Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:21 AM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
Democratic staffers shouted 'Justice Roberts' and 'We got health care' while Republicans were at bat
Congressional Baseball Game Ends In Republican Slaughter
WASHINGTON -- The political scorecard stood tied -- a Supreme Court victory for the Democrats, an attorney general contempt charge for the Republicans. It was time to decide Thursday's victor -- on the baseball field.
For the 51st year, members of Congress took to the diamond for the annual congressional baseball game. As usual, it was Republicans vs. Democrats. Away from the steps of the Supreme Court and the halls of Congress, under the Nationals Park lights, the Democrats slaughtered the Republicans, 18 to 5, in seven innings.
"We started off the morning great, we won that one," said the Democrats' pitcher, Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, referring to the Supreme Court's health care ruling. "But then you have to give them a little bit of a win on the Holder contempt-charade-circus this afternoon."
The GOP-led, late-afternoon vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress forced both teams to forego pre-game practice. Team managers said the game showed something good about an institution most Americans now hold in disdain.
Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/congressional-baseball-republican-slaughter_n_1636191.html
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