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Is there good and the desire to do the right thing left in people's heart?

This proves there is and that there is still hope that we have not entirely become a hateful country. I applaud these workers. What do you think?

Telemarketers quit over calls linking Obama to Ayres
The Associated Press • October 22, 2008

Telemarketers in Wisconsin and West Virginia asked to make calls bashing Barack Obama and linking him to 1960s radical William Ayers quit their jobs rather than read the required script.

The calls were paid for by the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee and are being placed in several states across the country.

In West Virginia, Fairmont State University student Chaylee Cole said she and a friend refused to call people and read a script last week that linked Obama to Ayers.

“I just didn’t agree with it,” Cole said today. “I didn’t know it if was true and I wasn’t going to call people and push this on them.”


Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • I'm glad that people still have the guts to stand up for their beliefs regardless of all the hate and the attempt at censorship that is happening right now. even here you see it when people don't agree with your opinion they bash and even pick at the smallets thing. if they disagree with you they even make a big deal about typos. I say BRAVO to those workers.

    Answer by ny.chica at 12:55 AM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • Cole, 18, said she and her friend Kelsey Stalnaker left work that day without getting paid. Cole said she quit the following day, on Friday. Stalnaker did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

    The McCain campaign defended the Ayers call.

    The Republican National Committee spokesman Chris Taylor would not say how many states the call is being placed in. Democrats have reported receiving the call in battleground states across the country including Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Missouri.

    Cole, a Democrat who said she will vote for Obama, felt the call crossed the line.

    “Democrat or Republican, the candidates ought to be about what they can do best for our country and not slandering one’s name,” she said.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • The call claims that “Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country.”

    Obama has denounced Ayers’ past violent activities and has said Ayers is not and has never been involved in the campaign.

    Ayers was a founder of the Weather Underground, a group that claimed responsibility for a series of nonfatal bombings at the Pentagon and the Capitol to protest U.S. foreign policies during the Vietnam War era. Now a college professor in Chicago, Ayers’ ties to Obama have been featured in Republican attacks in which Obama is accused of “palling around with terrorists.”


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Ayers and Obama also served together on a Chicago reform group and charity board and lived in the same neighborhood, although there is no evidence they were friends.
    Obama has said he was 8 when Ayers “engaged in despicable acts with a radical domestic group.”

    That hasn’t stopped Republicans from trying to use the connection to hurt Obama.
    In North Carolina, the state Republican Party paid for a mailing that tied the two together.

    Both the McCain and Obama campaigns are using phone calls to reach voters. In Wisconsin, some of the anti-Obama calls were being placed by workers at telemarketing firm Sitel in Madison. One of the callers there, Ted Zoromski of nearby Middleton, said that he quit his job rather than read the required script that attacked Obama and the Democratic Party.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Zoromski, 26, said when he was hired he was told the call he’d be making was more like a survey seeking people’s opinions rather than a partisan attack, so he quit. Zoromski said he is a Democrat.

    Sitel spokeswoman Christy Frazier did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

    Cole, the West Virginia student, was working for 1.2.1 Direct Response, a Philadelphia-based company that advertises itself as providing advertising, marketing, publicity, fundraising and media coverage. Company spokesman Russell Andrews did not immediately return a message seeking comment.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • im sure you have a good point but lord this is long lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Obama was 8 when Ayers was part of the Weatherman terrorist group. However, Obama has worked with him... in 1995 Ayers held a coffee for him when he was first running for office. They have served on several committees together in early 2000. In 2001 Ayers did give a small contribution to Obama's re-election fund. So, in reality... Obama has kept an association with Ayers. This is not from youtube or anything like that.. these are all facts that can be verified.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I'm much more concerned about his going to the church with the Evil Reverend for 20 years than the Ayers thing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Be concerned my friends. Obama has had very close ties with Wm Ayers. They were on the same board together for 3 years. Ayers hired Obama to help with his educational program to teach radical thinking to children. Ayres held a campaign fundraiser for Obama in his home. What smells like a rat is a rat.

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 12:46 AM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • You can put a man in a lamb suit but he's still a lion in waiting!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Oct. 23, 2008