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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 05:59 PM
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I was solicited by a Bush volunteer today.
Seriously. I checked the caller ID, and it said it was a cell phone, so I answered. What do you know, a Bush/Cheney volunteer was on the line (probably because my mother's boyfriend - who sometimes appears on CNBC, by the way - used to donate to Bush, before he got sick and tired of Bush's lies and decided to support Kerry).

Me: "Hello?"

Bush volunteer: "This is so-and-so from the Bush/Cheney campaign. Can the president count on your support in this election?"

Me: "The 'president' can count on me...to vote for John Kerry, thank you."

I then hung up the phone.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:00 PM
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1. Love It Love It Love It
Great Presence of Mind! Thank you for sharing.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:03 PM
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2. "Solicited..."
I was gonna ask how much they were going to charge you for the privilege of getting.... :P
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BayouBengal07 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:03 PM
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3. I'm a registered Dem
And I got an invitation to the President's Dinner and a "signed" print of him and Laura, with the option of schilling out money to get a framed copy.

My dad (also a Dem) is still reciveing mail from the GOP probably adressed to my grandfather, who was a Republican, before he died...in 1976.
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ronabop Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:40 PM
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12. Maybeyour grandfather...
..is getting the mail addressed to him because he's somehow still "managing" to vote.
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:04 PM
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4. If I might make a suggestion...
As satisfying as that surely felt, I would like to suggest that we take a different tack if we get such calls.

They are trying to call as many people as possible. Rather than blowing them off, it's a much better tactic, in my opinion, to try to keep them on the line as long as possible, in order to slow their outreach to other voters.
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:29 PM
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9. I agree with you. But sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
You got to admit it: It's torture talking to a Republican, sometimes.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:32 PM
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10. I would have liked to hear the repukes reaction when
that was said to him...like "huh?".
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West Coast Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:04 PM
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5. I did a similar thing once...
to a Republican campaigner who was trying to reach my (former) boss to ask for her support in the election. I knew she couldn't stand the person running.

They asked, "Can we count on her support to vote for _____ in the upcoming election."

I responded, "Don't you wish!?"

(that Republican lost in a landslide by the way)
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Tardisian Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:09 PM
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6. That's the second time...
today something's been spewed on my computer monitor! "Soliciting"! Goodness...perhaps the * campaigners should try soliciting the media? Oh, wait; I forgot. The media are already whores.

Thanks for the chuckle, and for the great reply (to the volunteer).
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:18 PM
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8. Welcome to DU
:hi:
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:11 PM
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7. "The President? But Al Gore's not running!" n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:33 PM
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11. Yes!
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:53 PM
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13. I'd have some fun with them
Play indecisive and give them a case of the "yeah-buts."
Everything they'd say about Bush*Co I'd go "yeah, but" : what about outsourcing? What's the exit strategy from Iraq? Where's this deficit going? Why do so few at the top get all the tax breaks? What about Dubya's TANG service? Why does he look so goofy and slur his words?"
I think by then they'd hang up on me.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 07:17 PM
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14. I'm envious.
I wish one of their jackals would call me. I'd love to unload on them, after stringing them along for awhile.
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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 07:19 PM
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15. Thought experiment...
How long could you just sit and laugh before they hung up?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 07:53 PM
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16. i got one a couple months ago, and i had so much fun
he was a young dude, had never voted before. we talked the shame of the repugs. we talked delay here in texas and how none of the rich repug males i hang with at the country club could look me in the eye with the redistricting, even they know the dishonesty in it

i talk to him about the draft

i talked to him about christian bushie boy, and asked if he was christian, then told him what bush had said to reporters in '88, what do you and dad talk about when you dont talk politics,...........pussy. now i ask this young man, is that christian behavior. i chatted with this dude for 20 min and i am a fast talker adn he kept saying, i didnt know that i didnt know that

told him, get informed.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 08:06 PM
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17. "I wish he could count on me but I lost my job to India.....
...and now I have no health insurance. My meds cost about $3000 a month and I can't afford them, so I was going to drive to Canada to get them cheaper, you know? Then when I thought of how much GAS that would take, oh my! Plus our President has outlawed importing drugs from Canada, do you know why? Are they unsafe? Do you think they are? Hello????? Hello??????......"
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 08:15 PM
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18. heehee that is good.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 08:16 PM
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19. I would keep asking questions until they had used at least
an hour of cell time. heehee.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 08:36 PM
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20. definitely, talk to them
Ask if they are paid staff or volunteers.

If volunteers, tell them you feel very sorry for them, that they would actually volunteer to help this crew of thieves and killers, who are stealing everything that isn't nailed down.

If they are young, take it seriously. Try to turn them, at least direct them to sites.

And use up their time...
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