The guys were soooo clueless in this.
The guys were soooo clueless in this.
The Armey of Dick is marching away from FreedomWorks for a mere $8 million. People power!
"Dick Armey agreed to quit freedom works in exchange for -- $8 million. Holy grassroots, Batman! It was worth $8 million to FreedomWorks to make Dick Armey go away."
"For Mr. Armey's part he says that, really, his departure from FreedomWorks was just a matter of principle. That was the quote from him. "My differences with FreedomWorks are a matter of principle." Which means on the $8 million check that you write to me, please put "principle" in the memo line. Because that's why I'm leaving. Principle."
"Why would anybody think the tea party movement is in disarray..."
"The right seems to be imploding since the election, which we expected. It turns out, though, that the unexpected thing is that the implosion will happen very, very slowly. Day by day by day with new acrimonious details dripping out in every news cycle."
I wonder if tea baggers will target their own corporate candidate, Rick Scott, while they're at it:
Starting next year, the huge Tea Party organizer FreedomWorks will urge supporters to punish huge corporations like General Electric and Johnson and Johnson for backing President Obama's progressive agenda.
In an exclusive review for Whispers of their plan, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe says: "Tea Party activists are willing to tackle progressive CEOs just as they tackled progressive politicians. Judging by the results of the midterm elections, progressive CEOs should buckle up, because Tea Party activists are going to give them a very bumpy ride." [...]
But a Tea Party boycott could be bigger and impact the political world in Washington where corporations are generally viewed as supporting Republicans. "For too long, big business elites have leveraged their special interest group politics to profit from the size and growth of government. The poll demonstrates that the days of easy money through back room deals are over," says Kibbe.
To read about that poll, go here.
I guess there is "good" corporate America and "bad" corporate America.
FreedomWorks targeting any corporation is a little like Former Half-Gov FoxPAC McBreadNButter targeting Roger Ailes.
Today's Bonus Quickie, courtesy of Dickle Me Armey and Matt Kibbe:
The tea party movement has blossomed into a powerful social phenomenon because it is leaderless—not directed by any one mind, political party or parochial agenda. [...]
But let us be clear about one thing: The tea party movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.
Mr. Armey, a former House Republican majority leader, is chairman of Freedomworks. Mr. Kibbe is president and CEO of Freedomworks.
A hostile, mindless, leaderless phenom. Yep, that just about sums it up.
That was today's Bonus Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?
Dickle Me Armey (of FreedomWorks infamy) is probably right, we will probably pass health care, because it's probably good for America, as we will probably discover once it's probably passed.
And look what probably surprised Dickle Me:
"What has probably surprised me more than anything else about Speaker Pelosi is her ineptness," Armey said at luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. "I didn't realize anyone could rise to the position of Speaker and be that inept."
"She's more inept than I thought she was, but she's not as mean as people think she is," Armey said.
What next, "She don't sweat much for a pig?" Talk about a backhanded compliment.
But even with Pelosi's "inept" leadership, Armey says Democrats will most likely pass health care reform legislation that has been debated for the last year and is expected to come to a vote this week.
Yes, poor inept Nancy is probably about to pass health care reform. What an amateur.
Will the "surge" work? None of the others did:
We will be storming the three House Office Buildings: Cannon, Longworth and Rayburn. Our message is simple: VOTE NO on Obamacare 2.0. [...]
... pick up an area map, office locations, talking points and lobbying tips [...]
Buses can drop off passengers...
How adorable... they're training their TeaPeas to be lobbyists. That's about as folksy as you can get.
Don'tcha just love how grassrootsy that gigantic hugely enormous, wealthy, powerful, Dickle Me Armey-run FreedomWorks is?
The Tea Tantrumers must have oodles of gratitude for those grassy-rooty buses, huh?
What would they ever do without their rich ol' corporate lobbyist sugar daddies....
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