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Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 04, 2019 06:34PM
The GOP has declared war against America. This thuggery is a plot against our country, democracy and the future of the U.S..

Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls
[www.nytimes.com]

The Republican National Committee’s effort was meant to tie up phone lines of congressional Democrats as part of a broader plan to defend the president.
House Republicans held a news conference after the first impeachment-related vote last week on Capitol Hill.

The Republican National Committee paid to generate thousands of calls to the congressional offices of nearly three dozen House Democrats in recent weeks, an effort that was aimed at both shaping opinion around the impeachment inquiry and tying up the phone lines of the elected officials, according to two people briefed on the effort.

The calls were part of a broader effort by Republicans to influence public opinion around the investigation into President Trump. The Trump campaign and the Republican committee have taken the lead on political messaging defending Mr. Trump at a moment of political vulnerability, using television and digital ads, as well as the phone calls.

The fact that the calls to congressional offices, estimated to number 11,000, were partly intended to jam the phone lines of House Democrats — potentially thwarting access to government offices — was described at a recent dinner of more than a dozen Republican aides, advisers and elected officials, known as the “Off the Record” dinner. Officials with the Republican National Committee told others at the dinner about the calls, suggesting they were automated and indicating that the aim was to tie up the phones in Democratic offices, according to two people briefed on what was said.

Asked about the calls, Republican committee officials said they were not prerecorded “robocalls.” The officials said the committee used a vendor to survey voters. Those voters who said they opposed the impeachment inquiry were given the option of being connected to their congressional representative’s office, the officials said.

“Our supporters are incredibly fired up to help us fight this impeachment charade,” said Mike Reed, a spokesman for the committee. “Our ‘stop the madness’ campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of voters get the information they need to reach out to their Democrat representatives and tell them to drop the phony impeachment inquiry and get back to work for the American people.”

The campaign, which resumed after the Columbus Day congressional recess, included automated calls and text messages urging voters to call Democrats. There have also been call sheets handed out to attendees outside Mr. Trump’s campaign rallies, with a script urging lawmakers to “end this witch hunt.”
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Re: Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 04, 2019 07:19PM
I’m sure those calls have changed the minds of those representatives. Not.



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Re: Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 04, 2019 08:15PM
Only old people are fooled by that crap. Clearly spamming/astroturfing and it will all be discounted along with the FOP and IRS scam calls.
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Re: Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 04, 2019 08:26PM
I see this as a lame attempt at retribution for Indivisible throwing out so many House members last year.



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Re: Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 05, 2019 07:54AM
It's also an effort to activate voters before the election. The goal of the reelection campaign is not to convince people who hate the president to vote for him; it's to get massive numbers of his supporters to show up and vote, in the hopes that Democrats will underperform, as they did in 2016.



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Re: Paid SABOTAGE: "Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls"
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 05, 2019 10:01AM
How old are the Senators? Preschooler or 1st grade graduate?
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