Hannibal's move did not produce its desired effect, Rome never let up the the siege of the turncoats, and neither did he attempt to take the eternal city, but the phrase stuck. It has come to mean a a point when an enemy is set to attack the very center of a nation.
Maxine Waters most recent hate-filled diatribe illustrates the fact the the enemy is already inside our gates.
A Congressional Representative, a person who is supposed to act with tact, honesty, professionalism, and behavior appropriate to someone of her station, lashed out against John Baynor and Eric Cantor is a manner that would make a third-world government official cringe. The Marxist/racist-inspired hatred that no longer surprises us today has grown to a point that few feel a shred of shame for acting in such a barbaric manner.
She not only referred to them as "demons, but check out this article in support of her:
The state of American culture has reached a point where not only does this sort of disgusting event occur, but the perpetrator finds support for her actions. In fairness I would hold that no one would do this unless, sensing the collapse of manners, honesty, and personal pride in this nation, she would know that she would be applauded at least by some painfully deluded people.
Waters co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers' bill calling for reparations for slavery to be paid to black Americans
Waters has been very critical of the Tea Party Movement. On August 20, 2011 while at a town hall discussing some of the displeasure that supporters of President Obama have had with the Congressional Black Caucus not supporting the president Waters stated, "This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the ‘tea party’ can go straight to Hell . . . and I intend to help them get there." [43 "