I've been hearing about how the Democrat phone lines have been busy all day. The Capitol switchboard was tied up and there was loads of trouble getting through. I also know that it's difficult getting an e-mail through to a House Member who is not your Representative...your zip code gives you away...I know, I've tried many times. So my next best chance to get my message to the weasels on Capitol Hell (my spelling) was to send faxes. Boy was I wrong.
I spent close to 2 hours this afternoon trying to fax a message to Democrat House Reps. I had 34 people on my list and only 7 faxes went through. I was targeting the "undecideds" and a few others from the Code Red website.
I got through to:
3 DC office numbers:
Leonard Boswell (IA)
Allen Boyd (FL)
Travis Childers (MS)
And 5 local office numbers:
Mike Arcuri (NY)
John Barrow (GA)
Marion Berry (AR)
Tim Bishop (NY)
As for the other 27...big waste of time.
Most DC fax numbers were busy, but a funny thing was happening with the local fax numbers. The local fax numbers would ring, the signal would come on to send, but when I pressed "send"...instead of the word "Sending" coming up on my led screen, the word "Receiving" came up. After a few seconds the connection would cut off. Does anyone know how that could happen?
Did anyone call and actually reach a live person? Who did you talk to? What did they say?
Did you try and try, but to no avail?
Did anyone else have trouble faxing like I did?
Are you frustrated and need to vent? Feel free to tell us your stories in the comments section.
I may try again tonight, but right now I am feeling a lot of...