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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-10 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #59
63. I wonder if that's still possible in this economy.
Donations seem to be down all over the place.
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  - I just had the most outrageously rude call from the DCCC demanding money. saracat  Nov-15-10 12:23 PM   #0 
  - Awful!  Joanie Baloney   Nov-15-10 12:25 PM   #1 
  - Probably some dumb kid they hired  bluestateguy   Nov-15-10 12:26 PM   #2 
  - She was mature and articulate, if one can go by voice and very  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:29 PM   #5 
  - that is god awful, & you don't ever have to tell anyone like  StarsInHerHair   Nov-15-10 07:22 PM   #84 
  - Instead of wasting money on the wars of choice.  A Simple Game   Nov-15-10 07:52 PM   #90 
     - yes you make a very good point, I'd love it if a science org  StarsInHerHair   Nov-15-10 09:37 PM   #100 
  - Tomorrow she'll be raising money for polar bears  Radical Activist   Nov-15-10 09:15 PM   #99 
  - Probably hired by a private company the DCCC has a contract with.  Radical Activist   Nov-15-10 09:14 PM   #98 
  - It sounds like her last job was with a collection agency  eleny   Nov-15-10 12:28 PM   #3 
  - Probably an outside fund raising company.  FBaggins   Nov-15-10 12:28 PM   #4 
  - I would complain about her but since they call from a "private number". There isn't a way to call  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:31 PM   #8 
  - If it was from a "private number", it could have been anyone claiming to be the  gkhouston   Nov-15-10 12:40 PM   #19 
     - No, this was ours and a paraphrasing of the "recount plea"  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:44 PM   #25 
  - You are 100% correct. Never donate to anyone who calls you most of the money goes into overhead  Exultant Democracy   Nov-15-10 02:53 PM   #70 
  - I am so sorry you had to deal with that...  CaliforniaPeggy   Nov-15-10 12:29 PM   #6 
  - i had kid (for Howard Dean) at my door tell me that people like me are what's wrong with our country  durkermaker   Nov-15-10 12:30 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, there was some of that floating around during 2008 as well!  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:35 PM   #13 
     - W really lowered the bar, a father water boarding his daughter  StarsInHerHair   Nov-15-10 07:30 PM   #86 
  - Saracat, my heart goes out to you.  Mimosa   Nov-15-10 12:31 PM   #9 
  - Yikes! I tell them that I only give money directly to liberal candidates...  polichick   Nov-15-10 12:32 PM   #10 
  - good one.... n/t  gorekerrydreamticket   Nov-15-10 03:29 PM   #77 
  - Too bad you didn't get her name  Kookaburra   Nov-15-10 12:32 PM   #11 
  - It's best not to get into any kind of dialogue...  ProudDad   Nov-15-10 12:33 PM   #12 
  - I agree - they have a script which keeps them going as long as they have  hedgehog   Nov-15-10 12:40 PM   #18 
  - my favorite 'can you hold please'?  durkermaker   Nov-15-10 12:42 PM   #23 
  - Ooooooooh. I LIKE that one!  ProudDad   Nov-15-10 03:11 PM   #74 
     - used it countless times for years, no joke  durkermaker   Nov-15-10 05:33 PM   #80 
  - Yes, that is the key. Just end it.  sally cat   Nov-15-10 12:47 PM   #28 
  - My thoughts exactly ProudDad.  Xicano   Nov-15-10 01:37 PM   #57 
  - Yep. I sometimes I just "CLICK" without saying anything  deutsey   Nov-15-10 03:02 PM   #71 
  - Please report this with time, phone number and date and any  glinda   Nov-15-10 12:35 PM   #14 
  - The Democratic Governor's Campaign Committee was just as rude  csziggy   Nov-15-10 12:36 PM   #15 
  - They do not DARE call me. And I have friends working for them. They threw Terry Goddard to the  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:40 PM   #20 
     - My email told DGCC to take me OFF their list and never contact me again  csziggy   Nov-15-10 12:47 PM   #27 
     - Terry Goddard was a victim of SB1070 more than anything else...  ProudDad   Nov-15-10 03:13 PM   #75 
        - I agree but the Dem Gov Assoc refused to help in any way.  saracat   Nov-15-10 07:01 PM   #82 
           - You're partially correct...  ProudDad   Nov-17-10 01:41 PM   #108 
  - Do you have caller ID?  Warpy   Nov-15-10 12:36 PM   #16 
  - Yup. It says "Private Number". If it had said DCCC, I wouldn't pick up.  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:42 PM   #24 
     - It doesn't sound like DCCC to me  Warpy   Nov-15-10 12:53 PM   #31 
        - The majority of their current fundraising calls are now from unlisted numbers.  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:00 PM   #37 
           - I'm sorry you got caught in this mess. I'm sure poverty will move back in  Warpy   Nov-15-10 01:05 PM   #42 
           - The ones I get show up as "Telefund"  Retrograde   Nov-15-10 03:28 PM   #76 
  - I had a similar experience last election. I got so ticked because  OHdem10   Nov-15-10 12:39 PM   #17 
  - do not engage rude phone solicitors  durkermaker   Nov-15-10 12:40 PM   #21 
  - Sounds like a republican misusing the party name  The Second Stone   Nov-15-10 12:42 PM   #22 
  - Sounds like Republican sabotage to me, too. nt  Demoiselle   Nov-15-10 05:35 PM   #81 
  - That's the first thing I thought of, too... Very Karl Rove.  gmoney   Nov-16-10 09:08 AM   #104 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 12:44 PM   #26 
