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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:54 AM Dec 2012

FreedomWorks Feud: War Inside Tea Party

When the news broke in early December that former GOP Rep. Dick Armey had abruptly resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, a powerhouse of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party, Armey maintained that the nasty split was due to differences he had with the top management of FreedomWorks about the group's operations and future. Immediately, media reports disclosed that Armey had been concerned that Matt Kibbe, the group's president, had used FreedomWorks resources to promote a book he had written (which was released in June) and that Armey himself had received an $8 million payout from a FreedomWorks board member to ease his departure. But internal documents obtained by Mother Jones show that the bitter war inside FreedomWorks has also resulted in allegations of staff wrongdoing (prompting an investigation by lawyers) and counter-allegations that Armey and his allies tried to turn FreedomWorks into a partisan outfit backing establishment Republicans over tea party insurgents.


FreedomWorks Feud: War Inside Tea Party (Original Post) UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
Shocking- H2O Man Dec 2012 #1
This, and the moves at Heritage, are important. They signal the future of the Republican Party 1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #2


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2. This, and the moves at Heritage, are important. They signal the future of the Republican Party
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:04 AM
Dec 2012

It is clean that inside the beltway the Tea Party has won the day, and in a way its clear why. What that means for the future is very important and if my guess is correct it is this embrace of the Tea Party - an organization that grows weaker by the day - will usher in the end of the GOP.

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