Secrets of the Tea Party: The Troubling History of Tea Party Leader Dick Armey

From Truthout:

As the Tea Party movement has gained momentum during the last 12 months, it seems few Tea Partiers have caught on to the troubling past of the man at the center of their movement: FreedomWorks chairman, former House Majority Leader and recently-retired lobbyist extraordinaire, Dick Armey.

As chairman of FreedomWorks, the group credited with mobilizing the Tea Party movement, Armey is the movement’s de facto leader. Yet Armey’s years spent lobbying for a group recognized by the State Department as being a terrorist organization–should give Tea Partiers pause.

In the weeks before April 15, 2009, local newspapers began reporting that groups calling themselves TEA, or Taxed Enough Already, were planning rallies to protest wasteful government spending. By the time Tax Day rolled around, over 300 protests were under way in all 50 states. More than 100,000 people took to the streets, gathered in parks and city centers with signs, slogans and costumes evoking America’s revolutionary past.

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  • tonyviner

    It is ironic how a man named Dick Armey is the leader of a bunch of pussies.

    • emperorreagan

      I giggle every time I hear his name.

    • aaron

      In reality, the Tea Party began with 9/11 Truth and an adaptation was later by Ron Paul supporters during his campaign. The present manifestation of the Tea Party bears no resemblance to the values of those two movements. Everyone real stepped out as the Tea Party was successfully commandeered by the MSM, GOP limp dicks and yes, a bunch of zombie pussies. Now Glenn Beck can spew some half-truths and make his audience feel like people are doing something so they don't actually have to and will not. Oh well, onto the next idea….

      • Polymorpheous

        you speak the truth.

        in my opinion, the MSM saw a third party movement growing in momentum.
        they needed to do something to stop it. enter FOX news.
        now the tea party is just another tool to further divide the people.

  • anon

    Dick Armey? He was on “Family Guy!”

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com/ Henry Baum

    If your wrote a novel about a group of protesting assholes led by a man named Dick Armey, no one would believe it.

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com/ Henry Baum

    If your wrote a novel about a group of protesting assholes led by a man named Dick Armey, no one would believe it.