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Obama to target Bush executive orders in first days
Hot Air ^ | November 09, 2008 | ED MORRISSEY

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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1 posted on 11/09/2008 7:51:20 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

No Obama New Tone, My Friend.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 7:52:35 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chimpy ObaMao is not my president.)
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To: RobinMasters

StarTribune.com
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....

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3 posted on 11/09/2008 7:53:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: RobinMasters

The nightmare is about to begin.

Anti-business is just the start.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 7:54:09 AM PST by Malsua
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To: RobinMasters

The idiot voters have no idea what they’ve done. Save a minority of Marxist lunatics.


5 posted on 11/09/2008 7:56:12 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: RobinMasters
By Grapthar’s Hammer.......what a surprise. Hat tip to Galaxy Quest.
6 posted on 11/09/2008 7:56:19 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: RobinMasters

A majority of voters naively asked for this. Well be careful what you wished for is what I say to them.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 7:57:55 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: headstamp 2

More than idiots.


8 posted on 11/09/2008 7:58:17 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Obama executive orders:
No Conservative talk radio.
No drill here, drill now, pay less.
No nuclear power plants.
Now clean coal technology.
No new rifineries no uppgrades to the existing ones.
Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cut all military spending.
No missile shield for Europe or the Polls.
Shut down Homeland Security surveillance.
The list will go on...
9 posted on 11/09/2008 7:59:54 AM PST by KriegerGeist (Hey Hussein! REDISTRIBUTE THIS!)
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To: RobinMasters
Amazing, I thought Clinton's Executive Orders were permanent.

Is it true that President Bush could have invalidated them?

10 posted on 11/09/2008 8:00:17 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: RobinMasters
President Bush should put some "land mines" in his last minute executive orders and repeal of old executive orders. Find issues that are extremely popular with Americans and push on those daring Obama to repeal them so Republicans can have issues for years. Much like when Clinton changed the allowable arsenic level in drinking water below the natural levels in much of the West which would have driven water prices there through the roof. President Bush pretty much had to reverse that order, but the Democrats immediately claimed he was putting arsenic in children's water. Find a similar issue to stick Obama with.

Unfortunately after eight years of being politically ineffective, I don't expect a sudden reversal in the last two months.

11 posted on 11/09/2008 8:00:21 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: KeyLargo
As I said in another post Bye Bye "offshore drilling" as if it could have happened under the new law

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

12 posted on 11/09/2008 8:01:46 AM PST by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


13 posted on 11/09/2008 8:03:24 AM PST by Seven plus One
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To: RobinMasters

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.


14 posted on 11/09/2008 8:04:12 AM PST by scory
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To: headstamp 2
They asked for “Dear Leader”, now they will have to bear the consequences.
15 posted on 11/09/2008 8:04:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: headstamp 2

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!


16 posted on 11/09/2008 8:05:16 AM PST by lonestar
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To: DemonDeac
You know what? I'm coming to the conclusion that most of humanity isn't worth fighting for. Let them sink into communism. They'll never change me, and they'll make their own Hell.

Of course, it's easy for me to say. I don't have children.

17 posted on 11/09/2008 8:06:16 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


18 posted on 11/09/2008 8:07:31 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: KarlInOhio
Agree with you on what the GWB Admin should do now in the last 70 days - Putting mines within some of these orders -

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...

19 posted on 11/09/2008 8:08:00 AM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: RobinMasters

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?


20 posted on 11/09/2008 8:10:47 AM PST by tomnbeverly (It is up to us to ensure that Obama is not allowed to triangualte the great issues of our time.)
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To: DemonDeac

Obama and company have out Clinton-ed the Clintons. His dirty Chicago machine have more dirty tricks up their sleeves.


21 posted on 11/09/2008 8:11:01 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: DevSix

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.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 8:12:21 AM PST by Klepto
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To: RobinMasters

sub title (Because Moveon.org wants payback)..

The looneys are going to have their way...

IMPEACH OBAMA>


23 posted on 11/09/2008 8:15:09 AM PST by tomnbeverly (It is up to us to ensure that Obama is not allowed to triangualte the great issues of our time.)
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To: RobinMasters

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!


24 posted on 11/09/2008 8:15:39 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: RobinMasters
"Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool." -- Clinton presidential aide Paul Begala, July 1998.

It is going to be a long four years.

