On fiscal cliff, Obama calls for eggnog break, cooling off period; Leaves for Hawaii

More than a half-hour late for his statement on the status of fiscal cliff negotiations (but who even noticed?), President Obama gave a brief speech that was short on numbers, aside from noting that “nobody gets 100 percent of what they want” and that Congress has 10 days to get a deal done before Jan. 1. Here’s a quick recap,¬†courtesy¬†of Twitter.

In the meantime, however, eggnog was prescribed.

Come back sober and ready to deal, though.

The president left the podium without taking questions.

After Rep. John Boehner’s failure last night to secure support for his “Plan B,” some liberals were demanding that the president “punish” the Speaker for his insolence. It seems they were expecting more from tonight’s statement.

  • kate_middleton

    How is raising taxes on those who make above 400k halfway between those who make 250k and no one?

    • Blake Waymire

      Liberal (and Obama) logic: compromise is giving me everything I want and nothing less.

  • http://twitter.com/anoraj1 AJ

    BO wants everyone to sing carols.tsk tsk that is not allowed, how about Mele Kalikimaka

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Ppl are to sing O-Carols, hmmm?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    President Obama says the American people are a lot more “thoughtful and responsible” than their elected representatives.

    Well, mostly. 52% of them, not really.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Does 7/11 sell egg nog Slurpees?

    • BeeKaaay

      Not if Bloomberg says something.

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Not 32 ounce.

  • KansasGirl

    O is the luckiest man on the face of the earth…us not so much.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      I’d say Putin is the most powerful.

  • nc

    Christmas egg nog and carols? In the White House? Does the ACLU know about this?

  • GTFOBigGovt

    “we move forward together, or we don’t move forward at all.”, which happened never. This guy is bumpersticker of life.

    I actually visualize he, Michelle, Axelrod and Jarrett sitting around getting wasted laughing ,their asses off, making these sayings up, representing the exact opposite of reality.

    • BeeKaaay

      George Orwell was a prophet.

  • BeeKaaay

    I say we take a break from leftwingwackoism. At least for the next 4 years.

    All in favor say “aye!”

    Democrats: NAY
    RINOpublican party: NAY
    Cronies: NAY
    Leftwingwackos: NAY

    Everyone else in the civilized world: AYE!

  • edward cropper

    ck. my blog for the only cliff superboy can understand

  • http://twitter.com/Popparollo67 Mike Kent

    I am buying stock in beer and liquor companies