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Dick Armey resigns from tea party group (FreedomWorks)
CBS ^ | 12/4/2012

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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Hmmm. I'm a big fan of Mr. Armey.
(btw, what's up with CBS lately? Seems they've actually been producing a few pieces of real news -- like Benghazi.)
1 posted on 12/04/2012 10:11:31 AM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

$8MM severance check, according to sources.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 10:13:08 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

He is a senile rino.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 10:14:52 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: GVnana

Dick Armey — Most masculine name in the history of man, IMHO.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 10:15:07 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: GVnana

The President and the Liberals are going in a “PRODUCTIVE” direction?


5 posted on 12/04/2012 10:15:12 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: GVnana

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.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: GVnana
The separation appears to have been tenuous and Armey told Mother Jones that the organization was taking an "unproductive" direction."

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

7 posted on 12/04/2012 10:18:01 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GVnana

hmmm....so the GOP has a bus too, and this is what the underside looks like...


8 posted on 12/04/2012 10:19:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GVnana
Agghh....

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...

9 posted on 12/04/2012 10:22:36 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Liberty Valance
The Tea Party is NOT an organization

Freedom Works, however, is.

10 posted on 12/04/2012 10:22:40 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: GVnana

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.

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/18001


11 posted on 12/04/2012 10:23:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GVnana

Dick is named correctly.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 10:24:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: GVnana

Whenever I see the name Dick Armey, I visualize row after row of penises marching and all with their German helmets on.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 10:26:33 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


14 posted on 12/04/2012 10:28:29 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: areukiddingme1

Most masculine name in the history of man

He let his Lance Rentzel!


15 posted on 12/04/2012 10:31:20 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GVnana

“...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!!


16 posted on 12/04/2012 10:31:59 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: areukiddingme1

Dick Armey — Most masculine name in the history of man, IMHO.”

...while Dick Butkis includes most of the human anatomy.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 10:32:57 AM PST by albie
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To: mo

Freedom Works spearheaded the 9/12 March on DC.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 10:35:03 AM PST by GVnana
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To: cripplecreek

Too much time in committees. Too much time squabbling over “leadership.” Too little time on the street.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 10:36:13 AM PST by GVnana
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To: cripplecreek
I personally like Dick Armey.

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.

20 posted on 12/04/2012 10:40:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: areukiddingme1

Hilarious! I’ve read that name oodles over the last 20 years, but never with the power of observation you brought to it.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 10:58:02 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: GVnana

It would have been nice to know specifically the problems with the relationship, and how it could effect in Mr. Armey’s perspective the future of that group, or say any further spontaneous TEA Party movement.

To state simply it could have gone in another direction leaves us all hanging.

What specifically was the problem. I don’t follow Freedom Works as I don’t believe any organization under the guise of the title of TEA Party is legitimate, nor do I follow Dick Armey since his retirement from Congress.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 10:59:54 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Freedom Works was founded before the modern Tea Party movement of February 08.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 11:02:59 AM PST by GVnana
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To: cripplecreek

Agree 100%. Tea Party rallies that are truly “grass-roots” and leaderless are the most effective. Hoping there will be a resurrection of spontaneous tea-party rallies in the days ahead. Though on same days I feel like it, we must not give up the fight.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 11:11:06 AM PST by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: GVnana

Ok, Thanks for that, but I still don’t know why Armey has quit. For what reason is more important than that he quit.

As I said I don’t follow Freedom Works (I understand due a mistaken impression), but I still haven’t followed the organization, therefore I don’t know if they too are members of the RINO class of 2012, or if they took a turn, or are in the process of taking a turn toward the RINO pens, or has Dick Armey become a barker for the RINO circus?

Curious. What the “H” is going on? Need reasons, not inuendo about a different direction.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 11:17:19 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: crosshairs
R O F L M A O !!!
26 posted on 12/04/2012 11:43:13 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: GVnana

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/03/dick-armey-quits-freedomworks/

“As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through the expiration date (December 31, 2012) of my current consulting contract with FreedomWorks,” he wrote. “Henceforth FreedomWorks shall be prohibited from using my name, image, or signature in any way or for any purpose without my written permission or in the event of my death, without my heirs written permission.”

