If there’s one thing obvious about the liberal progressive left — as evidenced by Barack Hussein Obama — they embrace the criminal, the illegal, not the law-abiding and the legal citizen.
The progressive socialist left is willing to go to the mat for criminal illegal aliens, all to the detriment of the law-abiding American citizen. It’s far easier for the left to blame legal, law-abiding gun owners. And based on Obama’s actions, he is the felons’ best friend.
As reported by Fox News, “President Obama on Monday pardoned 78 people and granted another 153 commutations, amounting to the most acts of clemency granted by a U.S. president ever in a single day.
White House Counsel Neil Eggleston announced the decisions in an official blog post. He described all the individuals being pardoned or seeing their sentences shortened as “deserving.”
“The 231 individuals granted clemency today have all demonstrated that they are ready to make use – or have already made use – of a second chance,” he wrote. He also previewed additional clemency decisions in the weeks ahead, saying: “I expect that the President will issue more grants of both commutations and pardons before he leaves office.”
Obama has been granting commutations at rapid-fire pace in his final months in office, focusing primarily on shortening sentences of those convicted of drug offenses rather than pardons. Pardons amount to forgiveness of a crime that removes restrictions on the right to vote, hold state or local office, or sit on a jury. The pardon also lessens the stigma arising from the conviction. Eggleston said Obama has now pardoned a total of 148 people during his presidency and has shortened the sentences of 1,176 people, including 395 serving life sentences.”
However, in doing a little analysis, one finds felony gun offenses listed with some of those receiving a Christmas gift from President Obama. Earlier this week we shared with you a report about an estimated 850,000 criminal illegal aliens walking the streets of America…certainly occupying “safe space” in sanctuary cities.
What I find perplexing and hypocritical is how President Obama — and the left —demonize law-abiding gun owners, yet offer pardons and commutations for drug offenses. And I’m sorry, but I tend to believe drugs are a violent crime, as they destroy people’s lives — not just the addict who may die, but those who are victimized by drug users. Then again, why should we expect anything different from a president who admitted drug use himself?
Hmm, I don’t think Obama pardoned Army 1LT Clint Lorance in this flurry. Why, of course not? Why pardon a young man who faced the enemy who is sitting in Ft. Leavenworth prison facing a 20 year sentence? You know, drug offenders are more important to Obama, to the left, than a young man who sits in the same facility incarcerated with Nidal Hasan — guilty of “workplace violence” according to Obama.
There is a lot to be said about this Obama action.
But for me, knowing that 1LT Clint Lorance still sits in prison, while drug offenders are released…that tells me all I need to know about the character of one Barack Hussein Obama.