FreedomWorks endorses Tommy Moll — Tommy Who? | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FreedomWorks endorses Tommy Moll — Tommy Who?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

click to enlarge MULLING MOLL: FreedomWorks likes what it sees.
  • MULLING MOLL: FreedomWorks likes what it sees.
Tommy Moll hopes to be the next Tom Cotton. Jet back to Arkansas after years away and use deep-pocketed conservative money to buy the 4th District congressional seat, now that the Club for Growth hopes to buy the U.S. Senate for current Republican Rep. Cotton.

Moll promises to be a carbon copy of Tom Cotton politically as well, judging by news that FreedomWorks had chosen Moll along with a couple of other Republicans in contested races elsewhere as its favored Republican candidates.

More "economic freedom" loving than Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman? Hard to imagine a candidate farther right than Westerman, but FreedomWorks apparently thinks it's found one. The Republican winner faces, most likely, former FEMA Director James Lee Witt, as the Democratic nominee.

You'll find FreedomWorks identified as "libertarian." You'll also find, surprise, that it grew from a group originally funded by one of the billionaire Koch brothers. Extremist luminaries such as Dick Armey, Steve Forbes and Bill Bennett (who likes big government when it comes to funding his for-profit home schooling enterprise) have been among its leaders.

Oh, and by the way, FreedomWorks has been described as an essential organizer of the Tea Party movement. Anti-union, anti-environmental regulation, anti-Obamacare. You know the drill. Hard to see what's not to like in Westerman on those counts. Reports say financial backers of FreedomWorks have included the notorious Scaifes, tobacco interest, phone companies.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Arkansas Supreme Court refuses to rehear invalidation of marijuana act

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a request to rehear its decision invalidating Issue 7, the medical marijuana initiated act.
    • Nov 3, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation