Barack Obama Looked to Reduce Manning Sentence He Viewed as ‘Nuts’ as Common Sense Americans See Obama and Manning’s Actions as Damage to America
ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR, OBAMA PROVES TO ALL THAT HE IS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH MAINSTREAM AMERICA …
In what can only be described as the perfect metaphor to personify the Barack Obama presidency, Obama and his minions looked upon the 35 year sentence handed down to Bradly/Chelsea Manning as “nuts,” while others that like to refer to as those that live on this place I call Earth, looked upon the crimes that Manning committed as an extreme danger to the United States. Barack Obama and those in his ear would have us believe that Manning has already served enough time as the lame duck president commuted Manning’s sentence by 80% from 35 years to 7. Obama’s own Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter recommended against commutation, but Obama did it anyhow. Why? What would possess a President of the United States of America who took an oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, to do such a thing knowing the damage that Bradly Manning did? Maybe, just maybe we are seeing the real Obama and his agenda in his last days and his legacy of not only failure but intended damage and division to America.
The key question for the president was how much time Manning should serve. He and his advisers looked at other government leak cases, which indicated that 35 years was the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction. By the time the second request came in, Manning had served six years, much of that time subjected to harsh treatment and solitary confinement.
In his decision to commute Manning’s sentence, made public this week, Obama knew he would face criticism, the person close to the president said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “But he felt strongly it was the right thing to do.”
Most people think Barack Obama is nuts and much worse for commuting a sentence of an individual that committed an act of treason against the United States. Andrew McCarthy at National Review provides the basis of the damage caused not only by Bradly Manning, but Barack Obama as well. Obama’s actions are breathtaking when one considers that in a different time and generation, Manning’s actions would have been cause for the death penalty. But as Instapundit opines, “look at the way Obama treats America’s friends and compare it to the way he treats America’s enemies, and it’s obvious that Obama’s interests and America’s only rarely coincide.”
- First, it is also disgraceful for the New York Times to report without balance that “Prosecutors … presented no evidence that anyone was killed because of [Manning’s] leaks.” As the Times well knows, in cases involving classified information, the government frequently cannot reveal – let alone prosecute – the damage done.
- Second, there is a logical way to deduce the damage caused. I laid it out in a column about Hillary Clinton’s reckless mishandling of our nation’s secrets:
- Third, the degree to which Obama has wielded executive power in favor of America’s enemies and against his own political opponents and scapegoats is breathtaking. The treasonous Manning gets an 80 percent shave off his sentence. Now we learn Oscar Lopez-Rivera, an unrepentant FALN terrorist convicted of waging war against the United States, has also had his sentence commuted.
LOOKS LIKE A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT 2017!!!
Yet another story the liberal MSM will not tell you about. According to a new Morning Consult survey, 72% of Americans say they feel hopeful about 2017. One would think that with all the negative media stories of Trump and the unwillingness of the LEFT to accept Trump as president that this number would be a lot lower. But maybe, just maybe the mood of the country is much like the 2016 presidential election … a change and move away from Obama and the Left to the message of hope and Making America Great Gain that won Donald Trump an electoral landslide.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans, or 72 percent of those polled, say they are feeling hopeful about 2017, according to a new Morning Consult survey.
Sixty-one percent of respondents say they are feeling optimistic about the upcoming year, and 51 percent of people are feeling excited.
But half of the respondents say they are feeling anxious about the coming year, according to the poll.
Twenty-three percent reported feeling sad and 19 percent reported feeling angry going into the new year.
Less than half of respondents say they are feeling peaceful or relaxed about the coming year, and a quarter reported feeling indifferent.
Eighty-one percent of Americans say they are concerned about the nation’s political atmosphere, and 64 percent are worried about world affairs.
Still, 55 percent say they think 2017 will be a better year than 2016, with 59 percent saying they expect to do better financially in 2017.
JOHN GLENN, A TRUE AMERICAN HERO HAS PASSED AWAY …
Astronaut, aviator, US Senator and American icon and hero, John Glenn has passed away at the age of 95. Glenn died at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by family including his wife Annie. What a remarkable life. As a Marine Corps pilot, Glenn broke the transcontinental flight speed record before being the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Then, 36 years later at age 77 in 1998, becoming the oldest man in space as a member of the seven-astronaut crew of the shuttle Discovery. In a time in which we all dreamed of growing up to be astronauts, John Glenn made that a possibility. He is a national treasure and will be missed. Farewell to an American hero … Godspeed, John Glenn.
His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn.
An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives.
He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon-walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight.
“John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation.
The John Glenn Story
Sadly, with the passing of John Glenn, this means that all of the original 7 astronauts chosen to lead the fledgling US space program in 1959 are now dead. They were the last of a dying breed of space explorers who were larger than life. Maybe this will wake NASA up and they can get back to doing what NASA was intended to do.
