Congressmen and senators, most notably from the left side of the aisle, have complained of citizens at town hall meetings. They have called the protesting people AstroTurf (meaning a false grassroots movement) or a mob led by the right wing.
Now, by definition a mob is leaderless. So, if we belong to a mob, we don't have a leader. Our congress is supposed to show leadership, so by calling us a mob, they imply they don't lead us.
Now THERE'S a conundrum only a beltway lawyer could untangle.
Frankly, I'm disappointed. I guess I give too much credit to the legislature. I gave them credit for more than calling there own constituents names and denying them a voice. Is it any wonder the most recent Gallup poll shows 66% of those questioned disapprove of the job congress is doing? There are only about4% undecided.
What does that tell us?
It tells us the 30% that do approve must live in Ron Paul's district.
Ron Paul speaks to packed houses while other congressmen have canceled their town hall meetings or have retreated to scaled-down, staged, scripted events and phone conferences!!! Ron Paul attends enormous public picnics and barbecues while his counterparts are hiding in their offices and sending out for MacRibb sandwiches.
Again, what does that tell us?
It tells us the mob is getting louder and more effective every day.
To quote a Kenneth Mars line from Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein": "A riot is an ugly thing...and its about time we had one!"