"He's got to get off the golf course and he's got to get engaged"

Although he referred to the president’s golf game, McCarthy did not address the highly publicized golf game Obama recently played with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the GOP leader with whom Obama is expected to soon meet to deal with the budget deficit and debt-limit crises.

The GOP’s third most powerful congressman accused Obama of staying on the sidelines during the budget deficit talks lead by Vice President Joe Biden.

“Look, I think we can get to the point where we solve this problem,” McCarthy said on Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital with Al Hunt. “It is never going to happen if the talks are still all going to be Biden.”