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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:42 AM
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I got a "push call" at home last night from some douchebag repug
congreesman from Oklahoma re gay marriage. These fucking people are so damn ignorant and divisive. You'd think he should be worrying about the illegal war, the shitty economy, the lack of honesty, integrity, and accountability in government and society. He should also spend a few minutes looking in the mirror and examining his conscience regarding his support of the chimp and his lying ass gang of thieves.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:45 AM
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1. What did you tell the caller?
I'm torn on things like that, since I do market research for a living, and have a lot of sympathy for the poor phone person, who didn't book the job.

On the other hand, it would be tempting to say what you said in your post (if you could get it in before they hang up)
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:11 AM
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5. It was a prerecorded message which allowed to touch 1 to speak with
a live person to contribute. When I touched one it dialed a woman whom I asked to identify herself which she did and then I asked her who paid for this and she became aware that I was in no way going to support the hate so she asked out right whether or not I was going to contribute and she hung up on me before I could tell her what I thought of this tactic.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:49 AM
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2. I have had a few push calls before. I just go opposite.
Like, if they ask, "Would you be more likely to vote for Candidate Smith if he was accused of having sex with farm animals while fathering illegitimate, gay, bi-racial children?" I generally say, "Of course! Who wouldn't?"
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:19 PM
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12. LOLOLOLOL
I gotta try that...

-P
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:49 AM
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3. What was the question?
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:14 AM
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6. the prerecorded announcement said that they were "three children" who
were calling on behalf of repug congressman from Ok to stop ACLU from promoting gay marriage amendment. Hateful divisive politics!
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:01 AM
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4. Do a *69 and find out where they are calling from
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:43 PM
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7. Better yet...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:44 PM by Contrary1
let them ramble on while you say "uh huh" in agreement. When it comes time to "donate", tell them that you don't
have any credit cards, but really do want to help spread the word, and would be happy to mail them a check.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
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8. Here's another idea
At the conclusion, tell them you've recorded this entire phone call and it should be on the Al Franken show soon...

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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:32 PM
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9. Yup.
Eat their time. Eat their bandwidth. Eat their postage. Then tell 'em, "eat me."
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
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10. There is a reason they're making such a big deal about gay marriage
It's actually pretty smart of their strategists.

It's a distraction issue. There is a solid part of their core who can be distracted by this issue, so they won't pay attention to anything else.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:42 PM
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11. Absolutely. Pull out the hate group, then no one will worry about which
journalists are bought.
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:20 PM
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13. Absolutely Right!
It's slight of hand tactics.

Works well, too.

-P
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:03 PM
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14. I think it's "sleight" of hand. But I could be wrong.
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