The Obama campaign – yes, the campaign, and here you thought the election was over – is urging supporters to call their fellow citizens and ask them to support tax hikes.
“On the bright side, if anything can turn the country against the Obama brigades, telemarketing for taxes may be just the ticket,” writes Mary Katharine Ham.
Aiming to bring public pressure on Republicans to back higher taxes for the rich in the “fiscal cliff” fight, the Obama-Biden campaign today began urging supporters to join a local, online phone bank to help the president blast the GOP.
In an email, supporters are directed to a “Call Tool” where they are provided with somebody to call. Include is a telemarketing-style script to read.
A successful effort will then be tabulated on a “leaderboard” of callers.
“Today you will be calling fellow supporters with a message about extending middle-class tax cuts. Your job is to lay out the choice Congress is facing on keeping taxes low for the middle class, and encourage supporters to call their representative. You will be able to provide all the information,” said the memo emblazoned with the Obama-Biden campaign emblem.
Here’s the script, so if you get a call you can promptly hang up.