Thursday, February 16, 2017
My Good-For-Nothing Senator
"Please support a bipartisan and independent investigation into the unseemly relationship between the Trump administration and the Russian government."
Yesterday, I sent that single-sentence email request to my U.S. Senators and my Representative. I've sent many things in recent years, and I seem to be picking up the pace these days. While Sherrod Brown's office always responds specifically on-topic to my missives, replies from Republicans Robbie Portman and Pat Tiberi are marvels of deflection and bullshit bafflement.
Portman's office responded today. It usually takes them a couple weeks. Perhaps the speed of the reply indicates that many constituents are asking for the same thing. I don't know, but the response was classic Portman boilerplate:
Portman is useless -- he doesn't care, doesn't share my values, doesn't work for my benefit. Whether you call or write, communicating with him is always an exercise in frustration and spin. Yet it must be done. It's one way we can burst Robbie's bubble of conceit and show organized opposition to the awful Trump/GOP agenda.