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  • Dick Armey Takes on Liberal Bloggers at Swampland

    06/04/2007 12:00:37 PM PDT · by jirwin08 · 1 replies · 351+ views
    Time.com ^ | 6-4-2007 | Dick Armey
    For those who read this column, you probably most know me as a an architect of the Contract with America, House Majority Leader from 1994-2003, and more recently as Chairman grassroots powerhouse FreedomWorks... On the Democratic side, we see an abundance demagoguery and proposals for the largest expansion of government since the 1930’s and 1970’s, with socialized health care and severe regulation of the economy, especially the energy sector. Great for sound bites, but a complete disregard for fundamental economic principles.
  • Join FreedomWorks at our Liberty Summit and Taxpayer Bill of Rights press conference March 21!

    03/15/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1,117+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | March 15, 2007 | Dick Armey
    FreedomWorks will be hosting a press conference March 21st on the Cannon House Office Building terrace at 12:00pm to show support for the Republican Study Committee's 'American Taxpayer Bill of Rights'. We have invited free-market groups in D.C. to join us to support these conservative congressmen. FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be hosting the event, and will be welcoming congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Jeff Flake, and Senator Jim DeMint. The press conference is part of Wednesday's FreedomWorks Liberty Summit, in which some of the top FreedomWorks activists in the region will come to D.C. to meet each other, receive training,...
  • Krugman's Cockroaches

    12/29/2006 5:16:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies · 1,619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the Dem victory of November, Paul Krugman isn't merely doing a victory dance. He reminds me more of one of those ardent football fans up in the stands after his team scores the winning touchdown. Stripped to the waist, painted in team colors, getting up in the face of an opposing fan to taunt "na-na-na-na, goodbye" followed by a rousing chorus of "start the bus." In his pay-per-view opus of this morning, "A Failed Revolution," Krugman proclaims that not merely has the Republican revolution of 1994 failed, but that it "was always based on a lie."...
  • How did GOP right get it so wrong? (Dick Armey editorial)

    11/05/2006 10:30:35 AM PST · by Hydroshock · 139 replies · 3,274+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-4-06 | Dick Armey
    Somewhere along the road to a "permanent majority," the Republican Revolution of 1994 went off track. For several years, we had confidence in our convictions and trusted that the American people would reward our efforts. And they did. But today, my Republican friends in Congress stand on the precipice of an electoral rout. Even the best-case scenarios suggest wafer-thin majorities and a legislative agenda in disarray. With eight days before the election, House speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has already begun her transition planning. Where did the revolution go astray? How did we go from the big ideas and vision of 1994...
  • On the Religious Right, an Alliance Torn Asunder [Armey vs. Dobson]

    11/03/2006 7:54:10 AM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 503+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2006 | Alan Cooperman and Juliet Eilperin
    Both are Christian conservatives, and they were once stalwart allies, but Dick Armey and James Dobson are going after each other tooth and claw. Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader, argued that Republicans face an "electoral rout" because they stopped being the party of limited government, allowed spending to spin "out of control," and concentrated on such issues as flag burning, Terry Schiavo and same-sex marriage. Calling them "thugs" and "bullies" in recent interviews, Armey says that "Dobson and his gang" have split the conservative Christian movement into two camps: those who want to "practice their faith...
  • The nasty side of the new GOP

    10/29/2006 9:58:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 132 replies · 2,828+ views
    The Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | October 23, 2006 | John Farmer
    Of the hundreds of thousands of words employed in this year's election campaign, none is more likely to have an impact on post-election politics than Dick Armey's characterization of Christian evangelicals in the Bush Republican Party as "thugs." Armey is no outsider taking shots at a GOP in trouble. He was an architect of the 1994 GOP campaign that brought Republicans to power in Congress, was House GOP majority leader, and is an evangelical himself. But Republicans now in control in Washington are guilty of pandering to Christian conservatives, especially to evangelical leaders like James C. Dobson, founder of Focus...
  • Where We Went Wrong

