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  • Energy and Stealth of G.O.P. Groups Undid a Sure Bet

    01/20/2010 3:05:07 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 571+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | ADAM NAGOURNEY, JEFF ZELENY, KATE ZERNIKE and MICHAEL COOPER
    BOSTON — The e-mail message from a Massachusetts supporter to one of the leaders of the Tea Party movement arrived in early December. The state was holding a special election to fill the seat held by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, it said, and conditions were ripe for a conservative ambush: an Election Day in the dead of winter with the turnout certain to be low. “To be honest, we kind of looked at it and said, this is a long shot,” said Brendan Steinhauser, the director of state campaigns for FreedomWorks, which has become an umbrella for the Tea Party...
  • Dick Armey: Palin More 'Cheerleader' than 'Captain'; Not 'Digging Herself Out' of Post-Campaign Hole

    11/13/2009 4:58:05 PM PST · by Al B. · 184 replies · 3,596+ views ^ | Nov. 13, 2009 | Rick Klein
    Can Sarah Palin make a political comeback? Not everyone's convinced. With Palin mania set to sweep the nation anew tied to the release of her memoir, key voices in the Republican establishment are voicing skepticism about the former Alaska governor's ability to rebuild her national standing. On's "Top Line" today, Dick Armey, the former House majority leader who now heads the grassroots antigovernment group FreedomWorks, expressed praise for Palin as a "self-made woman" with a proven ability to draw crowds. But Armey said she hasn't shown a commitment to doing the hard work of rehabilitating an image that took...
  • Debate rages over 'tea party' crowd

    09/22/2009 2:14:29 PM PDT · by piytar · 49 replies · 2,148+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Donald Lambro
    As it turned out, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based conservative advocacy group that was the chief organizer of the rally's arrangements, corrected an earlier estimate of 1 million to 1.5 million that it attributed to ABC News and put the figure between 600,000 and 700,000. ABC News denied it had reported a crowd that large and said its reports put the size of the demonstration in the "tens of thousands" range.
  • Best 9/12 Tea Party Panoramic Picture

    09/20/2009 5:22:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies · 6,110+ views ^ | September 14, 2009 |
    This is the best high level panoramic pictue I've seen of the 9/12 Tea Party. It was shot from high up in the Capitol dome during the demonstation.
  • Conservatives use liberal playbook

    09/18/2009 6:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies · 3,472+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/2009 | ANDIE COLLER & DANIEL LIBIT
    Conservatives are coming for the Democrats on their blind side — the left. The evidence is everywhere. At tea parties and town halls, conservative demonstrators oppose health care reform with signs bearing the abortion-rights slogan “Keep your laws off my body” or the line “Obama lies, Grandma dies” — an echo of the “Bush lied, they died” T-shirts worn to protest the Iraq war. Conservative activists are yelling “Nazi!” and “Big Brother!” where they used to shout, “Nanny state!” and “Big Government!” And the 1971 agitator’s handbook “Rules for Radicals” — written by Saul Alinsky, the Chicago community organizer who...
  • The Drive (vanity)

    09/14/2009 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Vanity | 9.14.2009 | John Scott
    The Drive (vanity) The tide has turned, just like the 1986 American conference championship game when Johm Elway faced a 20-13 deficit against the Cleveland Browns with 98 yards and 5:32 minutes to play, it is time to execute the drive for freedom and liberty.
  • C-SPAN2 to show DC "FreedomWorks" 9/12/09 rally at 9:13pm ET *TONIGHT* 9/14/09

    09/14/2009 5:40:13 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 26 replies · 664+ views
    C-SPAN2 ^ | 9/14/09 | NA
    Heads up... according to C-SPAN's TV schedule, C-SPAN2 will be showing the "FreedomWorks" 9/12/09 rally at the Capitol in Washington DC *tonight* starting at 9:13pm ET. Get your TiVos, DVRs and/or VCRs ready...
  • Live Thread: 912DC March on Washington (We're Having a Tea Party!)

    09/12/2009 4:46:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 3,320 replies · 176,097+ views ^ | Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Kristinn
    <p>Please post your updates from D.C. and from news reports here as well as your photos of the day.</p> <p>Our Walter Reed salute to the troops last night was very well attended. Upwards of 800 people were there over the three-plus hours of the demonstration.</p>
  • 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...
  • It's Heeeeere! 9/12 Movement Descends on DC - Photo Essay

    09/11/2009 6:58:13 PM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 3,434+ views
    Mad as hell and ain't going to take it anymore: people from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. today for a long weekend of Dick Armey-organized activism. Here's, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who hopes the country can avoid destruction under Obama, kicking off the Liberty Summit. See the agenda for the next few days of Tea Party madness.Tea Party folk assemble in the DC Armory to listen to the likes of Sen. Inhofe, Dick Armey, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). A 9/12 movement participant with appropriate flair.FreedomWorks and other groups, such as the Tea Party Express, are bussing in...
  • Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of DC TEA Party Planners

    09/11/2009 3:03:43 PM PDT · by xtinct · 88 replies · 5,601+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/11/09 | staff
    On the eve of what organizers call a 'Big Ol' TEA Party', the Washington, D.C., offices of FreedomWorks were evacuated by DC Metro police on Friday afternoon after the conservative organization reported to authorities at 3:42 pm ET that it had received a bomb threat. At 4:48 pm ET, the organization put out a Twitter message saying that it turned out to be a false alarm but the organization is not happy about the disruption. My colleague, ABC News' Teddy Davis has the story: Tens of thousands of anti-big government activists are expected in Washington on Saturday as part of...
  • Why we must March on Washington

    08/31/2009 8:37:53 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 1,751+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | Brendan Steinhauser
    Throughout history governments have ignored the rights of citizens and instead have maximized their own power. Those in public office have used it for their own personal gain, or to take wealth from some and give to others in order to maintain their own power. It is a classic model that hasn’t changed much in thousands of years. The modern iteration of this is a leviathan federal government run by a political party based precisely on such principles. The bread and circuses of Roman times have merely been replaced with redistribution of wealth and a paternalistic state. The other major...
  • When Fannie Met Freddie

    08/24/2009 8:09:23 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 24, 2009 | Anthony Kang
    When Fannie Met Freddie by: Anthony Kang, August 24, 2009 Some congressional liberals are preparing for a revolt against President Obama’s health care reform. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, who recently spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s bloggers briefing, speculates that the public-option may have been a red-herring all along for the administration. The difficulty today however, is in attempting to figure out what exactly the president is attempting this time around—the president who ran on the platform of transparency and unity, not beholden to big business. “There are several possibilities,” Kibbe conjectured on the unraveling events on Capitol...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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...
  • You can't keep a good Tea Party down

    03/30/2009 3:46:34 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 30, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Freedom, an advocacy organization that fights for lower taxes, less government and more freedom and is headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has stepped in with an organizer and an insurance policy to save the Cape Coral, Fla., Tea Party. During a Sunday night phone interview with Freedom Works members Mary and Ron Rakovich, the pair told me they will hold the event dubbed "April Fool's Tea Party at the Park," and want to send a message to the city that the people of Cape Coral will be heard. If you are in the area, join them...
  • Bailout Boundary Dispute (The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is unconstitutional)

    03/29/2009 10:47:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies · 632+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 3/28/2009 | George Will
    It is high time Americans heard an argument that might turn a vague national uneasiness into a vivid awareness of something going very wrong. The argument is that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is unconstitutional. By enacting it, Congress did not in any meaningful sense make a law. Rather, it made executive branch officials into legislators. Congress said to the executive branch, in effect: "Here is $700 billion. You say you will use some of it to buy up banks' 'troubled assets.' But if you prefer to do anything else with the money -- even, say, subsidize...
  • 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...