As leaders on Capitol Hill continue to try and hammer out a deal with less than 15 hours to go before the “fiscal cliff,” damage has already been done.
Case in point: This chart at the tail end of the debt-ceiling debate, conducted right up to the deadline. It comes from GOP pollster Bill McInturff, and it details one-word reactions to the debt negotiations:
It’s a virtual thesaurus of insults. And we should expect the same (or worse) this time around.