OK, folks, (he said sheepishly) this is what comes from posting after midnight. As Magwa observes in my original post on the new Executive Order below, this comes about as a result of Public Law 110-181. That is, it was passed by the 110th Congress in 2008. The authorizing language:
(Sec. 1822) Requires the President to establish a bipartisan Council of Governors to advise the Secretary, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.
Senate Vote On Passage: H.R. 4986 [110th]: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Number: Senate Vote #1 in 2008 [primary source]
Date: Jan 22, 2008 5:32PM
Result: Bill Passed
Also, the roll call shows:
Yea IL Durbin, Richard [D]
Not Voting IL Obama, Barack [D]
Thus, Barack Obama wasn't even there because he was busy running for president.
Now, that said, the Obamanoids can still make mischief with this and the GOP shouldn't cooperate with it, but it does not come about from some nefarious plan of Obama's. (Not that His Royal Lightness doesn't have other nefarious plans.)
"And remember, whatever you do, never, ever post after midnight."