Reach for the stars! Harry Reid: Looks like we’re headed over the fiscal cliff


Wow, would ya look at the time?

Reid on fiscal cliff: “I don’t know time-wise how it can happen now”

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 27, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s pretty darn likely the country is about to take the fiscal cliff plunge.

Reid: blah, blah, blah. Translated: Bring a parachute to your New Years Eve party. #fiscalcliff

— HansNichols (@HansNichols) December 27, 2012

The markets are just loving his ambitious stance.

Markets rolling over as Reid suggested there isn’t enough time left to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

— Daniel Lacalle (@dlacalle) December 27, 2012

But no worries. As always, Reid’s totally serious about fiscal-y thingies. And stuff.

Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in, what is it now, almost four years? Just a reminder.

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) December 27, 2012

But not serious enough to, you know, negotiate with Republicans.

“Take this escape hatch that we’ve left you,” Reid says of the Senate bill – in an appeal to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 27, 2012

And not serious enough to resist calling Speaker John Boehner a dictator.

Reid ripping into @speakerboehner in a surprisingly personal way. Calling him a dictator in one breath and afraid for his job in another

— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) December 27, 2012

Why, it’s almost as if he wants to go over the fiscal cliff.

As Democrats have wanted all along RT @apSenate Majority Leader Reid proclaims country appears headed over “fiscal cliff”

— LMR(D-Feministville) (@LilMissRightie) December 27, 2012

Less talk, more doing your job, Harry.

Boehner spox Brendan Buck: Reid should talk less & legislate more. The House has already passed legislation to avoid the entire #fiscalcliff

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 27, 2012

The House has already passed legislation averting the #FiscalCliff, time for Senator Reid and the President to pass something…

— Tim Scott (@RepTimScott) December 27, 2012

1. House passes bills. 2. Harry Reid doesn’t like bills. 3. Harry Reid goes on Senate floor and complains. 4. End scene.

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) December 27, 2012

Reid, of course, made his fiscal cliff position perfectly clear last week when he said, “We are not going to do anything.” But it’s Republicans’ fault?

Reid says instead of working in DC on the fiscal cliff, House Republicans are out “watching movies”

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 27, 2012

Can we at least all agree that this is something we must avoid at all costs?

Wonder what swim suit Harry Reid will wear to the fiscal cliff jumping party?Sorry for that visual?

— Kathy Neiheisel (@5sahandful) December 27, 2012



More super serious negotiating from Sen. Reid:

The way to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ has been in the face of GOP leaders for months – taking up the Senate-passed mid.-class tax cut bill

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) December 27, 2012

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