The First 100 Days .....

About: first 100 days: social policy takes a left turn under obama - first 100 days of presidency - politics foxnews.com

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source: ...From the conscience clause to stem cell research, President Obama has shifted social policy to the left in his first 100 days in the White House. But the reversal of several of his predecessor's regulations has garnered hardly a whimper -- leaving many to wonder how much social issues matter to Americans amid two wars and an economic crisis.
... i.e. as was said before a crisis is a terrible thing to waste ... or a wonderful thing to exploit!

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Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-27 16:24:21 11876
MR 2009-04-27 12:35:40 11876
MR 2009-04-27 12:34:04 11876
source: ... President Obama promised on the campaign trail that he would have the most transparent administration in history. As part of this commitment, he said that the public would have five days to look online and find out what was in the bills that came to his desk before he signed them. It was his first broken promise, and it's the promise that keeps on breaking. He has now signed 11 bills into law and gone, at best, 1 for 11 on his five-day posting promise. The Obama administration should deliver on the Web-enabled transparency he promised and post bills for five days before signing.


Yep it appears that these are literally broken promises.  However, i think that once a bill had been through the tortuous battle with the congress, it is already too late.  It would be more useful if Congress instituted a formal request for public comment phase  prior to their votes.
I agree with the source on most of this there was really was no urgency. It was all a snowjob to throw money at a problem too big for all of them or perhaps no problem at all.


Seth says
MR 2009-04-27 17:33:31 11876
seth 2009-04-27 16:24:21 11876
MR 2009-04-27 12:35:40 11876
MR 2009-04-27 12:34:04 11876
source: ... President Obama promised on the campaign trail that he would have the most transparent administration in history. As part of this commitment, he said that the public would have five days to look online and find out what was in the bills that came to his desk before he signed them. It was his first broken promise, and it's the promise that keeps on breaking. He has now signed 11 bills into law and gone, at best, 1 for 11 on his five-day posting promise. The Obama administration should deliver on the Web-enabled transparency he promised and post bills for five days before signing.


Yep it appears that these are literally broken promises.  However, i think that once a bill had been through the tortuous battle with the congress, it is already too late.  It would be more useful if Congress instituted a formal request for public comment phase  prior to their votes.
I agree with the source on most of this there was really was no urgency. It was all a snowjob to throw money at a problem too big for all of them or perhaps no problem at all.

Transparency in government is something they need to work on still ... there is a long way to go, but this particular issue is a poor example of tracking his intent.  Unfortunately his website is still not updated as fast as the old whitehouse.gov.  Tracking the overall effectiveness of the administration's websites would be a better example.  Like i said above this one didn't even make sense as to its timing and there really isn't a lot of money involved in projecting timely information on the web, rather just a bit of technology and stripping out red tape.

Mark de LA says
BTW, in this country there is a separation of powers. The court can't force the executive to release classified information that president (one of two who can declassify the other being the VP ) believes is harmful to the country or would prevent the executive from carrying on his oath of office. Most recent presidents have done so.


Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-28 09:33:40 11876
MR 2009-04-28 09:10:55 11876
One challenge could be making smaller, self-contained, bills. They bundle so many unrelated things together to get the votes & bribe the legislators that the totality of any bill can end up doing something entirely different from it's title suggests.
 
Probably a good idea but doesn't have much to do with Obama's 100 days.  These are more properly belong to things Congress should do to reform itself.  As we are learning the president does not have all that much control of Congress, even if his party is in the majority.
He has the pocket veto. He could refuse to sign anything that hadn't been posted according to his campaign promises. The truth here is probably more like he too likes to ram things through without criticism.


Seth says
MR 2009-04-28 11:51:06 11876
BTW, in this country there is a separation of powers. The court can't force the executive to release classified information that president (one of two who can declassify the other being the VP ) believes is harmful to the country or would prevent the executive from carrying on his oath of office. Most recent presidents have done so.

Apparently he opted not to make that argument to the court probably because he didn't believe that it was true.

Seth says
MR 2009-04-28 11:56:58 11876
seth 2009-04-28 11:55:01 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:45:46 11876
seth 2009-04-28 09:33:40 11876
MR 2009-04-28 09:10:55 11876
One challenge could be making smaller, self-contained, bills. They bundle so many unrelated things together to get the votes & bribe the legislators that the totality of any bill can end up doing something entirely different from it's title suggests.
 
Probably a good idea but doesn't have much to do with Obama's 100 days.  These are more properly belong to things Congress should do to reform itself.  As we are learning the president does not have all that much control of Congress, even if his party is in the majority.
He has the pocket veto. He could refuse to sign anything that hadn't been posted according to his campaign promises. The truth here is probably more like he too likes to ram things through without criticism.

