The Old Goat and His Goats


Dick Armey, the former University of North Texas economics professor, U.S. House majority leader and hired-gun Washington lobbyist, now serves as the chairman of Freedom Works, a nonprofit that bills itself as “dedicated to educating, training, and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom.” With Matt Kibbe, the president and CEO of Freedom Works, he is the co-author of the recently published book Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. A North Dakota native, Armey represented the 26th Congressional District of Texas in the House from 1985 until his retirement in 2003.

Armey talked with the Tribune by phone on Saturday[…]

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TT: Is the Tea Party a conservative movement in the Republican/Democrat sense, or is it a fiscal movement?

Armey: [yadda, yadda, yadda]


TT: Is this a threat to Republicans or Democrats or both?

Armey: [blah, blah, blah]


TT: When was the last time the Republican Party was in harmony with what you see now as the Tea Party movement?

Armey: [yackety, yackety, yacketyyak]

There are a lot more questions and answers, and you can read them at the link, but let’s get to the good part. Okie dokie, here it is:

TT: This movement doesn’t have a clear leader in front. Who do you think might emerge?

Armey: There’s a lot of them out there. We just watch and see. Barack Obama, when he ran for president, won a talent contest. The voters looked at the whole contest through a very shallow set of lenses, and he got away with it. Anybody who expects to win the presidency in 2012 had better expect to win on a substantive ground of proven performance, not just lip service, good looks and talented speech-making.

TT: Is Dick Armey one of the people interested in doing that?

Armey: Oh, no, no, no, no. I’ve got 34 goats that depend on me daily. I couldn’t be away that long.

Hide your livestock. 😯


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12 responses to “The Old Goat and His Goats

  1. Weird. I guess nothing should surprise me at this point.

    (Check out the Vanity Fair article on Palin if you get a chance. The author said he went in favoring Palin and wanting to write a sympathetic piece, but he couldn’t get passed her constant fibbing. And on a catty note, wait until you read how much she spent on underwear. 😯 )

  2. That poster is magnificent in its simplicity. Always suspected my former congressman was a goat roper. And now he can’t save America because he has to keep an eye on the goats? I dare not ask about the lady goats but I do know what the males spend all day doing and it ain’t pretty.

    • not only does he probably physically abuse the poor goats, but i bet he psychologically abuses them by constantly telling them lies about how obama care is going to kill nanny! 😉

  3. Love your poster nonnie. He’s fond of goats but sure has a dislike for people who want to vote. Note repub voter suppression efforts in Texas. And his ‘grassroots’ is Astroturf, funded by big money and not real at all. From the article I think it is telling that he says Perry did the right thing during Hurricaine Ike. Well, folks, the real hero was Bill White, and everyone knows it. He managed to get things done in spite of Perry.

    • thanks apples! it was fun to go all minimalist on a poster for a change.

      i bet the goats complain about them smell when dick armey is around. they probably donated to the tea party just so he’d stay in washington.

      gov. little ricky goodhair seems to be afraid of bill white, huh? he’s scared to debate him.

  4. jeb

    Ah, good ole Dickless Armey. He used to be my Congresscritter once upon a time (I admit in shame although I always voted against him). I remember his campaign mailings after Clinton won going on about the Dems expanding welfare and citing the case of a young lady who was an unwed baby machine in an effort to secure more of that government largess in cahoots with the Dems. He was going to put a stop to that but needed my money and my support. Got the recycle bin instead.

    I’m not sure if goats feel shame but his goats probably do.

  5. dick armey – (who probably has army near his dick – and it aint goats but crabs) is among the worst people to ever serve in congress

    • another rethug hypocrite. he was screaming for clinton’s impeachment, while he sexually harassed his female students when he was teaching (and he eventually divorced his wife and married one of the students).

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