House website slowed due to increased traffic

So many e-mails are being sent to the House of Representatives that it is slowing down the website:

Technical support issued a warning to congressional staff that the site - - may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of e-mail being sent to members.

Jeff Ventura, a spokesman for the House’s chief administrative officer, which maintains the Web site, said traffic data was not available and could not be released without the lawmakers’ consent.

But anecdotally, he said, the spike in e-mail volume was widely believed to be a result of the health care debate.

“It is clearly health care reform,” Ventura said. “There’s no doubt about it.”
Ventura said the last time he saw such a significant slow-down in the system was in January, shortly before the House passed an $819 billion bill to stimulate the economy.

Harry Reid: ObamaCare Opponents Are “Evil Mongers”

It’s beginning to look like the Democrats are running out of epithets to describe the opponents of the health care reform bill showing up at Congressional down halls.

Wait and See With Skepticism

I have to admit (again) that Obama is one talented speaker. I watched his town hall on Tuesday in Portsmouth, NH. He was smooth, made jokes, and was very comfortable with the audience.

There has been a lot of talk on the cost of this legislation. Obama has repeatedly insisted that he will not sign a bill which will add to the deficit or debt. He has also promised not to raise taxes. I cannot fathom how all the pieces of this puzzle can come together without promises being broken.

Astro-Turfing At Obama’s New Hampshire Town Hall

Among the many questions at President Obama’s town hall yesterday, this one has garnered a lot of media attention:

Whole Foods CEO suggests alternatives to ObamaCare

Over at the Wall Street Journal, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, offers some real alternatives to ObamaCare.

Some of Mackey’s points include:

Health Care Reform: The Constitution Need Not Apply

Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia held a town hall Monday night when a member of the Campaign for Liberty decided to ask a very pertinent question:

Pagila slams Democrats on health care debate

Camille Paglia makes some great points on the health care debate :

Congresswoman takes phone call during town hall question

In the middle of taking a question from a concerned constituent at a town hall meeting, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) decided it was more important to take a phone call:

No Senator, As A Matter Of Fact We Don’t Trust You

Claire McCaskill doesn’t get the fact that the political class has lost the trust of the people it governs:

Quote of the Day

“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” - President Barack Obama

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