"Obama said he hoped that the coming holiday break would give all parties in the fiscal cliff debate some "perspective," telling members of Congress to "cool off, drink some egg nog, sing some carols" and eat Christmas cookies. Obama and his family will leave for Hawaii at 7:30 p.m. tonight."
Egg nog, cookies, and carols may be a good family thing for our Congress but it's not going to be a thing to placate the debate. This was a rather off-hand comment that sort of shows disdain for the beliefs of some.