Monday, November 10, 2008

Economy tops Obama agenda and he is poised to instantly reverse 200 items on Bush Partisan agenda! the world will stay in love with him!

Economy tops Obama agenda and he is poised to instantly reverse 200 items on Bush Partisan agenda! the world will stay in love with him!

I am really psyched the more I learn about an Obama Presidency! I see he has made quite a start and I for one expect great things from him. Right from the start what I was looking for in a President was a lot to hope for but we have it in Obama! We needed someone to get our America back and get rid of Bush's. Undo all the damage Bush has done to average Americans and our Constitution. I am really happy to see Obama aims to please and already has it underway!

With Obama standing at Diplomatic crossroads MSNBC did this story on whether or not Obama will follow the mess Bush has set up or chart a new course! Obama at Diplomatic crossroads

I am happy to say a new course is coming! From the Philadelphia Enquirer: Shortly after the election, I moderated a panel of journalists from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America who discussed "How the World Sees the U.S. Presidential Elections" for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. What they said, along with the reaction from other foreign media and leaders, underlines the remarkable opportunities awaiting President-elect Barack Obama. He has a unique chance to stem the tide of anti-Americanism that threatens our security and our ability to lead. "That one picture of Obama and his wife, African Americans, holding hands with [Joseph R.] Biden [Jr.] and his wife was worth more than all of the hundreds of millions this administration has spent on public diplomacy," said panelist Paulo Sotero, former Washington correspondent for the Brazilian daily O Estado de S. Paulo.

The victory of an African American and the level of citizen involvement in the U.S. election have refurbished the nation's democratic image. It undercuts the efforts of jihadis to bill the United States as the Great Satan. "Anti-Americanism will not suddenly, magically disappear," French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy wrote in the Financial Times, a British paper. "But it will have a harder time surviving and it will be forced to revisit its sales pitch." Yes, the challenges Obama faces are stupendous, and expectations placed upon him impossibly high. His honeymoon is likely to be brief. Much will depend on the quality of his top appointees. But, as Financial Times columnist Philip Stevens wrote, authoritarians no longer will be able to hide their belligerence "behind America's unpopularity.

" He referred to Russia's threat, shortly after Obama's victory, to deploy missiles in its Baltic enclave of Kalinigrad unless Washington canceled plans to deploy missile defenses in central Europe. Whatever the wisdom of the U.S. project, Russia's churlish challenge to Obama is more likely to stir European hostility than support for Moscow. Stevens also noted that Europeans no longer would be able to use their differences with President Bush as an excuse for failing to contribute to global security. If a President Obama asks for more European troops in Afghanistan, it will be harder to stiff him. As a former British ambassador to Washington, Christopher Myers, put it: "We will be so stunned by him that, for a while at least, it is going to be very hard to say 'no' to him." This raises the key question of what Obama can do to cement this new U.S. image before the global euphoria wanes. I put this question to my three panelists; their answers revealed a continued desire around the world for a United States that exerts global leadership, but leadership with a different attitude and tone. Obama is right on, no one will be disappointed

I am happy to say Russia is already diffused as Obama is not committed to Bush's war creating missile defense system

The immediate fires Bush has started here and around the world are already being addressed meanwhile A daunting transition to do list faces Obama

With the economy in disarray and the nation’s treasury draining, President-elect Barack Obama and his advisers are trying to figure out which of his expansive campaign promises to push in the opening months of his tenure and which to put on a slower track. Obama has superb advisers and they will do this right

His team is reviewing the "mis" use of Executive orders

And most pleasing to me I see our America coming back already! Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 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, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.

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. "The kind of regulations they are looking at" are those imposed by Bush for "overtly political" reasons, in pursuit of what Democrats say was a partisan Republican agenda, said Dan Mendelson, a former associate administrator for health in the Clinton administration's Office of Management and Budget. The list of executive orders targeted by Obama's team could well get longer in the coming days, as Bush's appointees rush to enact a number of last-minute policies in an effort to extend his legacy. Undoing Bush's mis legacy is the goal

We have our champion to lead us out of the dark tunnel Bush has created. I am so psyched at least for now!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


betmo said...

me too :)

Dave Dubya said...

Just imagine the mood of the country, and the world, if McCain had won. Talk about a night and day difference.

I never thought I'd see such open jubilation across the world. It reminds me of those images of the people celebrating the end of World War Two.

an average patriot said...

I am concerned but psyched that Obama's first goal is to undo everything Bush sis. The world will not be disappointed as long as we can keep him alive!

an average patriot said...

Always glad to see you man! If McPalin snuck in the world would have continued preparations for war. Now they are rejoicing at the thought of peace and prosperity as we move into the future "hopefully"

It really was uplifting to see thye world rejoice as one when Obama was elected.
It was cool to hear Britain say they were looking forward to cooperating with Obama as the rest of the world also said and their Parliament said we voted for change and now they want change too. The world now has hope!

Jacob said...

Right on! Obama must reverse, restore, expand and punish. Bush's crimes are many, and we need accountability in addition to moving forward. How Nixon was dealt with provides a good framework.

an average patriot said...

Hey Jacob!
Welcome! It is so good to see Obama acting on his top priority of rescinding the damage Bush has done starting with a list of 200 items!

One Fly said...

If he did overturn quickly a number of signing statements that alone would make many so happy and what a start that would be.


an average patriot said...

He is going to hit the ground running. His first goal is the economy and he has a list of 200 items as his prime goal is to undo Bush's destruction!