In Nebraska they’re using the actual voice of the Democratic candidate. The GOP is not being kind to people who want to go on thinking that the scam is innocuous.
In case anybody wondered whether dishonest phone harrassment works.
“Our own Alec Oveis, who sadly left the Prospect few months ago, calls in from Connecticut, where he’s volunteering on behalf of Chris Murphy (one of Tom’s “Dropkick Murphys” positioned to defeat GOP incumbents this year). He reports that voter fury over robocalls is amazing and palpable at the polling site he’s near. Several people have gone out of their way to tell him and other Murphy people that they’re voting for Republican incumbent Nancy Johnson strictly out of anger at the harassing phone calls they’ve been receiving from the Murphy campaign. Alec and other’s explanations that those calls are actually paid for by Republicans have generally been falling on deaf ears (they are, after all, holding Murphy signs while offering these explanations).”
This is more sad than outrageous. You almost feel sorry for the Republicans. But then I read the quote above and – poof – that feeling goes away fast.