White House Switchboard Swamped

President Obama's speech last night called for Americans to contact their Congressional representatives in an effort to demonstrate their displeasure with the progress of the debt ceiling negotiations.  Using a nationally televised address to call out Republicans while advocating for his "balanced approach" of higher taxes, the President hoped that by rallying a mob of supporters to swamp Congressional phone lines he could demonstrate that he acting on behalf of wishes of the voters to craft a deal.  The message he hoped to send is that the people have been called into action by the President and now are having their voices heard loud and clear.  To the President and his supporters, this campaign effort is evidence that the "balanced approach" of higher taxes and phantom cuts are the solution that all serious minded voters have been searching for.  What is missing from these reports of Congressional phones being swamped is that it appears the White House...(Read Full Post)