Thanks, Lindaann. He’s merely a drop in the bucket of fractured America-Amerika. Partisan divisions, polarized by rich v. everyone else, distorted gun rights issues (thank you, Scalia, who I hope is burning in Hell), and xenophobes & homophobes v. wethepeople, and the shredding of decency… After the Vietnam Era, did we ever gain any sincere unity back? Forget solidarity…
So here’s my deal. Hopefully, I’m remembering correctly. It used to be that on any issue affecting the country, we could email or call and register opinions with any Congress person, even if that person weren’t our “own” representative. Now, however, on almost all the House Representatives’ websites’ contact forms, writers are vetted and must get through a zip code wall before we can write our letter. I’ve not found that screening with Senators. In calling either House, staff often ask for your zip code but will take your message anyway. The Repug staffer I wound up with did not want to take my message because I’m not in that senator’s state.
My reasoning is that ALL of Congress sit in NATIONAL government seats. So they have one foot in “local” areas & are accountable to the people of their districts or states, but they also have one foot in a national realm and are responsible for the welfare of the entire country. So we all have a right to be heard and counted. I’ve called and written twice to the House Clerk who basically blew me off and sent me to a House committee which deals with governance of the House. (I’ve not done that yet because Dump is the gift that keeps on giving—critical sh*t each day that’s more important to spend my time on.)
Maybe my reasoning is wrong. That rude staffer sure thought so, but I didn’t submit to his bullying.
There’ve always been rude people running around loose, but Dump has made such behaviors a badge of honor.