Well, either that, or the WSJ editorial board is manning the phones.
You heard yesterday that the RNC canned its in-house phone bank employees, partly due to an estimated 40% drop in small donations. Whoever they outsourced the job to is not gonna get those numbers back up.
I happened to be at my friend Emily Dunham's house when the RNC called to see "at what level she was comfortable renewing her contribution." It went a little something like this.
Caller: "Hi, ma'am, this is the Republican National Committee calling."
Emily (aside to me, with a big grin on her face): "It's the RNC."
Caller: "We're just calling to see at what level you'd be comfortable renewing your contribution. Would $75 be all right?"
Emily: "How about nothing?"
Caller: "Oh, why's that?"
Emily: "I'm not real happy with the immigration bill."
Caller: "Well, that's not Republicans. Just the President loves that immigration bill."
Emily: "The President is head of the Republican Party."
Caller: "Not for long."
Emily: "And, Republican senators are supporting the bill. Why would I give you guys money to get them re-elected?"
Caller: "That's ridiculous."
Emily: "Yeah, I don't think I'm gonna give you any money. You just called me ridiculous."
Feel the love. I guess that's what Emily gets for not wanting to do what's right for America, huh? Brilliant donor relations by the RNC.
Note: That's an edited transcript. There was a bit more argument about exactly who was supporting the bill that I didn't get, but all the quotes are accurate.
Update: I search for eloquence, but Uncle Jimbo finds it.
Update: IMAO presents... the right way to conduct a solicitation call!