All it takes is courage
William Rivers Pitt has a wild and crazy idea.
His idea, if implemented, would speak volumes. The press couldn't ignore it and the citizens watching would finally get a real glimpse of an opposition party. It would go very far in demonstrating that we have reached the tipping point and will no longer allow this country or the people in it to be pawns in the book of lies. It's brilliant.
What I am talking about is political theater on a grand scale. No opposition party in American history has ever turned their backs on a President and walked out of a State of the Union address. No opposition party has faced the degree of potential extermination the Democrats face today. The stakes have never been higher. You are dealing with a President who wants to make his Executive powers absolute, and with a Republican party that has been usurped from soup to nuts by extremists that would be cartoonish if they were not so very real.
posted by Cyndy
Abramoff won't help you. The fear factor will subsume you. You can sit there and take it, clapping politely as the ram rolls towards you, or you can stand up and make yourselves relevant again. To walk out of the speech would be a huge statement, bold and potentially dangerous. But if you don't do something bold, something grand and unprecedented, something to take back the initiative, you will join the Whigs in the dustbin of history.
Stand up. Walk out. You have a week to get this organized.