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To: backhoe
I recall reading a story several years ago about a man who, while visiting his Mom in a nursing home, was amazed to discover a "boilerroom" of old folks who made seminar calls to C-Span!

The usual drill:

C-Span: Let's go to the Independent line. Hello caller?
Caller: Yes, am I on the air?
C-Span: Yes, you are. What is your comment?
Caller: Well, I'd just like to say that I used to be a Conservative Republican and voted accordingly, but not anymore. Now I am a die hard liberal Democrat.
CSpan: And why is that caller?
Caller: Because the Republican Party is racist, they want to bring back segregation. Anti-enviroment, they want to poison our air and water. Anti-choice, they want to ban abortions. Pro-NRA, they want all the criminals to have guns. They're for making the rich richer and the poor poorer by cutting the taxes of the wealthiest Americans and using trickle down economics which brought about the worst economy in the past 50 years by Reagan. They're anti-female rights, they want to take away the vote from the woman and keep her chained up in the kitchen. And the extremist religious right has a strangle hold on the party. And that's why I stopped being a Conservative Republican.
Cspan: Thank you caller. Now we have another caller on the Democrat line. Go ahead, sir. What is your comment?
Caller: Yes, well, I'd just like to say that I completely agree with the previous caller and in fact I know where she was coming from because I used to be a Conservative Republican too before I changed to the Democrat Party for basically the same reasons the previous caller outlined. Thank you for taking my call.
C-span: You're welcome. No problem caller. Now we have a call on the Republican line. Go ahead caller.
Caller: Yes, although I have been a loyal Republican all my life, I have been seriously thinking of leaving the party for the Democrats because I feel that the Republican party no longer represents my views.
C-Span: Why is that caller?
Caller: Well, the Republican Party has moved way too far to the right on many issues, and I feel that they sneer at rape victims. I am a Female African American homosexual by the way....

39 posted on 11/04/2001 7:00:48 AM PST by lowbridge
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45 posted on 11/06/2001 2:14:49 PM PST by backhoe
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