He asked for his name, image, and signature to be removed from all FreedomWorks materials — “letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media.”
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http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20121204-dick-armey-resigns-from-tea-party-group-freedomworks.ece

The Associated Press reports that he is leaving “under a secret deal that will pay him $8 million,” representing consulting fees paid in annual $400,000 installments, a payout backed by a conservative financier Richard J. Stephenson, founder and chairman of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Stephenson serves on the FreedomWorks board of directors, and the AP reports the secret deal was cut in September and requires Armey to resign by the end of November.

Armey’s Nov. 29 resignation memo, obtained by Mother Jones, reflects serious unhappiness. He demands the group immediately stop using his name in any way, removing him from all “letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.” He also wants his official congressional portrait delivered.

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27 posted on 12/04/2012 11:44:16 AM PST by deport
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To: GVnana

SeeBS will always report on any news item reflecting dissention and division in the GOP ranks (even if and when it doesn’t really exist). In fact, they cackle gleefully whenever that happens.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 11:46:00 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: GVnana
good riddance you RINO POS
29 posted on 12/04/2012 12:30:14 PM PST by drypowder
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To: GVnana

Rush has been shilling for these clowns at Freedomworks. Army is slimy.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 12:36:33 PM PST by jubail
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To: albie
Dick Armey — Most masculine name in the history of man, IMHO.”

...while Dick Butkis includes most of the human anatomy.


Can't leave former Michigan Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumous out of this discussion.


31 posted on 12/04/2012 12:54:01 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: deport

“under a secret deal that will pay him $8 million,”

Well, we know what his incentive was to be at Freedom Works and so, what did he do exactly to merit such a high sum of money?

“Henceforth Freedom Works shall be prohibited from using my name, image, or signature in any way or for any purpose without my written permission or in the event of my death, without my heirs written permission.”

And why would they want to use any part of his persona for any reason? Why all the fanfare?


32 posted on 12/04/2012 1:01:09 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Dick Armey created FreedomWorks.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 1:04:55 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

“Dick Armey created Freedom Works.”

Awwww, okay, now I get it.

Thanks for the information.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 1:07:32 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: GVnana

Lets be realistic......the Tea Party has become a noose around the Republican’s necks. Remember the MSM, well they immediately declared a racial war between America and the tea party, aka the KKK. How about all the violence that took place at the rallies and town hall meetings? Well it worked and now the tea party is considered a far right wing fringe kook group. If there is to be war, it needs to be against the real enemy, not Dick Armey.


35 posted on 12/04/2012 1:09:22 PM PST by Toespi
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To: deport

Follow the money.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 1:12:07 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Liberty Valance

Because the tea party was only a (sputtering) movement in 2012, it was powerless in getting us a conservative president.

It can, and needs to, do more.


37 posted on 12/04/2012 2:21:52 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Texas Fossil

Armey’s a bit like Newt in that way—flawed, but has made some real contributions.


38 posted on 12/04/2012 2:23:58 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I know a Dick Posthumous. He now goes by Diane.


39 posted on 12/04/2012 2:39:05 PM PST by Rastus
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To: jubail
Rush has been shilling for these clowns at Freedomworks. Army is slimy.

Since rush admitted on the air after the 2006 elections that he is compelled to carry water for whoever he is told to carry it for, if he's been supporting army it's because the establishment has told him to do so.

Yeah, I know, criticizing limbaugh here is tantamount to painting a pentagram on the Vatican, but I don't have a lot of trust in him.

40 posted on 12/04/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Texas Fossil
He was also responsible for closing the Super Collider and held up for years getting money to fix I35 north of Dallas. As one who lived under his ideas about government in his district I can say he was a huge failure. He did nothing to help TX get 90% share o9f it's gasoline tax revenues - which are needed for ROADS!!

I too met him at a breakfast talk, when asked about some of the stupid comments and laws proposed by the Democrats - while they still cotnrolled the Senate, he said, "Oh they will never pass that stuff, no neeed to mention it in the press." A real defender of the right - not. (that's my rant)

41 posted on 12/04/2012 3:45:45 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Texas Fossil

Agree


42 posted on 12/04/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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