…with a rotten life and bad prospects to go out there and keep trying to recruit more people to vote for the man whose party largely put her in her position.
Over the past three years, [Earline] Coe could have easily become one of those on the other end of the line — a no, a hang-up, a “refused.”
After working for Obama in the last election, Coe lost her job as a retail manager. She got another job, then lost that, too, as the recession deepened. Recently, her unemployment benefits ran out. Her husband’s job as a postal worker could be tenuous.
Whoever did that to that poor woman should be ashamed of him- or herself.
Not that I expect that they are, of course.
PS: Look, either nobody “deserves” mercy, or we all do. There’s not exactly a middle ground, here. And I prefer to save my ire for people who have earned it, like antiwar protesters.