I’m having a hard time getting used to Lawrence O’Donnell having his own show. I’ve always enjoyed his commentary and insight as a guest or a fill-in host for Keith Olbermann. But his show sorta rubs me the wrong way, and at times his tone kinda irks the shit out of me. However, having said that, he was spot on above in his rewrite segment above I even gave him a standing ovation.
Sure the average Obama supporter will see this as another typical hater move by yet another racist member of the “professional left” who happens to be a progressive. After all, progressive is the new racist in America, right?
The following individuals were pardoned by Obama:
— James Bernard Banks of Liberty, Utah, who was sentenced in 1972 to two years’ probation for illegal possession of government property;
— Russell James Dixon of Clayton, Georgia, who received two years’ probation in 1960 for a felony liquor violation;
— Laurens Dorsey of Syracuse, New York, who was sentenced in 1998 to five years’ probation and required to pay $71,000 restitution for making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration;
— Timothy James Gallagher of Navasota, Texas, who was sentenced in 1982 to three years’ probation for possession and conspiracy to distribute cocaine;
— Roxane Kay Hettinger of Powder Springs, Georgia, who was sentenced in 1986 to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for conspiracy to distribute cocaine;
— Edgar Leopold Kranz Jr. of Minot, North Dakota, who received a bad conduct military discharge in 1994 for wrongful use of cocaine, adultery and writing three insufficient fund checks;
— Floretta Leavy of Rockford, Illinois, who was sentenced in 1984 to one year and one day in prison — along with three years on parole — for distribution and possession of cocaine, as well as possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and
— Scoey Lathaniel Morris of Crosby, Texas, who was sentenced in 1999 to three years’ probation and required to pay $1,200 in restitution for passing counterfeit obligations or securities.But, the fact remains, Barack Obama has only pardoned nine convicted criminals in the last two years. But somehow, as per usual, I expect someone (predictably melanin afflicted) to create an excuse for this by pointing to the limitations to which America’s first half-white president is able to govern as leader of the free world. Surely expecting more from him is wrong, right?
Hello… Troy Davis, anyone?