Just hung up from an automated push poll against Martha from, I assume, a Tea Bag related group supporting Scott Brown. Of course I missed the “name” of the group before I realized what I was into… but the automated questions went SOMETHING like this…
Are you supporting Brown or Coakley”
“Coakley”, I said.
If you knew Coakley was a pro-abortion, would that impact your vote?
“Yes” I said, beginning to understand what I may be in for, so I wanted to see what would happen with that answer.
“Well, Martha is a baby killer” the automated voice basically said…
Would it influence your vote if you knew Martha supported the budget breaking, freedom limiting, granny killing health care reform?”
“No” I said
The voice moved on (because I gave the “socialist” answer) and it then asked a baited question about gay marriage.
Then it asked me if I was a supporter of the tea party/bagger movement.
All in all pretty juvenile, but no doubt effective with possible low information voters. This is the type of thing Jon Stewart would call the “taint of Democracy”