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FreedomWorks: Astroturf Organizing for Dick Armey’s Lobbyist Clients

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Not to get too bogged down in the question of what is and isn’t “astroturf,” but Lee Fang has an enlightening followup to his previous work on the role of FreedomWorks in organizing “tea parties”. FreedomWorks disputes the astroturf characterization, and says they’re operating on the “MoveOn model.” But as Lee details, FreedomWorks’ grassroots organizing agenda seems to curiously overlap with the agenda of the clients at Dick Armey’s lobbying firm.