The Mob Marches In: American Democracy in All Its Glory

August 20, 2009 17:13 pm

by Erick · 32 comments


Above is a picture taken by my friend Will Davis of the Monroe County Reporter in Forsyth, GA.

Forsyth only has 4,000 people. 700 of them turned out to speak to Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA 08) about healthcare.

The line was long. The day was hot. More and more people came. Congressman Marshall, a Democrat running in a decidedly Republican congressional district (he’s also my former law school professor), was patient.

Marshall, like the majority of the people in his district, opposes the healthcare proposals winding their way through Congress. Marshall went so far as to say he’d vote against all five of the present proposals.

This is American democracy in all its glory. For or against the pending issue, we should be awed by citizens en masse exercising their right to freely assemble and petition their government.

ByteMe August 20, 2009 at 5:23 pm

You sure that’s not a picture at the unemployment office in Macon?

Rick Day August 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

Obviously not. They are ALL white.

Icarus August 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

Check again. It’s not quite as hard as playing “where’s waldo”.

Doug Deal August 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Maybe if he was smiling?

Kellie August 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

and white people don’t lose jobs? or do you just assume only blacks are unemployed?

Doug Deal August 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Kellie August 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Look at that out of control mob!

Doug Deal August 21, 2009 at 10:07 am

The worst kind of mobs travel in single file.

Chris August 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm

A scene that could have been filmed by Leni Riefenstahl

Rick Day August 21, 2009 at 9:19 am
Doug Deal August 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Patient, HA!

I was there, and Marshall was his arrogant self, barking orders to his voters, all with legitimate concerns. I left early, but at one point I was told he challeged the legitmacy of someone asking a question for being “too young”.

From what I heard, the only consistant answer from Marshall was “I don’t know.”

Does this means you are solidly behind Marshall?

Dash Riptide August 20, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Does this means you are solidly behind Marshall?

I don’t know.

Clone Of B. Plyler August 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Any Nazi there?

Doug Deal August 20, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I did Not See any.

Icarus August 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Did you try the mirror?

rugby August 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

You know who would have asked questions like that?

The Nazis.

Rick Day August 21, 2009 at 9:22 am

since they tend to be white, they kinda blended it. Nazi tattoos are a stereotype.

Andisheh Nouraee August 21, 2009 at 8:26 am

Erick – You weren’t always so charmed by citizens petitioning politicians in August.

August 12, 2005:

“Enter August, no major news, and a media still smarting over the President’s re-election despite everything they threw at him. Cindy Sheehan returns entering stage right — this time a left wing media whore in the form of a grieving mother.”

rugby August 21, 2009 at 8:50 am

Apples to oranges Andisheh.

Erick agrees with these people so they are good.

Briardawg August 21, 2009 at 8:51 am

That is the most un-American group of people I have seen in a long time…

Demonbeck August 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

When did Brooks Bros. start making jeans? And do they come with pleats?

Rick Day August 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

Yes, it is a good day when the circus comes to town. All the lights, bells and whistles, the elephants and donkeys, the CLOWNS, oh my the CLOWNS!

From the photo it must have been WHITE CITIZENS DAY!

Oh the people love a show! They open their hearts and wallets because the REPUBLICAN RING LEADERS have decided, quicker than the magician pulling a rabbit out his butt, that it is a GOOD thing to go to selected cities where their show is GUARANTEED to be a ‘success’.

*throws shoe*

have some cotton candy. At least it has substance. Where were you with your GD “Town Halls” when the Patriot Act was being debated, or the Medicare overhaul the Republicans railroaded, or post-Katrina concerns, or…or…

You guys…your pants are drooping and your shortcomings exposed.

seenbetrdayz August 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

The PATRIOT act was debated? I thought it was rammed through into legislation before anyone had a chance to find out what was in it.

—kind of like, um . . .

Bucky Plyler August 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

Pssst..Rick…Barrow is a D!

Bucky Plyler August 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

I mean Marshall!

Icarus August 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

Him too.

rugby August 21, 2009 at 11:23 am

You know who else had Ds in their titles?

The Fascists.

Doug Deal August 21, 2009 at 11:25 am

Dwight “D.” Eisenhower

Bucky Plyler August 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt

rugby August 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm

*D*oug *D*eal!


Quelle horreur!

Doug Deal August 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm


Game Fan August 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

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