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Congress flooded with calls in response to President’s prime time address

After President Obama’s prime time plea to the American people last night to call their Congressman if they “believe we can solve this problem through compromise,” Congress’s switchboards are ringing off the hook, the Washington Post reports.

In a now widely circulated e-mail, the House Chief Administrative Officer’s Technology Call Center informed House members that outside callers may get a busy signal when calling congressional offices.

“Due to the high volume of external calls, House telephone circuits serving 202-225-XXXX phone numbers are near capacity, resulting in outside callers occasionally getting busy signals. Outbound calls are unaffected. During this time offices may wish to provide district office staff and key contacts with an alternate 202-226-XXXX extension, if available, until call volumes subside,” the e-mail read.

Congressional websites on both the House and Senate servers have also been flooded with requests and user activity. The official websites for Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) are currently down, as well as the site for the House Appropriations Committee.

  • BigRmv

    Don’t forget to e-mail them, too.

  • Humorless

    People call into support the President, oppose Republicans. The Right’s response?….”They’re all idiots!!!”

    • The Center

      The right speaks for real americans, not for idiots. So technically, they’re not wrong. (sarc)

  • ladylove

    but how can this be, when Obama stated last night, that most AMERICAN CITIZENS, don’t have a clue about the debt ceiling, or what is even going on.

    • Hallmonitor

      BINGO!! Trolls can use the phones! Surprise!!

      When the President of the United States — leader of the free world — goes groveling on TV for leftist trolls to clog congressional phone lines, you know he knows he’s in big trouble.

  • Revotelution

    BO has given his USEFUL IDIOTS their marching orders.

    • Bobo Brazil

      Get a clue. Half those calls are from Karl Rove’s useful idiots. Or did you think the right would not get out their their email lists, and let BO’s call go unchallenged? Then you’re the biggest idiot.

  • russ311

    If you can get through, tell ‘em to get us OFF of Obama Democrat’s Gravy Train! Danger Ahead! The tracks go over the cliff.

    Drivin’ that train
    High on cocaine
    Casey Jones you better
    watch your speed
    Trouble ahead
    Trouble behind
    and you know that notion
    just crossed my mind

    Trouble with you is
    The trouble with me
    Got two good eyes
    but we still don’t see
    Come round the bend
    You know it’s the end
    The fireman screams and
    The engine just gleams

    Drivin’ that train
    High on cocaine
    Casey Jones you better
    watch your speed
    Trouble ahead
    Trouble behind
    and you know that notion
    just crossed my mind

  • The Center

    I sure did