Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ended a speech with a unique metaphor on Sunday, as he lamented the fact that his office sent in a fiscal cliff offer Saturday evening in an attempt to avoid the end of the Bush tax cuts. By 2 p.m. Sunday, he claims, he had received no response.


"I'm concerned about the lack of urgency here," he said. "I think we all know we're running out of time. There is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship."

"We're willing to work with whoever, whoever can help," he went on. "There's no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. The sticking point appears to be a willingness or willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. I want everyone to know I'm willing to get this done. But I need a dance partner."

Watch the video, via CBS and the Washington Post, below.