The Republicans are going to read the current version of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House today. This is mainly a symbolic gesture to reinforce the notion that the U.S. is a land of laws, not of (powerful) men. It's also an acknowledgment of the role of the Tea Party in the Republican's newly-won majority.
The reaction of the left to this reading is instructive. It's almost entirely negative, ranging from hand-wringing about the cost (that's rich, after the last two years of spendathon!) to entirely predictable snide remarks about the irrelevance of the literal Constitution to governing today.
This symbolic act is a bit like having a powerful flashlight that one can shine into the warren of Congress-critters to illuminate those who see the Constitution as fundamental to our way of governing, and those who would prefer to ignore that pesky, dusty old document.
Bring on that flashlight, Speaker Boehner!