Former Congressman Dick Armey quit FreedomWorks on November 30.
Armey was one of the top officials at the conservative organization.

The Washington Post reported:

Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence.

Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter.

“We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said.

“As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through the expiration date (December 31, 2012) of my current consulting contract with FreedomWorks,” he wrote. “Henceforth FreedomWorks shall be prohibited from using my name, image, or signature in any way or for any purpose without my written permission or in the event of my death, without my heirs written permission.”

He asked for his name, image, and signature to be removed from all FreedomWorks materials — “letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media.”

Armey also barred the group from using ”Hitting the Ground Running,” a guide he wrote for House freshmen. Max Pappas, the group’s former vice president for public policy and government affairs, has also left.




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  1. WTF? What’s this guy running from? Somebody certainly has put the fear-of-God into him. Did he hear which FEMA camp Holder was going to place him in?

  2. This is very discouraging. . .seems that the establishment GOP is cutting any/all ties to conservatives. . .maybe Mr. Armey knows something that we aren’t privy to. . .wish we were though. . .this is bad, when a top conservative calls it quits–WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING TO AMERICA?

  3. This is not good.

    “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
    ~ Benjamin Franklin, on the signing of the Declaration of Independence

  4. Another brick in the wall….

  5. I’ll bet there’s an interesting story behind this one. <_<

  6. It may be good. Hold Matt Kibbe accountable for his decision to go all in on Romney. Dick Army is not a quitter and the divorce does not look amicable. Let Matt Kibbe and Glen Beck chase after the Gary Johnson Ross Perot libertarian voter and may Army go about the serious work of building a new party that represents freedom with honor and credibility.

  7. Beck backed Santorum then Romney. He never backed Gary Johnson.

  8. Victoria Jackson is available.

  9. In recent months, the group has pushed reporters to speak with Kibbe — an economist from the libertarian wing of the GOP – over Armey.

    “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 told Mother Jones.


    It would appear that his allegiance to the establishment-controlled Republican Party is a bit stronger than his loyalty to the country.

  10. Now let’s not lose our heads. At least not yet anyway. There have been some disagreements within the ranks as when FreedomWorks broke with other conservatives and endorsed Eric Hovde in Wisconsin. I understand Pappas was not pleased. I don’t know Armey’s opinion. However that may be all it is. Not with just this one issue, but with several that pushed Pappas and Armey to resign. We will just have to wait and see.

  11. Here are some pics that will take your mind off troubling times.

  12. I always felt that Armey used the Tea Party, not the other way around.

    But maybe this former Dem is still uninformed!

  13. I’m not in the loop here as far as what is going on, but we don’t need to be headed to a libertarian party. We do need to be united-that is the reason the Left won. I believe we need to vote out all of the old party Senators we can–starting with mine-Saxby Chambliss in Ga, He should have never been up there,

  14. …but we don’t need to be headed to a libertarian party.

    What exactly is wrong with having a bit of a libertarian streak? Small-L libertarians tend to have a leave-me-alone, small-government attitude, which is something that honest conservatives can support.

    It certainly beats the nannying liberalism of modern-day Democrats.

  15. After Army retired from the house didn’t he go on Fox News and state that he was really a Libertarian? A lot of Texas Republicans have a strong streak of Libertarian in them. I think that is why I find them so appealing.

  16. Republicans will never be united for one good (bad) reason. We tend to be principled, independent thinkers and do not drink koolaid. That is the advantage Democrats have…they are united because most of them don’t think for themselves (they don’t think, period) and have no concept of the law of unintended consequences. But the disunity is a big disadvantage for Republicans now. Remember how all the “libertarians” in the party refused to vote for Romney? It’s going to stay that way, unfortunately. No one wants to walk away from their principles for the greater good. Sounds noble, but as you can see…we wind up with the worst possible evil that way. And I don’t see that changing. No unless we can come up with another Ronald Reagan…and I don’t see one, do you?

  17. When you understand these men, then you will understand that this was inevitable in light of todays reality. Dick Armey is establishment Republican. Read his book. He wants to remake the GOP into a Constitutional government instrument. Matt Kibbee is a libertarian. He was willing to use the GOP on a temporary basis to achieve libertarian principles.

    Today, we are facing a fiscal cliff. The GOP is going to take the blame for it while the POTUS is on another vacation. Obama is setting up Michelle to be his successor so we aren’t facing 4 more years, we are facing 12 more years of Stalinists. There won’t be a ‘next election’ because they have rigged it now so we can never take back the White House. It is the Chicago way.

    I think Dick still believes we can fix the problem from the inside. I don’t think Matt has any hope of that happening. Or visa versa. The coming days will expose who is the revolutionary and who is the pragmatic.

  18. Now that Armey has done his job to Help undermine real Tea Party Conservatives for his establishment repub cronies,he can move on to more graft and corruption. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out BleepHead!

  19. This idea of ‘changing the party from the inside’ is BS. Politically, this country is wrecked. There’s only one way to take it back now.

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