I just don't think it is practical for him to veto a bill that he otherwise approves of for technical reasons.  This kind of power grabbing manipulation would have worse consequences than the ills under consideration.  It would be better for him to  make proposals to Congress for them to make reforms and then leave it up to them. 
So in the end all that is important is that he gets his way rather than keep a campaign promise which is what we knew all the time.

Well in this case, i believe, the campaign promise itself was the mistake, not the lack of followup.  

Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-28 11:55:01 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:45:46 11876
seth 2009-04-28 09:33:40 11876
MR 2009-04-28 09:10:55 11876
One challenge could be making smaller, self-contained, bills. They bundle so many unrelated things together to get the votes & bribe the legislators that the totality of any bill can end up doing something entirely different from it's title suggests.
 
Probably a good idea but doesn't have much to do with Obama's 100 days.  These are more properly belong to things Congress should do to reform itself.  As we are learning the president does not have all that much control of Congress, even if his party is in the majority.
He has the pocket veto. He could refuse to sign anything that hadn't been posted according to his campaign promises. The truth here is probably more like he too likes to ram things through without criticism.

I just don't think it is practical for him to veto a bill that he otherwise approves of for technical reasons.  This kind of power grabbing manipulation would have worse consequences than the ills under consideration.  It would be better for him to  make proposals to Congress for them to make reforms and then leave it up to them. 
So in the end all that is important is that he gets his way rather than keep a campaign promise which is what we knew all the time.


Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-28 11:57:38 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:51:06 11876
BTW, in this country there is a separation of powers. The court can't force the executive to release classified information that president (one of two who can declassify the other being the VP ) believes is harmful to the country or would prevent the executive from carrying on his oath of office. Most recent presidents have done so.

Apparently he opted not to make that argument to the court probably because he didn't believe that it was true.
We'll see if & when another 9/11 shows up!


Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-28 11:59:46 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:56:58 11876
seth 2009-04-28 11:55:01 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:45:46 11876
seth 2009-04-28 09:33:40 11876
MR 2009-04-28 09:10:55 11876
One challenge could be making smaller, self-contained, bills. They bundle so many unrelated things together to get the votes & bribe the legislators that the totality of any bill can end up doing something entirely different from it's title suggests.
 
Probably a good idea but doesn't have much to do with Obama's 100 days.  These are more properly belong to things Congress should do to reform itself.  As we are learning the president does not have all that much control of Congress, even if his party is in the majority.
He has the pocket veto. He could refuse to sign anything that hadn't been posted according to his campaign promises. The truth here is probably more like he too likes to ram things through without criticism.

I just don't think it is practical for him to veto a bill that he otherwise approves of for technical reasons.  This kind of power grabbing manipulation would have worse consequences than the ills under consideration.  It would be better for him to  make proposals to Congress for them to make reforms and then leave it up to them. 
So in the end all that is important is that he gets his way rather than keep a campaign promise which is what we knew all the time.

Well in this case, i believe, the campaign promise itself was the mistake, not the lack of followup.  
Are you saying that the promise to post bills before he signs them is a mistake?


Seth says
MR 2009-04-28 12:03:11 11876
seth 2009-04-28 11:59:46 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:56:58 11876
seth 2009-04-28 11:55:01 11876
MR 2009-04-28 11:45:46 11876
seth 2009-04-28 09:33:40 11876
MR 2009-04-28 09:10:55 11876
One challenge could be making smaller, self-contained, bills. They bundle so many unrelated things together to get the votes & bribe the legislators that the totality of any bill can end up doing something entirely different from it's title suggests.
 
Probably a good idea but doesn't have much to do with Obama's 100 days.  These are more properly belong to things Congress should do to reform itself.  As we are learning the president does not have all that much control of Congress, even if his party is in the majority.
He has the pocket veto. He could refuse to sign anything that hadn't been posted according to his campaign promises. The truth here is probably more like he too likes to ram things through without criticism.

I just don't think it is practical for him to veto a bill that he otherwise approves of for technical reasons.  This kind of power grabbing manipulation would have worse consequences than the ills under consideration.  It would be better for him to  make proposals to Congress for them to make reforms and then leave it up to them. 
So in the end all that is important is that he gets his way rather than keep a campaign promise which is what we knew all the time.

Well in this case, i believe, the campaign promise itself was the mistake, not the lack of followup.  
Are you saying that the promise to post bills before he signs them is a mistake?

Yep, i guess you missed my reasoning about that above.  Principally it is not the right time for public comment ... it is too late.  But he still has a way to go to improving public comment forms for his own actions.  Legislation and dialogue about legislation is the job of Congress. 

Mark de LA says
Well you missed my comment that he has the power to hang onto his signing pen until the desired publication & comment period is done. All it takes is doing that once or twice & he will get his result (if he really wanted it which I seriously doubt). The tack the voters can do is remove all incumbents. But, in a bread & circuses act that is not likely either.


Mark de LA says
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