- John Glenn
- Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
- Virgil I. ‘Gus’ Grissom
- Scott Carpenter
- L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
- Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
- Donald K. ‘Deke’ Slayton.
Donald Trump First Stop on His ‘Thank You Tour’ to The Poeple for electing Him President in Cincinnati, OH
DONALD TRUMP THANKS THE PEOPLE …
At a Thank You rally in Cincinnati Ohio yesterday, Donald Trump wowed the crowd and thanked the people for electing him president. Trump stated, “We made history and the real work begins, .. although we did have a lot of fun fighting Hillary”. That was met by chants from the crowd of “lock her up.” Trump also called for all people to come together and focus on what unites us not divides us.
”THANK YOU” Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio (12-1-2016)
The first stop in President-elect Donald Trump’s “thank you tour” quickly turned into a victory lap for the real estate magnate to revel in his surprising win and bash the naysayers that believed he had no shot at the White House.
Trump’s Thursday speech in Ohio largely mirrored the popular rallies that were a mainstay of his presidential campaign. The businessman boasted about his upset of Hillary Clinton, railed against the media, and chided politicians that counted him out or refused to back him.
“Our victory was so great, we have the House, we have the Senate, we have the presidency,” Trump said at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. “People are constantly telling me and telling you to reduce our expectations. Now is not the time to downsize our dreams.”
He set his eyes on the “dishonest” media and the conventional wisdom that a blue wall in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin would buoy Clinton no matter what happened.
“How about when a major anchor who hosted a debate started crying when she realized that we won?” Trump asked the booing crowd, referring to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, who appeared to tear up during election coverage as Trump’s victory became apparent.
“[The media] was saying for months there was no way that Donald Trump can break that blue wall. We didn’t break it, we shattered that sucker. Man, that poor wall is busted up.”
And he criticized news outlets for waiting too long to call states like Pennsylvania, even when it became clear he was set to win.
Trump also took a shot at Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was a vocal opponent of the president-elect and never endorsed him, saying he didn’t get support from “the upper echelon of politician” in the state.
Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks may have taken his own team by surprise: He announced at the rally that he was in fact tapping retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for Defense Secretary. The news had broken hours before in reports from CNN and Military Times, but Trump spokesman Jason Miller tweeted that no decision had been made. Trump told the crowd to keep the announcement under wraps, as it wasn’t supposed to be made public until Monday.
Michigan Secretary of State Posted Results … Donald Trump Wins Michigan by 10,704 (Trump Wins Landslide Election 306 to 232 in Electoral College)
THE COUNTING IS FINALLY OVER IN MICHIGAN AND TRUMPS WINS AS EXPECTED ON ELECTION NIGHT … LANDSLIDE WIN FOR TRUMP 306 TO 232 …
Donald Trump has been declared the winner in Michigan. Even though the election took place Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the Michigan Secretary of State has finally posted results Wednesday, the day before a long extended Thanksgiving holiday, Republican Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton 2,279,543 to 2,268,839 and captures the 16 electoral college votes. The addition of the 16 electoral college votes to the Trump ledger now provides The Donald with a landslide electoral college win over Clinton and a mandate. The Left is still complaining and refusing to come to grips with the will of the people vote and are referencing that they will challenge the vote totals in the battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, North Carolina. But wasn’t it Hillary Clinton and Democrats who railed on Trump following the 3rd presidential debate for not accepting the will of the people? Oh the hypocrisy.
Its a final, 2016 Presidential election: Trump 304- Clinton 232 (RCP)
In the closest race for president in Michigan’s history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704 vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.The Michigan Secretary of State posted results Wednesday that were submitted by the state’s 83 county clerks on Tuesday after the votes were reviewed and certified by each county.
Before that compiled count, Trump held a 13,107 lead over Clinton. But after each county certified its results, the lead shrunk to 10,704, with the biggest chunk coming from Wayne County, which showed that Clinton had gotten 565 more votes than originally tallied by the county.
Across the nation, Trump won 306 electoral votes — including Michigan’s 16 — to 232 for Clinton.
The vote totals that will be submitted to the state Canvassers Board on Nov. 28 are:
- Donald J. Trump, Republican: 2,279,543
- Hillary Clinton, Democratic: 2,268,839
- Gary Johnson, Libertarian: 172,136
- Jill Stein, Green: 51,463
- Darrell L. Castle, U.S. Taxpayers: 16,139
- Evan McMullin, write-in: 8,177
- Emidio Mimi Soltysik, Natural Law: 2,209
- Michael Maturen, write-in: 517
- Tom Hoefling, write-in: 95
- Laurence Kotlikoff, write-in: 87
- Ben Hartnell, write-in: 39
- Monica Moorehead, write-in: 30
- ?Cherunda Fox, write-in: 10