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Obama Preparing to Swiftly Reverse Over 200 Bush Executive Orders


Obama transitional advisers have made a list of over 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."

F-ing great news, IMHO:

"A team of four dozen advisers, working for months in virtual solitude, set out to identify regulatory and policy changes Obama could implement soon after his inauguration. The team is now consulting with liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency chiefs to prioritize those they regard as the most onerous or ideologically offensive, said a top transition official who was not permitted to speak on the record about the inner workings of the transition. In some instances, Obama would be quickly delivering on promises he made during his two-year campaign, while in others he would be embracing Clinton-era policies upended by President Bush during his eight years in office."

Obama and his family are going to make their first visit to the White House today under the auspices of President Bush.

Obama's first press conference, which took place on Friday, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. And will he issue an executive order banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for federal govt. employees as Clinton did ?

    Posted by: Jack | Nov 10, 2008 11:30:01 AM

  2. He needs to repeal DADT and DOMA and make sure that our FAMILY has the rights and protections that everyone else has RIGHT NOW; otherwise the IRS and my fellow tax payers can go F*** themselves.

    Posted by: John Bisceglia | Nov 10, 2008 11:57:09 AM

  3. And a breath of fresh air blows through DC and the US as a whole.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 10, 2008 12:04:43 PM

  4. Jack

    His website already says so

    catch up. DONE deal from day 1 after swearing in

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Nov 10, 2008 5:05:53 PM

  5. cut obama some slack. the fact that he has 200+ executive orders at the ready that retract the bush nonsense and reinstate many of the clinton initiatives should calm the most restive of liberals.

    DADT comes next. this was a democratic transfer of power. it was not a revolution. those of us salivating over a dem takeover and that all evils will be cured, know precious little about politics, and are deluded.

    take a breath guys and gals.

    Posted by: nic | Nov 11, 2008 8:20:18 AM

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