Hennessy's belated response to the actual questions about Ensuring Liberty was as follows:
Ensuring Liberty is a 501(c)4, and its affiliated PAC, the Ensuring Liberty PAC (ELPAC) were formed to address the next step in the growing impact of the conservative movement through issue advocacy, fund raising, candidate recruiting and most importantly, the development of a Congressional Caucus of like-minded representatives that stand for our First Principles.However, this claim by Hennessy was blatently false. He wrote the above quote on April 22. But he was documented raising money for Ensuring Liberty as early as March 19 and March 25. So his claim that there was "no money" raised or distributed was clearly either false or misleading. Hennessy has never addressed the discrepency of his statements.
As we have decided until primary issues have been resolved, the PAC has not yet been established, candidates have not yet been chosen and thus no money has yet been raised or distributed. Transparency for the PAC is required by FEC rules and will be followed to the letter and spirit of the law once established.
That is...until now! Because Hennessy has a new post up that explains how anyone who criticizes the Tea Party (other than their fans) is actually The Devil! Hennessy, in his post titled Why You Should Ignore Critics, variously describes those people who criticize him as "The Serpent," "The Father of Lies," "The Great Deceiver," and "demons."
Here's an exert from Hennessy's rant:
Then there’s the other kind of critic. Enemies. They want you to fail. These critics are the Serpent. Their message is intriguing, often seductive. They get you all balled up in emotions. They lead you to suspect your allies and doubt your plans. They pose questions that suggest you are failing—and offer useful advice. They warn you of division in your ranks.He goes on to quote The Exorcist :
It’s a trap.
Remember that the Serpent is the Father of Lies. The Great Deceiver. Arguing with the devil is useless. He talks in circles, and all the while he pulls you further away from your mission.
He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen.Um... yikes. So you see, that's why Hennessy doesn't respond to critics. It's because he knows that they are all secretly demons from Hell trying to stand in the way of him and his saintly goal of "destroying the left."