Skip to comments.Dick Armey resigns from tea party group (FreedomWorks)
Posted on 12/04/2012 10:11:25 AM PST by GVnana
One of the most influential - but behind-the-scenes - leaders of the tea party movement has left the organization he helped to build. Former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Tex., resigned from the tea party umbrella group FreedomWorks at the end of last week. A spokesperson for FreedomWorks confirmed to CBSNews.com that the organization "accepted his letter of resignation."Mother Jones Magazine first reported the story and obtained a copy of the letter Armey sent to Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks.
The separation appears to have been tenuous and Armey told Mother Jones that the organization was taking an "unproductive" direction.
When asked by Mother Jones if the election results played a role in Armey's dissatisfaction with the organization, Armey said, "Obviously I was not happy with the election results," adding, "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction."
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$8MM severance check, according to sources.
He is a senile rino.
Dick Armey — Most masculine name in the history of man, IMHO.
The President and the Liberals are going in a “PRODUCTIVE” direction?
Don’t let the screen-door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!
The only Tea Party victory will be found in the total failure of the “modern-day” ideal of the Constitution. America’s true survival will be found in the ideology of 1776 originalists. We ^must^ codify the Federalist Papers.
The Tea Party is NOT an organization. It is a Constitution based movement! There is no 'umbrella group' or leader. The Tea Party is a movement. Not GOP - Not Libertarian. Politicians only like 'organisations' they can either control or be elected president of. /Rant off
hmmm....so the GOP has a bus too, and this is what the underside looks like...
All of Newts old guard suck on ice, the only one worth a hill of beans and he stuck to his word and retired after 6 years was Bill Archer.
Now we are stuck with bleeping Boenher, who was one of the suck on ice team...
Freedom Works, however, is.
I personally think localized leaderless tea party action is most effective anyway.
Larger national groups are fine for some things but local groups have been very effective here in Michigan where we get virtually no outside help.
Tea partiers are taking “Right To Work” action today in Michigan.
Dick is named correctly.
Whenever I see the name Dick Armey, I visualize row after row of penises marching and all with their German helmets on.
Most masculine name in the history of man
He let his Lance Rentzel!
“...the organization was taking an “unproductive” direction.”
Don’t know much about Freedom Works” ....but I suspect a lot of the “old guard” have been sent out to keep the peons and peasants comprising the Tea Party from burning down the house.
Most of the Tea Party would deconstruct DC back into Constitutional Government...the bane of BOTH the Dems and Repubs...and especially of those who have bought the them ..and expect them to stay bought!!
Dick Armey Most masculine name in the history of man, IMHO.”
...while Dick Butkis includes most of the human anatomy.
Freedom Works spearheaded the 9/12 March on DC.
Too much time in committees. Too much time squabbling over “leadership.” Too little time on the street.
I was at his retirement party at the TX GOP Convention in 2000.
He did contribute a lot to the Conservative Movement during the Reagan era.
He gave a lot of effort to the advancement of the 2010 tea party exposure.
I am sure there are things to criticize, but he is head and shoulders above many GOP POLs.
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