Did the GOP learn nothing from the Tea Party people? Just show up. None of the Democrats will want you there and they may even be very rude to you, but you belong there on behalf of those of us whom you represent.
Go in and sit down, and if the Democrats don't want you there, let them bodily carry you out. A picture is worth 1,000 words. If photos surface of Republicans being physically dragged or carried out of a meeting that should be open to both parties, it willpowerfully demonstrate to your constituents howstrongly you feel about representing them and their best interests. Make noise, cause a disruption, if you are not included in the proceedings, then prevent them from happening.
Does C-SPAN really have to be there? No. I am sure that there are a few tech-savvy Republicans floating around who could do justice to the event with a video camera or even a cell phone. Stop depending on the big networks to tell theRepublican story - get the message out yourselves.
Every statement from the opposing party should be analyzed and rebutted, twittered and facebooked and gabbed about on talk radio until no one can ignore it. Do whatever you have to do to compel Democrats to realize that our government is a two-party system, and that all of us deserve to be heard and heeded.
I also suggest that every Republican on the hill get a copy of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and study it thoroughly - because that is the guidebook of the current Democratic majority (this idea of a meeting where the majority is not invited is explained in Chapter 3, as is the whole Christmas Eve secret vote), and it will let everyone know what to expect in the way of dirty tricks. We all have a constitutional right to freedom of assembly and speech - use it.
Related video: Who is Saul Alinsky?
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
• 'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com