Dick Armey Goes to Media Matters to Dish on FreedomWorks

This is disgraceful.
Dick Armey went to Media Matters to dish on FreedomWorks. The former FreedomWorks chairman did not approve of the way the conservative group was working with Glenn Beck to push conservative causes. So, he went to the most sinister far left outlet on the planet to rip on FreedomWorks. He must have lost his mind.
Media Matters reported, via Gateway Grassroots Initiative:

Former FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey says the conservative outlet that helped launch the Tea Party paid Glenn Beck at least $1 million last year to fundraise for the organization, an arrangement he said provided “too little value” for the money.

“The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air,” Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. “I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure.”

Armey, who left the organization this past fall after a dispute over its internal operations, said a similar arrangement was also in place with Rush Limbaugh, but did not know the exact financial details.

“I put it down now as basically as paid advertising for FreedomWorks by Beck,” Armey said, calling it a mistake.

Media Matters contacted Armey after Mother Jones magazine published a leaked copy of the document FreedomWorks prepared for its Winter 2012 board of directors meeting. That document alluded to “embedded media programs” for fundraising that featured the two conservative radio hosts and claimed that fundraising efforts featuring them raised nearly $1.3 million in 2012, not including event ticket sales from third-party vendors.

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  • Conservative to the Core

    When you’ve lost Dick Armey . . .

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  • Empyrean

    Hell hath no fury …

  • Truth Teller

    I don’t understand why we keep having these situations of supposed “conservatives” and “patriots” evolving into turn-coats. Is there some secret organization that is going around brainwashing and/or threatening these individuals???

    Guess what? There are enough real Patriots in this country that will not be swayed, regardless of what they try to do. What we do need is greater unity and organization of Patriots – let’s get this going.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    So Mr Armey, WHO is signing YOUR pay check?


    Dick…can I call you Dick??? You have proved yourself unworthy. This was a simple matter of power, money, and glory to you Dick, and you have shamed your bloodline. It is okay though….I understand narcissism and old age tend to go together as you strain to be relevant and leave a legacy. Most of us are unworthy of such challenges.

    Now, you are probably flailing your arms trying to get everybody to forget about silly things like abortion and focus on what really matters, money/economy. What in the world does moral conservatism have to do with the crisis at hand, right? Well, if you do not see the connection you really should not be in a position of any power.

    It is the lack of moral conservatism that has led us to the end of America as an economic power, and probably as a world power. When people voted for Obama and a second term it was because they had no concept of the freedoms they were giving up to get free stuff. The people had no concept of what was really dooming the middle class to extinction.

    When you advocate for immorality you bring society down. What is moral and immoral is the question. For years it had been the Bible that gave us the morality map, but that has been destroyed through the concept of sex without meaning, or free sex. So the Bible was against free sex and the society wanted to screw…hetero, homo, auto….whatever suits your fancy. And the family was destroyed. I really do thank the children of the 60’s for this new world we live in today.

    So without using the Bible as a guide we move to relative morality…whatever I think and feel…even if different notions are contrary or if the notion is provably irrational and untrue.

    Now we cannot even say that innocent life is worth protecting. We cannot say that taking another’s property. We cannot say that it is wrong to by capable of work, not work, and still expect money.

    So Dick, I have no use for you or your kind. You can move on with the knowledge that your legacy is one to be ridiculed and scorned. It is much the same as the legacy of the establishment GOP.

  • Chippy

    So they bought advertising time on radio. Great idea!

  • Redwine

    Sounds like Soros (Glenn’s nemesis and major threat) really got to him. What a Dick.

  • Pablo

    FreedomWorks ran tons of ads on Beck’s outlets, both pre-recorded and live reads. Beck was also integral to the FreePAC events. If Beck’s audience is not an appropriate target, whose is? Oh yeah. Rush.

