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I just told the RNC to go pound sand (Vanity).

Posted on 12/03/2007 12:07:50 PM PST by KenHorse

I just received a call from the RNC fundraising machine. I told the unfortunate soul at the other end...

"Until such time that the RNC and its leadership starts showing some balls, starts standing up the Democrat pukes and starts standing up for conservative principals again, the RNC will not receive another red cent from me".

I then hung up.


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KEYWORDS: deathofthegop; rnc; saynotornc
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1 posted on 12/03/2007 12:07:53 PM PST by KenHorse
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To: KenHorse

Did the unfortunate soul say something in return?


2 posted on 12/03/2007 12:08:38 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Hard lesson learned in the 1980's: "Never perm and dye your hair at the same time")
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To: KenHorse

Hanging up is sooo cool..........


3 posted on 12/03/2007 12:08:55 PM PST by HD1200
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To: KenHorse

Bullseye! They won’t get a dime from me until I see real action and real backbone.


4 posted on 12/03/2007 12:09:04 PM PST by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: KenHorse

Very cool. I’ve done that too.

But then again, I’ve thought “Is the person doing the telmarketing call ever gonna pass your sentiments on to the people who really need to hear ‘em?”


5 posted on 12/03/2007 12:09:29 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: KenHorse
Good job. Maybe Hillary! will send you a ticket to her Inaugural Ball...
6 posted on 12/03/2007 12:09:36 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: KenHorse

This changes everything.


7 posted on 12/03/2007 12:09:39 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Fred Thompson's Federalism is right on.)
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To: KenHorse

Unfortunately it probably won’t matter much.

They usually hire independent telemarketers who are just there for the paycheck. Which means, they rarely relay any information back to the RNC.


8 posted on 12/03/2007 12:09:52 PM PST by RockinRight (Huck supporters OPEN YOUR EYES. Socialism isn't compatible with social conservatism in the long run.)
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To: MplsSteve

Probably not. I did it in college, for pay, and although I’m a conservative Republican and was at that time as well, I usually just said “OK, whatever” and went to the next call.


9 posted on 12/03/2007 12:10:31 PM PST by RockinRight (Huck supporters OPEN YOUR EYES. Socialism isn't compatible with social conservatism in the long run.)
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To: KenHorse

Brilliant. Take out your frustration on a paid employee with no say. I bet you feel so much better about yourself.


10 posted on 12/03/2007 12:10:31 PM PST by Terpfen (It's your fault, not Pelosi's.)
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To: KenHorse

Reasoning with the phone drones is pointless. I’ve learned that a harsh blast obscenity-laden Brooklynese gets me taken off their lists.


11 posted on 12/03/2007 12:10:36 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: KenHorse

Unfortunately they use a call service. So the RNC didn’t get that call.

They don’t respond to snail mail or email either.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1791031/posts
My Email to the Republican National Committee


12 posted on 12/03/2007 12:10:50 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Nope. Well, he may have but I didn't wait for his response
13 posted on 12/03/2007 12:10:53 PM PST by KenHorse (I have the heart of a Liberal. I keep it in a jar on my desk.)
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To: RockinRight

Like outsourcing RNC telemarketing calls to Calcutta...


14 posted on 12/03/2007 12:11:14 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Hard lesson learned in the 1980's: "Never perm and dye your hair at the same time")
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To: RockinRight

But it made him feel good, which is the point I guess.


15 posted on 12/03/2007 12:11:18 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: navyguy

They’re making some changes....Martinez is gone.


16 posted on 12/03/2007 12:13:00 PM PST by Auntie Toots (The GOP is still the best we've got.....AND THAT USED TO BE THE TRUTH)
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To: Calpernia
I’ve found that mailing them Jorge Bush pesos only gets you more solicitations as well.
17 posted on 12/03/2007 12:13:47 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: Uriah_lost

It’s his phone in his house or business, so he’s entitled to chew out the telemarketer if he wishes. So what if they’re just paid employess? The way I see it, they’re paid to take my guff when they disturb me in my home.


18 posted on 12/03/2007 12:13:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: KenHorse

I try to be polite, before saying a few explanatory words and hanging up. No point making life any more miserable for a paid telemarketer.

The RNC will never hear what you say. But they DO notice when returns are especially bad, as they were during the amnesty crisis. People were really super angry with the party at that time, and with President Bush, and the pros got the message. Not that they plan to change their ways.


19 posted on 12/03/2007 12:15:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cyber Liberty

...and wear it around hear like a badge of honor. It’s the equivalent of a “good conduct medal”.


20 posted on 12/03/2007 12:16:06 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: T.Smith

I think they waste a lot of money with their mailings.


21 posted on 12/03/2007 12:16:47 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: All

Given that GOP Congress member steadfastness is the only thing that prevented override of a presidential veto of Iraq surrender legislation — and that without more GOP members of Congress elected NEXT YEAR there will be NO EXTENSION of the tax cuts past 2010 (when they expire) — I don’t see how refusing the RNC money advances the two most important conservative causes that exist.


22 posted on 12/03/2007 12:16:56 PM PST by Owen
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To: Terpfen

“Brilliant. Take out your frustration on a paid employee with no say. I bet you feel so much better about yourself.”

Ah, a know-it-all.


23 posted on 12/03/2007 12:17:12 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: KenHorse

LOL.

So little Johnnie, from Telemarketers R Us, got an earful. He is now thinking, jeez, are all Republicans such a-holes? I’m voting Dem.

Good work.


24 posted on 12/03/2007 12:18:10 PM PST by dmz
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To: KenHorse

Things will be so much better with the DEMOCRATS winning because the RNC has less money than they......

