Skip to comments.Obama to target Bush executive orders in first days
Posted on 11/09/2008 7:51:20 AM PST by RobinMasters
Barack Obama wants to find ways to make his mark quickly in the opening days of his presidency and reverse the legacy of George W. Bush. Obama will focus his efforts on the list of executive orders that shaped White House policy, reversing them quickly. That does not require legislative approval, but it could bring the most contentious issues to the forefront immediately and create more polarization than post-partisanship (via Jazz Shaw):
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No Obama New Tone, My Friend.
Obama team prepares list of Bush orders to rescind
By CECI CONNOLLY and R. JEFFREY SMITH
November 8, 2008
WASHINGTON - Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team....
The nightmare is about to begin.
Anti-business is just the start.
The idiot voters have no idea what they’ve done. Save a minority of Marxist lunatics.
A majority of voters naively asked for this. Well be careful what you wished for is what I say to them.
More than idiots.
Is it true that President Bush could have invalidated them?
Unfortunately after eight years of being politically ineffective, I don't expect a sudden reversal in the last two months.
the new congress will kill the newly approved offshore drilling will go away so we need to get back to pushing all involved understand that we cannot be dependent on foreign oil and allow a windfall tax on the oil companies. (I got a letter from Boxer and she took pride in the fact that she sponsored that bill)
Save the offshore drilling and Help Sarah open anwr
Its all about National Denfence, Drill for Oil Now
He’ll have to rein in the mob of ‘advisors’, it’ll be like taking the Jenny Craig bus to a pizza factory. They will want to dismantle everything, and rule by ukase. I, for one, don’t think he has the balls.
I expect at the least something to come out to curb any attempts at drilling for gas and oil domestically. Any orders that leaned pro-life will go.
The majority of voters never caught on that without a teleprompter their hero is confused!...and will never learn because they aren’t real smart!
Of course, it's easy for me to say. I don't have children.
Like Jimmy Carter it is possible for this man to do so much damage to our nation in one term that it will take an entire generation and maybe longer to fix.
However, cut the GWB attack BS - It is that mindset that played right into the MSM hands to tarnish the entire GOP brand image......GWB did a hell of a lot right (and plenty wrong as well) but the man is as decent as they come, one hell of a CinC and has taken more arrows for the GOP than just about anyone else ever has (Reagan did not contend with a 24/7 MSM, nor the 527s of today)....
And furthermore the GOP base did not allow/give the MSM the ammo on Reagan/GOP by abandoning Reagan on his mistakes (be it SDO on SCOUTS, raising FICA taxes and burdening another generation to that scheme, cutting and running from Beirut and fueling Islamic Jihidists, tax increases of 86, Amnesty to ALL illegals, etc, etc). No, our base was clearly more adult back then...
The important thing is that when anything happens with regard to the orders being overturned... Obama must be held Accountable.
Every Conservative in the Congress needs to be up front discussing exactly what the undoing of these executive orders could mean for the country.
Worse case scenario, Obama changes executive orders that were in place to protect Americans and then we get hit with a Terror attack.... What possibly can Obama say? In fact wouldn’t those affected be eligible to bring charges against the president if by changing something that had kept us safe resulted in the deaths or damage to them?
Obama and company have out Clinton-ed the Clintons. His dirty Chicago machine have more dirty tricks up their sleeves.
The biggest thing is that he could just choose to not enforce the Executive Orders that he can’t change immediately. In short, GHBs executive orders are pretty much toast.
sub title (Because Moveon.org wants payback)..
The looneys are going to have their way...
In spite of the fact that extensive research by biologists has proven NO benficial treatment from embryonic stem cell research, this pro-death, marxist fool thinks he knows better and will be throwing our money away on junk science.
Way to go, Obamanites. Keep voting for the contents of MY wallet instead of sound, limited, responsible government!
It is going to be a long four years.
Will we spend the next four years complaining about BHO's abuse of executive power that W accrued and applied, rightfully or wrongfully, in his eight years, and Clinton before him, and GHWB and Ronald Reagan before that?
Or will we do something about it, like electing a Congress with the courage to challenge the Imperial Presidency and overturn, repeal, reject the orders, laws and enablers that have tipped the balance of power so strongly toward the executive branch?
(A brief narrative on executive orders in Wikipedia is good for background for those who intend to do battle. Branch out from there as desired.)
Chickens coming home to roost is perhaps too mild an expression to describe the coming national disaster.
