Tea Party Patriots Send Rubber Chickens To Senators: 'Enough Is Enough'
The Tea Party Patriots arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to deliver rubber chickens to Senators who voted for cloture on the chamber's health care bill.
The group's message to the Democrats and independent lawmakers: "Enough is enough... The chickens will come home to roost in 2010, and Americans are paying attention to the health care legislation vote."
According to the anti-reform group, lawmakers are ignoring the "the silent majority."
"The sleeping giant has been awakened and we will be heard," they said in a mass email.
In fact, polls show that a majority of insured Americans believe that their medical care and financial situation will not change under the contentious legislation.
"2 million people gathered in Washington, DC on September 12 to protest out of control government legislation," claims the group. "We know they chose to ignore us."
Nate Silver estimated that only about 70,000 protesters attended the Tea Party rally.
The rubber chicken gift is not the first prop Tea Party people have sent to Congress. In April, the activists sent thousands of tea bags to members' offices, and more recently rock salt and pink slips.