Why would you be proud of on act that I read about daily over at DU; hanging up on your party, that sounds so petty & childish?


25 posted on 12/03/2007 12:18:13 PM PST by HD1200
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To: KenHorse

Hanging up is sooo cool..........NOT.!


26 posted on 12/03/2007 12:19:27 PM PST by HD1200
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To: KenHorse

I get hit up for money from them all the time, state and national. I bought the thickest magic marker I could find. I write “ENFORCE THE BORDER — BUILD THE DAMN FENCE” on everything in huge block letters and send it back in their pre-paid envelopes. I can’t figure out why they don’t take me off their list.


27 posted on 12/03/2007 12:21:32 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Uriah_lost
Fine by me. When the glorious day arrives that telemarketers fear Cyber Liberty, I'll know I've arrived.

;^)

28 posted on 12/03/2007 12:21:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: KenHorse

I just read a couple of lines of your vanity post. I posted this, and then resolved to ignore you forever, from now on.


29 posted on 12/03/2007 12:22:10 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Calpernia
They don’t respond to snail mail or email either.

They only thing they respond to is fat checks. But it's kind of hard to make the point that you're not going to give them any money that way.

30 posted on 12/03/2007 12:22:20 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: KenHorse

He just pressed the number next to ‘refusal’ and the computer dials the next number on the list.


31 posted on 12/03/2007 12:22:36 PM PST by Stark_GOP
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To: KenHorse

May you be re-incarnated as a telemarketer and have people treat you as you have treated others. He who wishes to be first in the kingdom of heaven will be a servant to all.


32 posted on 12/03/2007 12:23:29 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: HD1200
Things will be so much better with the DEMOCRATS winning because the RNC has less money than they......

Why would you be proud of on act that I read about daily over at DU; hanging up on your party, that sounds so petty & childish?

You're new around here, aren't you?

33 posted on 12/03/2007 12:23:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: Calpernia

IOW, the only response you can expect is if you give money.

And that response is that they take your money and then repeatedly hit you up with more requests for money.


34 posted on 12/03/2007 12:23:46 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: KenHorse

I doubt if the minimum-wage drone making cold calls has a lot of influence on Republican Party policies.


35 posted on 12/03/2007 12:23:54 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: HD1200
Well let's steer the republicans back to the FR consensus, we all have different opinions but they need to do a few key things:

1) Fix illegal immigration, with fencing, patrols, abolition of anchor baby provisions, etc.

2) Get the Clintons in serious legal trouble or jail - this has to be done or else Republicans are done for. the Clintons will imprison every one they can as sson as they get back the WH. Count on this one, folks, I hope the R's are scared.

3) Break the media collusion - call them out at every debate with reasoned, documentable bias. Embarrass them publicly, chastise them endlessly at every public event. Letting them go unchallenged is not going to win it. There is a whole generation that will be voting that knows not of the Clinton corruption. Their only info is from MTV.

36 posted on 12/03/2007 12:24:52 PM PST by mallardx
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To: antiRepublicrat

Maybe they’d take a Visa or Mastercard in the amount of $0.01? FReepers shut down an operation like that many years ago, IIRC.


37 posted on 12/03/2007 12:25:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: KenHorse

Too bad you don’t have the balls to say that to the RAT fund raising machine.


38 posted on 12/03/2007 12:26:34 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: KenHorse

Send them some Liberty Dollars...........


39 posted on 12/03/2007 12:28:05 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: r9etb

LOL!!!..............


40 posted on 12/03/2007 12:28:53 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Send them some of these..........

41 posted on 12/03/2007 12:31:15 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: All

Having worked as a telemarketer, I can tell you the ruder you are...the more likely it will get passed on. They may refer to you as an arse...but it gets results

Believe me....friendliness is never remembered as much as firm rudeness (when needed)

The RNC has major problems...they may keep big donors but are losing core voters


42 posted on 12/03/2007 12:31:49 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Kevin Smith for Heisman)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Maybe....If I collect all those checks from the junk mail and mailed them in???

:)


43 posted on 12/03/2007 12:32:59 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: KenHorse

Although this may make you feel better, I think it is more constructive to tell them who you are giving the money to instead. I’ve kept my donation rate about the same but give directly to conservative candidates or causes of my choice.

I think that is more effective with the RNC. I still tell them, like you, what they need to do to get my money in the future.


44 posted on 12/03/2007 12:33:19 PM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people. Socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: KenHorse
Wouldn’t hurt if they went back to the Contract With America kind of goals again so people can want to be with them more.
45 posted on 12/03/2007 12:33:28 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Terpfen

I don’t think he is trying to “feel better about himself.” Many of us have the same level of frustration with our elected RINOs. I would have certainly done the same thing.


46 posted on 12/03/2007 12:33:29 PM PST by Boanarges
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To: KenHorse
It'd be easy for the GOP to get my cash.

Earn it.

Bill of Rights enforcement is my only criteria. Stop trying to be Democrat-lite.

47 posted on 12/03/2007 12:34:01 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: KenHorse
No need to overreact. Just send them a few of these:


48 posted on 12/03/2007 12:34:35 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (ďBe wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: A CA Guy
Yeah... they defaulted on that Contract.

Also, their current selection of GOP contenders for POTUS leaves a bit to be desired. Didn't they learn anything with "Brady Bill" Bob Dole? There are only TWO on the list that are even remotely acceptable (Hunter and Thompson).

What gives?

49 posted on 12/03/2007 12:35:37 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: airborne
I need to start a business like that. Provide no service, no product, just give me your money.

Ok everyone, I'm open for business! I provide no services or products. Just drop you money in here!

Thank you, come again.

50 posted on 12/03/2007 12:35:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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