That Awkward Moment When Dems and Republicans Held Hands and Sang

So this happened...

Wow, that looked almost as much fun as focus-grouping your own funeral.

During a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony this week, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle found themselves in the unenviable position of having to lock hands, sway back-and-forth, and sing “We Will Overcome” together. Yes, they were all forced to go to their “Zen Place” and suck it up for the greater good. In particular, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid looked like they were in some sort of necessary trance (read: drug cocktail) that was purposely induced in order to get them through the unpleasant singalong. Ironically, I don’t think any member of this cast is planning to “overcome” anything in Washington anytime soon.

It makes you wonder how they decided who would hold hands with whom. Did they draw straws? If so, I’m guessing Mitch was mighty pissed that he drew both Harry AND Nancy. That might explain why he’s still doing that weird #McConnelling thing with his face. Also, this was the first time that I actually WANTED to see John Boehner cry, but it sadly didn’t happen.

How awkward for all of them. I’ve seen people pass kidney stones that looked happier than this.

Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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