Dick Armey Doesn’t Even Know Who He’s Talking To?

Some of you may know of the absurd dust up between former Congressman, and conservative icon, Dick Armey and his coworkers at Freedomworks. Last year, Armey came barreling onto the Freedomworks offices in DC with an armed security guard and tried to forcibly take over the organization with which he had been associated for years.

He had the president of the group, Matt Kibbe, and several others forcibly removed from the premises, but after a bit of turmoil, and some instances in front of the remaining workers showing that Armey seemed confused about what was even doing in his own coup ended up himself vacating his post at the conservative activism group with a handsome payoff ringing in at some eight million bucks in get-lost money.

After all this came out in public, Armey then stampeded to several left-wing outfits like Mother Jones magazine and the extremists at Media Matters for America to “tell his story.”

Armey was heavily criticized for running to the left-wing press by the very movement he did so much to help foster back in the 1990s.

Now, Armey claims that he didn’t even know who he was talking to.

In a recent DC piece, Vince Coglianese writes that Armey was confused about who Media Matters was when he gave them an interview. Armey thought the extremist, left-wing group was conservative media-watching group Media Research Center.

“I wouldn’t know Media Matters from a hole in the wall,” the 72-year-old told TheDC. “That was a major, big screw up on my part. I thought they were somebody else.”

When asked who he thought Media Matters was, Armey replied, “Who’s the guy with the red beard that always does the show where he points out how biased the press is?”

“Oh… the Media Research Center? Brent Bozell?” TheDC suggested. Bozell appears weekly on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show to spotlight liberal media bias in a segment called “Media Mash.”

“Yeah, I thought it was Brent Bozell,” Armey replied.

This goes to further show that Dick Armey needs to just retire. If he doesn’t know Media Matters “from a hole in the wall,” he proves himself to be so out of touch that he is useless to the conservative movement.

Media Matters is one of the most extreme liars in the media and their screeds are used by the left-wing media to program coverage for the entirety of the Old Media establishment. Armey fell right into their hands and gave them an opportunity to slam the right. And Dick Armey didn’t know them from “a hole in the wall”?

If he cannot even identify the enemy, what use is he?

Go play golf, Mr. Armey. We thank you for your important service, but you are now just making yourself look like a foolish, uninformed, half senile old man.

Please go away, Dick Armey.

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Posted by on January 10, 2013.
Filed under Congress, Conservatives, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • ackwired

    By all means, go away, Dick Armey and anyone who agrees with him. Go vote for one of the third party candidates.

    • MartinLandauCalrissian

      Well, ackie, you are less welcome here than Dick Armey OR any third party candidates.

      • ackwired

        Thanks, and keep it up! When the R’s and D’s chase enough people away it will be possible to fix the mess caused by the two party system.

        • MartinLandauCalrissian

          Oh, we understand that you want to make sure you have the way clear to impose on the US that anti-human, un-American, communist system you so love. We get it.

          • ackwired

            Have you taken your meds today?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            A better example of Projection would be hard to find…

        • lasveraneras

          “the mess caused by the two party system.” WTF!?! Thus, according to your logic, “the system” creates the mess; “two party system” the cause, and “the mess” the effect. And where does this imaginary “system” come from? Is it in the U.S. Constitution? Or was it just “invented” yesterday? Or does it come from the early history of the U.S.? If the latter then the U.S. must have risen to the point of being “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” along with btw the world’s largest economy, in spite of the 200 year old “mess” created by “the two party system.” Puzzling, that! And how come it just became toxic. Perhaps it’s related to our current crop of politicos! And who “elects” our rulers?

          And, of course, the next question is what replaces our current “system.” Are you calling for a “one party system?” That would improve our politics how exactly? Or perhaps you want a “multi-party system” a la Europe? While in some infrequent cases that might work out fine – for example, the creation of a UKIP party in the U.S. – the most likely outcome over time is a continuation of the increasing social, cultural and political balkanization of the U.S. by competing regions, classes, genders and races/ethnicities fighting to gain control of the benefit stream from the Imperial Federal Government. See Greece’s Golden Dawn for details. “The mess” resulting from that kind of splintering and resulting party system would make our current situation look like a kindergarten spat.

          • ackwired

            Happy to answer your question. Most people agree that our government is a mess. I think the approval rating for congress is now about 16%. Our two major parties spend all of their time and effort blaming the other party for the problems rather than trying to solve them. They know that their best chance at re-election lies in demonizing the other party. The solution is multiple parties. The democratic form of government is taking over the world, and most of the world’s democracies have multiple parties. It allows the electorate to vote their conscience, and is more conducive to collaboration, cooperation and compromise by elected officials. In a multi-party system politicians can’t get by with just blaming another party for all of the problems.

