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Marching Orders
IBD Editorials ^ | November 10, 2008

Posted on 11/10/2008 5:47:36 PM PST by Kaslin

Transition: President-elect Obama isn't planning to wait for Congress to pass his agenda. On Day One, he plans to rescind Bush executive orders on everything from embryonic stem cell research to offshore drilling.


When minority Republicans seemed to force congressional Democrats to abandon efforts to extend the legislative ban on offshore drilling that expired on Oct. 1, it was considered a pro-drilling victory. In July, President Bush had lifted an 18-year presidential ban on offshore oil drilling. Soon, it was hoped, it would be drill, baby, drill.

The Democrats knew otherwise. They'd run out the clock knowing that a President Obama and a re-elected Democratic Congress would undo this right-wing mischief. As Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., noted at a Sept. 18 press conference: "Nobody's going to be drilling offshore in the next three months."

Judging by statements made by John Podesta, nobody's going to be drilling anywhere domestically for a very long time. On "Fox News Sunday," Obama's transition chief called the federal Bureau of Land Management's plan to open about 360,000 acres of public land in Utah to oil and gas drilling "a mistake."

"They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah," Podesta said. Expect Obama to rescind that action and reissue the executive order banning offshore drilling in protected waters.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho2008; eo
Here we go. We might as well enjoy the low gas prices when we can, because by this time next year they will be up again to what they were in the summer, or even higher. And that is just one problem we are facing
1 posted on 11/10/2008 5:47:37 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
We might as well enjoy the low gas prices when we can, because by this time next year they will be up again to what they were in the summer, or even higher.

Piss.

News like this could send futures higher and lead to short-term (and possibly permanent) increases in prices at the pump.

Well, there goes my winter break road trip.

2 posted on 11/10/2008 5:49:24 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" --Patrick Henry)
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To: Kaslin

I’ll get the tar if someone else gets the feathers.


3 posted on 11/10/2008 5:51:51 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (If Benito Mussolini was IL DUCE, Barack Obama is ILL DOUCHE!)
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To: Kaslin

Gruppe marche! Links! Recht! Links! Recht! Links! Recht!


4 posted on 11/10/2008 5:52:02 PM PST by stboz
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t Obama state (and was ignored completely by his followers) something about gas would probably go up to $10/gal and we the people would just have to put up with it?

SOmething along those lines. I remember the $10 figure, and he was evidently anticipating it but not the least bit concerned about his subjects when it happened. Probably something along the lines of ‘well you will all have to give thing up for my common good’ crap.


5 posted on 11/10/2008 5:52:18 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: SusaninOhio

The president won’t have to pay for gas and neither does congress. It only affects us peons out here.


6 posted on 11/10/2008 5:54:52 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: stboz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hHE6TgaD7w


7 posted on 11/10/2008 5:55:01 PM PST by TheZMan (Admin Moderator, "No. We dumped it because it was stupid.")
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To: Kaslin

I figured if 0bama got into office that the economy would tank and fuel prices would skyrocket.

Might as well enjoy it while we can.


8 posted on 11/10/2008 5:57:14 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: SusaninOhio
STOP this hurtful talk of Dear Leader-elect!
9 posted on 11/10/2008 5:57:47 PM PST by 4Liberty (Discount window +fractional reserve banking = moral hazard + bank corporate welfare + Inflation tax)
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To: Kaslin

The really depressing thing is that the Dems will again turn everyone’s focus on the oil companies as the villains and the sheeple will believe them. I’m coming to the conclusion that Mark Twain and HL Mencken were right about man.


10 posted on 11/10/2008 5:57:47 PM PST by saganite (I for one welcome our new Socialist masters /s/)
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To: SusaninOhio

So those obama zombies who were delirious with the thought of not now having to worry about filling up their gas tank were right. Now it’s going to be completely out of their reach, so it won’t even be an option for them any more.


11 posted on 11/10/2008 5:59:43 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama to the US citizens: You’ll take my mandate, AND supply the vaseline too.


12 posted on 11/10/2008 6:01:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Kaslin
The Washington Post reports that the Obama transition team has a list of 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders scheduled to be undone with a stroke of Obama's pen on alleged climate change, embryonic stem cell research and other issues.

What an insolent turd this guy is. Just wholesale undo everything your predecessor has done.

At what point is he going to start building instead of just destroying?

When we are all sitting on piles of rubble, like the al-qaeda?

13 posted on 11/10/2008 6:04:55 PM PST by oldbrowser (socialists are parasites.)
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To: metmom

Anyone who believes the economy is better under the democRats needs their head examined


14 posted on 11/10/2008 6:06:11 PM PST by Kaslin (0bama will not be my President)
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To: Kaslin

and thx again for all you principles conservatives who sat home 2 yrs ago, giving the rats the senate and the house....


