, but it’s not for lack of trying among the movement’s more lunatic opponents. Yesterday, the DC Metro police evacuated the offices of Freedomworks after several threats, including a bomb-threat phone call that police considered credible enough to investigate: Tens of thousands of anti-big government activists are expected in Washington on Saturday as part of a “March on Washington” being organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas. A FreedomWorks staffer told ABC News that the organization’s offices at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue were...
  • Armey on Tea Party Express: "The Invisible Hand of Freedom Meeting the Visible Foot of Government"

    09/12/2009 6:40:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 537+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Hannity last night where Sean Hannity talked with the organizers of the "Tea Party Express" movement which has arrived in Washington, D.C. A huge "March on Washington" Rally will be held there today. Hannity talked with organizers Mark Williams, Amy Kremer, and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Williams said their largest crowd thus far has been in Illinois, just outside Chicago, where the folks there said they rallied because "they know Obama." The "Tea Party Express" has stopped in 35 cities in 16 states. Hannity asked them how many they expected to attend the March...
  • Armey: We're Marching on Washington Against Obamacare

    08/18/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 79 replies · 3,098+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/18/09 | Rick Pedraza
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is organizing a march on Washington against the Obama administration’s healthcare plan that he hopes will finally finish off the Democratic push for socialized medicine. The march, organized by Armey’s political group FreedomWorks, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and is already generating hundreds of thousands of responses, the Texas Republican tells Newsmax.TV. The group is isn’t providing transportation, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem. See Video: Fomer House Majority Leader Dick Armey talks about the movement to defeat Obamacare
  • Obama foes turn to ’60s radical for tactical tips

    08/17/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 24 replies · 1,251+ views
    FT.com ^ | Edward Luce and Alexandra Ulmer
    Opponents of Barack Obama’s healthcare proposals are using the tactics of Saul Alinksy, the legendary leftwing activist who helped inspire the US president when he was a young community organiser, says Dick Armey, head of Freedom Works, a group fighting against universal healthcare. Mr Armey, who was the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives for most of the 1990s, said his group, which is behind many of the “tea party” protests that have disrupted town-hall meetings in the past two weeks, draws consciously on the forms of agitation pioneered by Mr Alinsky. Mr Obama, who worked as a...
  • Are You, Or Have You Ever Been, A Member Of The Tea Party Coalition?

    08/16/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 2,524+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somewhere, Joe McCarthy is smiling . . . On today's Meet The Press, Rachel Maddow demanded to know whether Dick Armey was a member of a coalition with the Tea Party Patriots, a group she alleges to promote "violence." Moderator David Gregory joined in the cross-examination of Armey, head of Freedom Works.
  • Dick Armey Says Reading the Democrats' Health Care Bill is a "Scary Thing" - Video 8/16/09

    08/16/2009 1:44:09 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 593+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today of former GOP Rep. Dick Armey saying that reading the Democrats' Health Care Bill is a "scary thing" because of the "growth of bureaucracy" that it would demand. Armey then told a strong illustration of how a man who is currently on Social Security Disability is being treated by the bureaucracy that already exists. Imagine the mess that would be created by moving tens of millions more people into a Government-operated Health Care System. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Armey Leaves DLA Piper Amid Furor Over Health Care Reform

    08/15/2009 9:32:14 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 795+ views
    Law.com ^ | 8-17-2009 | Carrie Levine
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned from DLA Piper, saying a firestorm over his ties to a conservative nonprofit opposed to health care reform has hurt the firm. In an interview, John Merrigan, a DLA Piper partner who chairs the federal affairs practice, said Armey, who had been a senior policy adviser, made the decision to leave. The nonprofit group, FreedomWorks, has been associated with disruptive protests at town hall meetings on health care reform. Armey's association with FreedomWorks, and his ties to DLA Piper, have been repeatedly raised on liberal blogs and by left-leaning commentators. For instance,...
  • Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign

    Political Insider Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign 4:44 pm August 14, 2009, by Jim Galloway Former U.S. House majority leader Dick Armey is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s anti-health care reform rally in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. But as of today, he’s also underemployed. This from Politico.com: Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) is resigning from DLA Piper law firm amid a wave of negative attention his grassroots organization, Freedom Works, has drawn for helping to organize protesters at health care town hall meetings with members of Congress. In an interview…Armey said that he was concerned about...
  • Shrum on Kudlow: Conservatives will not repeat the 1994 experience; they are in BIG trouble.

