Calling the White House

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Call the White House.

Actually, don’t call the White House. It’s been done for you.

When the phone picks up, you’ll get a message. That says this …

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Now, this is a pretty clear violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits blatantly political activities from employees of the federal government. But, more to the point, it’s just … ugly. And stupid. And in horribly poor taste. Wanna blame the Democrats for the shutdown? Fine. Wanna blame the Republicans? Also fine. But come day’s end, the path to ending this stalemate is via negotiating. Not bashing. Not thrashing. Not whining.

At some point, our infantile president is going to have to get to work on this. Which means making concessions, hearing people out, listening.

God, he sucks.

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