$8MM severance check, according to sources.
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...
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.
“...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!!
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.
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.
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.
Armeys 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.
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.
Rush has been shilling for these clowns at Freedomworks. Army is slimy.
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.