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February 10, 2016

Let’s Make a Capitol Quip!


Whoa, now! Contrary to the customary potshots over taxes, spending and everything in-between, House Republicans, led by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and Senate Democrats, led by Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington, struck a deal on a long-overdue budget resolution. Despite some misgivings on both the left and right, it showed the art of compromise isn’t dead in Washington. Or is it?

This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick five finalists on Dec. 18, and everyone can vote for the winner through Dec. 19.

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  • A. Writer

    Why don’t you two try The Dating Game?

  • A. Writer

    Sorry, you’ll scare the audience.

  • A. Writer

    Sorry, this isn’t The Biggest Loser.

  • PB

    Ma’am, this deal means the government can’t mess with your Medicare program!

  • L. Camino

    So, what’ll it be? You can have whatever is behind door #1 or you can take this Federal Budget deal now and walk away winners!

  • UN Owen

    As a consolation prize you get ringside seats to watch the rest of the country move on without you!

  • Alex Barriger

    Can’t we all just get along?

  • Alex Barriger

    Just like I told Senator Rubio, read the deal and THEN you can yell at me.

  • Bill Seedyke

    I’m soo glad not to be in the Senate and up for reelection next year!

  • pericles9

    Patty and I have BINDERS of compromises!

  • LZ126

    I’ll pay YOU to heckle me from the Right, I’ll pay YOU to heckle me from the Left – that’ll solve the unemployment problem and make ME look like a moderate!

  • A. Writer

    In this new version, if you like the prize you have now, you CAN’T keep it!

  • Sean Kelly

    I’ll give this budget to whoever can show me their pocket Constitution!

  • Tom

    If you don’t like what’s in this budget you can take your chances with door number 1 or 2….behind one door is a government shutdown but behind the other is a magical world where you don’t have to make compromises….choooooose carefully!

  • Tom

    The rest of these clowns bought into our budget, now why don’t you two?

  • Tom

    Let’s compromise, you both get nothing and the bureaucratic clowns behind me get what they want……deal?

  • Esther

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

  • PasoFinoCA

    Come on folks, step right up….Pass This Bill and you can see what’s in it!

  • J Prather

    Do want what Hal Rogers has on the table or what’s in the the box Patty Murray is pointing to on the floor?

  • Jay Bennett

    Behind door number one. . .A Tax Cut. And, behind door number two. . .well, look at that. . .another Tax Cut!!!

  • TL

    Listen guys, either you accept this budget or Patty Murray is going to show you her box.

  • Richard Murray

    Don’t worry! We made a deal on your behalf, and this time it was really bipartisan! Of course now that the Republicans just give us everything we ask for now it’s easy!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    The Price is Right is on right after this.

  • S. Crim

    So who’s in the right here? Who wants what’s left? Let’s Make a Deal and we’ll all get something!

  • A. Writer


  • A. Writer

    The Jerry Springer show is next door.

  • A. Writer

    No matter which door you choose, you end up with No. 2.

  • jlee

    Don’t worry, the U.S. Government is still on track to fail.

  • Mike Z

    I know this is a foreign concept to you but it’s called governing.

  • Mike Z

    Sure I’ll spell it for you one more time. C-O-M-P-R-O-M-I-S-E.

  • Mike Z

    We can use the smoke and mirrors behind door number 1 or door number 2, your choice.

  • Wotann

    Or how Paul Went To The White House!

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