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    Obama has helped millions of people by passing landmark legislation and through executive order. The idea the number of pardons issued is somehow a more accurate gauge of mercy or compassion than say, legislative accomplishments is silly.

    GWB tortured hundreds. But hey!  He issued more pardons than Obama so Obama is less merciful than Bush even!

    Reagan traded guns for hostages and wouldn't mention the words "gay" or "AIDS". But hey! He pardoned more people than Obama because Obama is a heartless bastard.

    These kinds of "analyses" simply aren't credible.

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