I was just polled by Americans for Prosperity!

First, my lovely and highly productive hens:

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Now for the poll: A volunteer from the Koch-sucker AFP group called me awhile back and asked if I thought President Obama’s policies had made the economy better or worse. I said I thought they had definitely made the economy better after Bush and his pals trashed the joint.

She then asked me if I planned to vote, and I told her I certainly did. She asked if I planned to vote early, and I replied that I would have already voted if I could have, but thanks to Tea Party-backed nitwit Governor Scott’s villainous attempt to exclude as many working people as possible by cutting the early voting period, I’d have to wait until tomorrow.

I then said I would be at the polls bright and early to cast my ballot. She wished me a pleasant evening, and I wished her the same.

Open thread!

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 10/25/12 at 04:37 PM • Permalink

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You’re just lucky we penile-Americans even deign to allow you Ovarian-Americans the chance to even vote, so just go count your chickens and make a sammich!

You’re nicer than I am, Betty. I was called prior to the 2008 election and the poll questions were also obviously skewed for a Republican outcome. I interrupted the guy asking the questions and said, “This is a push poll and I don’t appreciate you wasting my time with a dirty poll”. He stammered a minute and I said, “I’m voting for Barack Obama and a straight Democratic ticket, so put that in your poll results.”

I have gotten a lot of calls this season, but none as blatantly obvious as that one.

160SuzieC Says:

Betty, I was also polled today by “Autumn”, a volunteer for Americans for Prosperity. After reciting a list of RW talking pouints showing how Obama has trashed the economy, she said she wanted my opinion as to whether Obama’s policies had helped or hurt the economy. I answered loudly “helped.” In a rather hostile tone, she said “really? Would you care to explain why?” I replied “No. I know who your organization is and I do not care to talk to you.”
I found it quite interesting. We are in the epicenter (Columbus, Oh.) and I said to my husband that they must feel that their barrages of ads are not working. Also, again I am amazed that they do nothing to microtarget their voters. We are longtime Dem contributors and activists. Why are they even calling us?
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Why are they even calling us?

My guess is that they know that, when Republicans are given a ton of money via mechanisms like Citizens United graft, they are obliged all the way down to the bone to use it inefficiently.

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