Gingrich: Obama Should Get off 'High Horse' and Negotiate

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 03:49 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama needs to get off his "high horse" and negotiate with Republicans over a temporary spending bill to fund the government and avoid a default on the nation's debt, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Tuesday.

"The president ought to be getting off his high horse, sitting in a room, bringing in the congressional leadership, and acting like he's part of the Constitution. He's not above it," the Republican told CNN.

Story continues below video.



"I think Obama's inability to be leader, and his inability to talk with the congressional leadership, and his absolute ignorance of the Constitution is, I think, breathtaking in an incumbent president," he added.

The president is not above the Constitution and the rules of government, and should, as leader, find common ground on spending issues, Gingrich continued.

"What I object to deeply, both as an American citizen, as a conservative, and former speaker of the House, is the notion that somehow we owe the president, bowing to him, and doing things on his terms with no negotiation," he said.

Gingrich drove home the message that he does not believe the president and lawmakers will allow the nation to default on its debts even if they fail to reach an agreement on a stopgap spending measure.

Lawmakers are looking at an Oct. 17 deadline to increase the nation's borrowing limit.

"My counsel to the whole country is, 'We will not default,'" Gingrich said.

Related Stories:

Budget Fight Offers Crash Course on Congress
Obama Won't Negotiate
Boehner: There's Never Been a President Who Won't Negotiate on Debt Limit

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

GOP Frustrated With Iran Nuclear Talks

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 22:08 PM

Republican lawmakers are venting their frustrations with Secretary of State John Kerry's admission that the United State . . .

Britain: 40 Terror Plots Thwarted Since 2005

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 22:04 PM

British security services have blocked 40 terrorist attacks in the past nine years, according to Home Secretary Theresa  . . .

Obama Takes on Hecklers Over Immigration Policy

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 20:00 PM

Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a p . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved