Saturday, May 8, 2010

More Hilarious Emails from Freedom Works!

MeanMesa just simply HAD to post these stinky babies.  Even measured against other "mass emailing" from the Dick Armey Freedom Works Factory, these are just too good not to share.

For MeanMesa visitors from outside the US, a brief explanation.  From SourceWatch:


Dick Armey is the Chairman of FreedomWorks (previously Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), and co-chairman of the Alliance for Retirement Prosperity. A lifelong Republican, Armey served as Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002.

Mr. Armey expanded the, uh, valuable contacts he made while he was running the House of Representatives into a lucrative LLP (lawyerin' -  lyin' - propaganda) machine contracted to maintain the Tea Baggers' incendiary idiocy flaming ahead blindly until the next election.  There has never been a special interest lobby, richly funded by neo-con oligarchs, that Mr. Armey hasn't fallen madly in love with.

Yuck.

The emails:








Volunteers Needed to Get Out The Vote in Utah Senate Race

Dear Chad,

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting opportunity that we as limited government conservatives have to replace a big government RINO (Republican In Name Only!) in the U.S. Senate with a true-blue defender of the constitution who will work hard to enact a fiscally conservative agenda.
FreedomWorks PAC is making the Utah Senate Race and incumbent Senator Bob Bennett a key target this cycle by supporting Mike Lee; a constitutional conservative who I believe will stand strong against the Left in their efforts to take away more of our fundamental freedoms.

Lee of course stands in stark contrast to incumbent Senator Bob Bennett. Senator Bennett has been in Congress for 18 years and has become an active advocate of big government. He supported the Wall Street Bailout (TARP), his own version of socialized medicine, and has even referred to the U.S. Constitution as an "outdated agrarian document."

We are proud to support Mike Lee as Senator Bennett's replacement in Washington, D.C. And to that end, though you may not live in Utah and can’t cast a vote in this race, as a FreedomWorks Member you have the ability to take part in a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phone project that we will be engaging over the next two weeks to ensure Mike Lee beats Senator Bennett at the Utah Republican Convention’s nominating election on May 8th.

If you would like to help us with this effort, please contact Director of Campaigns Brendan Steinhauser at bsteinhauser@freedomworks.org or (202)-379-6583.

I hope that you will take part in this critical project. Even though you may not live in Utah, this race is of national importance and it gives us as limited government conservatives a real opportunity to replace a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing liberal with a true champion of freedom in the U.S. Senate.

Sincerely,


Dick Armey
Chairman, FreedomWorks

P.S. As a Member of FreedomWorks you can get more actively involved and support FreedomWorks PAC efforts to Take America Back in 2010. Please consider a generous contribution that will have a real impact on the key races we are targeting this year – click here!


Pursuant to federal law, FreedomWorks established the FreedomWorks PAC. It is permitted to solicit funds only from FreedomWorks members. These funds will be used to make contributions to federal candidates and to produce, distribute and air communications that are not permitted to be done by FreedomWorks. As a FreedomWorks member, you will be entitled to receive additional information, as well as make contributions to FreedomWorks PAC and get further involved in efforts to Take America Back in 2010!









Urge Congress to Oppose Kerry-Graham-Lieberman Cap and Trade Bill

Dear Chad,

Apparently members of Congress have too much time on their hands. Just a few short weeks after ramming ObamaCare through, Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman are already preparing for their next attack on the American taxpayer: the poorly named "American Power Act."

A far better name for this legislation would be the "American Power Grab." Little more than cap and trade in disguise, the bill would be a massive job-killing energy tax. In fact, the largest tax hike ever, and would hit the poor and middleclass, who spend a higher proportion of their income on essentials like electricity and fuel, the hardest. when American families are already struggling to make ends meet in our current economic downturn.

Cap and trade, or cap and tax, would mean sky high energy prices for consumers, but a new government slush fund for Washington. A twenty-seven cent "Fuels' Fee" on every gallon of gasoline included in the bill means not just higher prices at the pump, but higher prices on shipping and food production. It's hard to think of an area of life these higher costs won't affect. Higher energy costs will put the cost of doing business through the roof and send American jobs overseas at a time of record unemployment.

Altogether, this is far too high a price to pay for nothing in return. Any impact the legislation might have on global climate temperatures is too small to measure. The risks, on the other hand, are clear.
and urge your legislators to stand up for American families and businesses by opposing the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman "American Power Act."

To take on this new economy killer, FreedomWorks is relaunching our Cap and Trade Online War Room - full of important tools that make it easy for you to take action and send our leaders a clear message through phone calls, a petition, talking points, boots on the ground activism ideas, and issue development page to read the current state of play and opinion. It is essential to get out of the gate early and stop this threat before it can gain any traction. As we know all too well from past experience, Pelosi, Reid, and their allies will use any trick in the legislative handbook to get their big-government policies through. The sooner we put a stop to this, the better.

Although it is still only April, it's clear that Washington is gearing up for a long, hot summer and we'll have to be on the alert for power grabs and higher taxes like this. The best way that we can prepare for any situation is to continue growing the movement and getting more people involved.

Then forward this email to a friend and urge them to take a stand alongside you.

As always, thank you for your support and fidelity to the cause of Freedom.

Sincerely,


Matt Kibbe
President and CEO, FreedomWorks


P.S. As you know, the April 15th Tax Day Tea Parties were a resounding success! April 16th we immediately began laying the groundwork for another massive September 12th March on Washington. So make sure you get it on your calendar and invite a friend so we can be twice as big as last year! We will be confirming and posting details as they happen. See you in September.

Go ahead, have a good laugh -- then take a shower and make your own plans for the mid-term election campaign!