Rather than sulk in resigned despair over yet another stab-in-the-back betrayal by the D. C. elites in the debt ceiling scam, now is the time for the Tea Party millions to immediately go on the offensive and recapture their vim, vigor, and vitality heroically displayed during the ObamaCare town hall gatherings. From coast-to-coast, at every constituent meeting of every Democrat or Republican representative or senator who voted for this monstrosity, throngs of enraged Tea Partiers should amass and loudly chant, “Judas, Judas, Judas,” while shaking little bags of thirty quarters. The time for complaisance and passivity is past. Let the establishment know that the revolution has begun in earnest. Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the Republican Party has become morally impotent and intellectually bankrupt. The GOP deserves to join the fate of their Whig predecessors, thus fulfilling the artistry of cartoonist Thomas Nast when he depicted these two gangs of murderers, liars, and thieves symbolized as the mules and the mastodons, one sterile and the other extinct.
The “Judas, Judas, Judas” chant and shaking of the coins should fire up the evangelicals in the Tea Party. This gesture is consciously reminiscent of the hundreds of thousands of Czech demonstrators in the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia shaking their car keys, signaling the Communist Party elites that it was their time to go. (See episode 24: Conclusions of the CNN Cold War series. Begin at 4:59)5:41 pm on August 2, 2011 Email Charles Burris