Dejected Democrats wiped away tears on the House floor Monday night while Republicans congratulated themselves on winning back control of the lower chamber.
House members returned to the nation's capital for the first time since Republicans captured the House two weeks ago.
Freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), who lost her reelection bid, wiped away tears as she hugged fellow members of the class of 2008, many of whom lost on Nov. 2.
Less than three feet away, ousted Nevada freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D) appeared to brush away some tears in a less obvious manner.
The mood was much different on the other side of the aisle.
Though we should note, in the spirit of bipartisanship, that John Boehner is known to get a little weepy every now and then, too.