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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Carrie Underwood's 'Undo It' is GOP's musical inspiration for 112th Congress. What should the Dems pick?

By Katie Rogers

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.

Carrie Underwood - Undo It (Official Music Video).

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:

YOUR TAKE: Which song should the Democrats use as their rallying cry in the 112th Congress?

Which power ballads would you suggest? Give us your thoughts in the comments below or by using #CongressPlaylist on Twitter. We'll post some responses right here.

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By Katie Rogers  | January 4, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
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Comments

Bon Jovi's "Work for the Working Man". Rumor has it that David Axelrod has the lyrics framed and hanging on his office wall. It offers a clear distinction between Dems and GOP, which has "Ethics Committee" Chairman already selling out to GOP lobbyists. But who am I to judge?

Posted by: anyone_for_discourse | January 4, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

"No Surrender" by Bruce Springsteen.

Well, we made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat, baby, no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter's night
With a vow to defend
No retreat, baby, no surrender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD3DdskaPhs
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Any law proposed by any Republican is, by definition, hostile to honest and ethical people.

Posted by: FriendofKeyserSoze | January 4, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse


"Turning Japanese" by the Vapors

The "subject" of the song is wht they do most of the time anyway....


Posted by: 2010Rout | January 4, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'd vote for the last 30 seconds of the Mahler 6th Symphony.

Posted by: RickyGibson | January 4, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"The Fire" by the Roots featuring John Legend

Posted by: jcbcmb68 | January 4, 2011 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Let's stick with the Carrie Underwood theme and go with "Wasted". They didn't act in the best interest of the nation and wasted their opportunity while they had control and now the people have turned the house over to the other team who wants to "Undo It".

If they hadn't been such "Cowboy Casanova's" and just let "Jesus Take The Wheel" they wouldn't be crying "Don't Forget to Remember Me" now and I wouldn't be saying "I Told You So". Well fella's, "You Ain't in Checotah Anymore" and if you weren't "So Small" you would realize this. You should have kept in mind that your power in congress was just a "Temporary Home" and the people wouldn't have been crying for "Change".

Thanks Carrie for letting me take your music out of context! But, it did allow me to make my point.

Posted by: mssoonermagic | January 5, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

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