Barack Obama, utilizing the hitherto unknown "No-Backsies!" provision of Article II, has unilaterally declared an "indefinite" ban on oil exploration in certain parts of the Atlantic and Arctic. The president is relying on a novel - and imaginary, and dishonest - interpretation of the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which he says empowers him to make, by unilateral executive fiat, new drilling rules that cannot be undone by any successor president. Legally speaking this is, as Professor Patrick Parenteau of Vermont Law School wryly put it, "uncharted waters."
Comments: This may be Obama´s most flagrant power grab.
Ah so! As it turns out, the Taupe Dope with No Hope did NOT have a mandate. He had a sharp practice going for him he is calling ´´unilateral executive fiat,´´ Just you wait, you Idiot. Seems you got dumber in 8 years, not smarter. As a lawyer, he likely did a dissertation on Sharp Practice!
Obama´s eternal prohibition on offshore drilling will be overturned, but in doing so Trump will be viciously attacked by left for wanting to kill polar bears, seals, birds and the waters off our coasts. All untrue, but truth doesn´t matter in this fake news story if you are a Dem.
#4, Agree. PE Trump must have the best PR team because the left will be unrelenting in their criticism. As he disassembles Obama´s lawlessness, he must provide the reason he is doing it and the benefit it will be to the American people. I am sure the left already has their "experts" lined up to refute any action he takes. Therefore, he must be proactive and ready with the facts starting on day one. Do not cede the narrative to their lies. Hit them with the truth and never allow their lies to go unchallenged.
The supremes do not necessarily have lifetime tenure on the court. They can be impeached Right now no one is drilling in the areas hussien put the ban on drilling. This is just a stunt to make PE Trump look bad. i say better to drill for oil then allowing it to seep thru fissures and pollute the earth. Happens all the time in the oceans.
Good. If the communist tool is being directed by his master Soros to go down this road, it will force congress and the Trump administration to actually examine his incredible con. Let´s start with two key documents, his Selective Service Registration form and whatever the Birth announcement thing is. BOTH badly done forgeries, either of which negates his entire nightmare reign of terror. All the other treasonous acts like Fast and Furious, IRS, Bengazi will blow up if an actual DOJ opens one page of evidence. This punk and his coup enablers are vulnerable on many levels and their panic is because the usual power of the media to cover all of this up, is melting away to nothing. We are in the middle of a revolution NO one thought possible a year ago. Let´s finish this and expose the maggots.
I have no idea if the Kenyan actually believe his own BS. Obviously, President Trump can undo anything the KIC can do. President Trump has tremendous energy. He has a friendly (or at least quasi friendly) Congress and he has a huge army of "Rabid Supporters" (Of which, I am a very proud member). His ability to use intense Machiavellian techniques give me great hope. If we need that oil, we can get that oil. These little petty nasty things Obama is doing are not laws or set in stone. They are merely petty little "political mines" being splashed around like peas in a salad. My little sister hated peas and used to laboriously pick them out of her salad. By the time she finished her lettuce would be limp. Perhaps that´s the Kenyan´s goal, to try to bog President Trump down with petty stumbling block. I doubt it will work. Can you imagine if President Trump simply signed them away, and no court was willing to challenge that? Presto, solved! Peas all gone.
Obama thinks of himself as the head of the Medes and the Persians, whose decrees could not be undone. Too bad he is Ozymandias. Look upon his empire quick. It will vanish like the smoke from yesterday´s candle. Or last week´s flowers.
There is No law that cannot be overturned, even the U.S. Constitution can be altered. The GOP just has to do it all legally. Obama must have 1000 lawyers doing nothing but going through regulations and laws in order to make things as bad as he can for the USA; however, President Trump can hire 2000 lawyers to do the same, and I will gladly have him use my tax money to do so.
While not obvious, this lame move by the Lame-Duck pResident is not about power-grabbing or legal chicanery. Its about buying political real estate.
This move proves to leftist environmentalists what a messiah LDpR really is. They are dancing in the streets and making merry with this action. And they are remembering.
When the Donald Trump administration moves to counter this overreach (and they will, as they must), the environmentalist will descend en mass and fury to oppose the idea, not the legality. By that time, the legality will be forgotten.
The community organizer is organizing his community for a battle yet to be fought.
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