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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:38 PM

Dick Armey dishes dirt accidentally - too dumb to know who he's talking to

There's been a remarkable amount of drama surrounding Dick Armey's departure from FreedomWorks, culminating Friday with a stunning report from Media Matters, who interviewed the former House Majority Leader directly. Armey had all kinds of interesting insights to share with the progressive group, including tidbits on pay-for-play agreements with Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, and the FreedomWorks' practice of charging activists to attend free events.

Though many of Armey's revelations should probably be taken with a grain of salt -- the former GOP leader seemed confused about some of the details he shared -- there was a larger question that puzzled nearly everyone: why in the world was Dick Armey dishing dirt to Media Matters?

The Daily Caller, a conservative outlet, tracked down the answer.

Dick Armey had no idea he was speaking to the left-wing Media Matters organization during an interview last week, he told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Instead, Armey thought he was chatting with the conservative Media Research Center...


http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/09/16429767-dick-armey-dishes-dirt-accidentally


Once a clown, always a clown ...

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Reply Dick Armey dishes dirt accidentally - too dumb to know who he's talking to (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
KansDem Jan 2013 #4
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #8
Robb Jan 2013 #17
lunatica Jan 2013 #2
samsingh Jan 2013 #3
spanone Jan 2013 #5
riqster Jan 2013 #6
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #9
riqster Jan 2013 #14
The Wizard Jan 2013 #27
underpants Jan 2013 #10
rocktivity Jan 2013 #11
ReRe Jan 2013 #12
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #13
hootinholler Jan 2013 #15
UTUSN Jan 2013 #16
MissMarple Jan 2013 #24
Zambero Jan 2013 #18
Erose999 Jan 2013 #19
rocktivity Jan 2013 #20
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #21
dlwickham Jan 2013 #22
VA_Jill Jan 2013 #23
tooeyeten Jan 2013 #25
SoCalDem Jan 2013 #26
LW1977 Jan 2013 #28

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. So he knows neither who he's talking to, nor what he's talking about.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:55 PM

4. And handsomely rewarded for both...nt

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:48 PM

7. He may not ...

have known who he was talking to; but, I would argue that he DID know what he was talking about. Admissions against interests, given to whom one believes to be a trust-worthy/sympathetic news, are generally deemed trust-worthy, even from a disgruntled former employee.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:40 PM

8. Yep.

 

I'm sure what he said was true. He knew the far right wouldn't report what he said. He knows they're liars.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:17 AM

17. LOL great work if you can get it!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:48 PM

2. Another Dick aptly named

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. kick

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:00 PM

5. dumber than a stump

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:00 PM

6. The man with the ultimate porn star name

I mean, c'mon, "Dick Armey"? He screwed taxpayers instead of porn starlets, but the principle's the same.

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Response to riqster (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:49 PM

9. I always refer to him as Vagina Navy.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:13 PM

14. Love it!

www.instantrimshot.com is the place!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:28 PM

27. Bada Bing (NT)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:51 PM

10. I was wondering why he outed the whole operation

that is just too funny

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:58 PM

11. I guess the $8 million they handed him on his way out

wasn't enough to keep him quiet. Of course, he could be lying to "trap" the "liberal media" into printing a false story.


rocktivity

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM

12. Dick Armey Sucks

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:44 PM

13. Great piece from MJ showing contract that caused Armey to leave. I don't think he accidentally

talked to anyone. He is trying to get a story out. It has everything to do with Matt Kibbe trying to keep the proceeds of a book written with Freedomworks staffers and resources, and ofcourse the coverup. I believe the millions he was paid to go (by a wealthy donor) was for him not to blow the whistle to the IRS. It's a hot mess. Armey's message needs to be getting as much press as possible.
This is one of those opportunities we have to show their illegal, immoral methods. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of d-bags.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/dick-armey-freedomworks-kibbe-book-contract-smoking-gun

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:33 PM

15. So the drug addled one who vacations in pedophile hotspots is on payola too?

Shocked I tell you I'm shocked there's gambling going on in here.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:42 PM

16. Tweety luerves him but that's just Tweety n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:00 PM

24. He loved keeping him talking yesterday. It was like watching a charming cat tease a clueless dog.

And Tweety wasn't smiling when he said "Name one". Dick Armey said a year or so ago he thought Matthews had "lost it". I must say I was amused.

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/chris-matthews-thumps-dick-armey-for-preten

"Host Chris Matthews asked why, if the Republicans are really the party of limited government, does the party have its candidates trying to get rid of contraception, and outlaw gay marriage and abortion. “Why don’t you stay out of people’s lives if you really wanted limited government?” asked Matthews.

The former lawmaker insisted that there were simply a few bad apple candidates, just like the Democrats have “had a few rather strange people,” too. When Matthews pointed out the GOP platform includes items about personhood and contraception, Armey insisted the Democrats also have “unusual” and “strange” items in their platform.

“Name one,” Matthews challenged.

“Homosexual marriage, all right. Abortion on demand,” Armey shot back. “These issues are in your platform. You don’t think it’s strange for these issues to be in your platform pointing in one direction, but you consider it outrageous that the other party has the same issues pointing in the another direction in their platform.”

Matthews responded, “The Democratic party generally supports Roe vs. Wade. It does not support ‘abortion on demand,’” adding the issue of gay marriage is going to be decided state by state, not nationally."


And here's the clip from MSNBC.

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/08/dick-armey-democrats-want-abortion-on-demand/

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:00 AM

18. Armey was paid big $$$ to step down from FreedomWorks

Apparently his golden parachute doesn't preclude him from being a complete idiot in front of a camera.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:10 AM

19. So Dick Armey is having a tift with his Army of Dicks™ ?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:16 PM

20. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

Special Achievement category!


rocktivity

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:19 PM

21. k/r

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:49 PM

22. don't buy it

I think he knew exactly who he was talking to

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:56 PM

23. Just like when Scott Walker

thought he was talking to a Koch brother. Priceless!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:00 PM

25. Not a clown car

It's a clown train, "all aboard!"

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:04 PM

26. Every right winger should be forced to watch "A Face in the Crowd"

Hopefully a few of them could understand how they are being played for fools..

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:28 PM

28. Question is

Does Penis Navy and Schlong Marines know what any of this means?

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