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Monday, January 24, 2011

FreedomWorks VS. Immelt

Jan 24th, 2011

In a report today from The Daily Caller comes the news that some of the more prominent Tea Party activists are gearing up their opposition to President Obama's appointment of General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt as head of his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Matt Kibbe
"According to a press release, FreedomWorks and the Free Enterprise Project – the two groups pushing the campaign – believe Immelt’s appointment is a sign that more favors will be traded between the White House and GE.

"It’s time to break up the unethical romance between government and big business,” said Freedom Works President Matt Kibbe in a statement. “For too long, corporate elites have lobbied to profit from the size and growth of government at the expense of hard-working Americans."

Continued ignorance of the fact that Freedom Works was formed as a shill for just those purposes seems to be a characteristic Mr. Kibbe is counting on from his followers. Indeed, the vast majority of Tea Partiers seem blissfully content to chew their red meat without asking from where it comes. Perhaps they should listen to one of their own.

The radical Constitutional revisionist and freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) put it succinctly at a post election Freedom Works sponsored "retreat" last November. "There is nothing FreedomWorks stands for that hasn't been lockstep with what the Republican Party stands for" he said.

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