15 posted on 11/10/2008 6:06:37 PM PST by cherry
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To: SusaninOhio

Obama has a rather ‘cool detachment’ from his subjects. Seems few of them have noticed. If they start to notice; Obama will find/declare/create another ‘crisis’ to get their minds focused on something more important.


16 posted on 11/10/2008 6:07:25 PM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! T hank You ~ U..S.A. Military~)
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To: cherry

. . .and not to engage in a battle; but too many of the same; sat on their hands or voted for Obama this time around. IMHO. . .a choice, of course. . .but to jettison one’s Country raises the ‘t’ word, next to the ‘R’. . .and again, IMHO.


17 posted on 11/10/2008 6:10:48 PM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! T hank You ~ U..S.A. Military~)
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To: oldbrowser

It’s going to get real bad. He’s planning to close Guantanomo Bay and releasing the terrorist to the continental States to tried in civilian courts and he plans to make Janie Gorelick his Attorney general according to the NYT


18 posted on 11/10/2008 6:12:10 PM PST by Kaslin (0bama will not be my President)
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To: Kaslin
Up until now, I've been onboard to go after these dictatorial cretins in any way possible. But getting rid of an Obama, a Reid, a Pelosi, will only spawn another cancer in their place. We need to come up with a campaign to force them to live in the same hell they have created for the world. $10 a gallon gas won't do it - the portion of them who do have a job use mass transportation. The Sedition has succeeded in their plan to Balkanize America, and all the RINO pleasantries in the world won't change it. It's time to make their 'Two Amercias' Newspeak work for us. I'm not offering suggestions. I'm just open to them.


19 posted on 11/10/2008 6:12:29 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: Kaslin
Dr. Alveda King to Pro-Lifers: Forward, March

20 posted on 11/10/2008 6:12:45 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cherry
and thx again for all you principles conservatives who sat home 2 yrs ago, giving the rats the senate and the house....

A LOT more, mostly Fiscal Conservatives, remained home this time, providing more than the margin of victory.

21 posted on 11/10/2008 6:20:27 PM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: Kaslin

I would do that if I was BHO.....Besides, if the Sales in UTAH happen in Jan., it will be a DONE DEAL before BHO can pass an Executive EDICT.

Sorry Hussein, you can’t stop DRILLING once the Sale is complete.

HEY, BHO, YOU ARE STILL A SENATOR...DUDE, Why don’t you have the BALLS to put your BS in a Senate bill and Submit it ? Scared of a Debate ?


22 posted on 11/10/2008 6:21:32 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: Kaslin

I knew that things would change and I prepared for the worse, but every day it seems it will be worse than I expected.

We are soooooooooooo in for a world of hurt!


23 posted on 11/10/2008 6:36:42 PM PST by panthermom
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To: Kaslin
some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah

Anyone that has been in that area knows it's actually some of the hardest, roughest lands in the USA.

Fragile my white ass.

24 posted on 11/10/2008 6:37:42 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: panthermom

Yes, we are SCREWED! It gets worse by the day. Have a look at the priece below from IBD. There’s no sign of any “moderation” or “balance” coming from an Obamunist regime. It’s not even day one of his “presidency” and the flood of idiocy, evil, and stupidity keeps growing from the future Marxist in Chief.

He does this, PLUS the tax increases, and CO2 caps, and increased regulations, and increased welfare, we will have a DEPRESSION.


25 posted on 11/10/2008 6:57:01 PM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: saganite

The really depressing thing is that the Dems will again turn everyone’s focus on the oil companies as the villains

with the help of Bill o’reilly


26 posted on 11/10/2008 7:36:29 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: cherry

hope they enjoy higher taxes


27 posted on 11/10/2008 7:37:56 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Kaslin
I actually see some hope in all of this. Obama and his idiot communists are going to screw things up so badly and so fast, Republicans will be swept into control of congress EASILY in two years.

They are like kids in the candy store and they cannot help themselves in their unbridled lunacy.

They are going to give it to us fast, hard and deep and , in return, for their lunacy, they are going to be bent over and given it even harder and deeper in the not too distant future.

28 posted on 11/10/2008 7:39:48 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

I knew Barney Frank was behind all this somehow....


29 posted on 11/10/2008 7:44:18 PM PST by AndrewB
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To: anniegetyourgun
Obama to the US citizens: You’ll take my mandate, AND supply the vaseline too.

Just like your gas tank you'll have to take it dry too!

30 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:56 PM PST by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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