(Patrick Curran/CQ Roll Call)
The last time a contest between Republicans and Democrats was this close, the Supreme Court had to resolve it.
The Republican National Committee softball team used a thrilling seventh-inning rally to score its seventh-consecutive victory over the Democratic National Committee, 8-7, at Watkins Turf Softball Field on Wednesday night.
Pink-clad Republicans and their blue-shirted counterparts packed the Capitol Hill recreational complex, exchanging chants — “Yes we can” vs. “No you can’t,” “Four more years” vs. “Five more months,” etc. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus made a brief appearance at the beginning of the game, but DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not attend.
With the Supreme Court set to rule Thursday on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife.
OK, so that’s not exactly true — this is still Congressional softball, after all. But the annual game is always one of the softball season’s most intense, as evidenced by the crowd’s jeering. Full story