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.

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