Newt Gingrich warns of Obama’s ‘desperate frenzy’ in final month

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is among the loudest Republican voices warning of a rush of big decisions from outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration that could be difficult for Donald Trump to undo.

Gingrich told Fox News he expects a “desperate frenzy” from the Democrat, who in the last few days has banned oil drilling in vast tracts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, dismantled a dormant national registry for visitors from countries with active terror groups and issued the most pardons in a single day in U.S. history.

“His legacy is like one of those dolls that, as the air comes out of it, shrinks and shrink and shrinks,” Gingrich said, predicting that the “things he’s done this week will be turned around” by Trump.

“I think in the opening couple days, he’s going to repeal 60 to 70 percent of Obama’s legacy by simply vetoing out all of the various executive orders that Obama used because he couldn’t get anything through Congress,” Gingrich added.

Trump can indeed nullify or override many of Obama’s executive orders and he can order agencies not to enforce certain regulations. And a Republican-controlled Congress can pass laws undoing other Obama legacies. But some of Obama’s hallmarks – namely the Affordable Care Act and environmental changes deeply rooted in U.S. law – will be harder for him to untangle.

Meanwhile, Democrats are pushing for more. Some groups are calling for a new wave of pardons and commutations, while others want a flurry of new regulations working their way through the policy pipeline enacted.

Other Obama supporters want him to make another landmark foreign policy statement before he hands over the presidency on Jan. 20. Obama already made a stir when he ordered the U.S. to abstain from a United Nations resolution that was critical of Israel. Former President Jimmy Carter urged him to make his final act recognizing a Palestinian state.

“This is the best — now, perhaps, the only — means of countering the one-state reality that Israel is imposing on itself and the Palestinian people,” Carter wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “Recognition of Palestine and a new Security Council resolution are not radical new measures, but a natural outgrowth of America’s support for a two-state solution.”

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Gawatcher
Gawatcher

Mr. Gingrich is talking about President Obama's Legacy is like a sinner telling a saint how to act.  How did Gingrich leave Washington?

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feseh

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HowdyJune
HowdyJune

Newt - Just drop it and quit gloating.  Let's see what happens after January 20, 2017, at noon.  Based on Trump's "Tweets" and his many other statements, I have never been more worried about our future as a Nation.  Since January 20, 2009, at noon, my 401(k) is fully recovered and then some, stocks have tripled, unemployment is less than half what it was then, and the housing market has fully recovered from the depths of a collapsed real estate market on that date.  Let's see if your man can top that record!

csajda
csajda

Newt is so bad and O'bama is so good. That's why Hillary won the presidency. What, she didn't????

lvg
lvg

If you want to see "desperate frenzy" see Newt close down the government because Clinton made him sit in the back of  Air Force One on the way back from Sadat's funeral.

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

For an example of "desperate frenzy," see Newt and his wife when they cannot find the hair spray! 

ptcrunner
ptcrunner

Newt is wrong as usual. What an embarrassment to Georgia (Jimmy Carter is a Georgia asset, end of that discussion). President Obama's legacy will only strengthen while Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2 and now Trump's legacies will only get more tarnished over time, just like Bush 1's sliver spoon. History will show that Obama made responsible decisions that were far better for society, rather than appeasing rich special interests like Big Oil and Wall Street. 

lvg
lvg

Obama- Best president ever!

Gingrich- most disgusting politician ever.

Trump - only psychopath to be elected President.

Donald_01
Donald_01

@lvg  Please reply back with what you are smoking.  I would like some of it.

Paul-jr
Paul-jr

He will never go away

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