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… 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.
If all of this wasn’t enough for you, the hypocrisy continues for Armey.
In 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).
He actually lobbied in support of the same wasteful government spending he and his supporters now rail against. It seems to me that the Tea Party movement is experiencing a “creditability crisis.”
Originally posted by David9176
Looks like this one will get ignored as well.
And that's how we roll here on ATS........
Originally posted by antonia
reply to post by David9176
You are knocking the shillmeister. You'd think people would get behind you? Seems people are more divided then ever these days. beck is just one of many people who are there to divide everyone into their respective fenced area. The Tea Party was proven a joke when Palin got behind it and this just furthers the jokery IMHO.
ATS seems to have swung fairly hard to the "right" (which is laughable considering the democrats ain't too far from the "right" either these days, do we even get a choice anymore? It's all a joke, right, left, vertical, whatever, it's all the same in D.C. ). I'd daresay many would think this is a good thing.
[edit on 19-5-2010 by antonia]
Originally posted by tauempire
It is a good thing. For 8 yrs ATS had nothing but left-wing moonbats in here bashing bush and calling him a nazi.
You are in the midst of a conservative/libertarian revolution.
It must burn you up inside to know ats once a haven for socialists and the like is turning 'right-wing'.
Democrats are very left. But typical of a liberal...thats not left enough for you.
However, a survey conducted between 1983 and 1994 by Robert Altemeyer of Canadian legislative caucuses showed an 82% correlation between party affiliation and score on a scale for right-wing authoritarianism when comparing right-wing and social democratic caucuses. There was a wide gap between the scores of the two groups which was filled by liberal caucuses. His survey of American legislative caucuses showed scores by American Republicans and Democrats were similar to the Canadian Right and liberals, with a 44% correlation between party affilitation and score.
Move to europe...that seems like the perfect politicle system for you.