FreedomWorks Will Bring Thousands of Tea Partyers to Dallas Next Week

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Thousands of conservative activists, coming soon to a sports arena near you.
You might remember FreedomWorks. In 2010, the nonprofit, established and funded by billionaire David Koch, helped shape a sprawling Tea Party movement into the force that swept a large number of very conservative Republicans into Congress.

Call it grassroots, call it AstroTurf. For a hint, if one is needed, of FreedomWorks' worldview, the lead article when I visited its website this morning was subtitled "Obama's Marxist Ideology Revealed Again."

FreedomWorks hasn't really gone away in the past two years, but, with the chance to oust Obama looming in November, it's preparing to enter full campaign mode, and its leaders have picked Dallas as the place to do it. The group said so yesterday when it announced the its first annual FreePAC will be held July 26 at the American Airlines Center.

The group bills the event as the "largest gathering of grassroots activists since 2010 Taxpayer March on Washington" -- which, by chance, was also orchestrated by FreedomWorks -- and promises to bring thousands of conservative activists to our fine city.

There will be plenty of red meat for attendees. Speakers include the ever reasonable Glenn Beck; former House Majority Leader/FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey; U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz; and a host of others it's safe to classify as "Tea Party favorites."

Their agenda is simple: create "a blueprint for continuing the Hostile Takeover of Washington, D.C." and "take back America from the political establishment and institute a strong conservative agenda."

Oh, and Obama is a Kenyan communo-fascist bent on surrendering U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations. The press release doesn't mention it, but I suspect it will come up.

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I thought Dallas already had thousands of rich, privileged white bigots of their own. Starbucks, Old Navy and Apple are going to have a field day. I must remember to hide my children from this vile white ugliness.

Travis Rex
Travis Rex

So the angry republicans weren't invited to Tampa this year?


You really want to start bringing up the histories of the fathers of the candidates? Really?  Please, throw Romney in that briar patch.


No, it isn't.  The Tea Party is against waste, not sports.  Without the government waste, arenas would still be built.  That's like saying that socialists should starve because all the food is produced by private interests. It's a bullshit appeal to emotion, not logic.


It's people like you making threats like this ginned up by hateful posts by the likes of Eric Nicholson who make concealed carry a necessity.  You won't get very far with your gun in a crowd like this.  I suspect you know that and will try for easier targets -- like maybe a crowded movie theater or a school yard.  You disgusting moron.

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