Video: Congress got all bipartisan today and it pretty much creeped everyone out

posted at 9:21 pm on June 24, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Be careful what you wish for, America.

Republicans and Democrats gathered together today for a worthy cause— the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The nation’s highest civilian honor was given to King and his wife Coretta Scott King:

Fifty years after their instrumental role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on Tuesday.

The presentation of the medal for the Kings — considered the foremost leaders of the 1960s Civil Rights movement that won black Americans equal voting rights and fought to free them from institutional segregation in the Jim Crow South – comes a year after Congress gave the honor to the “Four Little Girls” killed in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, a pivotal moment in the movement.

So, everything was going swimmingly until they joined hands to sing “We Shall Overcome.” Which sounds like quite a beautiful gesture provided it is a group of half-normal American citizens executing it. But this is Congress and they cannot be trusted with gestures that require the social IQ to act like they’re not reciting the Circle-Circle-Dot-Dot cooties shot chant in their heads like six-year-olds forced to link arms in Red Rover. So, we get this:

You know it’s bad when C-SPAN calls you awkward.

Naked DC runs the film analysis for you. Which face would best represent your feelings? I think I’m a McConnell— bemused, self-aware, and horrified by Pelosi’s singing voice. But If you’re a Levin, run with it. No one could blame you for being utterly petrified. My favorite part may be how our two players stuck on the ends are forced to embrace themselves, alternately clasping their upper arms and halfheartedly miming the presence of another pseudo human in a suit on the other side of them.

And, what can I say of Harry Reid’s face? It is emblematic of his contribution to this great nation.

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…there’s a difference between republicans and democrats?

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Levin’s face is priceless.

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 9:24 PM

It looks like Nanzi is the only one that knows the words.

Flange on June 24, 2014 at 9:25 PM

And can we drop the term bipartisan and replace it with the more accurate unipartisan?

Flange on June 24, 2014 at 9:26 PM

…if I was King…I wouldn’t care for any of those people…doing a version… of the circle jerk

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Print and borrow 100 billion a month… Lets all join hands! and sing along!

Second verse~ Same as the first ~.

luvntheBIGsites on June 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

These retards are ridiculous.

From Jefferson and Washington to the clowns we have today, what a damn shame.

Bishop on June 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Great photo, Mary. I haven’t seen Levin’s bi-focals, for a while now.

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Sweet mother of Moses.

Midas on June 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Sorry bunch of phony, self serving dolts.

rplat on June 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Mitch and JB don’t know the words. +1 for them.

Akzed on June 24, 2014 at 9:36 PM

I cannot unsee that. Why would you show me that? And why would they even do it?

ojfltx on June 24, 2014 at 9:38 PM

MLK would puke at what Obama has done.

viking01 on June 24, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Hey, I see that fat little c*cksucker Levin in the photo. Suppose Boner asked him about his leaning on the IRS to investigate the Tea Party????

Naaaww, didn’t think so.

metprof on June 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Kumbaya. . .

COgirl on June 24, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Creepy is right!!

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 5h

RT @frankthorpNBC: So this happened at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony just now https://vine.co/v/Mt1MWHqbDZH

https://vine.co/v/Mt1MWHqbDZH

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I think they think Americans are sitting by their TVs, patriotic tears of gratitude in their eyes, singing along like good little puppets.

Well, we have tears i our eyes, but from laughing.

Tard on June 24, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Be careful what you wish for, America.

Why would I wish for the republicans to get together with the democrats and agree on anything? It usually means they are betraying the country.

ROCnPhilly on June 24, 2014 at 9:52 PM

These retards are ridiculous.

From Jefferson and Washington to the clowns we have today, what a damn shame.

Bishop on June 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

The fruition of the dumbing down of America.

itsacookbook on June 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I’d rather see the Pelosium and Newty Couch imagery!!

Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Commercial on Climate Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Jumping Jeezus on a pogo stick – why, why, WHY ?????? MY EYES !!! Lets all join hands and pretend we believe in something other then giant government and a permanently established and unaccountable ruling class lording over the great unwashed peons we call the American electorate……..yeeeech……

DeweyWins on June 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Jeebus….it’s just godawful freaky.

Look at Levin, he’s wearing a face that says “I just crapped my pants, I need to leave now”, and McConnell looks like a marionette.

Man, I’m going to have nightmares now.

Bishop on June 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Too bad we can’t put them against a wall……..

GarandFan on June 24, 2014 at 10:07 PM

what in the world? this is proof positive what a bunch of phony ignoramuses we have running this country, right there on tape, for the whole world to see. how embarrassing this is, that these idiots represent us.

scalleywag on June 24, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Boehner looks like he’s sawing wood. Harry Reid looks like he is a piece of wood. And Nancy Pelosi looks like she just sprouted wood.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Are they celebrating the joining of the two parties to reelect Thad Cochran?

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

We need to stop the hate. It’s getting scary. Why don’t we date each other? We can disagree but make out with each other. No?

AmlissVess on June 24, 2014 at 10:20 PM

The good news is that all these old coots and cronies will be dead in 10 to 20 years, unless, of course, they are forced into Obamacare, then, sooner.

MichaelGabriel on June 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I think of all of the great men who died and suffered and sacrificed to create the greatest nation on earth.

Then I see this band of hypocritical, pathetic jackwagons playing touchy-feely in the most egregious of political-jack-offery…

I just want to scream.

MistyLane on June 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM

nitwits

ExpressoBold on June 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

This is the sort of thing that makes Al-Qaeda want to attack western civilization. It’s like a bizarro-world nightmare version of “We Are The Word”. Something you would otherwise see only in your nightmares.

But, MKH – I’m confused – is this “Circle-Circle-Dot-Dot cooties shot chant” now a part of the “Red Rover” game? Or is that just a mixing of two unrelated descriptors for this one frightening visage?

The chant I recall, from back in 60s grade school, was “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Tommy (or whoever) right over!”. We played it on an asphalt-paved schoolyard that was quite wide – so whoever was called over could could work up a good head of steam as s/he barreled at ya.

whatcat on June 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Romper Room for Seniors.

I see Harry and John and Nancy and Carl and…..

BobMbx on June 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

The chant I recall, from back in 60s grade school, was “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Tommy (or whoever) right over!”. We played it on an asphalt-paved schoolyard that was quite wide – so whoever was called over could could work up a good head of steam as s/he barreled at ya.

whatcat on June 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Hey, how about a trigger warning before you scare us with all that violent stuff?

BobMbx on June 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hey, how about a trigger warning before you scare us with all that violent stuff?

BobMbx on June 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

You’re just lucky I didn’t describe playing “Statue Maker” (aka “Freeze”)! Of course we played that on grass, but still.

whatcat on June 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

King was a Republican, not a Whig.

formwiz on June 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

It looks like Nanzi is the only one that knows the words.
Flange on June 24, 2014 at 9:25 PM

She’s faking it, she only knows the one line. Harry picks up the line by the second repetition, but after that, he’s lost. The rest of them aren’t even trying.

Laura Castellano on June 24, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Scene(s) from Rosemary’s Baby just flashed before my eyes……..why?

StubbornGreenBurros on June 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Why?!?

StubbornGreenBurros on June 25, 2014 at 12:17 AM

What would Gary Oldman say about this?

I’ll go with that.

Sherman1864 on June 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

King was the most over rated guy to ever live. Dang I wish he had not been assassinated. He would have came down to earth a long time ago and there would probably be no statue at the mall.

cimbri on June 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

The autoplay got me a beauty thank you, I was on a commuter train.
No one will sit next to me now..

DJcool on June 25, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Jackasses, one and all!

virgo on June 25, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Would they have put on this little show if there were no televisions?

lel2007 on June 25, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Nurse, that old man next to Boehner looks like he needs to be backed off the meds.

Axeman on June 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Looks like the lords of congress are about to engage in the “Hooky Pooky”.

MSGTAS on June 25, 2014 at 9:11 AM

From Jefferson and Washington to the clowns we have today, what a damn shame.

Bishop on June 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

It’s enough to shake your faith in “progress”, isn’t it?

GWB on June 25, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Most of these geriatric f—s should be in a nursing home. There should be a cut off age for civil service.

jephthah on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Boehner looks like he’s sawing wood. Harry Reid looks like he is a piece of wood. And Nancy Pelosi looks like she just sprouted wood.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 10:17 PM

LMAO

ShainS on June 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM

How appropriate for a lawless, immoral Congress to give a medal to a guy like them, adulterer, plagiarist King. I thank God for how God used him in the Civil Rights cause, but there are far better figures that could have been honored without worshiping at the altar of vile modernity’s evil & ungodly antiChrist political correctness so depraved as to equate the lawless, fascist attempt of judicially imposing the corrupt deceit of phony sodomite “marriage” with the very real lawful struggle to uphold the constitutional rights of negroe citizens. All sodomites have the same right as anyone else to marry someone of the opposite sex; what they don’t have is the right to redefine the ancient institution of marriage that predates all government, no matter their lawless, fascist egocentric delusions of godhood. See “The gay invention” at http://www.touchstonemag.com and http://www.DrJudithReisman.org for how most today are useful idiots brainwashed by the sodomite conspiracy like Lenin & Hitler did with their countries in their likewise lawless, fascist takeovers, like the likewise lawless, fascist takeovers 0bamanation Dems have carried out here.

russedav on June 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM