Right-wing robocalls target Center for Responsible Lending | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Right-wing robocalls target Center for Responsible Lending

Posted by on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

At 8:47 p.m. yesterday, I received a robocall at my home from the N.C. chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative "free market" group that is among those leading the Tea Party movement.

I transcribed the text, which targets the Center for Responsible Lending with some overreaching, incendiary language. The Center, based in Durham, is known for fighting for consumer protection from payday lenders and other abusive financial practices. The text says "Responsive" Lending, but it is actually "Responsible."
Here's the text:
"The Wall Street fat cats have reached into North Carolina with their dirty money and its time for us to say no.
Fact: The Center for Responsive Lending took $15 million from a Wall Street hedge fund manager that is being investigated by feds.
Fact: The former head of Responsive Lending is now a bureacrat in the Obama administration and is
poised to be named head of a regulatory agency any day now
It's time to connect the dots in the ACORN-like scam and let these con men know what you think about their ethics.
AFP will be taking this information to the streets of Durham on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. [in front of the Center for Responsive Lending].
Please join our free market activists in protesting corruption in our financial system that
rewards obama’s friends at our expense.
This is an urgent protest.
This call is paid for by Americans for Prosperity, North Carolina chapter, on the web at afp-nc.org"

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

the land will be landbanked by the school system, because land doesn't get cheaper.

by JohnNC on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Why should the 1M+ citizens of Wake County invest in a piece of property enclosed by subdivisions in a town …

by aguseman on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Most Recent Comments

the land will be landbanked by the school system, because land doesn't get cheaper.

by JohnNC on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Why should the 1M+ citizens of Wake County invest in a piece of property enclosed by subdivisions in a town …

by aguseman on Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park? (News)

Democrats need 3 House seats or 6 Senate seats. Dropping below 60% in either chamber would end the Republicans' veto-proof …

by Lee Mortimer on Today in N.C. Gerrymandering: Redistricting Panel Convenes, GOP Leaders Confirm They Will Use Notorious Consultant (News)

"razing entire blocks to build a massive stadium in the middle of residential neighborhoods"

Where are you getting that? …

by JohnNC on North Carolina FC and John Kane Want to Put a Big Ol' Soccer Stadium in Downtown Raleigh (News)

I'm glad to hear that Steve Schewel [founder of indyweek] will retain his council seat
if he loses his …

by Chris Tiffany on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Durham's Municipal Candidates (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation