Obama commutes 214 sentences...in one day


#1

WHOA.


#2

This is genuinely a good thing, but I hope he’s still planning to close Gitmo before President Cheeto starts trying to fill it.


#3

Pffft. I commute 2-3 times a week.


#4

He’ll subcontract out the expansions to the Mafia, and make Cuba pay for it! :rolling_eyes:


#5

Wow, that’s great. I wonder if the next 5 1/2 months will be filled with similar manifestations of what I think of as 2008 Obama? Man, I do hope so!


#6

And yet one of them was not Chelsea Manning. Why not?


#7

Waiting for the eventual GOP howl of, “Obama Releases Wave of Cretins, Destabilization and Fall of the United States Will Happen As A Result”…

"This news likely carries special weight to the 67 individuals serving life sentences – almost all for nonviolent drug crimes..."

HFS!!


#8

I don’t think we’ll get even a remotely straight answer to that question until he’s been out of office for a year or so.

These commuted sentences are consistent with what, I suspect, is Obama’s desired narrative and legacy as the POTUS who turned the tide in the War Against the War on Drugs. Which makes me wonder if there are more commutations to come.


#9

Doesn’t matter. I do not think there is any answer that I would find acceptable.

I gobbled up the “hope and change” thing when he ran the first time. It felt good. That didn’t work out the way I expected. Yet I voted for him the second time because he was #NotRomney. That didn’t feel as good, and it still didn’t work out the way I expected. I doubt that I’d help elect him as the city animal control officer next time.


#10

Yeah, that reminds me: what ever happened to that review of cannabis as a Schedule I drug they were supposed to be working on?


#11

It’s still on the schedule.


#12

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