Republican propaganda invades my kitchen
The first must have cut off the beginning, but what there was went like this:
“He invites a major international crisis that he will be unprepared to handle alone. If democrats win full control of government they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror. Barack Obama and his democratic allies lack the experience and judgement to lead America.”.. finished off by a statement that it was a message sponsored by the Republican National Committee.
So, I reflect, as I press the delete button, Ms Palin has got the experience to handle an international crisis, has she? And, anyway, dont some people think that the Republicans in bed with some state sponsors of terror? (Hence my poster above, in case you hadnt spotted!.) But no chance to put these points to the automaton... nor would there have been had I happened to have been at home when the phone rang. This is political harangue by CD (or however it's done); conversation not allowed.
The second message was shorter:
“Barack Obama talks a lot about change but we cant trust his track record to deliver it”
There’s something oddly irritating about all this -- blared in your kitchen, in an apparently human voice, but no opportunity to object or engage. So much for old-fashioned democratic debate.
Lets hope that UK political parties break off their brief flirtation with this nasty system before it’s too late.