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Illegal ‘Women of the 99%’ Robo-Call Targets Rush Limbaugh in Illinois

Posted on | March 10, 2012 | 8 Comments

Citing a report by the U.K. Daily Mail, Illinois Review writes:

Illegal robocalls have been hitting voters’ phones in Rep. Judy Biggert’s 13th CD, Rep. Tim Johnson’s 15th CD and Rep. Bobby Schilling’s 17th CD this week, UK’s Daily Mail reports. The robocalls tell callers to contact the U.S. Reps’ offices and ask them to stand against radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments last week about contraceptives activist Sandra Fluke. . . .
The call is illegal because the responsible group identified on the calls as “Women of the 99%” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group, and no return call phone number is given.

The call targets Limbaugh as leader of a “war on women” and is apparently part of a nationwide effort aimed at Republican members of Congress. A similar robo-call — this one targeting Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci — was recorded on an answering machine:

The “war on women” calls come at the same time Democrats are using such attacks in fundraising appeals such as the e-mail sent today by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


8 Responses to “Illegal ‘Women of the 99%’ Robo-Call Targets Rush Limbaugh in Illinois”

  1. DaveO
    March 10th, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    The Enemies of Conservatism using illegal methods to shake down gullible citizens for money?

    Say it ain’t so!

  2. Adjoran
    March 10th, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    Well, Obama’s website was set up not to verify credit cards last time, so he could accept anonymous and foreign donations without consequence.

    But you gotta hand it to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:  you can bet HER birth control doesn’t cost $1000 a year! 

  3. Bob Belvedere
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    She’s a natural birth control pill….emphasis on the word ‘pill’.

  4. Garym
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Just listening to her speak makes me limp.

  5. Adjoran
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Interestingly enough, ALL of these robo-calls seem to have been made in congressional districts on the DNC’s targeted list.

    Quite the coincidence, eh?

  6. Angeleinwintheir
    March 10th, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    I got one of these in CA

  7. Pathfinder's wife
    March 11th, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Ah, that explains all the stinking “unknown caller” calls I’ve been dodging the last couple of days.

  8. Darcsfalcon
    March 11th, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    I’ve been getting robo-calls, not from “women of the 99%” but from the plain ol’ ordinary “we are the 99%.”   I guess mine are from the non-discriminatory segment.