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The Second Time As Farce

October 15, 2013, 7:06 pm

The House GOP got its singing chops on today:

When reports surfaced that House Republicans sang “Amazing Grace” during a Tuesday morning meeting, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) responded with a laugh.

“Isn’t that usually sung at funerals?” he joked with reporters.

But it turned out Connolly was more right than he realized. Right after the GOP conference sang the hymn — all three verses, according to one lawmaker — the meeting turned into a funeral for the latest proposal put forward by party leaders for raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown

The first time as tragedy

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