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goodog 12:05 AM on 04/13/2012
"FreedomWorks worked hand-in-glove with the Koch brothers-funded group Americans for Prosperity to help rally the Tea Party movement in 2009."
Um... that's because the Koch bothers' hands are deeply entrenched in both those gloves.
"FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are sister groups who came from the same parent body — a campaign called Citizens for  Read More...
I think we need to take a healthy dose of skeptical cynicism and consider that this is a staged event, one just as fake as the TeaOP's AstroTurf claims of grassroot pedigree.
"As representatives of FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization that fights for constitutionally-limited government and individual freedom..." says the statement from FreedomWorks' top three officials -- Chairman Dick Armey, the former congressman from Texas; Co-Chairman C. Boyden Gray and President Matt Kibbe.
Dick Armey's not just some "former congressman from Texas". He was the GOP House Majority Leader from 1995–2003. Far from some constituent of (ahem) "constitutionally-limited government and individual freedom", the former Majority leader is a principle responsible for the production, promotion and passage (the triple-p for god's sake!) of the US Patriot Act.

C. Boyden Gray was US Ambassador to the EU when G.W.B. granted him (shudders!) a recess appointment! He was G.H.W.B's White House legal counsel.

Matt Kibbe was Director of Federal Budget Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Grassroots?

Sure! ...if grass grows from the top down, with roots reaching deep into the the ceiling of the highest echelons of institutionalized establishment power in the US.

Can we PLEASE stop with the humble yet unchallenged grassroots narrative of the TeaOP? We've known the truth for too long to be using their cut-n-paste mythology as editorial shorthand at this late juncture between history and reality.
10:16 PM on 04/12/2012
Ladies and gentlemen. Let's get ready to RUMBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lulo
10:16 PM on 04/12/2012
I soooooo love this one. Freaking ironic beyond words.

Hey....it's a free market. The boys are paying for the party, they get to do as they please.

How you like them apples now?
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SPAIN62
“Solidarity is the tenderness of the people.”
10:04 PM on 04/12/2012
Why is that pudgy.old lady in the photo wearing a cowboy hat, was it rodeo day at the E.va.Braün's retirement home?
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Lulo
10:17 PM on 04/12/2012
I believe that is the orinal source of the Joe Arpaio clone mother cells.
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SPAIN62
“Solidarity is the tenderness of the people.”
09:59 PM on 04/12/2012
†eabaggers + Liber†arians = RWers.
Estonia-Firster
The NSA has classified my micro-bio
09:59 PM on 04/12/2012
Unlike bankers, the Koch brothers provide thousands of jobs to working americans and help alleviate our current account deficit. But they cannot buy the libertarian movement. I believe they have just found that out. Crony capitalism would be dead if we had a libertarian government.
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SPAIN62
“Solidarity is the tenderness of the people.”
09:57 PM on 04/12/2012
RWers eating their own, but is it cannibalis­m if they don't swallow?
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bintalshamsa
Disability rights activist, multi-ethnic, polyglot
11:26 PM on 04/12/2012
Well, ya' know, to be fair about it, it would be kinda difficult to swallow all of the Dick Armey.
Canaris
It's the nexus of the crisis...
09:56 PM on 04/12/2012
Someone needs to tell Dick Armey that he looks as ridiculous in a cowboy hat as Don Imus does.
10:25 PM on 04/12/2012
ALL HAT, NO CATTLE.
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I have no bio.
09:52 PM on 04/12/2012
Good for us. Let them fight each other and destroy each other without us having to lift a finger.
When there are three parties and two are fighting each other, who do you think wins, it is the third guy who was just watching.
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09:48 PM on 04/12/2012
Dick Armey looks like he is selling oatmeal.
09:44 PM on 04/12/2012
When I was involved with libertarians early 90s. It was always talked about to get a foot hold into the republican party to limit international involvement of military in foreign affairs. To protect constitution from globalist agenda and rid us of government programs social security,medicare,fda,education, min. wage. Now the tea party the embodiment of that dream now is being controlled by the rich to reach those goals they want to reach using them to serve their needs for more control and wealth to shift more in their favor at the cost of the people. The hijackers have been hijacked. The people will suffer the rich will wipe the blood from their mouths but say they have not sinned.
09:42 PM on 04/12/2012
write the law ALEC so apple google and microsoft can fight it out at the intrnent corral bring in big GE guns hell have a party
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SantaMonican
Visit the carousel, in the Hippodrome, on the pier
09:36 PM on 04/12/2012
GOP = chaos

Democrats = unified
09:36 PM on 04/12/2012
When you lay down with dogs, you wake up with flees.
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colred
09:50 PM on 04/12/2012
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Canaris
It's the nexus of the crisis...
09:56 PM on 04/12/2012
You probably could have spelled it better, though.
09:32 PM on 04/12/2012
gunger games let the lead fly
09:29 PM on 04/12/2012
Tea Party................you feel violated again?

When will you realize the mega rich have only one aggenda and the only part in this aggenda for you is doing their dirty work for them.
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bintalshamsa
Disability rights activist, multi-ethnic, polyglot
11:27 PM on 04/12/2012
People tried to tell 'em, but they just wouldn't listen.