William Shakespeare wrote “Frailty, thy name is woman,” in his play “Hamlet.” With apologies to Shakespeare, I took liberties with his famous line when titling this article. But I just could not resist, given Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama’s latest action.
It seems that yesterday (March 1, 2013), Obama pardoned seventeen people for “minor” offenses. Among those receiving a pardon was Larry Wayne Thornton of Forsythe, GA. Thorton’s offenses (of which he was convicted): possession of an unregistered firearm, and possession of a firearm without a serial number.
The pardons came on a Friday afternoon, so the MSM can ignore it, and Jay Carney and the White House can think of ways to place a positive spin on his actions.
Yes, this is the same Obama who, in January 2013, said, “If you want to buy a gun – whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller – you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this.” This is the same Obama that issued 23 executive orders in January to “curb gun violence.” And this is the same Obama that surrounded himself with children while signing the EOs.
We can add all of this to “Fast and Furious,” Obama’s Justice Department’s failed attempt at gun-running, the result of which caused the deaths of (at least) two American citizens.
And, while we’re at it, since when are “unauthorized acquisition of food stamps” and “false claims upon and against the United States” considered minor offenses? Alfor Sharkey and Jamari Salleh were convicted of these crimes. One of Obama’s primary speech points is the elimination or reduction of fraud. Here is yet another example of Obama’s hypocrisy.
And, since when has “unlawful use of a communication facility to distribute cocaine” become a minor offense? Lynn Marie Stanek was convicted on that one.
If there was ever an example of “Do as I say, not as I do,” this is it. What’s even more outrageous is that the lap-dog MSM will not call him on it, will not expose his hypocrisy.
But that’s just my opinion.
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