Last night we retrieved a teabagger robocall which was left on our answering machine:
Who is Amy Kremer and why is she leaving messages on our phone machine?
From TPMMuckraker in 2009:
Party Foul! Tea Partiers Eat Their Own In Bitter Internal Feud
Zachary Roth | November 12, 2009, 5:08PM
The Tea Party movement is being ripped apart by bitter internal rancor, highlighted by a lawsuit against a former leader, vituperative name-calling, and charges of financial mismanagement and corruption….
…board members for the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) this week filed suit against Amy Kremer, a former TPP leader who fell out with the group over her involvement with a rival Tea Party faction, the Tea Party Express…
….At the root of the dispute is the acrimony between TPP and the Tea Party Express, a newer group formed by a team of GOP consultants. Many TPPers sees TPE as inauthentic, calling it the “Astoturf Express,” and deriding it as a “Republican front organization….”
The robocall transcript:
Hello, this is Amy Kremer, tea party activist and co-founder of American Grassroots Coalition.
Tonight I called you to participate in a live tele-townhall meeting with Congressman Paul Ryan [r] to give you the opportunity to ask questions about the issues that are most important to you.
I’m sorry that I missed you, but we’ll be doing this again. So I hope that we will catch you home at that time.
If you’d like to contact my office directly please visit American grassroots coalition dot org.
Thank you very much. Have a good night.
Paul Ryan? Really? The guy that wants to destroy Medicare? No thanks.
By Heidi Przybyla – Jun 22, 2011 11:00 PM CT
….By a margin of 57 percent to 34 percent, poll respondents say they would be worse off if Ryan’s plan to convert Medicare to a system of subsidized private health coverage were adopted. Fifty-eight percent of independents, a critical voting bloc in recent elections, say they would be worse off.
That’s likely to encourage Democrats to bank their success in next year’s presidential and congressional races on tying Republicans to the Medicare plan, which was passed by the Republican-controlled House on April 15….
Apparently a lot of other people are thinking the same thing.