I'm always tickled at these letters that express genuine outrage by voters at Political Robocalls. Not that they are funny, far from it.
What tickles me is that I know that politicians are laughing in their SUV's at this voter outrage.
The are laughing because I know that the Politicians are thinking the following:
- Hey, I'm exempt from the Do Not Call registry. Why? Because I wrote the law! (Isn't that great, I get to write laws for the common man, but, not for me. I'm a Member of Congress, I'm special).
- Voters will forget about the calls in a week. Voter "outrage" lasts about as long as a Twitter message limited to 140 characters and then it is gone as voters move on to bigger and more interesting things (like Britney Spears and American Idol)
What can be done? Well, you can sign up for Free at the National Political Do Not Contact Registry to join a growing movement to place Political robo calls on the Do Not Call registry. You can also actually not vote for those candidates that continue to invade your privacy. How about not donating?
Bottom line? Call your Representatives and say that enough is enough!
Will you do that?
I hope so. But your Rep knows that once the calls stop coming and the phone is again quiet, you'll soon forget this issue and they'll not get any further angry calls or letters to the editor about this issue.
Until the next election.
Here are the letters:
Great way to piss off a fellow Republican. Hope that campaign worked out for you.
Jim Carroll, Providence
Please tell everyone not to vote for Jim Tedisco. Anyone who has an electronic phone message calling people over and over again to harass them doesn’t have their best interests in mind. Sorry Jim, you had my support, but after two weeks of harassing phone calls, I’m just not voting.
Lukas Smith, Pleasant Valley
What part of a Do Not Call List does Tedisco not understand? He continues to call our number — he had our votes. It’s totally not acceptable to continue to call. Murphy will get them.
Darryl Giannetti, Clifton Park