Dick army dont say tea party

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T he Tea Party movement prides itself on holding corrupt and spendthrift politicians to account, whatever their affiliation. It has set itself up as a scourge of the Washington boys' club, challenging representatives of both main parties with what it claims is the unpolished but genuine will of the American people. It comes as a surprise, then, that one of the most influential figures in the movement is a former senior Republican politician who sat in Congress for 18 years, eight of them as one of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill. Doesn't that give the lie to the image the movement likes to project of being anti-establishment? Can you get much more establishment than being leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, as Dick Armey was, from to ?

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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. Armey, 72, was a leader in the Republican takeover of the House and became House majority leader. He retired from Congress in and had become a leader of the Tea Party movement in recent years. The Washington Post this week detailed what it called a coup Armey tried to pull off at FreedomWorks in September with the help of gun carrying aide after his relationship with FreedomWorks' president, Matt Kibbe, became hostile. While Armey disputes the description of using an armed aide to conduct a coup, he admits that he agreed to leave FreedomWorks as part of a deal with Richard Stephenson, president of the for-profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Stephenson stepped in, Armey says, because he "was concerned I was going to resign from FreedomWorks and sue them before the presidential election. He didn't want an uproar.

Dick Armey

Armey left he House in and went on to run FreedomWorks, an organization that became instrumental in the rise of the tea party movement. He said the Republican Party didn't fulfill their obligation to teach the candidates to not say inflammatory remarks. In a highly reported and seemingly bitter split, Armey recently left FreedomWorks because of a disagreement on the direction of the organization. On "CBS This Morning," however, he defended the tea party and their economic principles of limited government to propel economic growth. As for "fiscal cliff" negotiations, Armey said Boehner has "the toughest job in town" because he's dealing with a divided House, a "dysfunctional Senate" and a president who is leaving little room for negotiations.
In 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. 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. I just want to go on with my life.