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Dick Armey Defends His $8 Million
Deal to Leave FreedomWorks

ABC News, by Shushannah Walshe

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/30/2012 5:10:34 AM

Former House majority leader Dick Armey says he took an $8 million consulting deal in return for leaving the conservative organization FreedomWorks because the group was "dishonest" and because he "couldn´t leave with empty pockets." The arrangement, he says, will allow him to "never have to work again forever." In an interview with ABC News as he was winding down his Wii Fit workout, Armey spoke frankly and at length about his dispute with FreedomWorks, his eyebrow raising consulting contract, and the strategy of the Republican Party.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/30/2012 5:57:49 AM     (No. 9089547)

What an opportunist. He has no honor. If he truly had a legal argument, he should´ve sued. Claiming age as a deterrent against fighting the good fight isn´t good enough. Like most other politicians he went for the money. One way or another, he won´t enjoy it like he thinks he will. And really, with his retirement and benefits from his time in Congress, he still can´t retire?? Must be quite the spender.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/30/2012 6:33:15 AM     (No. 9089572)

What did they do? Start expecting something in return for the money they paid you? And poster is correct about age being no excuse. Just because there is snow on the roof, doesn´t give a person the right to screw over the next generation just so they can ´get their´s´. That is partly why we are in the fix we are in. Shame on you Dick Armey.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 12/30/2012 6:42:00 AM     (No. 9089579)

I refuse to make any judgement about Dick Armey over any ABC "news" piece.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/30/2012 6:49:52 AM     (No. 9089586)

I tend to agree with #3. However, it does fit a disturbing pattern that our Solons leave "public service," whether elective or not (e.g. heads of "charitable foundations"), with bags of money in their pockets.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/30/2012 7:00:42 AM     (No. 9089593)

I, too, agree with #3. ABC is nothing but a Zerobama/Democrat enabler. Dishonest in their reporting at best, outright liars in most cases. Consider ABC "news" stories in the same vein as you would a dime store novel.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 12/30/2012 7:01:52 AM     (No. 9089595)

#3 is right. I don´t trust anything coming from the MSM. Remember how they got everything wrong about the Newtown shooting?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nina584, 12/30/2012 7:03:02 AM     (No. 9089596)

This guy has been doing questionable stuff since his days in Congress. I was surprised that he was in such a prominent role in the tea party. He does not have clean hands.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: radvet1, 12/30/2012 7:31:32 AM     (No. 9089627)

I feel like I need to take a shower now. If we knew all the shady deals of these "public servants" Republican or Democrat, we would have pitchforks ready.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 12/30/2012 7:45:08 AM     (No. 9089654)

Tell us, Dick, what you did to earn those $8 million.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/30/2012 7:46:55 AM     (No. 9089656)

I really used to like Dick Armey. He was my congressman until we were redistricted and he was a good one. But, when he tried to pass his congressional seat to his son on retirement, his constituents rebelled. We don´t have dynasties in Texas.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: M2, 12/30/2012 7:50:12 AM     (No. 9089665)

It´s people like him who give conservatives a bad name; it´s still all about the money.

Thanks, Dick, for giving the other side some more ammo.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/30/2012 7:52:14 AM     (No. 9089670)

Armey likes the dollar. As for never having to work again, he has quite a sum already, government pension and health insurance, and doesn´t have much road left.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/30/2012 7:56:47 AM     (No. 9089674)

Armey chose ABC for the story. He used it to get his side out. However, these "national" Tea Party organizations also should be questioned. Our group wants nothing to do with them. Their people, like Kibbe, always seem to do pretty well for themselves as they are the first ones to get paid or cash in. I expect Armey saw he wasn´t getting as much as he thought he was worth and rebelled. It was not ideological but what´s in it for me.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/30/2012 8:00:15 AM     (No. 9089682)

Are posters saying they think ABC made up the Armey quotes? What is there to make up? It´s all been out in the open for weeks. It is what it is which is disgusting. It wasn´t possible that a longtime swamp dweller and lobbyist was converting to be a man of the people anyway. It was always a big lie.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/30/2012 9:31:53 AM     (No. 9089817)

The fact that ABC is an Obama enabler doesn´t necessarily mean they don´t tell the truth about conservatives. They just forget to mention anything negative about the Left.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/30/2012 9:35:24 AM     (No. 9089821)

While I don´t do ABC, I´ve often wondered what Armey actually did while in office that separated him from the rest of the problem in DC.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: shalimar, 12/30/2012 12:28:27 PM     (No. 9090109)

Not a very classy way to bow out.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/30/2012 1:03:52 PM     (No. 9090158)

I felt more sympathetic to Armey after reading the whole thing. He´s out front with motives, his and others´ and seems to know what is going on.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mysterylover, 12/30/2012 2:38:49 PM     (No. 9090267)

Ditto # 18. Dick Armey was the main author of the Contract for America which caused the Dems to lose control of the House for the first time in 40 years. He is most assuredly on the Lefts hit list. A true conservative who was a warrior against big government, big taxes. I´m sticking with Mr. Armey. We need to stop taking out our own. Besides, what´s the big deal about $8 mil? I remember when Hillary Clinton got $8 million from Viacom and never recused herself from legislation. A sitting senator.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: radvet1, 12/30/2012 5:53:38 PM     (No. 9090435)

So now as long as Hillary did it, its ok for someone on our side? That is how this country is going to be taken down. What is good for the goose is good for the gander? Not for me, thank you. I will take out "our own" if they appear corrupt. Sounds like the Freedom Watch guy wasn´t too upstanding either. Guess we don´t get to hear his side.

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