  - The solicitor continued after I told her I couldn't afford it. I got angry  saracat   Nov-15-10 12:49 PM   #29 
  - I don't think ...  The Uncola   Nov-15-10 01:06 PM   #43 
     - She did identify herself and her purpose. I had no doubts and still don't as to  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:10 PM   #48 
        - I didn't mean to ..  The Uncola   Nov-15-10 04:25 PM   #78 
  - Pffftttt  Little Star   Nov-15-10 12:53 PM   #30 
  - Some people try to be polite and respect the callers situation.  Dr.Phool   Nov-15-10 01:06 PM   #45 
  - Neither have I.  Bobbie Jo   Nov-15-10 07:25 PM   #85 
  - sounds like  notesdev   Nov-15-10 12:54 PM   #32 
  - I find this hard to believe.  cottonseed   Nov-15-10 12:55 PM   #33 
  - That make at least two of us  NNN0LHI   Nov-15-10 12:58 PM   #36 
  - As I said, the DCCC "outsourced" these calls. You get what you get.  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:06 PM   #44 
  - I am sorry you think that. The DCCC believes me.This is what happens when  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:03 PM   #40 
  - It's not hard to believe.  BlueCheese   Nov-15-10 02:41 PM   #69 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 07:41 PM   #88 
  - I do too.  AtomicKitten   Nov-15-10 08:35 PM   #96 
  - DCCC has given me the hard sell before also  supernova   Nov-15-10 12:57 PM   #34 
  - Did you ask her what her DU username is? n/t  superduperfarleft   Nov-15-10 12:58 PM   #35 
  - There's no reason...  pipi_k   Nov-15-10 01:00 PM   #38 
  - Oh, yeah, they've done this shit with me, too.  closeupready   Nov-15-10 01:03 PM   #39 
  - my favorite retort to a rude demand 'WRONG!'  durkermaker   Nov-15-10 01:04 PM   #41 
  - I have had  H2O Man   Nov-15-10 01:07 PM   #46 
  - I really like this response.Thank you !I will use this in the future.  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:11 PM   #49 
  - I've done it  H2O Man   Nov-15-10 01:29 PM   #56 
  - LOL! I love this idea.  EFerrari   Nov-15-10 01:12 PM   #50 
  - The second time  H2O Man   Nov-15-10 09:45 PM   #101 
     - I do something similar  TuxedoKat   Nov-16-10 09:17 AM   #106 
  - Like!  supernova   Nov-15-10 01:39 PM   #58 
  - Hell No!  Kajsa   Nov-15-10 01:08 PM   #47 
  - Like I said, the DCCC thinks it likely was. They outsource.  saracat   Nov-15-10 01:15 PM   #52 
     - I tell them I'm NEVER giving to them again.  Dr.Phool   Nov-15-10 01:18 PM   #55 
     - That really sucks, Saracat.  Kajsa   Nov-15-10 01:47 PM   #61 
  - WOW. Are you entirely sure it was really the DCCC?  Matariki   Nov-15-10 01:13 PM   #51 
  - Probably not a commission but maybe a daily quota. n/t  EFerrari   Nov-15-10 01:15 PM   #53 
     - Fundraisers typically get 'bonus pay' based on dollars raised  Bluenorthwest   Nov-15-10 01:46 PM   #59 
        - This is true  supernova   Nov-15-10 01:48 PM   #62 
        - good chnce that it is a group called "Telefund" They had a contrct with the DCCC last time I checked  Exultant Democracy   Nov-16-10 09:10 AM   #105 
        - I wonder if that's still possible in this economy.  EFerrari   Nov-15-10 01:55 PM   #63 
  - She's working for a percentage, and that's all that matters to her.  TexasObserver   Nov-15-10 01:18 PM   #54 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 01:47 PM   #60 
  - Odd how many others have had similar experiences.  saracat   Nov-15-10 02:27 PM   #67 
  - Unless the Dems stop caving, they'll get NO MORE money from me.  damntexdem   Nov-15-10 02:00 PM   #64 
  - I wish the very, very best recovery for your husband. Nt  xchrom   Nov-15-10 02:05 PM   #65 
  - Thank you.  saracat   Nov-15-10 02:22 PM   #66 
  - Holy shit. That's about as rude as it gets. I would never give money again  BlueIris   Nov-15-10 02:31 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 03:02 PM   #72 
  - Get a cheap answering machine and monitor  Raine   Nov-15-10 03:07 PM   #73 
  - I have caller ID and an answering service. The thing is, I have lots of friend who work in  saracat   Nov-15-10 07:04 PM   #83 
  - That is when I  cyr330   Nov-15-10 04:29 PM   #79 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-15-10 07:40 PM   #87 
  - this will make you feel better;  dionysus   Nov-15-10 07:45 PM   #89 
  - callers never accept "I have no money".  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-15-10 07:57 PM   #91 
  - tried that line on em, never works, have to hang up on the bastards  dionysus   Nov-15-10 08:08 PM   #92 
     - yeah, they reply back with, let me send a you donor envelope, you don't have to mail it untill xxx  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-15-10 08:12 PM   #93 
        - i did that too. never again.  dionysus   Nov-15-10 09:12 PM   #97 
  - AFTER The Election ???  WillyT   Nov-15-10 08:15 PM   #94 
  - They should be real thankful they haven't called me!  RavensChick   Nov-15-10 08:15 PM   #95 
  - Did you give them the money, you cheap son of bitch!?  HEyHEY   Nov-16-10 01:14 AM   #102 
  - Appalling. nt  laughingliberal   Nov-16-10 01:14 AM   #103 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-16-10 10:49 AM   #107 
  - Sounds like a collection agency!  earth mom   Nov-17-10 01:44 PM   #109 
  - Watch your attitude  avaistheone1   Nov-17-10 01:46 PM   #110 

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