Tea Party Lists “Enemies Of Liberty”
Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, the well-financed PAC behind the tea party movement, has put out a list of its targets in 2010 senate and congressional races. Apparently, FreedomWorks doesn’t want the riffraff knowing its business, for on its website it says:
“Information about the specific races we plan to target and opportunities to support and take part in various PAC activities is reserved for FreedomWorks members only.”
But its agenda isn’t all that secret.
In the Florida Senatorial race, the group supports conservative Marco Rubio over current Republican Governor Charlie Crist, conservative Pat Toomey over Senator Arlen Specter (D) in Pennsylvania, Rand Paul (R), son of 2008 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, for the open Senate seat in Kentucky and among those listed as an ‘Enemy of Liberty’, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada. The group has not yet picked a Republican to back in Nevada, they just want Reid ousted.
On the House side they will work to topple Parker Griffith, the recently converted Democrat in Alabama, as well as Alan Grayson, the outspoken Florida Democrat who said the Republican Health Care plan amounted to telling people “shut up and die.”
Florida’s Republican governor, Charlie Crist, had the temerity to hug President Obama last year when he hosted the president and supported the stimulus package. FreedomWorks brought dozens of activists together today in Washington, some of whom traveled many miles to be heard.
Greg Fettig drove the 600 miles from his native Indiana to be part of this meeting. Fettig co-founded a group called “Hoosier Patriots” and feels that the Tea Party movement has given a voice to people like him. “I used to think I was alone, now I know there are others out there who want to stand up for fiscal conservatism.”
Fettig lives in the district of longtime Republican congressman Dan Burton, but thinks it’s time for Burton to go. “He’s got no fire… He’s been there too long, people should just serve a term or two and then get out.”Click here for reuse options!
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