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“Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil, they throw flowers at you. In Argentina, they throw themselves." -- Marlene Dietrich

Once again, we get fucked by the Republicans

Banning gay marriage. Criminalizing flag burning. Giving tax breaks to society’s wealthiest citizens.

You can now add “pummeling our softball team” to the growing list of grievances I have with the GOP.

Ranked number two in the Congressional Softball League, my softball team, the Trust Funded Babies, faced off against the Republican National Committee Saturday afternoon in our first postseason tournament. And as Woody Allen might have paraphrased: the RNC did to us what they’ve been doing to this country for the past six years, thoroughly screwing us out of the tournament with an 18-5 drubbing.

The game started well, as we took a one-run lead in the first. Our defense looked tight, too, as I turned in a double play and Jeff had a great diving catch on a shallow pop-up in left field. But in the third inning, with the score tied 1-1, the wheels came off, as the team that had mounted an 11-2 regular season record began playing like the Bad News Bears, only not nearly as lovable. We gave up 17 runs – SEVENTEEN RUNS -- and were out on the field for 40 minutes, dropping fly balls, walking every other batter, and forgetting how many outs we had.

Maybe we didn’t have enough “comeback juice”. Maybe having an actual umpire calling balls and strikes rattled us. I don’t know. But despite having actual fans in the stands pulling for us and taunting the RNC, our bleeding hearts weren’t enough to take the game.

Mission accomplished.
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