Gingrich: Obama Should Take Most Of December Off (VIDEO)

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Former House Speaker and possible Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has some advice for President Barack Obama: take most of the rest of the year off.

Gingrich, speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network, reflected on the time former presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush spent away from the White House, saying it would be healthy for Obama to slow down and do the same.“I mean, walk on the beach or walk in the woods or whatever he likes doing, but get away from the daily business and try to reflect on what happened,” Gingrich said, suggesting that the president should take off from Thanksgiving through most of December.

This, Gringrich added, would allow Obama to come back to Washington with a clear head and better ability to negotiate with Congress.

Given the uproar from conservative pundits and politicians over Obama’s diplomatic trip to Asia, one can only imagine their response to the president spending the next month and a half just hanging out…

(h/t The Hill)

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