Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I tried, Mr. President

Last night, President Obama took to the airwaves, made his case for resolution of the budget crisis and asked us each to contact our representatives and beg them to get something done.

Well, I gave it a shot.

My congressman was once one of Obama's Chicago mentors and I know he will vote with the President, as I want him to. Still, I emailed him. And got a message back saying that due to the high volume of messages he's received today, he can't respond right now.

My senior senator is Dick Durbin, once one of Obama's mentors and such a lock to vote as I wish him to that I didn't even bother.

My other senator is Mark Kirk, who has turned out to be remarkably rational for a Republican. I'm certain he will put country before party and not be obstructionist to the President, but just in case I emailed him, too. And got a message back saying that due to the high volume of messages he's received today, he can't respond right now.

That's the problem with living in the most progressive district of the President's deep blue home state -- The President doesn't need my support here!

2 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I have a teabagger for a rep (and a sociopath too, so yey for me) and live in the ONLY red section over an overwhelmingly blue state.

    Still, I wrote him and had to restrain myself from saying something like "Despite the fact that I know your teabaggin' ass won't do a damn thing for anyone of my political persuasion, I'm writing anyway to speak up."

    I was short, polite and to the point. Faxed it over because I heard that the email route was a) not counted very much and b) overwhelmed with people since PBO asked people to speak up.

    It may not do any good but at least I spoke up.

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  2. Anonymous11:01 PM

    I emailed Boehner tonight (not my rep but I am in Ohio). I wasn't very polite.

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