  • Buzzy

    When the Tea Parties first started, as a result of Rick Santelli’s screed, it was a phenomenon like no other. It was thousands of small local groups holding rallies in local communities. Everyone at first promised that the groups wanted no leaders or centralization of the movement. Heck, many of them wouldn’t even allow any politicians to grace their stages. As usual, someone sees what they perceive as a vacuum, and moves in to do exactly what the many groups didn’t want, hence Dick Armey and his Freedomworks and the national Tea Party Patriot birthing. The groups in fact did become a part of a centralized message- Less taxes, smaller government, individual freedom, is their entire platform, and oh BTW send us money. Remember reading the myriad of stories about the leaders of the national Tea Party groups earning six figure salaries? That’s a heck of a lot of money that could have gone directly to good candidates that stepped forward. That’s a heck of a lot of money that could have been used for on the ground get out the vote efforts. That’s a heck of a lot of money that could have been used to fight the massive amount of progressive voter fraud efforts. The Tea Parties need serious reform to bring those local community groups back together in promoting your own local efforts, and working for your own local candidates. Bag the national groups and keep your money for your own local movements. See what I am saying, those like Armey only saw the whole movement as a big huge money making scheme, and we still have Obama and a liberal/progressive controlled Senate.

  • cavt

    This just shows that his conservative beliefs(if any) were very shallow and not true to his core. Sure you can have disagreements within conservatism, but if you are true to your belief, you don’t go to the people who hate your belief and want to destroy it(and you.) This Dick is a Benedict.

  • Maryd

    Didn’t Michael Savage call him out a long time ago?

  • General Martok

    There are a lot of “professional conservatives” out there that are only out to make money on the “conservative” brand

  • obfuscatenot

    Didn’t he get a big old severance package? Were there not any terms from the Freedom Works end? They aren’t out insulting Armey are they? Looks like grapes are wickedly sour in the Armey household. Freedom works didn’t get their moneys worth from Beck? Hah, more like didn’t get their moneys worth from the major Dick.

  • Ghost


    BECAUSE! Armey was never a “turncoat” – he was always a Hijacker

    some folks are only now just starting to realize that we are in a two-front war, if not multi-front war. it was the aim/goal/agenda of the repubican establishment section of the Ruling Class to subvert the True Patriots of the Tea Party.

    THIS IS WHY! we have always had to have our guard up against infiltraitors.
    THIS IS WHY! the Convention re-set the rules for future elections at the Convention.
    THIS IS WHY! there will ne NO! takeover of the repubican party by Conservatives.

    get your head outta yo’ ass that there is any alternative except to DRAMATICALLY FORCE OUR ISSUES.

    1) Civil Disobedience
    2) DIVORCE- separation, secession

    ohhh, so you think a Third Party is a better way to go…. and what makes you believe They won’t infilltrate to destroy that too?

    LOOK, Divorce may not be the only decision, but it sho’nuff will scare the crap out of them, won’t it? and it is the the best way to try to re-establish our principles with force.

  • Donna S

    Buzzy, right on. Politics is so ugly.

  • Ray

    Whenever I hear the name Dick Armey I think of Family Guy.

  • bastiches

    “Buzzy commented:

    “When the Tea Parties first started, as a result of Rick Santelli’s screed,”

    NO, NO, NO. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    The TEA party was not a result of a MSNBC commentator. The people that formed the TEA party started protesting the TARP debacle in Sept/Oct 2008.

    Santelli, while a rare spot of sanity in the ocean of stupid that is cable TV, is not the originator of the TEA party. This may seem pedantic or argumentative but it is important. Please go back and read some of the news from Sept 2008.

  • jimstlmo

    I’m glad Freedom works dumped Dick Armey. I never trusted him and knew he was a RINO from his days in congress. We didn’t get 16 Trillion in debt without people like him in the GOP.

    Good Riddance, and thank you Dick for letting conservatives know your true colors.

    The truth is, until we purge the RINOS there isn’t a viable party to undo the damage from the Democrats. And I’m this close to voting Libertarian in the future, already did against Ann Wagner in MO-8.

  • Mad Hatter

    The real Dick Armey has come out. He’s always been a fake Conservative. He had a lot of people fooled for a long time. It makes you wonder how many other RINO’s have sold themselves like prostitutes to the pimp Soros.