February 25, 2010
They Just Don't Get It - Number 2,317
Nominee for dumbest campaign idea of 2010 (so far)...
The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America has quietly launched an initiative aimed at making Obama supporters' voices heard on the largely conservative airwaves.
"The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms and offices, on TV and online -- and on talk radio. And since millions of folks turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions, we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform message," says the introduction to the online tool.
The online tool presents users with a radio show discussing political topics, to which supporters can listen live, and the phone number for that station, for when health care comes up. It also offers tips for callers and talking points on the issue.
So the DNC -- and its black-ops arm, Organizing for America (OFA) -- has the revelation that the reason talk radio is overwhelmingly conservative is that (wait for it) they haven't heard enough "talking points" from liberal seminar callers. (I'm uncertain how this explains the collapse of Air America.)
If only the Left could persuade more Democratic tools -- sorry -- could persuade more uninformed Democrats, who have never had to confront conservative arguments in their lives, to use an online tool to call Rush, Sean, or Hugh and portentiously intone a memorized spiel for ObamaCare or Crap and Tax, then surely talk-radio listeners will see the light, the 2010 election forecast will turn around, and all will be right (sorry, Left) in Obamaland.
What could possibly go wrong?
Good. Just keep thinking that, Rahm. Keep the tools moving through the rest of the year. And be sure to remind your tool-users to get right out there on November 3rd and vote, vote, vote!
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, February 25, 2010, at the time of 3:39 PM
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The following hissed in response by: snochasr
This is hilarious! They're going to get liberal callers to actually listen to conservative talk radio, in the belief that these folks will then call in and dispute what the host-- Rush, Sean, whoever-- is saying? What happens if, as we all know to be the case, these conservative hosts actually start making sense? Sounds like a pretty high-stakes gamble to me, letting your little OFA know-nothings get exposed to the truth.
The following hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman
So they are going to work hard to increase Rightwing Talk Radio's marketshare?
The just do NOT understand Capitalism
The above hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman at February 26, 2010 4:30 AM
The following hissed in response by: Sabba Hillel
Thanks for using (Wednesday) November 3 (my English birthday) as the day for getting out the Democrat vote. It would be a wonderful birthday present for me if they did that.
It is obvious that the minions of OFA have never actually listened to conservative radio. A lot of Sean Hannity's listeners mention that they were liberal Democrats until they actually started tuning in to talk radio.
The following hissed in response by: GForceLizard
It could work in their favor in at least one way. There's nothing I hate more than listening to a left wing caller talk to Sean Hanity. With enough callers we would all stop listening to conservative radio.
The following hissed in response by: john.cunningham
There is a way to have some fun with this. go to the Obama site, http://radio.barackobama.com/
and report an attempt to contact a conservative site with appropriate info, and leave an email address like email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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