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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:15 PM

Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction

Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction

n a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party.

Armey, the former House majority leader who helped develop and promote the GOP's Contract with America in the 1990s, tendered his resignation in an memo sent to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, on November 30. Mother Jones obtained the email on Monday, and Armey has confirmed he sent it. The tone of the memo suggests that this was not an amicable separation. (See Armey's email below.) Armey demanded that he be paid until his contract ended on December 31; that FreedomWorks remove his name, image, or signature "from all its letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter"; and that FreedomWorks deliver the copy of his official congressional portrait to his home in Texas.

"The top management team of FreedomWorks was taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life," Armey tells Mother Jones. "At this point, I don't want to get into the details. I just want to go on with my life."

In the email, Armey indicated that he wants nothing to do with FreedomWorks anymore. He asked that all user names, passwords, and security-related data created in his name be emailed to him by the close of business on December 4. He even insisted that FreedomWorks—"effective immediately"—was "prohibited" from using a booklet he authored. Was Armey's resignation a reaction to the recent election results? "Obviously I was not happy with the election results," he says. "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn't that I got my nose out of line because we should've done better."

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/dick-armey-resigns-freedomworks-tea-party

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The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
DJ13 Dec 2012 #1
Walk away Dec 2012 #2
muntrv Dec 2012 #3
corneliamcgillicutty Dec 2012 #7
Stuart G Dec 2012 #4
Enrique Dec 2012 #5
Historic NY Dec 2012 #6
Melinda Dec 2012 #8
rurallib Dec 2012 #9
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #10
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #11
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #12

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:19 PM

1. Hmmm, this at the same time as Norquist is talking about TP2?

Very curious.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:20 PM

2. Thank you Teabaggers! You really helped getting our President re-elected and those great Dems....

in the Senate! Can you flush yourselves down the drain now.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:21 PM

3. Who wants to be in the dick army anyways?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

7. LMAO!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:21 PM

4. odd...why would anyone leave these people?

They seem so honest and decent and caring and knowing all.....
and....... dick armey can go to hell........................

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:26 PM

5. Freedomworks = Koch Brothers

the Kochs also appear under the name Americans for Prosperity.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. GOP no longer has use for the nut wing..

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:04 PM

8. Bwhahahah!!! Dick's taking his ball and going home!!! eom!

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:53 PM

9. think he was mad because Kibbe insisted Armey get "burns" like Kibbe's

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:17 AM

10. LOL nt

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:28 AM

11. It's like when the guy who thinks he's Napoleon quits attending the "Area 51 UFO Truthers" meetings

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:44 AM

12. If we are lucky they will settle this in a knife fight. nt

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