Dick Armey Says No One Saw The Gun During Attempted FreedomWorks Coup

By: Thursday December 27, 2012 6:28 am

The plot thickens in the Tea Party Civil War. Apparently Dick Armey did not go quietly into that good night. In fact, he first tried to muscle his opponents out: 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 [...]

Tea Party Civil War Puts Dick Armey In Spotlight

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 6:10 am

When the “tea party” phenomenon broke out, believed to be inspired by Rick Santelli’s painfully oblivious Post-TARP rant about the pitfalls of helping those in financial distress, I was like many Americans – confused but interested. Maybe this was more than the most reactionary elements of the Republican Party finding an excuse to demonize a [...]

Boehner Purges Conservative Members from Influential Committees

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:00 am

As I noted, John Boehner got as much flak from his right flank on his three-page “counter-offer” as he did from his left. Conservative groups groused at the inclusion of $800 billion in revenue collection increases, even as it followed the Romney campaign pattern of lowering rates while broadening the base. Obviously they would rather [...]

Armey Tries to Stop Tea Party Tide He Latched Onto

By: Friday January 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Dick Armey basically jumped on the tea party bandwagon when he saw how Republicans could ride them to a return to the majority. But Dick Armey doesn’t really give a damn about whatever counts as core tea party “issues.” He just seeks raw power and the ability to engage in some profit-taking for his rich [...]

Armey’s Absurd “I See Dead People Vote” Theory

By: Friday September 3, 2010 12:08 pm

One of the ways that conservatives always try to invalidate elections, at least rhetorically, is to comfort themselves with the idea that the other side cheated. Liberals occasionally dabble in this, although the evidence is far stronger on their side. But conservatives have invented an entire cottage industry out of “voter fraud” claims. It drove [...]

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