Obama issued many pardons without outcry from Democrats, who now fault Trump

Posted 3 December 2020 at 7:45 am


Some folks just can’t seem to let things go.

The left has kept the House, apparently taken (some would say stolen) the Presidency, and has a real good chance of taking the Senate. Yet the attacks on Trump continue ad nauseam.

The most recent attack is in Mr. Conrad Cropsey’s letter to the editor dated 11/30/20 in which he takes President Trump to task for granting a pardon. He states that “Innocent people do not need pardons” and “the people who receive them are guilty!”

Mr. Cropsey evidently does not believe that innocent people are sometimes found guilty. I disagree. My point is illustrated by the conviction of General Michael Flynn. If we knew then what we know now about the prosecutorial underhanded and sometimes illegal tactics, Flynn would have never been convicted.

That aside, let’s assume for a moment that Mr. Cropsey is correct: Every person that receives a Presidential Pardon or Clemency was indeed guilty. To date President Trump has issued 38 (including Susan B. Anthony and Sheriff Joe Arpaio). In 8 years Obama granted 1,927 (including Chelsea Manning and the reduction of 504 life sentences for particularly violent offenders). I do not recall Mr. Cropsey faulting Obama 4 years ago. This is just another example of the left’s blatant double standards.

As far as the left taking control of our government: I did not see any conservatives out screaming at the sky, vowing to leave the country, or any of the other types of emotional breakdowns we saw four years ago.

Though certainly disappointed and concerned for the future of our country under control of what used to be the Democratic Party, we will just sit back, pray that we make it through 4 years of Biden/Harris/Pelosi and maybe Schumer, and be content with the knowledge that we will correct it in 2024.

One task the next administration and its supporters are already hard at work on – finding a way to blame Trump and we deplorables for everything that goes wrong over the next four years – and I can guarantee lots will go wrong. They advertise “unity” and “inclusiveness” – as long as you share the same views.

If king Cuomo had his way there would be no “gun-toting Bible thumping” conservatives left in this state. Liberals, after all, make no mistakes. Only conservatives do.

Just ask the three writers Mr. Urbanik refers to below.

Bob Harker