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October 25, 2014

California Democrats ‘Cher’ a Moment

By virtue of having to operate in the minority, House Democrats Michael M. Honda and Ami Bera automatically do not have the loudest microphone in Congress.

California Democrats Cher a Moment

(Courtesy Team Bera)

Not so at neighboring 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE); that’s where the California lawmakers recently buddied up to belt out ’60s hits for a captive audience.

A Bera aide told HOH the pols serenaded a group of Asian-American young professionals with their rendition of “I Got You Babe.” After hashing out who was best suited to channel the latest Wu-Tang collaborator and who should step into the shoes of the late Sonny Bono, R-Calif., the pals put on what sounds like quite a performance.

“Congressman Honda’s experience showed and he definitely out-sang his protégé, but Congressman Bera had a certain something that captured much of the audience’s heart,” Team Bera suggested.

While Honda’s predilection for rocking the mic is no secret, our source assured us that any buzz about a multi-city tour “are only rumors.”

Between the din from House Republican outrage about the Affordable Care Act and the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya growing louder, and pressure mounting ahead of the mid-term elections, we’re surprised those two didn’t invoke Cher’s paean to happier days:


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  • Hugh Jass

    Igor Shafarevich, in particular, documented the primitive superstitions of the counter-Christian religion of socialism in his essay Socialism in Our Past and Future: http://www.savageleft.com/poli/hoc.html

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