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keopeli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:26 PM
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A call from the DNC I just received asked for money
The woman asked for $110. I said I can't make a contribution at this time.

Then she launched into the "fear" tactic.

"But Bush is in control of the budget. We need this money to win elections."

I said again I can't make a contribution at this time but... (I was going to mention my volunteering for campaign efforts currently)

She interrupted me and said "Do you like what Bush is doing for our country?"

"Your kidding?" I replied.

"You won't even consider a $25 donation"

"You don't understand," I replied. "I can't make a contribution at this time but..."

Again interrupting, she abruptly and callously said, "Have a good day sir...just have a good day."

Then she hung up.

Folks, this ain't the way to raise support.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:31 PM
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1. Next time ask her what the fuck are democrats doing about Diebold
and ES&S cause until that shit is straightened out they don't deserve your money!
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:31 PM
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2. Hmmmmm....are you sure it was legit....
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 03:31 PM by truebrit71
...I'm just saying...it wouldn't surprise me for the dirtball repukes to pull something like this....


Everyone that has ever called me from the DNC has been super nice....
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:36 PM
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4. No kidding. Call the DNC.
If the call was legit, they have to know she went over the line. If it wasn't, they need to know that, too.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:41 PM
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5. That's what I was thinking too... It was probably the RNC !!!!
I never receive calls from the DNC asking for donations.

The internet, by snail mail, or at various functions---sure. But not by the telephone!

You could've had the "Free DeLay Foundation" on the line posing as the DNC....... :wow: :wow: :wow:

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:12 PM
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9. I still get calls from the DNC
And I told them that I have no intention of giving them money. Instead, I'll give to individual candidates of my own choosing.

I vowed after the last election that I will ONLY support progressive candidates from now on.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:15 PM
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10. I agree. I joined DFA locally in order to make Dems dance to our tune.
I don't have a ton of money, but I have alot of energy and friends....and we're organized.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:31 PM
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3. What a crock of shit!
How about..."I'd love to support the DNC as soon as the elected democratic officials SUPPORT us."

peace.
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pennylane100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:42 PM
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6. The DNC is currently using professional fundraisers.
I received a call a few nights ago and I could tell immediately that the person calling was a paid telemarketer calling from a script.
When he confirmed it, I told him that I would not be able to make a donation at that time. However, he was very polite, thanked me and wished me goodnight.

I would think that they (the DNC) would understand the dangers of using a professional telemarketing company. The people who make the calls earn minimum wage and will do whatever it takes to get a sale as they earn commission for results produced. I know because I once had a second job in the evenings trying set appointments for a window company to sell their product. I hated that job but made good money if the company sold product because of my appointment.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:18 PM
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11. I get the feeling the Friends of John Kerry are too
Ya ever get the feeling they're getting paid by commission.

Anyway, I'm polite but I say no when I don't have it. And then hang up.

Also, I don't bitch at them about what the DNC or John Kerry isn't doing. Because they're just some Joe Shmoe with a lousy telemarketer job. It ain't their fault.

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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:44 PM
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7. I always tell them that I do not contribute over the phone.......
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 03:45 PM by ClintonTyree
if they want to send me something in the mail, fine, I'll consider it. But there's no way in hell I'm giving anyone my credit card number over the phone. There's quite a few "Police Benevolent Societies" that solicit over the phone too, and some of them get quite pushy as well. I tell them to send me something in the mail, but they never seem to do that! I wonder why?
Beware of telephone solicitations, no matter who they claim to be.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:44 PM
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8. I got the same call . . . told the caller I'd support the Democrats . . .
when they stand up and demand the impeachment of George W. Bush . . .
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