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Dick Armey Quits Freedomworks

Sounds like he is not leaving on friendly terms.


"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 any more. 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."


Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12...

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is one of the few politicians who understands sound economics of capitalism and was a personal friend of Milton Friedman.

Are you sure you are on the

Are you sure you are on the right website?

Milton Friedman?

Ron Paul is not a monetarist. Milton Friedman is not on the side of the Austrian School of economics. You're not really helping your case there.

so who's this matt kibbe guy

i thought dick had been complaining repub weren't conservative enough and if he was protesting against rinos then i have no qualms.. if freedom works is doing the unthinkable and trying to move the ron paul direction then this whole thing might be more surprising

I think

He seems like the John Tate of freedomworks. I never belonged to freedomworks but like so many of these gangs I somehow got subscribed to their email list and was getting CFL type long emails wanting money.

fuck Dick....

fuck Dick....

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

I understand 25% of their money was spent on succesful races

On the other hand, 8 of 12 of those Ron Paul endorsed and donated to won.

But ZERO won of the candidates Karl Rove's PAC spent hundreds of millions on, so it depends on whom you compare them to.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

What I don't understand

What I don't understand though is how RP won my state of MN but his endorsed candidate lost...by a landslide. I will forever be befuddled by this.

Kurt Bills lost...

because the Neocons in the MN GOP refused to vote for him since he knocked off their guy Pete Hegseth in the endorsement battle. And then when you take into consideration how liberal and Democrat Minnesota is you can understand why Bills lost.

Kurt Bills was an ideal candidate. He ran a good race, but Minnesotans don't elect good conservatives. Once in a while they elect a liberal Republican like Arne Carlson though.

Minnesota Mary

Plus, Klobuchar had a war

Plus, Klobuchar had a war chest full of moola. You are right...Bills did not get backed by his party. He needed money and the party did nothing to raise it for him. Sucks.

so few Richard's

Too many Dicks.. good to see them all go.