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February 14, 2016

I Have a Speech | Capitol Quip


With President Barack Obama slated to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech this week, the pressure may be on him to inspire as King did back in 1963. No doubt his speechwriters are working overtime to come up with something grandiose and visionary.

So what’s your take? Send us your caption for this week’s Capitol Quip. Leave it in the comments section below.

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  • Kay Winter

    I was thinking the other day…what a nightmare! (about the voter id laws being instituted)

  • Booberry

    Forget the dream, just put them to sleep.

  • Booberry

    Wait…you have a script from the Oprah Show.

  • Booberry

    Mr. President, the Chinese just purchased the American Dream.

  • Booberry

    Obamacare doesn’t cover sleep apnea.

  • Booberry

    Mr. President, wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Booberry

    Tell them to drink a warm glass of milk.

  • Art

    Wait… It’s “truths” – not “entitlements” !

  • Lars K.

    How about “I have a tempered aspiration”?

  • Wotann

    Sir, you forgot your Old Ebbitt order!

  • Sean Kelly

    Mr. President! I have a press release from Speaker Boehner’s Office. It says that if you come our FOR The Dream he’ll be AGAINST The Dream! Please, Mr. President, don’t dare to dream!

  • Jim Swift

    Mr. President, You have the wrong speech! I gave you the “Blame Republicans” speech!

  • Nick

    Mr. President, wait! That is your March Madness bracket, not your March on Washington speech!

  • EdKulzer

    No! Mr. President! That’s the screenplay for La Cage Aux Folles Deux— your battle plan for tackling Tea Party intransigence over the debt ceiling!

  • istme

    Scriptwriters are having a crisis on how to spin this one? You need help from the little people getting an idea of what he SHOULD say?? Really?? Now what’s up with that. Honoring a man who is ideologically opposed to the direction that you’r’e heading the country in would be a hard spot to be in!

  • jlee

    Stop, teleprompter down!!! Teleprompter down!!!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    No, no, not THAT one!

  • uncletumbleweed

    Wall Street doesn’t approve having a dream, anymore!!! They will pull campaign funding, Mr. President!

  • A. Writer

    Wait! Start with “I have a birth certificate.”

  • A. Writer

    “A man will be judged not by the color of his skin but by the content of his e-mails.”

  • A. Writer

    How about “I have a drone?”

  • S. Crim

    Mr. President! Don’t forget the Spanish version!

  • A. Writer

    How about “I have a little dreidel?”

  • Alex

    Wait, Mr. President! New polling tells us that Americans actually LIKE civil liberties!

  • josh

    Um, sir, we found a typo! It should read “We share a national dream,” not “debt”!!

  • Sunspot Miller

    wait you must pay your teleprompter bill first

  • jlee

    Mr. President, we have breaking news on Syria, Eqypt, China, Russia, North Korea and Atlantic dolphin measels!!!

  • hairyputter

    “Everyone knows that Republicans were responsible for segregation.”

  • Bill Seedyke

    Sir, it appears all the best lines — and ideas — have been taken.”

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