What Is Freedom Works’ Problem?
I wasn't going to get into this. But as Michelle Malkin lays out her concerns with Dick Armey today, I may as well put my most recent issue on the record. There's a No Reconciliation ad over on the right sidebar that comes from Freedom Works. They were active in pushing yesterday's DC event. I linked their page on it several times. Yet, the day before yesterday at the Press Club event Michelle mentions, Armey predicted Democrats would pass Obama Care. Armey is the most visible face of Freedom Works.
GOP's Dick Armey Predicts Democrats Will Probably Pass Health Care
What Armey did stinks. And it stinks like inside the beltway political crap. I've no idea what an organization's agenda really is when it's running ads and promotions for a protest, collecting contact information for it, then going on record predicting defeat before said event has even taken place. It was pretty gotdamned insulting, especially considering so many people are out here everyday putting so much into this stuff – and without the presumably six figure pay-out Armey enjoys for apparently talking the talk but not walking the walk.
Freedom Works has a problem. I'm not going to go on about it. But they had better fix it, whatever it is. As things stand, I'm not real interested in pushing their crap going forward. What Armey did sucked, big time. It was a slap in the face of every genuine activist out here and it came at a critical time.
He may well be a great guy. But I don't much like being played for a fool and I'm not going to tolerate it because maybe someone's a nice guy. Freedom Works ain't working for me right now. And I'll leave it at that. You can make what you want of Michelle's issues with them.