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Obama to use executive orders for immediate impact
Associated Press ^ | 11/09/2008 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 11/09/2008 3:46:11 PM PST by EBH

"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," Podesta said. "I think that he feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need to get off the course that the Bush administration has set."

Executive orders "have the power of law and they can cover just about anything," Tobias said in a telephone interview.

On drilling, the federal Bureau of Land Management is opening about 360,000 acres of public land in Utah to oil and gas drilling. Bush administration officials argue that the drilling will not harm sensitive areas; environmentalists oppose it.

"They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah," Podesta said. "I think that's a mistake."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2008; blm; bo; dictator; drilling; energy; eo; fascism; lp; pbuh; podesta
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Oh man, he is already going to start with the power trip.
1 posted on 11/09/2008 3:46:12 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

Stroke of the pen, law of the land.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 3:47:15 PM PST by saganite (I for one welcome our new Socialist masters /s/)
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To: EBH

By decree of the king!


3 posted on 11/09/2008 3:48:03 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: EBH

Let’s all stock up on gas while it’s cheap.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 3:48:29 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: EBH

The American people have no idea what they have done.


5 posted on 11/09/2008 3:49:12 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: saganite
Full attribution...

"Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool."
Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor, The New York Times, July 5, 1998

6 posted on 11/09/2008 3:50:46 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Poison Pill

The American people have no idea what they have done...

The other Americans have no idea what they have done.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 3:50:57 PM PST by Hang'emAll
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To: saganite

ping


8 posted on 11/09/2008 3:51:42 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: EBH

Utah is fragile? What about the perps Barney Frank hangs out with?


9 posted on 11/09/2008 3:51:49 PM PST by Libloather (November is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: EBH

Obama is gonna love the Patriot Act and the inherent powers of the President.


10 posted on 11/09/2008 3:52:11 PM PST by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: EBH

“They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah,” Podesta said. “I think that’s a mistake.”

I look forward to freezing myself to death in the name of The Messiah.


11 posted on 11/09/2008 3:52:18 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: Libloather

“Utah is fragile?”

Utah looks pretty sturdy to me.


12 posted on 11/09/2008 3:53:04 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide
Utah looks pretty sturdy to me.

Certainly more sturdy than many of the 4 wheel drive vehicles that attempt to conquer it!

13 posted on 11/09/2008 3:55:56 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: Jeff Head; Squantos; archy; Noumenon; joanie-f
Here it comes.

L

15 posted on 11/09/2008 3:56:41 PM PST by Lurker (Thank you Governor Palin. It's not your fault. You got shackled to the worst Pub since Ford.)
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To: Poison Pill

January 30, 1933.


16 posted on 11/09/2008 3:57:00 PM PST by Carl LaFong (I'm Sarah Palin)
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To: EBH

Yep, get ready for EO’s banning all kinds of firearm related imports , just like Klinton did . Here it comes ...


17 posted on 11/09/2008 3:57:33 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Root out the RINO's , Rebuild , and Regain the House in 2010 .)
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To: EBH

Congress? I don’t need no steenkin Congress!


18 posted on 11/09/2008 3:58:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Jimmah Carter cubed. Obama, the only man in America who can make Hillary Clinton look good.)
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To: EBH

“”Podesta said””

I give credit to anyone who could tell what Podesta said on Mike Wallace’s show. He has more ah-ah-ah-ah’s than Obama! Very, very irritating to listen to the man - that’s why I left the room. He must have been the one who taught Obama how to speak - well, sort of!


19 posted on 11/09/2008 3:59:37 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: MadLibDisease

Mark


20 posted on 11/09/2008 4:00:21 PM PST by MadLibDisease (Proudly residing in Dar-al-Harb since 1959)
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To: Carl LaFong

Mein fuhrer!


21 posted on 11/09/2008 4:00:30 PM PST by beagleone (Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Lets start fundraising ASAP.)
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To: EBH
"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," Podesta said. "I think that he feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need to get off the course that the Bush administration has set."

Picking up where Bubba Clinton left off, I see. Tell me why we need Congress, again?? And, why aren't the Dems threatening Obama like they did Bush??

Oh, silly me, that's right, he's THEIR guy!!!