    10/28/2006 6:22:28 AM PDT · by RKV · 102 replies · 1,922+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 29, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Somewhere along the road to a "permanent majority," the Republican Revolution of 1994 went off track. For several years, we had confidence in our convictions and trusted that the American people would reward our efforts. And they did. But today, my Republican friends in Congress stand on the precipice of an electoral rout. Even the best-case scenarios suggest wafer-thin majorities and a legislative agenda in disarray. With eight days before the election, House speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has already begun her transition planning. Where did the revolution go astray?
  • Christians and Big Government

    10/12/2006 8:02:34 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 44 replies · 813+ views
    Dick Armey ^ | 10-11-2006 | Dick Armey
    Christians and Big Government There was a day when social conservatives were united with economic conservatives in the belief that small, limited government was not only good for our economy and the prosperity of American families, but essential to protect traditional family values. We all fought for a limited federal government -- a government that had the decency to respect the American people by staying out of their lives. Small government meant that all Christians could practice their faith as they saw fit. Big government violates those rights by meddling in our lives, misusing our hard-earned money, and dictating cultural...
  • Dick Armey: Eurocrats' anti-competitive agenda

    10/05/2006 8:40:21 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 420+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Two weeks ago, European Commissioner of Competition Neelie Kroes arrived in the United States on a mission of economic cooperation. Increasingly, however, that cooperation is hard to find, especially for American firms doing business in Europe. More often than not, the European vision of cooperation is capitulation, with American companies forced to accept onerous conditions or else abandon the European marketplace altogether. Recent history provides a clear view of Europe's "not so competitive" competition policy. Apple recently ran into a buzzsaw in France over iTunes, and other European nations smell blood in the water. The European Union has blocked the...
  • Armey slams conservatives on guest worker plan

    09/28/2006 3:44:39 PM PDT · by Dubya · 111 replies · 1,558+ views
    Star-Telegram Washington Bureau ^ | Sep. 28, 2006 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    WASHINGTON - As the No. 2 man in the Republican-controlled House for nearly eight years, then-U.S. Rep. Dick Armey of Texas never hesitated to assail Democrats. But three years after leaving Congress, the former House majority leader is now savaging conservatives in his own party for what he calls "knee-jerk" opposition -- "emphasis on jerk" -- to the Bush administration's efforts to create a temporary guest worker program and overhaul the immigration system. Armey, chairman of a Washington-based grassroots organization called FreedomWorks, was a leading architect of the Republican takeover of the House in the 1994 election and remains a...
  • Republican Disease (Republicans betray their base to be loved by the beautiful people.)

    09/28/2006 12:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies · 1,601+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/28/2006 | Philip Klein
    If a successful steakhouse stopped selling beef and substituted stale vegan sandwiches as part of a strategy to increase its customer base, the restaurant wouldn't remain in business very long. Yet for some reason, the Republican Party has adopted precisely this strategy for governing. Instead of rewarding its loyal voters with the limited government they were promised, the Republican Party has decided to increase its voter base by offering the stale ideas of big government liberalism. This tactic is difficult to understand given that in modern midterm elections, voter turnout has hovered around 40 percent, meaning that winning is about...
  • Dick Armey Slams Dr. James Dobson

    09/27/2006 11:30:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 280 replies · 6,542+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/06 | Newsmax Staff
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has launched an attack on Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, saying Dobson and his "band of thugs” are "nasty bullies” and accusing the Republicans of pandering to the Christian right. In an interview with Ryan Sager, author of the book "The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party,” Armey said the GOP was "adrift and rudderless” in its commitment to small government. When pressed by Sager about what he feels is wrong with today’s Republican Congress, Armey – who became majority leader when the GOP...
  • Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP

    09/15/2006 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies · 628+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/15/2006 | Ryan Sager
    Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP By Ryan Sager This week Ryan Sager's new book, The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party, hits bookstore shelves. Below is an interview Sager conducted with former Rep. Dick Armey one of the chief architects of the Republican Revolution in the 1990's. Armey assumed the position of majority leader after the Republicans took Congress in 1994 and remained in that post until he retired from the House in January of 2003. Mr. Armey, now chairman of FreedomWorks, sat down in his Washington, D.C., office...
  • Dick Armey going to Iowa!

