The way that political candidates interact with their prospective constituents indicates a great deal about the way that they intend to use their power if elected. Those who have created a two-way dialogue with rank-and-file voters can be expected to retain some open communication with their constituents after the election. Those who depend mostly on television commercials and slick mailers will most likely remain aloof and out of touch once in office.
…they can be expected to trample over the rights and interests of their constituents with the mechanical coldness of an army of invading robots.
Today, the Tipping Point super PAC proudly announced that it had begun a political campaign to support the congressional campaigns of upstate New York Republicans Maggie Brooks, Chris Gibson, and Nan Hayworth.
The Tipping Point campaign refuses to hire actual human beings to work. Apparently, the Tipping Point people don’t want to create jobs. Instead, Tipping Point has programmed robots to automatically dial phone numbers, and screech out pre-recorded political messages at people, then hang up on people before they have the chance to say anything in response.
This is not a joke. This is really happening, and it doesn’t reflect well on the congressional campaigns of Brooks, Hayworth and Gibson. On the contrary, these robocalls will merely remind voters that the Republican congressional candidates favor policies that reward corporations that cut American jobs in order to pinch pennies to suit the demands of wealthy investors.