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February 13, 2016

The Shutdown Gambit | Capitol Quip


To shut down the government or not to shut down, that is the question for Congress, one that occurs with an unfortunate regularity around these parts. Which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip contest.

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.

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

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Submit your hot tips and juicy gossip. Send us your anonymous tips here

  • A. Writer

    I guess you Americans ARE exceptional!

  • A. Writer

    Boy, are you going to need Obamacare!

  • A. Writer

    I’d say you have a pre-existing condition.

  • A. Writer

    I think you need a different type of asylum.

  • A. Writer

    That rhymes with weapon of MASS destruction.

  • Booberry

    Stick to your guns, comrade.

  • Booberry

    Don’t go shooting off your mouth.

  • Booberry

    At least you’ll go out with a bang.

  • Booberry

    You Americans are so enlightened.

  • jlee

    I’ve done that… with my shirt off.

  • Hal Turner

    That’s what you get for having more than one party in government!

  • Jordan Uhl

    I assume this is also my fault?

  • Bzrdhd

    Where ees red line thees time?

  • stafford123

    Take it from me, it works better if you aim the big gun at the other guy!

  • Alex

    President Obama was right… America really is “exceptional.”

  • Nick

    In Soviet Russia, government shuts down you!

  • Cord Switzer

    May I point you toward Syria Mr. President.

  • Lars K.

    Conventional weapon. Mainly blows hot air. I am not needed here.

  • cbob9999

    Send it to Congress when Obama is there.

  • c p

    ahhhh, right where I want you (again)!

  • Booberry

    Too bad you’re shooting blanks.

  • Booberry

    Quit Stalin for time.

  • Bill Seedyke

    Can see after Syria you needing my help again. KGB background come in handy here too: just substitute one briefcase for another, and — how you say in your country? — PRESTO, Congress shut down!

  • LZ126

    Is this how they fix slouchers in America?

  • LZ126

    In Mother Russia, we give opposing party much shorter fuse.

  • Steve

    Ah, so this is opposition’s light at the end of the tunnel – wish it were that easy in Mother Country.

  • BL

    You know, for the right price I can teach you some softer diplomacy skills.

  • BL

    You know, for the right price I can teach you some softer “diplomacy” skills.

  • A. Writer

    If I were you, I would “GO P.”

  • S. Crim

    So you say you want no safety — nyet! — for Americans without health insurance?
    This should do it….

  • jlee

    I’ve come to broker a deal, is this the Cannon House Office Building?

  • BL

    Hmmm…I suppose that’s more effective than a 21 hour filibuster (ahem) floor speech

  • Elizabeth

    It’s not because I’m thin and blonde. He talks to me because I make him feel young again.

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Comrade Barak! I like this new Olympic sport, the Sh_(insert vowel here)put! Hmm, sounds like “Put”in; ME!

  • BL

    Ha! Not what I expected when my spies mentioned the development of a new U.S. Cruz missile

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