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December 03, 2012

Dick Armey Resigns From FreedomWorks, Instructs That His Name Must No Longer Be Used in Company's Solicitations

Non-amicable.

"The top management team of FreedomWorks was taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life," Armey tells Mother Jones. "At this point, I don't want to get into the details. I just want to go on with my life."

In the email, Armey indicated that he wants nothing to do with FreedomWorks anymore. He asked that all user names, passwords, and security-related data created in his name be emailed to him by the close of business on December 4. He even insisted that FreedomWorks—"effective immediately"—was "prohibited" from using a booklet he authored. Was Armey's resignation a reaction to the recent election results? "Obviously I was not happy with the election results," he says. "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn't that I got my nose out of line because we should've done better."

I like FreedomWorks but I did not approve of their decision to refuse to endorse anyone for President.

Really?

It seems very strange that an organization could simultaneously be so committed to the principle of limited government that they refuse to endorse Mitt Romney, and yet also be so lackadaisical about limited government that they would state, effectively, that Barack Obama's reelection is something they're just fine with.

I do think sometimes people have an egostical or cash-money interest in maximizing credibility on conservative principle, to the point where they effectively self-select out of any involvement in conservative achievements.

I can sit here all day and say "This person isn't conservative enough for my tastes; he falls short of my standard." And I suppose I could/would accrue a certain amount of credibility for doing so.

At the end of the day, though, what am I doing, aside from increasing my own cache and my own value?



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