BUSH!!!???? Are you kidding me?? He is making Carter look like a freakin' GENIUS!!!! Expecting Bush to do something for this country is like expecting the New York Times to print a balanced article. No happening!
Yeah! All both of them.
This will be the theme of the Obama Nation.
LOL... than I guess thats the ones that need to speak loudest and grab the media attention.
Change Republicans to Conservatives is more to the truth... Look Obama continues to campaign aginst Conservatives, even his swipe at Nancy Reagan by accusing her of having seances, which by the way is an outright lie, but the people care little when Conservatives are bashed. Soon being a Conservative will be a crime worthy of punishment.
I REALLY wonder that one.
I think the most fascinating one would be if Ted Stevens wins (don’t expect him to) in Alaska and Bush pardons him. Then what? Does the Senate, CAN the Senate, move to kick him out? If they don’t, or can’t, then Palin doesn’t run for a Senate seat which I think she needs to be a viable national candidate for 2012.
Does he blanket pardon his Admin (I expect it)?
Yes. A fascinating question and one which I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
Curious about what some of the Bush executive orders are...
Amazing that nobody puts any credit on the financial meltdown to how many trillions of dollars has been extracted from the American economy by the oil imports.
Why were car sales down? High gas prices made consumers less confident about committing to new debt they may not be able to cover if oil continues to go up in price. We have a current reprieve on oil prices but I guarantee soon the prices will go upwards and beyond because Obama has promised that energy prices are going to skyrocket.
Why was the travel industry down? Oil once again. Airlines blew the cost of flying out of the roof for most Americans. The increased cost to business travel is immeasurable. The cost of freight deliverys of raw goods, consumer goods, and food has skyrocketed the inflation rate.
But why does nobody point to higher energy costs as a part of the economic down turn? It isn’t just mortages and construction that drives our economy. It’s the price of oil, and the lack of domestic jobs that could be available if America opened up it’s oil reserves.
Just dont fire any US Attorneys. Id hate to see obama investigated for the next four years. Oh wait, hes a RAT so that would be perfectly legitimate. /s
I think the voters know exactly what they’ve done. It’s a whole new era for the United States. We are about to embark
on a journey that we never thought we would be on.
The voters now know that the courts rule the nation. And that the tax code can be used to buy their vote.
Most of America is too concerned with themselves to place country above them. Obama is simply the result of this ME First society. We’re going to be paying for this election, for a very,very long time.
Back a ways, when I questioned why W did not rescinded some of Klintoon's more onerous EO's, I was informed that this was near impossible to do, based on numerous legal obstacles.
Mayhaps those same individuals might come forward and explain once again why The One thinks he can get away with this while Bush couldn't??
And W didn’t cancel Bill Clinton’s EOs the first day he assumed office because? I’m real tired of socialism being advanced with every Dem president, and Rep presidents doing nothing to roll it back.
Point well taken.
Bush selected Andrew Card a moderate Northeast Republican with a penchant for compassion and bipartisancrap as his Chief of Staff.
Obama selected Rahm Emanuel, a hyper partisan Chicago pol with apenchant for hardball Chicago and Clintonian politics.
That about says it all.
Well, when he makes sure that there will be no new off-shore drilling (I guess we'll just buy the oil from off-shore from Cuba and China), don't be surprised to see gasoline start going right back up again...
“Obama must be held Accountable.”
Not only Obama. The MEDIA must also be held accountable.
Everyone knows that the media is responsible for Obama. We must NEVER allow them to dodge their role in his ascent to the ultimate power he seeks.
We should always refer to President Obama as “Obama ... who was supported by the media in 2008...”
I also have come to that conclusion. Sad but true!!!
If he issues just ONE Presidential pardon, and none go to Agents Campion (sp) and Ramos, I will be so angry and incredibly disappointed in President Bush, that I just don't know what I'll do, but I'll be incredibly angry at him and the entire universe of republicans, for abandoning them to their enemies. Lewis Libby too. Talk about being railroaded. But Ramos and Campion should NEVER have spent 1 minute in jail, nor had their careers and lives ruined. The government (from Bush on down) wanted to make an example of them, to show what happens when officers of the law dare to actually do their sworn duty!
Not only that but George Soros paid for Obama's campaign through more than one 527. That nasty John Podesta even admitted it on Fox News Sunday this morning (their donors are private and not listed).
Bush was way too timid when he first took office.