February 4th, 2010
11:31 AM ET
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Jay

    So Dick's gonna bail on the movement of crazys, fear mongers, reactionaries and far right "sheep" he helped found. Class act, Dick!

    February 4, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Sue

    I find it interesting that CNN is always reporting on the internal turmoil regarding the Tea Party movement...........which can include the Republican Party.

    Yet, they are not reporting on the internal turmoil regarding the Democratic Party.

    The internal turmoil regarding the Democratic Party--liberals versus moderates/blue dogs--–has been more obvious over Obama's entire first year in office.

    It was due to the internal turmoil in the Democratic Party-–that Obama and the Democrats were not able to shove their agendas/policies down our throats.

    And, based on the upcoming elections and election results-–the internal turmoil within the Democratic Party is only going to get worse.

    February 4, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. BB

    This goofy bafoon is a complete and utter moron!!!!!!!
    He's a joke!!!

    February 4, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Seawife

    So here we have the instigagtor of the Tea Party who will not attend his own Tea party. What a wing nut.

    This man Armey, is so distasteful. The time he really did a smack-down of Joan Walsh of Salon.com. on Hardball was sooooo uncalled for. (check it out on the net.)

    This man does not have one ounce of de*cency in his soul.

    February 4, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. sara

    He's Used the Idiots UP! Got their money, and is backing up. Why aren't these people working? Are all of them receiving socialist governmetn back entitlements? Why are they sooo angry NOW? Do they look like Americans?

    February 4, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. Jane/Seattle

    Probably a good political idea for this guy! I'd be so happy if President Obama would attend one (Or just do a mass TV session for them) to correct the errors in folks' thinking. Better yet, perhaps some "good" conservative" will volunteer to go and do this so these folks will get the stories right about just which ones ought to be their targets for RAGE! It's a long list! Peace

    February 4, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. A. Goodwin

    Nice – founder of the movement fails to show up for their biggest rally's. Speaks volumes for this group of Republican racists.

    Too bad Tea Bagger's let the Conservative Republican's hijack their platform....

    February 4, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. Michael

    In order to understand a phenomenon you have go to it's root. At the inception of this paries roots is an agent. That agent was the conservative-Republican agenda. There was once upon a time avery unhappy conservative. He liked things the way they were even if everybody couldn.t get in on the piece of the Pie. Some couldn't get in to the lunch because they were lazy, criminal or plain disgusting. Some just weren't born in the right family. And some would take to much and leave nothing for him and his family.
    The Tea Party movement is like a fungus. It grown only when it has the right eviornment (i.e. moist climate & warm temperature, dissappointment and apathy). In addition there has to be some willing , motivated cad wishing to exploit the circimstance. Hence, independent operatives without higher authority to nix bad behavior. The conditions were provided by the Republican Administration's mismangement of just about everything. They have an unconscienable zest for power coupled by wrong headed ideaology. For example, they harp always on Priniple. Now a declared Racist's opinion is never considered a Virtue because he is consistant about it even in the face of Opposition and Fact. But this is just what they do. They attack the sensibilities of intelligent people with wrong motives couched inside of sinister politics. Pigs in the blanket ideaology. The biblical equivalent is found in Scripture in Matthew 13 in the parable of the field. The enemy planted tares while no one was looking and by the time they did it was too late. On their front their arguments appear legitimate, much like a majority report,; however it is more like a bouquet of wild flowers, muti-floral, multifaceted. There is no coherency about it because it is what it is, a Fungus among Us with real deadly effect.. It is the Rhetoric of Headless horsemen, no leader and no other goal but to foil what good is available and apparently lossed.

    February 4, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  9. Ben in Texas

    Armey needs to learn his history on "grass roots" movements. When you take millions of corporate dollars and spread that around among a bunch of loose cannons, and have the Faux News channel as your mouthpiece, that ain't "grass roots". That's the result of a completely different green substance, plus a lot of green manure.

    For real grass roots movements, take a look at the civil rights movement and every one of the anti-war movements, from Viet Nam through Iraq. And if you do a count, you'll find that the numbers of people involved in real grass roots movements vastly outnumber those in the astroturf version.

    February 4, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  10. Katie B in NC

    It's amazing how someone (Dick) can talk so much and say so little.

    February 4, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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