In full disclosure, I’m a Democrat, and I definitely think President Obama’s image could be improved by pardoning Snowden.
President Obama has claimed he has the power to kill American citizens without due process. No other president in history has claimed such power, not even President George W. Bush. How many have died due to President Obama’s drone strikes?
President Obama gave himself the power to detain anyone, even an American, indefinitely and without trial by signing the Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, causing the healthcare costs of tens of millions of Americans to continue to skyrocket.
President Obama has sent zero or one banker to jail for the economic collapse, depending on how you count. President Reagan sent dozens to jail for the S&L failures.
How many blacks have died at the hands of white police officers while President Obama and not one, but two black Attorneys General were in office?
President Obama has said himself that he would have been seen as a moderate Republican a few decades ago, but I disagree: he is a moderate Republican right now, beholden to corporate interests rather than the interests of the people.
He is NOT a good president, he’s a mediocre president at best who believes he has the powers of a monarch. Pardoning Edward Snowden would do a lot to rehabilitate his Republican image and governance.