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Dog Track Time Dick

11 February 2010 @ 14:34

Former GOP Congressman Dick Armey, chairman of FreedomWorks, which is closely associated with the TEA Party movement, is showing signs of political dementia.  From Dan Nowicki we learn [emphasis mine]:

As former Rep. J.D. Hayworth prepares to officially enter the Republican primary race against incumbent Sen. John McCain, he probably had better not count on any support from FreedomWorks, the national conservative group closely associated with the Tea Party movement.

In a telephone interview with The Arizona Republic, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, FreedomWorks’ chairman, delivered a surprisingly harsh assessment of Hayworth, with whom he served on Capitol Hill…

Armey, who was House majority leader from 1995 to 2003, clearly came down on McCain’s side. “There’s nobody who can match McCain’s record on fiscal responsibility,” he said.

I’m no fan of Mr. ‘Hot Air’ Hayworth.  As far as I’m concerned, both of them shouldn’t be in the Senate representing conservatives, so that is not the issue for me here.  The issue here is Dick Armey.  Michelle Malkin beat me to the punch and expresses my thoughts exactly:

You’ve got to be freaking kidding me.

Over the last year, John McCain supported everything that the grass-roots Tea Party movement has stood against:

*The $700 billion all-purpose, earmark-stuffed TARP bailout;

*The $25 billion auto bailout;

*The $300 billion mortgage entitlement bailout; and

*The first $85 billion AIG bailout.

When push came to shove, McCain and his economic advisers (including his hand-picked California GOP Senate candidate, Carly Fiorina) caved to the Chicken Little chaos in Washington every time and joined hands with Barack Obama.

Reasonable people may disagree on whether J.D. Hayworth or John McCain deserves Arizona’s Senate seat.

Reasonable people may not assert that John McCain is an unsurpassed paragon of “fiscal responsibility.”

Lord, please, save us from our friends.

It's Dog Track Time

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