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Secrets of the Tea Party (Dick Armey Exposed)

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Secrets of the Tea Party The troubling history of Tea Party leader 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. The protests have continued.

On Sept. 12, 2009, Tea Partiers marched on Washington, D.C. From a podium at the base the Capitol Building, Armey addressed the crowd with his wife Susan by his side. They were standing there together, he said, for the future of their grandchildren.




Only one month before that populist moment on Capitol Hill, Armey was employed as a lobbyist by leading international “consulting firm” DLA Piper.

In that capacity, from 2005 to 2009, Armey promoted the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, otherwise known as Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), which the State Department has branded a terrorist group. Armey lobbied his former colleagues on behalf of legislation that would have provided taxpayer support to the MEK. Armey’s work as a lobbyist—during which time he also served as chairman of FreedomWorks and organized Tea Party protests—is not mentioned in his FreedomWorks biography.

This omission can perhaps be explained by the anti-lobbyist sentiments held by so many Tea Partiers. At the first national Tea Party Convention held in Nashville in February, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin spouted off on the Obama administration’s failure to eliminate lobbyists and cronyism in D.C. during her keynote speech and the crowd burst into loud applause.




n 2008, as corporations and banks across the nation were being bailed out with billions of tax dollars, Armey was lobbying on provisions of the TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009 for CarMax, a Fortune 500 company that went on to issue $1.5 billion in asset-backed securities eligible for investor loans under the TARP and Federal Reserve-subsidized Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF).


However, the most interesting set of clients Armey represented during his career as a lobbyist were two Iranian-American businessmen: Akbar Nikooie and Saied Ghaemi. From 2005 to 2008, Ghaemi paid out $910,000 to DLA Piper for the service of Armey, his former staffer Jean Campbell, and a handful of other lobbyists to bring issues relating to Iranian “foreign relations” and “human rights” to the attention of Congress, the Department of Defense, the State Department, the White House, the National Security Council and the Department of the Treasury.

2007 was a banner year for Armey’s work on U.S./Iran relations. Ghaemi shelled out $400,000 for Armey and his team of Capitol Hill lobbyists. There were two bills before Congress that year that would have had a profound effect on U.S.-Iran foreign policy and could have potentially benefited a group of exiled Iranians greatly—namely MEK. Armey, during his time as Ghaemi’s voice on the Hill, became the outspoken proponent of MEK, repeatedly urging Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to remove the group’s terrorist designation.


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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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This is an unbelievable article. The man is a full blown lobbyist who has supported international entities...one claimed a TERRORIST GROUP by the state department from which he tried to get them removed.

How did this guy become a leader of the Tea Party movement? Do they even know anything about the guy who is the engine behind much of the movement?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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So OP

Are you telling me that now the Tea Party is Dick Armey's Army?


What you fail to recognize is Dick has changed, completely, I mean have you ever heard
the his introduction speeches?

Constitution
Freedom
Liberty

He is talking about what every body wants



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
This is an unbelievable article. The man is a full blown lobbyist who has supported international entities...one claimed a TERRORIST GROUP by the state department from which he tried to get them removed.

How did this guy become a leader of the Tea Party movement? Do they even know anything about the guy who is the engine behind much of the movement?



Well he has an Awesome last name

Fox News news sold the public all of the Bush policies and Obama maintains the status quo of Bush policies. But now Fox has learned that their eight years of effort was a mistake. Fox even has new graphics since Bush, things have changed, we are marching towards freedom.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Expose the charlatan who could be the cause for the second civil war before it is too late. The nation needs no more of this divisiveness and hate. Unity through truth, real truth, not this brand of right wing corporate funded hate.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Well he has an Awesome last name


He does!!! ANd he speaks of Freedom. That means he's an awesome guy.

Who cares about what he's done in the past or that he's been a lobbyist for groups THAT AREN'T IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

It's all good janky!!!



He is talking about what every body wants


And I want what he has man!!! He can whisper sweet nothings in my ear all night.


DICK ARMEY IS A PATRIOT!!!

[edit on 29-3-2010 by David9176]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Hmm...Tea party is actually iranian subterfuge to create a crippling political atmosphere in the US...
That sounds actually less crazy than some of the things you read on ATS.

I dont think the average tea party goer would know this...they simply go with the concept that is a opposition to wasteful spending...and (now) a bunch of other right wing talking points...I would be hard pressed to believe they knew of the true intent of the party if that is the point.

Still, if this does get legs, I imagine there will be just some structural change...even if it was the iranian infiltration move.

Meh...interesting stuff nonetheless. Iranian charity groups and big insurance companys...what connection does iran and big insurance have though, or is it just a partnership of convenience...



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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GEEZUS...HE's PALLING AROUND WITH TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait a minute...I THOUGHT THAT WAS OBAMA!!!?!?!?

Holy hell...I just blew a blood vessel in my forehead.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by Janky Red
 


GEEZUS...HE's PALLING AROUND WITH TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait a minute...I THOUGHT THAT WAS OBAMA!!!?!?!?

Holy hell...I just blew a blood vessel in my forehead.


