As many of you know, I am hopelessly addicted to talk radio. My addiction has less to do with the radio personalities at any given time than it does the fact that, for the most part, I work alone. I spend too much of my usual work day in basements, in subbasements, in crawl spaces, in the bushes and generally, places where you usually do not find human beings milling all about for too long.
So, the digital pocket radio and the accompanying headphones keep me company. Your voice helps to buffer the isolation and penetrate the darkness that is my typical work day. And I thank you for that.
But now, but now Barack Oblahblah, in a bid to save his sorry, fast-fading political ass, has launched an initiative that threatens to turn talk radio into a blab fest for the easily-led people currently praying for enhanced entitlements.
Yes, his anti-capitalist rantings have created more than enough uncertainty to continually tamp down the economy more than it otherwise would have been. He is threatening to screw up my health care plan that I am completely happy with. He has put the future of the country in jeopardy by pumping billions of stimulus dollars we do not have to his constituency groups, primarily organized labor. And now he's poised and ready to turn talk radio into an endless cacophony of voices of those who are easily-led, as well as ill-equipped to deal with life without government intervention.
So now, thanks to the self-absorbed great one, even talk radio has to be retooled in his image?
The link: Organizing for America/On The Air
The excerpted marching orders: CALLING TIPS
Be polite, respectful, and clear. Remember, you represent Organizing for America.
How radio stations will connect you will depend on the show. Some radio shows may connect you right away, but most will take your name and basic info and put you on hold. You may or may not be able to hear the broadcast on the show while you're waiting. You may hear the radio host say something like, "Hello, we have your name on the line with us."
Some hosts may challenge your views. Stay calm and firm. Sharing a personal story about how health reform affects you and your family is a great way to show the importance and urgency of health reform.
If you can't get through, don't worry! If the show you call is busy or not accepting calls at the moment you call in, simply click "Give me another show" to find another.
So, the Obama apostasy has now devolved to the point where the easily-led are being told when to call and whom to call.
And not only that, they're being told what to say as well.
Another excerpt: DISCUSSION POINTS
These points are only to provide extra information and suggestions. Your personal story will make the most compelling message.
For most Americans, their health care plan covers too little and costs too much. Far too many people delay or even skip the care they need because they simply can’t afford it.
The plan the President laid out includes the largest health care tax cut for middle class families in history and makes coverage more affordable for tens of millions of families and small business owners and expands coverage to over 31 million Americans who are currently uninsured.
This plan will give millions of Americans new choices in health insurance by making coverage more affordable, ending the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, putting power in the hands of consumers instead of insurance companies and providing one of the largest tax cuts in history while also reducing our national deficit.
Reform couldn’t be more urgent – just this month consumers in California were told their premiums could go up as much as 39 percent.
Too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely, but Americans understand the stakes for our economy and our lives, and we want action.
If you're a fan of talk radio, you have to be annoyed by this. It's one thing to have to listen to some boob you do not agree with in the least (Kurt comes to mind), but it's a whole other insufferable thing to have to listen to some prearranged script that Dr. Obama sent to his legions of under performing people looking for the next big governmental handout.
Kevin? Nancy? Enjoy and pretend not to notice.
Sue? Steve? Expose the easily-led phonies that would spread the gospel according to the biggest phony that ever hit the big time.