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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 02:15 AM
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5. Until Obamacare passed, I kept trying too. Forwarded emails like crazy, even though I hate to
spam people or ask them to do something for me, voted in online polls every time a poster asked me to, etc.

I communicated with government hundreds of times more about the public option than I did in all my life combined up to that point.

Here's the thing: in liberal Massachusetts, only Kennedy's staff was ever gracious. Kerry's rarely even sent a form email to acknowledge receipt of my comments. Maybe once, when they sent back a very long letter on the general subject that had nothing to do with what my email had mentioned. That was also true of Mike Capuano, whom I absolutely approve of in every other respect.


Kerry's staff used to be arrogant to callers, too, until after he lost the 2004 election. (I am thinking someone finally told him in person that they were not helping him.)

I think if you want a flag that has flown over the Capitol building (allegedly) or a passport expedited or something like that, contacting them may do something for you. Their political positions are locked in by their career advisors, their caucus and lobbyists.

I think savvy people who urge us to contact our Senators or whatever are doing so to perpetuate our belief that our opinions actually matter to these clowns apart from elections. And even elections are fixable.
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