22 posted on 11/09/2008 4:00:58 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: EBH

Seems like Utah’s Governor needs to excercise some executive power of it’s own, a preemptive strike, with a states rights case ALL ready to go.


23 posted on 11/09/2008 4:01:49 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Poison Pill
The American people have no idea what they have done.

I figure that by this time next year, some of the lights'll be turning on.

24 posted on 11/09/2008 4:02:09 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: BGHater

“Obama is gonna love the Patriot Act”——
too bad Bush didn’t have the foresight to see what might be the afterlife of the Patriot Act, which you’re suggesting might now be expanded to include those people, like us, who are critical of the President. Of course, that’s in effect the way the Left demagogued the meaning and purpose of the PA from the beginning, as nothing more than a veiled attempt to consolidate Bush’s power, when it was in fact what they would do with a Patriot Act, had they been the ones to formulate it. Now they will inherit it, and start going after US, who are then lumped in with the (non-existent, of course) Islamic terrorists the PA was all about. Funny how things work out. They might just go that far, it all depends of how they perceive the criticism that will come Obama’s way over a whole variety of other issues, like maybe the multitude of basic ones that got overlooked and wound up having no effect on keeping him from getting elected in the first place.


25 posted on 11/09/2008 4:02:14 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: EBH

We won’t deserve it but everybody that voted for him will deserve the $7.00/gallon gas that’s coming.


26 posted on 11/09/2008 4:02:18 PM PST by rushmom (l)
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To: Poison Pill

If we still have a country when this obamination is over, the Rats will say “we were just taking orders”


27 posted on 11/09/2008 4:02:25 PM PST by beagleone (Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Lets start fundraising ASAP.)
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To: EBH
This brain child Obama will regret any change in President Bush drilling executive order when the next oil price raises. They never learn. They haven't the brain power to understand the danger of not having our own oil production.
28 posted on 11/09/2008 4:03:05 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: rushmom

Gas prices will be the least of our problems.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 4:03:11 PM PST by beagleone (Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Lets start fundraising ASAP.)
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To: meyer

:)


30 posted on 11/09/2008 4:03:31 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: meyer
Fragile Utah


31 posted on 11/09/2008 4:04:27 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: EBH

The tyranny begins...


32 posted on 11/09/2008 4:05:16 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: EBH

He has got to approve Obamabortions first (late term abortions).


33 posted on 11/09/2008 4:05:42 PM PST by cruise_missile (''Edward - Jones:High commissions for lousy investment advice! Making cents out of $.)
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To: EBH

I smell a revolution in the air, and it is not going to be a peaceful one. Arm yourself and stock up on can goods while you still can.


34 posted on 11/09/2008 4:06:14 PM PST by TonyM (E)
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To: supremedoctrine
too bad Bush didn’t have the foresight to see what might be the afterlife of the Patriot Act,

Could Bush issue an executive order rescinding the Act?

35 posted on 11/09/2008 4:06:23 PM PST by EBH (Directive 10-289)
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To: tiki

I’LL USE MY PHONE, E-MAILS AND LETTERS FOR IMMEDIATE IMPACT TOO!


36 posted on 11/09/2008 4:06:56 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (It's not Obama, it's O-bey-me !!!)
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To: EBH

Bush has issued a total of 274 Executive Orders todate in his 2 terms to this point:
- 165 in his first 4 term,
- 109 in his second so far.

Clinton issued a total of 364 in his two terms:
- 200 in his first 4 years
- 164 in his second 4 yrs.

You can bet to see Obama ‘out-do’ Clinton in this area.

God help us!


37 posted on 11/09/2008 4:07:45 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: EBH
he feels like he has a real mandate for change

Not likely with the 52-48% margin. But, the Pres can use the EO to set policy for Federal land, Federal property, ANWR, offshore drilling in Federal waters.

38 posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:39 PM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: saganite

Oh man when Bush did this it was Harry Carey, but The Messiah can do whatever he wants and it’s all good!


39 posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:52 PM PST by amutr22
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To: EBH

No Child Left Alive.

Down the Drain with B. Hussein.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:54 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: EBH

I bet Obama is going to go farther and pardon crooks like Tony Rezko, the Weathermen, and maybe cop-killer Mumia. Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick too.


