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FreedomWorks tea party group
nearly falls apart in fight
between old and new guard

Washington Post, by Amy Gardner

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/25/2012 10:18:40 PM

The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall. Richard K. Armey, the group’s chairman and a former House majority leader, walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’s top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/25/2012 10:25:33 PM     (No. 9083594)

Very ugly all around. Let them stick with their rich donors. Until further notice I will look elsewhere.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/25/2012 10:48:45 PM     (No. 9083608)

This sounds more like Dick Armey has a problem that someone other than Freedom Works is earning money off of a book; did he want a cut of the money? Since, FW doesn´t appear to have money problems, it can´t be that the money from the book was for the organization. It seems more like DA has had an episode of ´loose marbles´ and I am and have been a Dick Armey fan for a long time; something is not right here and it isn´t Freedom Works objectives.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/25/2012 11:56:29 PM     (No. 9083643)

It´s in the WaPo; I wonder how accurate it is?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/26/2012 12:09:28 AM     (No. 9083647)

I have severe doubts about this story. If a gun-toting Dick Armey was chasing people off the premises of any organization, the Liberal Justice Department would already have him in jail for armed assault and be trumpeting this as yet another reason to ban guns.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/26/2012 1:35:22 AM     (No. 9083688)

Rich people back causes they believe in.
I also back causes I believe in.
Rich people want other people to agree with them because they are right.
I also want everyone to agree with me because I am right. I gues this is human nature, rich or poor.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/26/2012 2:09:35 AM     (No. 9083705)

I was surprised back when I first heard about Armey being tied up with a tea party group.It didn´t seem like a natural fit for some reason.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2012 7:22:12 AM     (No. 9083797)

#6, why not? Dick Armey has always been a true fiscal conservative and campaigned for a flat tax for years in Congress. What´s not to like about his policies? The man, though, is a different matter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Flightdecker, 12/26/2012 4:10:41 PM     (No. 9084700)

When I first learned that Armey was involved with Freedom Works and there was a "tie in" with the Tea Party, I began to think that he was trying to hijack it. I´ve been wary of any politician who has tried to do that, Armey and Michele Bachman for starters. The Tea Party has had no specific organization, just a grassroots following that was upset with representatives in government. As soon as a "leader" shows up talking the talk, they should be vetted to see if they´ve been walking the walk. Just me thinking out loud.

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