Also, the attorney general said nothing about what the administration plans to do about inmates who are serving draconian sentences now. When it comes to his use of the power to pardon and commute federal sentences, President Barack Obama has shown the least amount of mercy of any modern American president, yet Holder named no individual in prison today whose sentence the president will commute. Alas, this president demands racial justice only where he has little authority.
"This president wants to be compared to (Abraham) Lincoln and (Martin Luther) King, but he misses the main points of their arguments," noted Craig DeRoche of the conservative Justice Fellowship. "They were advancing the cause of justice."