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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well, that solves that!

About a month ago I started getting a trickle of SMS messages from various current and perspective Knesset members on the Likud list requesting my vote in the upcoming primaries (yes, I am currently a party member, but that could change).

As the days passed, the trickle turned into a torrent, and the SMS messages were joined by calls to my cell phone at all hours of the day and night, that when I answered, tried to force me to listen to recorded messages from the same current and perspective Knesset members in the Likud list requesting my vote.

As the recorded phone calls and SMSs started to hit every hour or so, I started keeping track of who was waging this harassment campaign (there is no other way to describe it), and vowed not to vote for anyone who employed this tactic.

I am pleased to announce that as of this morning, every single person that I would conceivably have voted for in the Likud primaries has been eliminated (most many, many times over) from  possibly receiving my vote.

As a result, unless I get a personal phone call before the polls close today from  live candidates actually apologizing to me for the phone and SMSM sh*tstorm, I am not going to be casting my vote for anyone. 

Of course, if I happen to be passing a polling place today, I may just go in and vote for the unworthiest people on the Likud list (those that didn't harass me, that is), just to spite everyone else.

The issue of whether I remain in the Likud at all is very much in play at the moment.  *

*  Not due to the shameless electioneering, but rather due to the shameful (IMHO) way in which the most recent conflict was 'resolved'.

Posted by David Bogner on November 25, 2012 | Permalink

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Well, David, as you have seen, Fager rockets reaching Tel Aviv as well as Rishon L'tzion (not a periphary by any stretch) as well as a bus bombing in Tel Aviv(right behind Ichilov hospital and the Kyria) did not bring about the outcome you were sure will follow.
I am a registerd member of another party and also got planty of SMS. I ignored them and made my own list. The news media are reporting irregularities in the Likud primaries and they might be canceled all together. A crazy country.

Posted by: Ofra Leon | Nov 25, 2012 4:07:33 PM

I certainly get the frustration. I'd been getting a lot of that in the US before our elections (no SMS, though, since I don't give out my cell phone # to strangers). But. I'd be inclined to blame Obama for the hurried cease-fire. The US has a lot of pull over Israel, and I don't think any Israeli PM could have resisted the pressure that the US could bring to bear. I'd still love to know what Clinton told Netanyahu.

Posted by: Russell Gold | Nov 25, 2012 7:42:59 PM

http://strategypage.com/htmw/htlog/articles/20121124.aspx

Posted by: Karl | Nov 25, 2012 9:07:29 PM

Harrassing campaign - great description. This past year in the States - its was awful. Every five friggin minutes we would get another phone call, to the point that I just disconnected my house phone. Sorry to say, I missed some important calls in between but that's what a cell is for. Was SOOOO happy when the election was over - for many reasons -finally my damn phone stopped ringing.

Posted by: Jaime | Nov 26, 2012 7:00:21 AM

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