25 posted on 11/09/2008 8:16:07 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: RobinMasters
So, Obama's henchmen have discovered the ever-longer lever of power at the White House.

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.

26 posted on 11/09/2008 8:16:07 AM PST by logician2u
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To: Klepto
I'm wondering who Bush is going to pardon? I know, off subject, sorry. But an interesting question.
27 posted on 11/09/2008 8:18:43 AM PST by AGreatPer (Disgusted with politics)
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To: KarlInOhio
President Bush should put some "land mines" in his last minute executive orders and repeal of old executive orders.

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!

28 posted on 11/09/2008 8:18:48 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: tomnbeverly
Every Conservative in the Congress needs to be up front discussing exactly what the undoing of these executive orders could mean for the country.

Yeah! All both of them.

29 posted on 11/09/2008 8:20:53 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: fella
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. Actually, LBJ and FDR did far more damage and it was far longer lasting than Carter. Carter was a terrible president. But did not institutionalize bad policy in the same way as did LBJ and FDR.
30 posted on 11/09/2008 8:21:51 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Jeff Chandler
Rahm Emanuel has perfectly summarized Obama's bipartisanship: "Republicans can go f--- themselves."

This will be the theme of the Obama Nation.

31 posted on 11/09/2008 8:23:38 AM PST by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: DustyMoment

LOL... than I guess thats the ones that need to speak loudest and grab the media attention.


32 posted on 11/09/2008 8:25:25 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Obamanation, here comes the pogrom against Conservatives.)
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To: JimSEA

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.


33 posted on 11/09/2008 8:27:30 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Obamanation, here comes the pogrom against Conservatives.)
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To: AGreatPer

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.


34 posted on 11/09/2008 8:28:36 AM PST by Klepto
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To: KarlInOhio
I hope Bush re-institutes the Clinton arensic level executive order and watch as Obama has to reverse it since the cost of tap water would skyrocket!
35 posted on 11/09/2008 8:37:17 AM PST by txoilman
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To: ModelBreaker
FDR died before I was born and I was kid following the record industry's lead when LBJ was in power but I was a young man with wife, kids and a new business when Carter was racking our nation, so he sticks out in my mind. But I do have to thank him for turning me into Constitutionalists from a born liberal.
36 posted on 11/09/2008 8:38:12 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: RobinMasters

Curious about what some of the Bush executive orders are...
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/orders/


37 posted on 11/09/2008 8:38:52 AM PST by ai51542
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To: Foolsgold

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.


38 posted on 11/09/2008 8:40:17 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: KriegerGeist
”The list will go on..."

Just don’t fire any US Attorneys. I’d hate to see obama investigated for the next four years. Oh wait, he’s a RAT so that would be perfectly legitimate. /s

39 posted on 11/09/2008 8:52:07 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: headstamp 2

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.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 9:18:39 AM PST by dbrew2u
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To: RobinMasters
POINT OF ORDER!!

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??

41 posted on 11/09/2008 9:19:07 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: RobinMasters

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.


42 posted on 11/09/2008 9:25:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: dbrew2u

Point well taken.


43 posted on 11/09/2008 9:26:58 AM PST by Strutt9
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To: PapaBear3625
Look you want to compare Bush and Obama? Here's a good comparison.

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.

44 posted on 11/09/2008 9:31:16 AM PST by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: RobinMasters
Something that I wondered all through the election campain, especially while gasoline prices were falling, was why Obama's quote of (paraphrased) "I have no problem with $5 a gallon gasoline, it's how quickly it went up that I have a problem with." was never aired...

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...

Mark

45 posted on 11/09/2008 9:43:45 AM PST by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: tomnbeverly

“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...”


46 posted on 11/09/2008 9:47:30 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: A_perfect_lady

I also have come to that conclusion. Sad but true!!!


47 posted on 11/09/2008 9:48:43 AM PST by Bombshell
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To: Klepto
Does he (President Bush) blanket pardon his Admin (I expect it)?

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!

Mark

48 posted on 11/09/2008 9:53:16 AM PST by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: LottieDah
His dirty Chicago machine have more dirty tricks up their sleeves.

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).

49 posted on 11/09/2008 10:03:28 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Doe Eyes

Bush was way too timid when he first took office.


50 posted on 11/09/2008 10:17:38 AM PST by BenLurkin
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