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Quote of the Day: "On the Precipice" of passing health care legislation

Truer words have not been spoken:

President Barack Obama met privately with Senate Democrats on Tuesday and then declared they were "on the precipice" of enacting health care legislation that has eluded administrations and lawmakers for decades.

Encarta defines a precipice as:

prec·i·pice [ préssəpiss ] (plural prec·i·pic·es)

1. high cliff or crag: a high, vertical, or very steep rock face

2. dangerous state: a very dangerous situation

[Late 16th century. Directly or via French< Latin praecipitium< praecipit- "headlong" (see precipitate)]

You got that right. I feel like Reid is taking us all off a cliff...


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Comments (10)

It's a long way down..."enj... (Below threshold)

It's a long way down..."enjoy" the ride.

Glad our "Bipartisan" presi... (Below threshold)

Glad our "Bipartisan" president invited the Republicans over for a chat. Or was it only Democrats because they were the only ones Rahm could threaten?

Clearly an unteleprompted m... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Clearly an unteleprompted moment.

I am beside myself with rag... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I am beside myself with rage at these people who are destroying our country. Totalitarian thugs.

Finally, the truth--however... (Below threshold)

Finally, the truth--however accidental it may be.

No way will this crap sandw... (Below threshold)

No way will this crap sandwich not pass. This sucks. Even without the public option, how can anyone that is a natural born American vote for something that requires we have an insurance policy before we leave the womb.

p.s. I am not crackin on non-native born Americans just making the point that someone from here should know the constitution and have some belief in what it stands for. Next time you see the picture of the guys raising the flag on Iwo Jima ask yourself, did they do this so we could all be required to purchase health insurance and fund abortions?


Just shows that Barry can t... (Below threshold)

Just shows that Barry can tell the truth occasionally. Rahm is probably beating the speech writer with a teleprompter cord while screaming "Don't you own a thesaurus?"

Still waiting for this to b... (Below threshold)

Still waiting for this to be on C-Span

Funny, I had the same thoug... (Below threshold)

Funny, I had the same thought Charlie did when I heard it from the Big Big O. He might has well have used the word "brink".

Dang, for a minute there I ... (Below threshold)

Dang, for a minute there I thought you said prepuce.






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