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On Oil, No Backsies!
National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson

Original Article

Posted By:zoidberg, 12/22/2016 5:51:09 AM

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."

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This may be Obama´s most flagrant power grab.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/22/2016 6:07:50 AM     (No. 11077930)

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!


Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 12/22/2016 6:17:47 AM     (No. 11077939)

Any damage done by the Kenyan clown can and will be undone. If he were half as clever as he thinks he is, he could almost compete with a Chocolate Lab.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/22/2016 6:40:51 AM     (No. 11077951)

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.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 12/22/2016 6:54:01 AM     (No. 11077958)

Obama and the Democrats are playing these "eternal bans" for the PR opportunity that will occur when the Republicans reverse those same bans.

Trump must be ready to refute that PR with not only the truth about the fake "eternal bans", but a demonstration of what real management of the real situation can do for America.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/22/2016 7:38:14 AM     (No. 11077988)

#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.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma, 12/22/2016 7:53:56 AM     (No. 11078000)

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.


Reply 7 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/22/2016 7:58:58 AM     (No. 11078005)

The "emperor" has no clothes and is just a self-absorbed twit.


   

 

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/22/2016 8:06:07 AM     (No. 11078011)

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.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/22/2016 8:38:04 AM     (No. 11078057)

Ironic that Obama´s rubber stamp known as Elena Kagan will long outlive him in DC power circles but she can serve as a reminder of how bad his ideas and decisions were.

Kagan herself has shown to be an intellectual lightweight and has brazenly prejudged every case before the court.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/22/2016 9:47:38 AM     (No. 11078169)

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.


Reply 11 - Posted by: mathman, 12/22/2016 10:35:22 AM     (No. 11078259)

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.

Too bad.
He really believed all that s***.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Vesicant, 12/22/2016 10:50:55 AM     (No. 11078293)

Sorry Kevin, no backsies on you either.


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/22/2016 11:50:19 AM     (No. 11078389)

Pathetic president.

He is staying in Washington so he can have a platform to whine from when his "legacy" is unmade and the Country, freed from the chains of BO´s tyranny, leaps ahead.

The media, with not many remaining dems to talk to, will seek him out and both BO and the media will become more and more insignificant and pitiful.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/22/2016 11:58:15 AM     (No. 11078402)

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.


Reply 15 - Posted by: wtm, 12/22/2016 12:24:01 PM     (No. 11078433)

IF "Any" sitting President can use "Executive" order to make a law that can NOT be overridden by another Executive Order, or Congress, then we basically have a Dictator in office !

That is what Obama, and the left, feel we have here !

In which case, Obama could then decree that the election is void, and he is dictator for life ?


Reply 16 - Posted by: watashiyo, 12/22/2016 12:44:02 PM     (No. 11078481)

Soon as the Kenyan is declared Illegal Alien, these issues will become moot.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Roark, 12/22/2016 2:01:05 PM     (No. 11078615)

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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