FreedomWorks PAC endorses Meadows

Here’s the press release from FreedomWorks, a conservative national group chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey:

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks PAC announced its endorsement of Mark Meadows for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District following in-depth discussions with Meadows, a review of the candidates in the race, and input from FreedomWorks PAC members in the district. FreedomWorks PAC believes Mark Meadows is the clear choice for voters who support free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally-limited government.

Mark Meadows is a citizen activist who has been fighting for pro-growth, fiscally conservative policies for decades. He supports cutting spending to balance the budget, opposed TARP and its sister bailouts, and promises his vote to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a patient-centered health care plan.

Meadows is also a successful entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience, where he created jobs in the district and stimulated small-business growth.

FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas commented, “Mark Meadows is a courageous defender of free-markets. He is a proven leader who speaks the truth about the economic reforms needed in Washington, even when the truth isn’t politically popular. Meadows offers the right prescription for what ails us—promoting job creation by cutting red tape and regulations, lowering taxes, and removing barriers to trade. He understands that to enable private sector job creation, government doesn’t need to come up with a new scheme, they just need to get off our backs.”

FreedomWorks PAC has endorsed for the U.S. House of Representatives so far: Andy Barr (KY-6), Mike Coffman (CO-6), Ron DeSantis ( FL-06), Ron Gould (AZ-04), Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large), Adam Hasner (FL-22), Steve King (IA-4), Jeff Landry (LA-3), Mia Love (UT-4), Thomas Massie (KY-4), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Wright McLeod (GA-12), Robert Pittenger (NC-9), Keith Rothfus (PA-12th), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Ann Wagner (MO-2), Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Joe Walsh (IL-8), Allen West (FL-18), and Martha Zoller (GA-9).

FreedomWorks PAC is a grassroots service center for over 1.8 million activists nationwide dedicated to fighting for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom in every Congressional district in America. For more information about the PAC, please visit

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6 thoughts on “FreedomWorks PAC endorses Meadows

  1. Dionysis

    That is so sweet. FreedomWorks endorses Meadows. FreedomWorks has a colorful history:

    “FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization heavily involved with the Tea Party movement.[1] It does not disclose its corporate donors, and its leaders are drawn heavily from the leadership of the Republican party and right-wing operatives. In 2006, the Washington Post revealed that from 2001 – 2006 FreedomWorks engaged in a hidden deal with insurance brokers whereby the brokers would sell high-deductible insurance policies and tax-free medical savings plans to individuals at a group discount, and those who purchased the plans would automatically be added FreedomWorks membership list. Customers unaware of the membership arrangement, for which they were charged extra fees. Membership was a condition of getting the discounted insurance plan…

    FreedomWorks has received funding from the tobacco conglomerate Philip Morris. The Guardian also reports that local branches of FreedomWorks’ sister organization, Americans for Prosperity have also received tobacco money and opposes smoke-free workplace laws and cigarette taxes. Freedomworks also opposes tobacco taxes…

    In summer of 2009, FreedomWorks began pursuing an aggressive strategy to create the image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform at Congressmembers’ town-hall meetings in their districts. A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website “Tea Party Patriots,” describes how members should infiltrate town hall meetings and harass and intimidate Democratic members of Congress:

    “Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up … You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation. Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early. If he blames Bush for something or offers other excuses — call him on it, yell back and have someone else follow-up with a shout-out … The goal is to rattle him …”

    In 2008, FreedomWorks was behind the creation of a fake grassroots web site called which rallied opposition to “the Obama Housing Bailout”; the site claimed to represent “Renters and responsible homeowners against a government mortgage bailout…

    In 2005, FreedomWorks, “a group allied with Bush, sent its members ‘Easter recess action kits’ that included talking points and sample questions for town-hall meetings,” all in favor of George W. Bush’s push to privatize Social Security…

    In December 2004, FreedomWorks employee Sandra Jacques was introduced at a White House economic conference as a “single mom” from Iowa who supported the Bush administration’s Social Security privatization plan. According to White House budget director, Jacques was was an example of how Bush promotes his agenda with testimonials from “regular folks.” As the New York Times pointed out, however, “Ms. Jaques is not any random single mother. She is the Iowa state director of a conservative advocacy group…”

    FreedomWorks proves itself to be an organization of extremists who advance their goals with lies and dishonesty at every turn. I guess they see Meadows as one of their own kind.

  2. Mr. “Dionysis,”

    Thanks for your thorough investigative work on FreedomWorks and for saving me the trouble. I like all of the things you have presented about them.

    Now could you turn your considerable talents to investigating Occupy Wall Street?

  3. Dionysis

    “Thanks for your thorough investigative work on FreedomWorks and for saving me the trouble. I like all of the things you have presented about them.”

    (1) Who are you trying to kid? “Saving” you from something you weren’t really going to do anyway?

    (2) No doubt you “like” the kind of weasely, dishonest behavior of this group of greed-meisters. Who could be surprised at that?

    “Now could you turn your considerable talents to investigating Occupy Wall Street?

    I’ll turn my “talents” to whereever I choose, but thanks for your unsolicited advice.

  4. Dionysis

    Another observation to TPs smarmy post…you don’t want to do “the investigative work…” re: FreedomJerks, nor do you want to spend any time yourself delving into the Occupy movement, but suggest I do it for you.

    I believe your lack of success in life cannot be attributed to the hybrid economic system you always rail against, but rather it seems to be simple laziness on your part.

  5. Margaret Williams

    You’re both being smarmy. Please stick to the issues and topics and refrain from sniping at each other.

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