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Friday, October 28, 2016

drunk dial congress

Frustrated over the government shutdown? Revolution Messaging feels your pain.

The digital communications firm has created a new site,, which is exactly what it sounds like. If you enter your phone number, you will be connected to the office of a random member of Congress, so you can drunkenly shout at them for their repeated failure to govern.

“As Members of Congress quickly returned from their final symbolic, non-effective and otherwise useless votes to avert a government shtudown, the heavy drinking began,” the site notes, referencing reports that many lawmakers were inebriated when they cast their votes to shut down the government. “Now’s your chance to tell your representative what you really think of their actions.”

For your drunk-dialing convenience, the site provides a number of talking points, such as “You jerks are costing the country $12 million bucks per hour!” and “I can’t watch the panda,” along with a number of drink recipes such as “The Southern Congressman,” “The Fancy Statesman,” and “The Sleepy Senator.”

Unfortunately, subbing in a glass of your favorite Merlot will not increase your odds of being connected to House Speaker John Boehner.

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  • Terry Crowe

    Suggest that all the senators and congressmen read Paul Krugman’s article in the New York Times today- Op-Ed Friday, October 11th (A25) “Dealing With Default” that explains the very real ramifications of hitting the debt ceiling. It’s a scary prospect for all Americans, and it will impact adversely on our financial standing in the global economy. Time to get much smarter people in Washington!!!

  • tax payer

    No one will answer since most of those phones are answered by a computer. You’ll be wasting your time trying to connect with a real person.

    • kind of like your spouse wont take your calls since the restraining order

  • howa4x

    That would be giving them something if we say they were drunk

  • Allan Richardson

    It would do better to SOBER-call them and make a lucid and rational argument against their policies. They may not listen to your ARGUMENTS but they do have their staff keep COUNT of how many callers say yes and how many say no. If the results prove to be SURPRISING, they may change their votes. But drunk dialing will just cause them to decide that only DRUNKS support your point of view.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Even if human nature can sometimes be self-defeating, we should recognize that civilization results from our individual contributions and that making the most of our unique talents is the greatest contribution each of us can make to our fellows.