Friday, November 14, 2008

Poisoning The Well

Turley: Late Bush move 'almost sign of contempt' for election results

"Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley describes George Bush's intention to finalize 90 last-minute federal regulations, many of them on particularly sensitive issues, as "akin to fouling a water-well ... almost a sign of contempt for the results of the election."
In an appearance Wednesday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Turley explained, "This is the ultimate dead-hand control. ... What a president can do is, by finalizing a regulation, he can force his successor to go through an entirely new regulatory process that can take years."
"What the means in real terms," Turley noted, "is that you can have an Obama administration that continues to carry out George Bush's directives. And for people who elected Obama for change, that's a particularly obnoxious reality to accept."
Turley explained that the regulations in question are not the same as executive orders, which "are easier to undo. A President Obama can come in with his own superseding executive orders." However, once a federal regulation has been in effect for 60 days it can no longer simply be reversed by presidential action. This means that as of January 20, President Obama will be unable to undo any regulations finalized by November 22."

We see so little of what really goes on behind the scenes in our totally corrupted political system, and all we can do is try to connect the dots and extrapolate.
In my humble opinion, looking back at the "election" process TPTB decided at some point that flipping the votes for McSame just couldn't be accomplished and gave it up, considering the overwhelming revulsion for the current filth in the white house. Even the corporate media whores gave up on the McCain/Palin joke along the way, despite some phony "race tightening" garbage before Nov. 4. The country and the world simply despise the Bushistas and everything they represent.
So what do the scumbags do? They make it almost impossible to reverse the harm done to the nation in the last eight years. It's like a vile, petulant reaction by an infantile frat punk who realizes everybody at the party is laughing at him.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you had watched Rachel Maddows' show Thursday night, she has a segment called "lame duck watch" goes over all the stuff Bush is trying to cram thru before he leaves. She brought up all these new regulations that Bush is poised to push through but they can't stick because: Apparently the White House was trying to put through as many new regulations as possible by Nov. 1, thinking it would then take a long time for Obama to reverse them. According to this article, there is the "Congressional Review act of 1996" that makes it easy to reverse any regulation enacted from May 15th of the last year of an outgoing president! Here's the article,

Dems eye midnight regulations reversal
By: Erika Lovley and Ryan Grim
November 12, 2008 05:41 PM EST

Today kicks off a new focus by Politico's Lobbying team on four issues: the economy; defense and security; energy and the environment; and health care. Each Tuesday until the Inauguration, we'll have the latest news on policy and personnel, with more special coverage planned next year.

Congressional Democrats are eyeing a little-known, Clinton-era law as a way to reverse Bush administration midnight regulations — even ones that have already taken effect.

It's a move that would undermine the White House's attempt to finalize its energy and environmental regulations by November so that Barack Obama couldn't undo them after he's sworn in as the 44th president on Jan. 20.

"Fortunately, [the White House] made a mistake," said a top Senate Democratic aide.

15/11/08 3:33 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Very, very interesting, anon. I hope the dems will get the party line vote to reverse the Bushista garbage.

16/11/08 9:21 AM  

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