Obama Signs Five Executive Orders In First Three Days

From the Obama White House website:

January 22, 2009

Just between you and me…..if he actually goes through with this…and even one of these detainees goes on to kill American soldiers again on the battlefield, or civilians in a terrorist attack, there will be hell to pay. If there is another terrorist attack on American soil because because we weren’t able to get the intelligence we needed due to Obama’s policies…there will be hell to pay. George Bush’s policies kept us safe for seven years after 9/11. Obama is now cheerfully dismantling those policies so “the world will like us more”.

January 21, 2009

I think five executive orders within the first three days may be unprecedented. Which makes me think that Obama is going to be one of our more promiscuous executive order signing Presidents.

I think it would be wise to keep an eye on Obama’s use of this executive privilege, since he’s already showing a penchant for it.

Here are the numbers of executive orders signed by the past six Presidents:

George W. Bush signed a total of 279 executive orders.

Bill Clinton signed 364.

George H.W. Bush signed 166.

Ronald Reagan signed 381

Jimmy Carter had a whopping 320  in four years in office.

Gerald Ford had 169.

Just an aside….(because I’m that nosy):

The Obama White House’s new webmaster is this guy:


MERIDEN, CT–Down to the wire at Lamont campaign headquarters. Blogger and Lamont supporter Macon Phillips crunches some numbers in the blogger media room.


Even with a fairly strict  detainment program, under Bush, we’ve seen a certain amount of recidivism:

A former Gitmo detainee has become a leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch.
Said Ali al-Shihri passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. Al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in the deadly bombing of the US embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana, in September.

Gateway Pundit also reports that at least 61 GITMO detainees have returned to terrorism. Expect that number to swell under Obama.


# 6 is coming soon: Thanks to this EO, US taxpayer money will again be used to fund overseas abortions.