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February 9, 2016

Play That Funky Filibuster, Congress Boy | Capitol Quip


If there is one thing Congress does somewhat well, it’s theatrics disguised as debate. In the midst of the usual end-of-year milieu, there has been even more showboating than normal, particularly on the Senate floor. Which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section of our Heard on the Hill blog. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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  • Defend Liberty

    While democratic processes rely on majority opinion to decide certain group actions, such reliance does not imply that today’s majority view will also be tomorrow’s majority view.

  • Jordan Uhl

    At least it isn’t a Dr. Suess book this time.

  • Loren Aho

    He’s been singing the same tune for so long, it’s a wonder that he still needs to look at the words.

  • Steve

    First they give us the iron kidney, now the tin ear, next the stone-cold heart

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far awaaaaaay…

  • Bzrdhd

    And now the host of “American Idol, Political Edition,” Ryan Sequester.

  • Zach Zagar

    You’ve got to know when to fund `em, know when to fold `em, know when to compromise, and know when to shutdown.

  • Booberry

    This is the song that never ends,
    It just goes on and on my friends….

  • IowaSunny

    Sung to “Baby I’m Yours:

    Essentially … I’m yours
    And I’ll be yours until the money all runs dry-y-ie-ie
    You can’t complain … so don’t bother me since I’m safe
    Even when the economy tanks, just because you’ve all been laid off
    Those checks, those checks won’t come but we’ll make a point, and re-election will be ours again and again

  • Bill Seedyke

    Our polls tell us this one’s easy: the one-note samba!

  • Guest

    What can I say? It’s better than the Kabuki-style theater we’ve had in Congress here lately.

  • S. Crim

    No one can sing Hank Williams’ “Cold Cold Heart” like a Tea Party congressman!

  • BL

    What can I say? It’s better than the Kabuki-style theater we’ve had in Congress here lately.

  • Steve

    First iron bladder, now tin ear, hope next song is heart of gold

  • Lars K.

    I vote to defund my senses.

  • Wotann


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