          • MartinLandauCalrissian

            Ah, so instead of two parties blaming each other, we have 20 parties blaming each other and instead of pols voted into office by at least 50% plus one we get pols voted into office by 10 to 20 percent of the voters. Brilliant, you moron.

          • ackwired

            You seem to be one of the few people who thinks the two party system is working and the rest of the world is wrong. I recommend that you continue insulting and chasing everyone with whom you disagree out of your party. It will work out just fine.

          • MartinLandauCalrissian

            What is “my party,” pray tell?

          • ackwired

            Well, let’s analyze this. You believe so passionately in the two party system that you actually think it is working. So you are either a Republican or a Democrat. You think anyone who disagrees with you is a threat to impose an ” anti-human, un-American, communist system you so love” and you support Mr. Huston in chasing Dick Armey and those who like him out of the Republican Party because he is a fool and no longer useful.

            Tough question, Martin. You are so subtle. Let me mull this over for a while.

          • MartinLandauCalrissian

            I have voted for Democraps in the past. I admit that I can never, ever do so again. But I have. I also do not always vote Republican. Didn’t in 2008 for prez, for instance. Don’t always here at home either. However, I don’t believe that having 45 parties like the idiot Euroweenies do makes any sense. We should fix our current parties, not start 25 new ones. Democrats need to have their extremist, left-wing, European social Dummicrats excised and they need to be made an American party again. When Scoop Jackson Democrats are again the norm, the Dems might be OK. Other wise, they need to be defeated at every turn, opposed at every tuen, and excoriated as the un-American creeps they are. The GOP has other problems, but their problems pale in comparison to America’s enemies, the Donkey Party. So, I am for a two-party system, but am not sure the two parties we have fill the bill.

          • ackwired

            The parties are already in place. Most people, like you, are not happy with the Democrats and Republicans. But they have bought into the marketing ploys of the duopoly and feel that they have no real choice but to choose between the two. Most people, if they do a little study or check a few web sites like Project Vote Smart, find that they are more in agreement with one of the third parties already in place than they are with the Democrats and Republicans. My guess is that if everyone voted their conscience, most votes would go to the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Constitution Party, and Greens. That would create a situation where the parties could gain more by proposing REAL solutions than they could by trying to demonize the other four parties. Most of the world has rejected the two party system because it really offers very few positives and brings significant negatives to the governing process.

          • Vagabond661

            This past presidential election was run like an American Idol competition which may be the next step. So start with 10-20 candidates. Forget the caucuses.
            Moderators cannot come from the media or the entertainment industry.. Questions can be asked of any candidate. Moderators can question other moderators. Moderators can be voted off along with the candidates.

            Start the process a year before the elections.Pare it down to 3 candidates two months before the election. Those 3 will be on the ballot.

            Put the IRS in charge of the elections. Since they are involved with healthcare now, they already have our ID and know if we exist or not. Voter fraud would not be an issue and no one will be disenfranchised.

          • ackwired

            LOL…Sounds like a plan!!

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Half senile old man? Warner is being too polite.

  • sablegsd

    He’s fully senile. Obviously. His family should keep better tabs on him.

  • JWH

    I don’t believe it for a minute. Dude talked to Mother Jones. No way in hell he doesn’t know what Mother Jones is.

  • jim_m

    He knew exactly what he was doing. He wanted to dish dirt to Media Mutters in order to get even with people who pissed him off. Damage to conservative causes was of secondary concern compared to salving his vanity. Now he is trying to worm his way out of the mess he made for himself. Time to retire Dick, whether you want to or not. We’ve had enough of you.

    • Wild_Willie

      I disagree. I will bet in is in the first phase of altzheimers. Sad really. Floating in and out of reality and paranoia. ww

  • Commander_Chico

    In other news, there was a squabble at the Springfield Knitting Club when Wanda and Irene argued about what yarn was best to use for a tea cozy.

    • MartinLandauCalrissian

      In other news you continue to bore and show that your input is pointless, childish, and uninformed.

  • Par4Course

    Whether or not he’s senile, the leader of a large conservative organization who doesn’t know the difference between Media Matters for America and the Media Research Center has gone past his “sell by” date and needs to withdraw from the political battle.

  • Paul Hooson

    Dick Armey, the only former congressman with a porn actor name moniker.