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tman
Posted on: Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, 8:12pm Report to Moderator
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As we get closer & closer to elction time, I'm getting ever more fed-up with the barrage of mostly negative campaign messages coming to my home phone at an ever-increasing rate. †I'm aware that when Congress passed the Do Not Call legislation that they 'conveniently" left a provision to allow for non profits & political campaigns to be exepmt from the Do Not Call lists, but it is getting ridiculous. †Most of the campaigners utilize the typical techniques of a fraudulent telmarketer (automated messages, forging/blocking caller ID, many times not even identifing themselves).

if I manage to track down the originator, I am often told they will "remove me" although that has so far never worked. †Although both Democrats & Republicans are guilty (and I yell at both), the Republican National Congressional Committee seems to be the worst offender. †When I call their headquarters to ask if I can be put on a Do Not Call list, they simply forward me to the voicemail of "Media Relations."

About 98% of the political telemarketing seems to be vile negative ads toward whomever opponent, and serves no "legitimate" inform the public value.

Aside from venting, I'm curious to find if there are others who are equally fed up with this practice, and think that political telemarketing has gone too far. †It just seems that when you come home after a long day, and 10 minutes of political ads are on your answering machine that you can't stop, that something's wrong with that.
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Posted on: Monday, December 11th, 2006, 8:15pm Report to Moderator
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Iím surprised that no others have commented on this, but I can fully sympathize with you, tman. †During the election period I was bombarded by calls, every day, and every night. †I simply got tired of it, and stopped listening to the recorded rhetoric. †It was a novel modern approach for disseminating political propaganda, and it didnít take long for others to see that they could ďpolitically phone spamĒ thousands if not millions of homes with their own agendas. †I classify it as spam because itís too much like spam, and it surely is an unwanted nuisance.
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