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Campaign Robocalls Anger Some Iowa Voters
KCCI ^ | 10/17/08

Posted on 10/17/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT by steve-b

Some central Iowa voters said a voicemail message on behalf of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has gone too far.

The automated messages, also known as robocalls, have been ringing phones in Iowa homes since the last presidential debate. The message talks about a relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and '60s radical Bill Ayers....

"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

She said there's too much on the line in this election for candidates to stoop to this level.

"Stick to the issues," she said. "What can you do? What are you looking toward?"

"That's clearly a misrepresentation and it's brazen and outrageous," said Tina Fisher, who also got one of the phone calls. "This, to me, suggests total loss of control and, quite frankly, seems a little desperate."

Fisher said she felt the calls go against the message McCain has tried to send out on the campaign trail, especially during an appearance last week.

"When that gentleman said he was scared of Barack Obama, McCain said you have nothing to fear," Fisher said.

"He's a decent, family man, a citizen," McCain said to another supporter about Obama. "I just happen to have disagreements with him on fundamental issues."

A spokesman for the Iowa Republican Party said he was unaware of the messages. The McCain campaign did not return Newschannel 8's phone calls.

(Excerpt) Read more at kcci.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: ia2008; junkcalls; propagandawingofdnc; telemarketer; telemarketers; telemarketing

1 posted on 10/17/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

As every military pilot can tell you the flack intensifies when you are directly over the target.


2 posted on 10/17/2008 12:00:09 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: steve-b
"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

LOL...The truth usually does hurt Marilyn!

3 posted on 10/17/2008 12:00:43 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Audaces fortuna iuvat.)
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To: steve-b
"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

Another piece of paid propaganda. 

4 posted on 10/17/2008 12:01:51 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (War is sometimes necessary for weeding out the horrifically stupid.)
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To: steve-b

I’l bet the story ends up being BS.

Obamanoids making the complaints........


5 posted on 10/17/2008 12:02:17 PM PDT by stockpirate (Herbert Hoover, "Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'Emergency.'")
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To: stockpirate

...and the calls said what precisely?

What a stupid article.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:04 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: steve-b

I doubt this woman got a call at all. The GOP didn’t know anything about it. It just makes for great newspaper fodder. Notice everything she says is a Dem talking point.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:58 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: steve-b

I imagine what really pissed these hayseeds off was that they were interupted from reading about all the Palin “scandals” in the Nat’l Enquirer when they had to get up to answer the phone.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 12:07:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: JoJo Gunn

I bet she wasn’t an Obama supporter.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 12:08:01 PM PDT by patriciamary (9)
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To: johnnycap

My point is I’ll bet there were NO calls it’s all propaganda.


10 posted on 10/17/2008 12:08:35 PM PDT by stockpirate (Herbert Hoover, "Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'Emergency.'")
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To: Natural Law

Exactly, must be fear these things are effective, if its getting press over it.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 12:09:01 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: steve-b

i heard the robo calls yesterday on politico
there are three of them

they are actually pretty good!


12 posted on 10/17/2008 12:09:23 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: stockpirate

Yep, that was my first thought.

More like a low-life lefty act. Now know as L L L .


13 posted on 10/17/2008 12:09:45 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6KUDv1wzraWhwlBt1)
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To: steve-b

Yeah, I’m sure Ms. Greene is an “independent voter.”


14 posted on 10/17/2008 12:11:32 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: steve-b
"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

Anyone that calls the truth "vicious" is NOT an independent.

15 posted on 10/17/2008 12:16:09 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: steve-b
"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

BWWWWWAAAAAaaaaaah haah haah haah!!!

First of all, "independent" voter my ass.

Second of all, GROW UP Marilyn. Vigorous political debate and discourse has been a part of US politics since day ONE in our country. Actually, BEFORE day one.

If the TRUTH hurts your sensibilities SO much, then you deserve to live in a fantasy world, Socialist La-La-Land. Just go somewhere else and don't help destroy our country.

16 posted on 10/17/2008 12:29:34 PM PDT by DocH (Osama Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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Aw, c’mon Marilyn, where’s the love?

I think the left has almost used up the mileage on the word “hate” just as “racist” has lost it’s impact.


17 posted on 10/17/2008 12:31:40 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: steve-b
Your eyes are getting heavy.  You are now asleep.

When you wake up you will remember that robocalls are only made by Republicans.  You will awaken refreshed and hating Repbulicans.

SNAP!



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18 posted on 10/17/2008 12:32:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: steve-b

I’m sure the only angered voters are those supporting Obama. What a bunch of whiners this people are. They are so worried voters may find out who Obama really is prior to Nov. 4.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 12:38:45 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK, OBAMA IS JUST CREEPY!)
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To: GunsAndBibles
I think the left has almost used up the mileage on the word “hate” just as “racist” has lost it’s impact.

Years ago I decided that racist has no more power than groovy.  

20 posted on 10/17/2008 12:38:54 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (War is sometimes necessary for weeding out the horrifically stupid.)
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To: johnnycap

More here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2107486/posts


21 posted on 10/17/2008 12:42:07 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK, OBAMA IS JUST CREEPY!)
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To: steve-b
Meet the "new" Iowa... flatter and less populous than New Jersey, but dumber than a box full of dirt. KCCI used to be the "conservative" station in Des Moines, but when Russ VanDyke left the building, they slowly used up their supply of common sense.

Perhaps someone should dig up the last dust bunny on Marilyn Green; Joe the Plumber's cavity search by the 12th Imam's press harem has established the precedent.

22 posted on 10/17/2008 12:44:18 PM PDT by niteowl77 (The niteowl77s: parents who support those who support their soldier.)
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To: steve-b

Obama has a more than passing alliance with an unrepentant domestic terrorist, and McCain is the vicious one for calling attention to it?


23 posted on 10/17/2008 1:03:52 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: bigjoesaddle

Was her ear glued to the phone receiver? If I get a call I find distasteful I hang up.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 1:08:16 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: steve-b

hmmm...Marilyn Green.....hmmmm.


25 posted on 10/17/2008 1:31:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: steve-b
"It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message."

"Independent Voter" my a$$.

26 posted on 10/17/2008 1:34:38 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Barack Obama, the "Platte River Politician", a mile wide and a quarter inch deep.)
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To: steve-b

The calls tell the truth.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 1:51:38 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: steve-b

For goodness sakes if I complained about every automated call I get I would get little else done. Is she too stupid to hang up!


28 posted on 10/17/2008 2:10:56 PM PDT by nclaurel (No white flags from America in Iraq--hear that Biden!)
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To: steve-b

“She said there’s too much on the line in this election for candidates to stoop to this level.

“Stick to the issues,” she said.”

I would say that a candidate who is associated with anti-American terrorists is a HUGE issue.


29 posted on 10/18/2008 2:31:28 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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