41 posted on 11/09/2008 4:08:58 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: EBH

All I am hearing is how they want immediate reversal of the Stem Cell order. IOW lets take as many aborted babies as we can get our hands on and experiment with them. The hundreds of available lines that Bush allowed access too are obviously not enough... years of science have yeilded nothing in that arena, yet it seems Obama is so intend on destroying the morality of America by delving into what Many Americans feel is God’s work.

So if we are against this and if we protest it will we be called Racists, bigots, bitter Americans?


42 posted on 11/09/2008 4:09:56 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Obamanation, here comes the pogrom against Conservatives.)
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To: DustyMoment

Biden gave it six months before their poll numbers were in the tank due to the manufactured apocalypse of their choosing (or something like that).

Gird your loins.


43 posted on 11/09/2008 4:10:24 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Bill Ayers is BHO's Harry Hopkins)
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To: EBH

I expect an executive order on abortion the first day, just like clinton.

Also, probably, gays in the military.


44 posted on 11/09/2008 4:10:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EBH
It's nice to be the Emperor.

Who needs that pesky Constitution and the other two branches of government? We Libs totally control them anyhow, or soon will!

Why not just send them all into fat retirements and save the money for more bread and circuses or jails?

Yes, certainly more jails. We will need them for the dissidents.

Or maybe we can just charge the relatives for the cost of the spent bullets and save on the bread and water?

Or maybe we can just put those shirkers and wreckers at hard labor in the arctic cutting quotas of lumber and mining salt for their moldy bread? It's not like it hasn't been tried and proven a successful policy before!

45 posted on 11/09/2008 4:11:25 PM PST by Gritty (Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - Michelle Obama)
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To: RightWhale

It is the whole ‘mandate’ thing. It wasn’t a landslide or a mandate.

I have never felt our country was in so much trouble as it is right now. I have also never felt so helpless.

I guess those Impeach 0bama websites that are already set-up are not a bad idea.


46 posted on 11/09/2008 4:11:30 PM PST by EBH (Directive 10-289)
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To: EBH

And all those Liberals, Democrats and the MSM were saying Bush was going to do that, suspend the Constitution and rule by Executive Orders ... The Obamination of America will start. First off I think guns will be banned, next no oil drilling anywhere ever ... this guy is starting to be real scary ... and what’s this “Office Of The President Elect”??????


48 posted on 11/09/2008 4:12:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: supremedoctrine

Historical perspective on Presidential Decrees:
Marcos’ Martial Law
Monday, Oct. 02, 1972
TIME Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,906446-1,00.html

Without warning, police squads late last week walked into Manila’s newspaper offices and broadcast stations, ordered staffers to leave and posted announcements Stating THIS BUILDING IS CLOSED AND SEALED AND PLACED UNDER MILITARY CONTROL. Domestic air flights were grounded and overseas telephone operators refused to accept incoming calls. Finally, after several hours of mystifying silence, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos went on nationwide radio and TV to proclaim a state of martial law. Civil government would be continued, he said, but campuses would be closed. Restrictions on travel, the press and communications would remain in force until the government dealt with “a conspiracy to overthrow the government.”
It was a drastic step; martial law had never before been imposed in the Philippines, despite the country’s long history of social and political violence. And yet, though troops took up positions all over Manila, there were few other visible signs of emergency. Nightclubs, casinos and movie theaters remained open; shoppers were out in their usual numbers the next day. Filipinos accepted the measures calmly, even cynically, for they had been widely anticipated.
Only two weeks ago, in an atmosphere of rapidly increasing belligerence between the Marcos regime, its political opposition and a burgeoning Philippine revolutionary movement, the President warned that he would not hesitate to assume emergency powers if he deemed them necessary. He finally did so six hours after an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate one of Marcos’ chief aides, Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile. As the Secretary was heading home from his office in Manila, a carload of gunmen intercepted his car and riddled it with 30 shots; Enrile, who was riding with security men in a second car, was unhurt. The gunmen escaped unidentified.


49 posted on 11/09/2008 4:12:21 PM PST by Broker (They bought his Blinding Brilliance.)
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To: cruise_missile

Sorry ... but abortions are the VERY least of our worries now


50 posted on 11/09/2008 4:13:03 PM PST by clamper1797 (BHO ... the 'H" stands for hubris)
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