Obama commutes sentences of 46 drug offenders

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not “hardened criminals” and their punishments didn’t match the crimes they committed.

Obama said the move was part of his larger attempt to reform the criminal justice system, including reviewing sentencing laws and reducing punishments for non-violent crimes. With Monday’s announcement, Obama has commuted more sentences than any president since Lyndon B. Johnson.

“I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance,” Obama said in the video.

  • Clausewitz

    Not surprised. If he gives up the Presidency after the end of his 2nd term he’ll need to know where he can score some blow.

  • WalterBannon

    He’s gay and he’s a druggie, so buggery and getting high are priorities in his “hope for no more change” agenda.

  • The Butterfly

    He gave the Guantanamo terrorists a second chance to commit terrorism.

  • Allan

    Will he take responsibility when one or more of these people hurt, maim or kill someone because they are drugged out of their minds? Probably not. He’ll find some way to blame it on global warming, or some other such B.S.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Is he wearing a q-ray bracelet on his right arm in the picture on the left?
    I knew there was a reason I had so little respect for him.

    • Likely pawned it for drugs.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        He likely got it from a brother in the Nation of Islam.

  • Xavier


  • Tom Forsythe

    On one hand, the sentences for drug offenses do seem ridiculously long. On the other, we don’t know how many of these guys are like Al Capone; convicted of a non-violent offense, but still a known gangster with a history of violence.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wouldn’t incarcerate any nonviolent drug offender for attempting to go to hell in his own handbasket, unless he violates the terms of his probation and needs intensive supervision to treat his addiction.

  • David Murrell

    Not surprising, since Obama is sympathetic to organized crime. They are part of his core constituency.

  • Xavier

    “I believe these folks deserve their second chance,” Obama said in the video”

    I’d be willing to bet “these folks” already have gotten more chances than a cat has lives. And didn’t the leftists decide “folks” is raciss?

  • ontario john

    He was a busy little socialist today. Besides overruling the justice system he has ordered the military to accept transgender perverts. Sort of puts a new spin on the old motto, “Be All You Can Be”.

  • DVult

    How about pardoning those soldiers and border control agents who were railroaded into prison?

  • Clear Thinker

    He will need obamacare, his carpal tunnel syndrome from signing pardons will leave him crippled.

    • DVult

      ShariaCare, just chop it off.

  • mauser 98

    Barry Barack Hussein Dunham Soebarkah Bounel Soetoro Obama wants to give prisoners voting privileges
    ….he is visiting prison in Oklahoma on Thursday to announce this.. more Democrat votes

    ……….also for you snowbirds….
    Federal gov’t will integrate races into wealthy communities
    “President Obama said Saturday he will use the power of the federal
    government to pressure communities to integrate low-income minorities
    into affluent areas.”


    what could go wrong?

    • Clausewitz

      Before anyone else brings it up. “Agenda 21”.

  • bob e

    what o’fraud means by 2nd chances includes the long rap sheets of these people ..

  • I have the suspicion that in the end of his second term the Kenyan fag will pardon Charles Manson and the Son of Sam.