Mitch McConnell has already promised more hostage-taking. Now, there is not a damn thing we can do about the response the Dems or President would have to such an act. But maybe we can make a statement of our own. Maybe WE can shut down the government with our very numbers.
Looks like the next time the House and Senate will be in session will be September 6th. I propose that for the next month we organize a massive call-in on that day. For maximum effect, we should space our calls out into hourly blobs, so that as each hour approaches, a totally new group of angry citizens jams up the switchboard. That way we can keep a sustained level of traffic on the Capitol Hill switchboard and just shut it the fuck down. And we should also shut down our Congressmen and women's offices with the same thing. We should start on September 6th and keep it up for as long as we need to. Get their cell phones. Get their Twitter accounts. Get their servers.
And we tell them one thing: WE WILL NOT SIT STILL FOR ANOTHER SHOWDOWN LIKE THIS. Make it IMPOSSIBLE for them to do business of any kind for several days running. And let them know that ANOTHER SHOWDOWN will lead to ANOTHER SHUTDOWN.