Monday, November 03, 2008

Pros and cons of robocalls

Pro: In the last few days, I've received phone calls from Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Alec Baldwin. (Hey, Alec, you totally deserved that 30 Rock Emmy!)

Con: I also received a call that went something like this: "We're happy to announce that Gay City News has endorsed Mark Brian Foley for State Senate. Foley is in favor of gay marriage and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender agenda."

But here's the thing: It's a lie. Foley, a Democrat running against an entrenched Republican, Caesar Trunzo (age: approximately 105) isn't in favor of gay marriage and has pretty much not said anything on gay issues, and gay political groups are pointedly not endorsing him. What does that mean? Well, obviously, Republicans are making that call to scare the bejezus out of rubes.

Here's a tip, rubes: Gays, lesbians, etc., do not use the phrase the "gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender agenda." Fearmongers do.

Oh, and Caesar Trunzo is a scumbag.


fermicat said...

It has been robocall central at my house today. Haven't these people ever heard of early voting? It's far too late to call us with any scary new info (they have been overwhelmingly alarmist in tone) -- we voted last week.

punkinsmom said...

Yeah, that word "agenda" is pretty much a tip off. Dumbasses.