"You sunk bipartisanship!"
-- Ross Levin, Charlotte
"The Blame Game isn't fail-safe; sometimes it backfires."
-- Deanna Hungerford, Lancaster
"You've got the smoke part down, now let's work on the mirrors."
-- Phil Clutts, Harrisburg
"It's the sequester, sir. We're out of quarters."
-- Bill McGloughlin, Charlotte
"Boy, that McCain moves fast for an old guy."
-- Ray Otstott, Charlotte
"Sorry, sir, there's nothing we can do to change the season finale of Downton Abbey."
-- Steve Schwartz, Charlotte
"I think your control may have malfunctioned."
-- Steven A. Meckler, Charlotte
"It's 'Call of Duty Barack Oops.' "
-- from several readers
Thanks for all the great entries. Here's just a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"How was I to know they'd broadcast my emails?"
"I think I'll be hanging on to that nuclear football."
"Your repairman was furloughed by the sequester."
"You can't manipulate Congress like you can a drone."
" 'Budget Wars' is tricky. You have to lean to the right or it blows up in your face."
"We'll address drone transparency after the smoke clears."
"It seems all your left-wing media commentators' pants are on fire."
"It's OK to use the buttons on the right side of the controller, sir."
"You have to do something about Syria to win this game."
"So much for our Congressional Simulator."
"I see you found the self-destruct button."