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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...