Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Amy Kremer now:

A tea party group called on President Barack Obama to rebuke Teamsters President Jim Hoffa for urging him to use supporters at a Labor Day rally as an army to march and "take out" tea partyers, describing the remarks as "a call for violence."...

In a statement, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, Amy Kremer, demanded an immediate apology from Hoffa and urged Obama to rebuke him for "his dangerous comments."

"Jimmy Hoffa's remarks are inexcusable and amount to a call for violence on peaceful tea party members, which include many Teamster members," Kremer said. "We have called on President Obama to condemn this inappropriate and uncivil rhetoric, which has no place in the public forum." ...

Amy Kremer, 2009:

The national coordinator of the American Tea Party movement is standing behind David McKalip and has pledged her help as he struggles with the fallout over the racist email he sent showing President Obama dressed as a witch doctor.

In an email exchange on the Tea Party listserv, obtained by TPMmuckraker, Amy Kremer wrote:
Robin, I couldn't have said it better myself.

David, we all support you fully and are here for you. I can assure you of one thing and that is we will protect our own. We all have your back my friend!

Let me know what I can do to help. I am here for you if you need me David.
Kramer was referring to Robin Stublen, another Tea Partier, who in response to McKalip's apology had written that what McKalip had done in sending the email was "no different than what liberals did for eight years with Bush cartoons" and "no different than the passing of Jib Jab videos that we all have shared." Stublen also charged that "radical members of the left" had tried to "silence" him, and called McKalip a "victim," and a "great man fighting for a great cause."

... In an interview with TPMmuckraker, Kremer said that despite her pledge of support for McKalip on the listserv, she had been traveling and had not seen the original email McKalip sent.

... Asked to imagine an email in which the African-American President of the United States is pictured as a witch doctor, Kremer said: "I don't know if it would be a problem or not."

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