(I apologize that this will be short, but I wanted to get it out there to see to what extent other people here may be getting the same thing.)
...with an anti-choice, anti-Obama push poll robo-call. My wife and I are sitting in the TV room watching a nice little French film we got from Netflix, the evening after I get home from 3 days at the California Democratic Convention, and the phone rings. It's Mike Huckabee. Imagine my surprise! I rather thought they managed to target these things better these days. It's a robo-call that is pretty much a combination of attack on abortion rights and attack on Obama. I played along for a little while.
Not too long, since I wanted to get back to my film and it rapidly became obvious that there was no actual note being taken of the answers I gave.
It started by asking me whether I had voted in the last election, then whether I would call myself pro-choice or pro-life or whatever, then ol' Mike said how concerned he was that President Obama was going to keep his promise to Planned Parenthood and sign something called the Freedom of Choice act which, according to Mike would ban all restrictions on abortion at all levels, both state and federal (Anybody know if there is such a bill? I never heard of it.) Then he wanted to know if I supported such a law and so I said sure I did, but that didn't seem to bother him any. Then he launched into describing the horrors of so-called "partial birth" abortion, and that's where I lost patience or interest or something and just hung up.
Then I got to thinking about it a bit. Is there not a law that requires the sponsoring entity to be identified early in one of these things? I didn't listen all that long, but more than a minute and there was no hint of info on who the sponsor is. And is there actually such a bill or is this just a pretext for throwing some mud at the President? I'm sure there are other interesting questions to ask about this, but that's what occurs immediately. Any thoughts?