You’ll never guess who Obama had lunch with on the taxpayers’ dime

You’ll never guess who Obama had lunch with on the taxpayers’ dime

Barack Obama has “a lot on his plate” as his days in office dwindle to a precious few. Accordingly, he has to pick and choose how to spend his remaining time as president and whom to spend it with.

Thus, he was able to devote only 51 seconds to his reaction to the radical Islamic terror attacks in Brussels. He still hasn’t met with the parents of Kate Steinle, who was murdered by an illegal alien, and probably never will. He likewise has no time in his busy schedule to meet with wounded combat veterans who sustained injuries on his watch and would love to hear from him.

He did, however, find time this past week to break bread with a group of ex-prisoners whose sentences he commuted.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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The Hill reports:

President Obama ate lunch on Wednesday with seven former inmates who received commutations during his and the last two administrations. Obama took the group to Busboys and Poets, a popular eatery [owned by a well-known liberal D.C. activist ]. Three people whose sentences were commuted by Obama were joined by two who were freed by former President George W. Bush and two by former President Bill Clinton.

…The lunch meeting came on the same day Obama commuted sentences for 61 federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses. Those prisoners have not yet been freed and did not eat with Obama.


As the official White House website boasts, Obama has now commuted 248 prison sentences, 92 of them life sentences. Even under the current sentencing guidelines, which the president argues are overly  harsh, no one receives a life sentence for a mere slap on the wrist.

Let’s hope that he — and we — don’t end up regretting his decision.

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Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is Outreach Director for FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization dedicated to limited government. She is a contributor at Fox News and has written for The Blaze, The Daily Caller, Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other publications. She is the author of the book ”Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation.”


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