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Obama To Review Bush Executive Orders

From The Hill:

Obama vows to review Bush’s executive orders

By Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen
Posted: 07/29/08

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told House members Tuesday that, if he wins the presidency, one of his first acts will be to review every executive order signed by President Bush.

It was one of the few specifics the Illinois senator offered to the House Democratic Caucus in a policy and politics pep rally Tuesday night intended to fire up fellow Democrats for the convention and the fall campaign.

Speaking in the Cannon Caucus Room, Obama stuck with the party’s position on energy that the country “can’t drill [its] way out” of high gasoline prices, and promised a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The response from fellow Democrats was overwhelmingly positive…

He also asked members in safe districts to travel and stump for him in battleground states and even Republican states.

“He said if you’re in a solid blue state, go to a red state or a purple state,” said Rep. Shelley Berkeley (D-Nev.).

Obama addressed the microphones afterward, talking of Democratic desires to expand the party’s majority in Congress.

“Every member of Congress understands what an extraordinary challenge and opportunity this election is,” Obama said.

Inside the caucus room, there was also lot of discussion about how to get the economy out of its slump. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) said Obama talked of how the Midwest is being “battered” and stressed the need to work with the auto industry on more fuel efficient cars.

He talked a lot about infrastructure as a means to put people to work,” said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.)

Obama discussed reviewing the executive orders in response to a question from Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) on how Vice President Dick Cheney has dealt with civil liberties

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) asked whether he would keep on Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Cooper said Obama said he would consider it…

Pressed on more details about an Obama administration, the candidate said he was “superstitious” and didn’t want to “jinx” himself…

This is not the first time that Mr. Obama has pledged to investigate the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Bush regime.

At first we hoped he was merely playing to his kook base. But we are beginning to suspect Mr. Obama is himself a kook.

And one with a penchant for reliving failed policies of the past.

“He talked a lot about infrastructure as a means to put people to work,” said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.)

Ah yes, a new WPA.

That and show trials are just what the country needs.

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