Shutdown got you down? Drunk dial Congress - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Shutdown got you down? Drunk dial Congress


(WBRC) -- Government shutdown driving you to drink? Maybe now's a good time to drunk-dial Congress. connects the disgruntled to the House of Representatives. You can enter your phone number into the website and an inebriated voice from a 1-800 number will call you back and ask, "Is this government shutdown making you want to drink?" before transferring to Capitol Hill so that you can "tell them what's on your mind and tell them to get back to work."

The site, created by mobile ad firm Revolution Messaging, offers talking points like "I can't watch the panda!" or "Why don't you make yourself useful and at least mow the lawn?"

For those who need help selecting their form of liquid courage, there are also recipes for drinks like "the bad representative" (three parts liquor, one part lemon juice).

Need something stronger? There's "the sleepy senator" for those with absinthe lying around.

And if you need a talking point, the website has those, too.

Choose from:

You jerks are costing the country $12 million bucks an hour!

Why don't you make yourself useful and at least mow the lawn!

How dare you not fund veterans!

You had one job to do and you failed!

Outlets like this one and others may be just what the doctor ordered for ticked-off constituents.

Seventy percent of Americans in a recent ABC News-Washington Post poll disapprove of how the Republicans in Congress are handling the budget negotiations, up 7 percentage points from a week ago. Sixty-one percent disapprove of the Democrats' handling of the budget breakdown, up 5 points in the latest poll.


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