A telling response from the whitehouse.gov contact page

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I sent a message to the White House (“Please re-open the government now and fix immigration”) on the whitehouse.gov contact page. 

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Form e-letter back from the whitehouse.gov comment page

The response was interesting (editorial marks mine, though honestly if a student sent me these sentences, I’d be challenged).  I have a few observations:

1. It seems the White House editors (and writers!) are apparently furloughed.

2. Those still in the office are apparently in a bit of a panic. They wrote this one in a hurry.

3. The rhetoric blaming Dems is just so detached from reality. Sen McConnell refused to risk a cloture vote: If they really had 51 votes they should have proved it. (I’m sure the new Speaker will make this point on Thursday.)

4. There is no mention of “wall.” I believe this may be a good sign!

Dear Feds and friends of Feds: take heart, and keep the pressure on. I think the public is starting to understand how much we depend on Federal law enforcement, doctors, lawyers, scientists, technical people, and administrators.

(And, Feds and retired Feds: join NARFE!)

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Anne
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Anne

Also: appropriate legislation

Marsha
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Marsha

The first sentence is ungrammatical as well; it’s incomplete. Obstruct [something].
And Anne was correct in pointing out that it’s not appropriations legislation. I believe that appropriation legislation is what was meant, but I like Anne’s suggestion better.

Audrey Anderson
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Audrey Anderson

THERE ARE MANY PHONY WHITE HOUSE CONTACT pages and your server may be interfering, also! Sometimes impossible to get through on the telephone due to interference.