    04/15/2009 4:51:28 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 97 replies · 3,472+ views
    Vanity | April 15, 2009 | Vanity
    Just a moment ago, Bob Shrum proclaimed that the tea parties are not "protests", but "squeaks". He further stated that anti-tax sentiment may be there in certain segments, it is nowhere near a majority, and has waned over the years. He said 10 years ago, anti-tax protests were far more momentous (think of it like an oil field; a strong opening, but a gradual depletion over time). Shrum also said the GOP was in "deep trouble" and would not repeat 1994. He cited demographics and the shrinking Republican party. He said there will always be conservatives who are anti-tax, but...
  • VIDEO: Dick Armey: 'For the First Time I Have a President That Scares Me'

    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey emerges from the shadows and echoes my feelings. I miss this guy.
  • 'I'm So Damn Glad You Could Never Be My Wife'

    01/28/2009 4:19:19 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,563+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about the political becoming personal . . . On this evening's Hardball, Dick Armey told Joan Walsh: "I'm so damn glad that you could never be my wife, cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day." The former Republican representative from Texas had been wrangling with Salon editor Walsh over the politics of the stimulus package and the role Rush Limbaugh has been playing, when things got out of hand . . . [H/t reader JF.] View video here.
  • Some Ask if Bailout Is Unconstitutional

    01/16/2009 10:37:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies · 823+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2009 | John Schwartz
    While much of the debate over the $700 billion federal bailout plan has focused on whether the money is being spent wisely or well, concerns are growing among many conservatives about its constitutionality. Some conservatives have argued that the law creating the program, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which Congress passed hastily in October, violates constitutional principles that limit the amount of power that lawmakers can delegate to the executive branch. They also maintain that the enormous bailout plan has illegally grown beyond its original focus on the financial services industry to include a bailout of the auto...
  • Get your FREE Barack Obama Bumper Stickers and Door Hangers!

    09/19/2008 11:46:29 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 8 replies · 1,858+ views
    Gas Price Protest.com ^ | 9-19-2008 | FreedomWorks
    Get your FREE "Barack Obama is a Pain in My Gas" bumper sticker! Here is the website: http://freedomworks.org/petition/obama/request.html If you want a bulk order, please check the box that says "Assist with GOTV efforts."
  • Dick Armey: Huckabee's Counterproductive Sweet Talk

    01/08/2008 5:07:00 AM PST · by bstein80 · 35 replies · 107+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1-8-2007 | Dick Armey
    With a definitive win in last week's Iowa caucus, Mike Huckabee talked himself into the frontrunner position for the Republican presidential nomination. His folksy demeanor and populist promises are central to his appeal, but they mask a strategy designed to divide the conservative movement. If the Republican party chooses to follow Huckabee's lead, it will allow political sweet talk to destroy its greatest electoral and policy-making advantage: the GOP's traditional political consensus built around limiting the size and scope of government. Mike Huckabee abandoned conservative governance long ago. As governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007, his record on economic issues was...
  • What Fred Said [Thompson On CNBC Kudlow & Co. Tonight - 7PM (EST)]

    11/15/2007 2:36:10 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 59 replies · 256+ views
    NRO ^ | November 15, 2007 | Larry Kudlow
    Thursday, November 15, 2007 What Fred Said [Larry Kudlow] I just sat down with presidential candidate Fred Thompson, for an interview that will air tonight on Kudlow & Company. The former Tennessee senator was in good form. He attacked Warren Buffet’s tax-hike proposal on the rich as totally wrong, and Buffett himself as nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Democratic party. He agreed with Dick Armey that the GOP will lose if it departs from the first principles of limited government and lower tax rates. He called the farm bill “disgraceful” and would veto it if he were president....
  • Dick Armey: NH can make retirement security a part of the Presidential debate

    07/25/2007 5:49:58 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 5 replies · 486+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | 7-25-07 | Dick Armey
    REFORMING retirement security in America is the greatest political opportunity -- and responsibility -- of our generation. Yet the topic of Social Security and Medicare is shockingly absent from Presidential hustings. Simply ignoring the problem does not mean it is going away. Thomas Saving, a trustee of the Social Security and Medicare programs, estimates a breathtaking $83.6 trillion unfunded liability in the two entitlements, which is a tremendous gap between promised obligations and what the government will actually collect in payroll taxes. Serious reforms of these broken government programs based on personal ownership have fallen victim to Republicans who don't...
  • Conference Call: FreedomWorks' Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe on 110th Congress & 08 Presidential Race

    07/12/2007 8:16:11 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 1 replies · 175+ views
    FreedomWorks.org ^ | July 12, 2007 | Jessica Irwin
    Save the Date: FreedomWorks Conference Call Thursday July 19th at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific! Please join us for a conference call with FreedomWorks members, supporters, bloggers and other small government advocates as we talk about the 110th Congress at mid-session, and the presidential race for 2008. As you know, since the Democrats have taken over Congress, there has been a lot of talk about raising taxes, supporting bad energy policy, expanding socialized medicine and spending more of your hard-earned dollars. Call in on July 19th to find out what is in store for the rest of the session. We will...