07.29.11

Ring the telephones lameness

Posted in Decline and Fall, Extremism at 12:02 pm by George Smith

I can’t figure out why the President thinks asking the public to launch what amounts to denial-of-service attacks on Congressional telephones and websites means anything.

Does anyone with a brain think anyone in the building even remotely cares if staffers have a hard day, inbound goes directly to voice mail and servers time out?

Why would you even waste time on television triggering it?

If I had the psychology of the GOP I’d see it as an indication to keep on, only even harder. You can almost admire the maniacal desire to bring down the enemy no matter the cost, the pure kamikaze nature of it.

And all the opposition can do is ring the phones? It’s pathetic.

Reminds me a little of the few books of fiction on nuclear conflict I read during the Cold War where the tit-for-tat limited escalations become unmanageable. Both sides found it impossible to avert total calamity because communication and control were swept away while they were caught thinking they still had enough time and maneuvering room to say “Stop.”

1 Comment

  1. João said,

    July 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    “Does anyone with a brain think anyone in the building even remotely cares if staffers have a hard day, inbound goes directly to voice mail and servers time out?”

    Yep, that sums up the real relation between the voters and the anointed ones, none. As if this people even care why they were elected for.
    That’s what politics has become, completely detached, pointless and useless for the common human being.