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…