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July 30, 2014

Test Your Strength: Punish Putin | Capitol Quip

Test Your Strength: Punish Putin | Capitol Quip

Following Russia’s invasion into the Crimea region of Ukraine, the former Soviet Union’s macho man President Vladimir Putin and American leaders are locked in a war of words (and sanctions) not seen or heard since the 1980s, 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. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

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  • Ed Beck

    Show The POTUS and Cantor you don’t need their help swinging that big stick.

  • EJRotert

    At least this time get it up to `Fair — For a Page.’

  • EJRotert

    He reminds me: I need to get to work on my re-election war chest.

  • EJRotert

    Hurry up. McCaskill’s not here to look at your chest.

  • EJRotert

    No one’s yet gotten it past `No vote for you!’

  • Ed Beck

    Bad Vlad is sure to be sad.

  • Booberry

    No guts, no glory.

  • Booberry

    It’s a good thing we work out with dumbbells.

  • Booberry

    Put some backbone into it.

  • Booberry

    Go ahead, ring his bell.

  • Booberry

    Your hammer has sickle-cell anaemia.

  • Booberry

    Put the hammer down, before you get hurt.

  • Ed Beck

    When Obama and Cantor agree, it’s Hammer Time!

  • EJRotert

    Come on: expel the `crime’ from Crimea.

  • EJRotert

    What’s all the way at the top? Why, that would be the U.S. ideal of democracy (tee-hee!).

  • EJRotert

    I think we need to impose sanctions on your diet.

  • Steve

    That’ll show him we still have muscle

  • Steve

    Macho Man meets Mid-Age Flab

  • vman

    It feels good for us to be beating up on Russia rather than on each other for a change!

  • Ed Beck

    Step Right Up! Let The High Striker Know Who’s Boss!

  • L. Camino

    I don’t think our tough guy act is working.

  • Wotann

    Putin can see right through fecklessness–literally!

  • EdKulzer

    “Punish?! We aren’t done yet celebrating Putin as the new Reagan!”

  • JosefJohann

    If you don’t make the list this time, hand over the hammer and get back in line.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    No, after YOU!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    That’s not water he’s standing in in that picture.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Maybe if we all hit it together…

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    This will sure contribute to the carnival atmosphere around here.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    This is America. We don’t HAVE any strongmen.

  • LZ126

    C’mon – shirtless worked for Putin!

  • LZ126

    Even McCain was able to score a “Verbal Denunciation.”

  • EJRotert

    We call it `Crimea and Punishment.’

  • Ed Beck

    Rootin’ Yer’ Boomin’ So Vlad is KaPutin.

  • jlee

    Where’s Paul Ryan and his PX90 when we need him!

  • LZ126

    If you don’t make this one, the pants go!

  • El Puma

    Come on, you already tried… it’s my turn. Crimea River.

  • Mike Z

    Where’s Coburn? We need someone with a manly beard to really hit this sucker!

  • Steve

    This time we have the weight of the evidence on our side

  • jlee

    The winner takes on Putin in a shirtless staring contest.

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Isn’t sanctioning Boehner punishment enough?

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Hammer it hard for a Putin Put-down!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    With this hit I’m going to Uk-Raine on your parade!

  • Oscar Mysterious

    Hussein Obama is a delusional marxist.

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