What. A. Surprise.
Sooooo... it turns out Dick Armey, of the Freedom Works lobby that a'borned our lovely Teabagger movement, has a shall-we-say interesting past:
As chairman of FreedomWorks, the group credited with mobilizing the Tea Party movement, Armey is the movement's de facto leader. Yet Armey's years spent lobbying for a group recognized by the State Department as being a terrorist organization--should give Tea Partiers pause.
And what is this "terrorist organization" that Armey was shilling for? Why, none other than our old buddies!
In that capacity, from 2005 to 2009, Armey promoted the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, otherwise known as Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), which the State Department has branded a terrorist group. Armey lobbied his former colleagues on behalf of legislation that would have provided taxpayer support to the MEK.
'Member them? The organization one "Alireza Jafarzadeh" belonged to; one of the foremost guys who tried to convince us the IEDs in Iraq actually came from Iran, probably in the hopes we'd do something stupid in response?
And Dick wanted us to give my tax money to these clowns. And now he's riling up hatred against taxes in the first place. How nice. Win/win, really. *gag*