Is this the CHANGE that you really wanted? Is this the direction you really wanted the country to go when you voted for THE ONE?
President-elect Obama's transition chief said Sunday the incoming administration is looking to reverse President Bush's executive orders on stem cell research, oil and gas drilling and other matters.
John Podesta said the president can use such orders to move quickly without waiting for Congress to act,...
Is this what you wanted? Did you really want your president to make further cuts in oil and gas production at at time when our gas prices have just fallen below $2 a gallon here in the plains states? Did you really like paying over $4 a gallon so much that you elected a man who promised to RAISE your gas and gasoline prices?
And now that he is moving to make further cuts in production, how are you feeling now?
"I think across the board, on stem cell research, on a number of areas, you see the Bush administration even today moving aggressively to do things that I think are probably not in the interest of the country," Podesta said in a broadcast interview.
So, protecting life is now not in the best interest of this country? Are you really ok with infanticide and the creation of human life just for the purpose of killing that person for research?
President Bush has limited federal spending on stem cell research, a position championed by opponents of abortion rights. Obama has supported the research in an effort to find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's.
By the way, stem cells are unable to do anything for something like Alzheimers. Anyone who has done even the slightest amount of research knows this. Anyone who has done the slightest research knows that ADULT stem cells are just as good as those taken from murdered babies.
Also, the federal Bureau of Land Management is opening about 360,000 acres of public land in Utah to oil and gas drilling, leading to protests from environmentalists.
"They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of the most sensitive, fragile lands in Utah," Podesta said. "I think that's a mistake."
ITS A FRIGGIN' DESERT!! Besides, I thought this was going to be Obama's presidency? Podesta is going to be making decisions? Who is John Podesta
? A former Clinton man. Didn't Obama talk about CHANGE
? But, he has an institutional senator as Vice President and former Clinton cronies as part of his team.
John David Podesta (born January 15, 1949) was the fourth and final White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton from 1998 until 2001. He is currently President of the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C, and is also a Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Podesta has been named as a co-chairman of Obama-Biden Transition Project.
Read liberal left agenda.
If we are ok with other countries drilling for oil and gas in their own "sensitive" areas like Saudi and Iraqi deserts, then why can't we? The only reason... to artificially inflate our gas and oil prices.
I can guess what will come next from the CHANGE
-meister. Further cuts in oil and gas production areas across the US, Alaska and continental shelf. He will move to further eliminate tree harvesting to levels never before seen. There will be massive funding for research on murdered babies. Abortions will be expanded to include even the latest term pregnancies. Possible reversal of the "First Breath" designation of human life. Massive increases in punitive taxation policies to include payroll, luxury items, personal property taxes, death and capital gains taxes. Cuts in commercial and recreational harvesting for things like fish, deer and foul.
Is this really the change you wanted?