    08/28/2006 7:15:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 422+ views
    FreedomWorks.org ^ | August 27, 2006 | FreedomWorks.org
    Dick Armey going to Iowa! August 27th, 2006 FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be going to Iowa on September 19th to promote the Freedom Agenda of lower taxes, less government and more freedom. Specifically, Chairman Armey will discuss the need for bold ideas like personal retirement accounts, fundamental tax reform and budget process reform to curb spending. The event will be hosted by Steve Forbes, Senator Charles Grassley and Iowans for Discounted Taxes. The event will be at the Holiday Inn in downtown Des Moines. Admission is $25. You can reserve a seat by calling 202-942-7612
  • Christian Coalition Gets it Wrong on Internet Regulation

    07/14/2006 11:35:50 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 20 replies · 760+ views
    CNET news ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Beltway Fever has infected the national leaders of the Christian Coalition, and the latest bout of illness has them standing with the ACLU, MoveOn.org, U.S. PIRG, SEIU and the Progressive Democrats of America in support of Net neutrality regulation. Sadly, this is not the first time leadership at the Christian Coalition of America has sided with the forces of big government and against good sense and the rest of the conservative movement. In 2003, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley--also my friend and former House colleague--attempted to pass a voter referendum to broadly raise state taxes. The usual suspects--public employee unions and...
  • Taking the middle ground on immigration reform

    07/14/2006 5:15:41 AM PDT · by PDR · 68 replies · 720+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    In his 1989 farewell address, President Reagan described America as a “shining city upon the hill,” quoting the Pilgrim John Winthrop, an early “freedom man.” In this vision Winthrop saw a “tall, proud city – teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace – with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors, and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” With the passage of an immigration bill before this fall's elections seen as a political priority,...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/29 - 4/30 (not the live thread)

    04/29/2006 9:00:07 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 867+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/29/06 | Network and Cable News
    The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's the oil companies faultOK, if it's not the oil companies, then it's the incompetent Bush administration foreign policiesGeorge Clooney is a serious and important voice on the international stage (can you say "presidential material?") Topics: Oil, Iraq and foreign policy Turmoil overseas is pinching American pocketbooks at the gas pumps. On Sunday, I'll speak with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask how the...
  • Imagine an e-z tax season, over in minutes (Dick Armey Op-Ed)

    04/14/2006 9:55:02 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 576+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    WASHINGTON – An engraving on the IRS building in Washington reads, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Unfortunately, paying taxes does not bring society a civilized tax code. Tax Day reminds us every year just how unruly our tax code has become. A tax code should simply, fairly, and transparently collect the revenue necessary to pay for the functioning of the government. But America's tax code is fundamentally unfair, complicated, a drag on the economy, and encourages corruption. The entire tax code needs to be thrown out and replaced with one that is simple, fair, and flat.Our...
  • Why Business Could Get Burned (If the law re illegal immigration is enforced)

    04/13/2006 7:49:33 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 100 replies · 1,871+ views
    business week/yahoo ^ | 4-13-06 | richard dunhan
    How important is immigration to the business community? Very. On Mar. 16, Bill Gates trekked to Capitol Hill to tell key leaders of both parties that immigration is Microsoft's No. 1 issue in Washington. "If we hope to maintain our economic and intellectual leadership in the U.S., we must renew this commitment," Gates said in an earlier letter to lawmakers. "Unless there is reform, American competitiveness will suffer as other countries benefit from the international talent that U.S. employers cannot hire or retain." Gates and his fellow CEOs have good reason to be nervous. Politicians in both parties are seizing...
  • Intern at FreedomWorks, Dick Armey's Grassroots Organization in DC

    03/10/2006 7:46:42 PM PST · by bstein80 · 2 replies · 554+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 3-11-06 | Brendan Steinhauser
    About FreedomWorks Our Founding Fathers risked everything in the battle for independence. They created a new form of government and a Constitution to safeguard our freedoms. Over subsequent years, ground was lost to those with a different vision. Advocates for bigger government and less freedom successfully enacted ideas that have extended government's reach into more and more aspects of our daily lives. Some individuals responded to that challenge by establishing academic centers and think tanks that have done much to shape the debate. FreedomWorks moves beyond the policy community to educate and mobilize volunteers across America on issues of economic...