Newt Gingrich, making an appearance on "
"He shouldn't give them what they want," Gingrich said of Obama.
Does this mean Gingrich, the onetime Republican speaker of the House who himself presided over two government shutdowns during President
"The thing about Bill Clinton is he would talk," Gingrich said. "Under any circumstance, he would talk. And then he would talk. And then he would talk some more. But what that did was, it got you into a room. ... We negotiated 35 days to finally get the only four balanced budgets in your lifetime."
Gingrich may have sounded a bit like an old warrior remembering his former enemies through the hazy effects of time, but he did attempt to put the current situation in perspective, pointing out that there were 12 shutdowns when Democrat Tip O'Neill was speaker of the House and two while Gingrich himself was there.
"We lived through it," he said.
But previous guest
But as for his closing advice for the president? "He should sit down and say, 'All right, what can we do to find a common ground to get something done?' I think that can be done."
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