Defending Ron Paul on the Radio today!! TWICE *updated*Submitted by Jefferson2 on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 13:39
[Original posting date 9/13]
DP member "Nui" just called me this morning to let me know that the local morning talk show boobs were bashing on RP.
Nui had just called into the show and mentioned the military donations, and "Sgt. Sam" the resident "Tea Party Boob", accosted him demanding proof. Nui referred him to RP's website. I'm not sure what else Nui got in because he was heading to work and couldn't talk very long.
So I call in right after that, and tell the call screener that I want to defend Dr. Paul's foreign policy. The call screener asked what I wanted to say, and I brought up the Military donations.
Here's where it gets good.
The screener says "look, I'm a RP supporter too, and I'm having trouble finding verification of these donations."
I quickly led him to the FEC numbers as well as "politifact" which also verified the numbers.
He then made the mistake of letting me on the air.
So I get on, and tell the "Sgt. Sam" (some ex cop) Tea Party boob, that the "Military respectfully disagrees with him." and reiterated that RP received more donations than all of them combined and even more than Ohmamma"
He asked, "Oh yeah, why is that?"
I said "Because they understand that he wants to use them JUDICIOUSLY and form a PERIMETER DEFENSE around THIS country, and ITS territorial waters."
"They understand that he will not put them in harms way, unless there is an absolutely need. Case in point Libya"
He then respectfully said "well that's what this show is all about" (whatever that means)thanked me for my call, and then ADMITTED that "HE looked it up, and that he stood corrected" which I'm guessing the call screener fed him.
Edit: Here are the calls. Thanks to LookEvenDeeper for the youtube.
BOOOOM!!! Not another word about it so far.
This is part of what it takes folks.
You have to be a voice in your community, and make the effort to call into these radio shows to defend our positions. You have to BE PREPARED ahead of time.
If "Nui" hadn't called into the show to get his shots in, and THEN called to let me know, and I hadn't called in right after him and respectfully slapped "Sgt. Sam" about the head and shoulders, they would have continued to bash Dr. Paul.
Thankfully, LUCKILY, we had a call screener that is one of US, which is a HUGE help. (Ve vill remember zis in ze future.....8)
That doesn't mean you can't get through in your area. You just have to be smart about it.
This station broadcasts to over 1 million people in central Texas, easily.
Coordinate with people in your area to pounce on these morning shows, because 1 call makes a statement, 10 phone calls adds an exclamation point.
Thanks for the set up Nui!! That's what you call bump, set, SPIKE!! A talk radio "ALLEY-OOP"
Edit: Thanks to Sempteternal for the direct links to the MP3's as well!!
UPDATE: Part Deux
So I finished up some work, ran a couple of errands, came back to my laptop wondering what our afternoon drive time talkshow host would be saying about the debates.
As SOON as I opened up the live stream, NUI is on the air AGAIN, and is needling the host to come out of the closet with his support for Ron Paul.
Go to the show on 9/13:
Hour 2 @ 23:55
He called me to let me know that he got on, but I was already on hold for the follow up shot. Here is my plea for Paul also on hour 2 @ 8:00
We have a tough fight on our hands. Maybe someone can help me interpret what he was saying, about "people not trusting their neighbors."
All in all I'd say, not bad for a couple of rookies.
Think if thousands of supporters did this on a national scale. We HAVE to help shape the debate.