Another day, another scandal.
It seems that Obama is so tied up in his own legacy these days that he finds it nearly impossible to perform any presidential function without there being a poke in the eye of America.
The president has recorded another first among presidents and that is…wait for it…the most acts of clemency on a single day in US history. As a Conservative, this isn’t the sort of record you’d want to achieve. For the Progressives, however, this is a moment for which to be proud and boastful.
When the many comparison numbers are listed by Western Journalism regarding our past presidents versus Mr. Obama, they all begin to blur together into a hazy mass of statistics. Yet one glance at the graph conveys a thousand truths.
According to the attorney, Obama to date has commuted the sentences of 1,176 people, including 395 life sentences, and granted a total of 148 pardons. A commutation changes the sentence but does not wipe away the criminal record for the criminal offense committed, while a pardon does.
Out of the many statistics within the article, one of these that is conspicuously absent is how many of these criminals were White, Black, or Hispanic. It appears to be a little out of whack that Liberals (who are normally hyper-vigilant when it comes to identifying race in any story) fail to give numbers and percentages of ethnic breakdowns of the recipients for these acts of clemency.
Two things come to mind as to why these stats were omitted: 1) If more of the commutations were issued to Black prisoners, then Obama would have the tough time in his last few weeks of explaining why, when he would much rather just coast to the finish line. 2) If more of the commutations were White prisoners, then Obama would have to face his Liberal buddies and Black Lives Matter to explain why and, again, he would much rather coast.
In his final summation, Obama states:
“These men and women were not hardened criminals. But the overwhelming majority had to be sentenced to at least 20 years. … I believe that at its heart, America’s a nation of second chances. And I believe these folks deserve their second chance.”
Was this the same “second chance” that was afforded to Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Coptic Christian whose short video was blamed for the 9/11 attacks in Benghazi?
Source: Western Journalism