In a nice new twist, The Secret Liberal Listening post got a call from an actual campaign this evening. Steve King, R-Nutjobbia, called my registered Republican phone and confessed his deepest, darkest passions via recorded robo-poll.
(Caller ID registered AID2010RESP, 208-515-7488.)
Steve first confessed that he's angry that the Constitution is being disregarded by filthy Washington insiders such as Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid. Was I upset that the Constitution is being viloated by the Washington Establishment?
Since I was angry too, I could join Steve's new club, King's Constitutional Defenders! Would I like donate to the Defenders?
For demographic purposes, would answer the following questions? Am i for the support of traditional marriage and against same-sex marriage?
Am I Pro-Life like Steve King?
Am I against raising taxes and would I even prefer a tax cut?
Like the brave NRA, do I support gun ownership?
Am I a Republican?
Have i contributed to political campaigns and movements before?
Am I age 50 or older?
Paid for by Steve King for Congress, etc.
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Analysis: Again, we have a circumstance where the call ends after I answer negative to the over 50 question. I wonder if it's coincidental or that's just the end of the call?
Steve has obviously figured out these pseudo-poll calls are good at gathering support, both monetarily and politically. While I had a uproarious laugh at the King's opening assertion that it's conservatives like himself upholding the Constitution and that I could join his club, I'm sure that these interactive calls both pinpoint support as well as trim the costs of useless calls to people not in his base.
Coincidentally, tomorrow's the big day for Terry B. to unveil his establishment answer to Sarah Palin, Kim Reynolds, or the uninspiring Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny. If he rolls with Lamberti, it's obvious he thinks he can carry the campaign with Des Moines-centric power. But both certainly represent a recommitment of the state GOP to fiscal policy dominance over social issues.