You better go to the strip club and rub it on a titty

[edit on 29-3-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Meh...interesting stuff nonetheless. Iranian charity groups and big insurance companys...what connection does iran and big insurance have though, or is it just a partnership of convenience...


Who's knows if there is a connection.

Dick Armey though...wow...he's damn good at misdirecting people.

He has all of his followers believing that Obama just passed socialized medicine....yet he ignores the fact that the insurance companies and big pharma stand to make ridiculous amounts of money from the bill. Doesn't anyone notice how Fox News and Republicans consistently hammer Obama's socialized medicine but ignore the fact that they cut deals with the health insurance industry? They've BEEN DEFENDING THEM FOR MONTHS...even ALL THE WHILE KNOWING THEY CUT DEALS WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!!!!!!!!!

The man is a liar, corrupt to the bone....but he's leading the freedom movement?

WTF.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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You telling me that Dick Army is worse than Obama, a man with an extremely suspect background as well as associations with known terrorists? He the the President of the United States not some Tea Party group.

Just ridiculous! Where are peoples priorities?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Still wondering you guys, which side of the two headed snake you guys leaning toward?

I have decided that anyone ever voting for the Dems or Repubs ever again are no longer my countryman.

See the two headed snake?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Do you know if this guy was with the original tea party movement or the GOP driven tea party? I don't. I do also know that there was some sort of feud between the GOP one and the original one and a lot of people actually left the original one because of what the GOP was doing. Any idea where this guy fit in all of that?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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I guess i'm a fellow countryman. LOL. I liked Nader in '00, '04, and '08. I also liked Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996. And the only senator I support is Bernie Sanders. I don't have any red or blue ink.


[edit on 3/29/10 by Misoir]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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He the the President of the United States not some Tea Party group.


Ah..so Americans LIKE terrorists then? Ok..makes sense on why they like Dick Armey as well and voted one into office.

Who is supporting the terrorists? Us??????????



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Dick Armey has become the tea party movement. Freedom works have set up all kinds of rallies under the "tea party" moniker and completely washed away the legitimacy of what they could have been....and what they started as with Ron Paul.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
Still wondering you guys, which side of the two headed snake you guys leaning toward?

I have decided that anyone ever voting for the Dems or Repubs ever again are no longer my countryman.

See the two headed snake?


I think we are walking away from the snake

I think you should be aware of who is capitalizing on your anger and be prepared not to be angry when the pay off goes down.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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I think you should be aware of who is capitalizing on your anger and be prepared not to be angry when the pay off goes down.


Could the two headed snake be corporate and international influence on our government? NAH.

That's just crazy talk.....after all...our trade laws are MARVELOUS!!

Let's drop our tariffs down from 2 percent to 0 percent...then our economy will hit a new golden age...we can eliminate minimum wage as well...after all...we won't need it as we'll all be filthy rich!!

The only way to protect our nation's economy is to NOT protect it!

Ask Haiti how eliminating tariffs worked for them. They are rich beyond their wildest dreams!!



[edit on 29-3-2010 by David9176]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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WASHINGTON - (Business Wire) FreedomWorks will gather with coalition partners Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Tea Party Patriots, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Institute for Liberty, Let Freedom Ring, 60 Plus, American Grassroots Coalition and many more to represent millions of Americans in the fight against ObamaCare. FreedomWorks and its coalition partners will rally with Rep. Michele Bachman and actor John Voight, among others, before walking the halls of Congressional office buildings asking U.S. Congressmen to stand with their constituents and against the government takeover.

WHO: FreedomWorks, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Tea Party Patriots, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Institute for Liberty, Let Freedom Ring, 60 Plus, American Grassroots Coalition and many more.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Actor Jon Voight, Rep. Michele Bachman, Rep. Steve King & others WHAT: Protest against ObamaCare WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Noon (Early arrivals starting at 10 a.m.) WHERE: West Lawn of the Capitol

www.earthtimes.org...

Hey, he was even in charge of the one on Saturday! Sweet. Michelle Bachman was there. She's a patriot as well.


Does she know he's palling around with a terrorist? Hey Sarah, protect us from this man! Protect us from terrorists sarah PULEAZE.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by Janky Red
 





I think you should be aware of who is capitalizing on your anger and be prepared not to be angry when the pay off goes down.


Could the two headed snake be corporate and international influence on our government? NAH.

That's just crazy talk.....after all...our trade laws are MARVELOUS!!

Let's drop our tariffs down from 2 percent to 0 percent...then our economy will hit a new golden age...we can eliminate minimum wage as well...after all...we won't need it as we'll all be filthy rich!!

The only way to protect our nation's economy is to NOT protect it!

Ask Haiti how eliminating tariffs worked for them. They are rich beyond their wildest dreams!!



[edit on 29-3-2010 by David9176]


exactly - Lets let communist china grow and prosper with our money and jobs so that we can fight the socialisms!

the way to stop the Bankers, Creditors and lenders from ripping off America is to
let them do whatever they want
Free Market Freedom will foil their plans!


lets privatize SS like we have a privatized issuer of our capital; the federal reserve is great and is also FREE ENTERPRISE, not socialism!!!



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