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Offices see an increase in calls after Obama address

President Obama
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President Obama
Rep. Betty McCollum
Rep. Betty McCollum

As of mid-morning, Betty McCollum’s office had received more than 200 emails since the speech, the majority of which are first-time writers, a spokeswoman said. Al Franken’s office has gotten “several hundred more calls and emails than normal” according to a spokesman. Congressman Keith Ellison’s Washington office has gotten about three times as many calls as on an average day, and there have been more walk-ins than normal at his Minneapolis office, a spokeswoman said. Michele Bachmann’s congressional website has been intermittently unavailable due to extremely high traffic.

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  1. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 07/26/2011 - 05:41 pm.

    Sadly, as we saw so commonly among Minnesota’s dysfonic state Republican house and senate members as they met with their constituents, it won’t matter WHAT you put in an email or say in a phone call to Reps. Kline, Bachmann, Cravaack, or Paulsen, they and their office staffs will only allow to enter their awareness those messages which agree with what they already “believe” to be “true,” or which they can twist to make seem as if it agrees with them.

    I’m convinced that almost everyone who mentions or even alludes to the possibility of “cutting spending” in their messages, even as part of a balanced approach is taken to be in favor of the Republican approach, even if they stress far more vehemently the need to raise revenues.

    The “raise revenues” or “raise taxes” portion of such messages is just not allowed to enter the awareness of folks as dysfonic as today’s Republicans.

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