For another example of how Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks gives the “grassroots” Tea Party Patriots their marching orders, check out this email, obtained by Rolling Stone from the Tea Party Patriot’s Google group.
In the email, FreedomWorks’ campaigns director, Brendan Steinhauser directs Amy Kremer — one of the two national directors of the Tea Party Patriots — as well as a half-dozen leaders of local TPP chapters from Oregon to Florida in a scheme to bombard Blue Dog Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) with angry anti-healthcare reform calls.
Steinhauser invokes the work of Saul Alinsky and says the action “will make a powerful statement from grassroots America that we will FIGHT to stop the federal government from taking over the health care system!”
From: Brendan Steinhauser
Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:42 PM
Subject: July 4th Recess Phone Blitz on Health Care
I thought next week would be a great chance to put into practice our Saul Alinsky “rules for radicals” by flooding Senator Blanche Lincoln with phone calls. Let’s turn the heat on her Monday-Friday (June 29th to July 3rd) and keep her phone ringing all day, every day, next week. The Senator is a key swing vote on the health care debate, and it is critical that we make it very uncomfortable for anyone who is considering supporting government-run health care.
The plan is simple: forward this message around to your email list, and ask everyone to forward the message to their lists, so that thousands of activists around the country get this email. Once we spread the word via email and get everyone on the same page, we can start blasting her with phone calls on Monday morning at 8:30am Central time. Call, and call again, until we fill up her voice mail inbox in EVERY FIELD OFFICE IN ARKANSAS!
Let’s see how many calls we can get into her offices, and how long it takes to get them to take the phones off the hook. This will make a powerful statement from grassroots America that we will FIGHT to stop the federal government from taking over the health care system! If you have any questions about this campaign, please send me an email or give me a call.
Director, Federal and State Campaigns
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
North Building, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2601
Contact Blanche Lincoln
Tell her NO on Trillions of Dollars in Taxes to Pay for Government-Run Health Care!