FreedomWorks, a conservative group, will hold a series of town hall meetings, protests and discussions to urge Congress to defund the Affordable Care Act. The group plans to hold a lunch in Hendersonville Monday with Rep. Mark Meadows, a protest at the office of Sen. Richard Burr's office in Winston-Salem. FreedomWorks originated from a conservative political group called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was set up by businessman David Koch. The group has been involved in the Tea Party movement.
It's no surprise that FreedomWorks is becoming (desperately) active again. They have several embarrassing issues that are in dire need of distractions:
Americans for Prosperity is targeting Democrat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in a new web ad about renewable energy at the same time the conservative organization touts Republican Thom Tillis on taxes. The timing of the two ad campaigns is coincidental, said Dallas Woodhouse, the group's North Carolina director. "They have nothing to do with each other," he said.
Pardon our French, but that is a steaming pile of bullshit. Of course they're related; having the ads run simultaneously will make it much more likely voters will be able to connect the two candidates down the road. And behavior like this is also a big reason why the IRS focused on conservative "charities" in their recent crackdown:
James O’Keefe, the president of Project Veritas, a non-profit organization dedicated to training video muckrakers nationwide. From student newspaper editors to bloggers to video producers to journalists, enterprising muckrakers across the country look to James for inspiration, advice, and encouragement.
Richard K. Armey, the group’s chairman and a former House majority leader, walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.
When I read the blurb for this story, I thought it was a spoof or some other form of journalistic fiction. But it's for real. My first assumption was that Dick used the gun-toting assistant in an effort to try to impress Tea Party loyalists. But (as usual) money talks and bullshit walks:
It's painfully hard to understand why detractors demonize a man for providing affordable goods in low-income areas and why they want to jeopardize the jobs of the 7,000 people he employs with a boycott.
Okay, Burgetta, let me explain it to you, since you apparently don't have the capacity to grasp how political influence impacts the lives of citizens:
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