It's a recognized law of nature that nothing goes better with a good breakup than a sad country song; incidentally, this rule may now apply to a gridlocked 112th Congress.
You stole my happy
You made my cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh undo it
Republicans have transformed country singer Carrie Underwood's song "Undo It" from ballad to battle cry in an attempt to repeal the health-care law and other initiatives spearheaded by Democrats.
Following their unraveling theme, the GOP will also launch congressional investigations into a wide range of issues, including corruption in Afghanistan and Washington's regulation of private industries.
It looks like the nine new House Democrats -- for the time being calling themselves "the Mighty Nine" -- will need an inspirational tune of their own. Perhaps they'll need an entire playlist.
A few suggestions:
* "Why Can't We Be Friends" by War (as covered by Smash Mouth)
* "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
* "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor