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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FILTHY GOP CAMPAIGN TACTICS

Once again, the Republicans have sunk to ever lower depths of campaign sleaze, this time with a gambit designed to suppress opposition votes. Democratic voters in several states are reporting that they are receiving automated calls from what initially sounds like the Democratic candidate. When they hang up, the calls are repeated several times, in a calculated bid to harass the voter into becoming angry at the Dem, to make them either change or withhold their vote. It is only at the end of a lengthy message (which most people would not wait for) that the call is credited to the Repub. In other states, voters are getting messages, supposedly from state officials, telling them falsely that they are not allowed to vote. These messages are also coming from GOP sources.

Now, before you neocon trolls try to hairsplit and weasel out, know that the FCC requires that robo-calls identify their origin at the beginning of the call. Many Repubs are admitting using these calls, but trying to claim they're legal. Most likely, they are not.

Now, some of you trolls have tried to claim that the Repubs are being honest and forthright, and running on the issues, while Dems are pulling all manner of dirty tricks. It is clear now that it is the Repubs who are dirty and underhanded, and are trying to win by suppressing the vote of their opponents. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

JC

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats a trick that was originated by Democrats. Do your homework!

Anonymous said...

Jesus Claus said: "Many Repubs are admitting using these calls, but trying to claim they're legal. Most likely, they are not."

Well Claus? Are they legal or not? You never made that distinction you babbling idiot. You're trying to imply the calls are illegal but you're offering no proof whatsoever. And even YOU are questioning the legality. So therefore it's a NON STORY.

Ahhh it's so easy taking you down

Anonymous said...

Jesus Claus said: "Many Repubs are admitting using these calls, but trying to claim they're legal. Most likely, they are not."

Well Claus? Are they legal or not? You never made that distinction you babbling idiot. You're trying to imply the calls are illegal but you're offering no proof whatsoever. And even YOU are questioning the legality. So therefore it's a NON STORY.

Ahhh it's so easy taking you down

Jesus Claus said...

Sorry if this was confusing to you. FEC rules require calls to identify the source at the start of the call. ON that basis, Democratic officials are saying the calls are in violation of those rules. Despite the Democrat's crushing victory, it is vital to stamp out such illegal tactics. It will take an investigation by federal officials to ultimately determine what rules were violated.

I have to say, though, it hardly speaks well of your character to hang your hat on hairsplitting whether such tactics technically violate established rules. You're saying that you have no problem with using misleading phone calls to harass voters to suppress turnout. In what sense is that compatible with your professed dedication to democracy?

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the two places in New Jersey where voters reported that a democrat spot was already shaded in? Apparently democrats were trying to rig votes. Surprising? Not at all!

vacreeper2003 said...

Well anonymous - under VIRGINIA LAW - it is illegal to solicit FOR ANY REASON after 9 pm.

Anonymous said...

Vacreeper. Is that law the reason you are indoors and not soliciting after 9 pm? You surely dont make your living in the military.

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