There plenty of Republicans out there that have politicize every issue and blaming President Obama has become a popular past time for folks who still haven't gotten over the fact that a black man was elected President of the United States. For these people, Obama is to blame for everything. And yes, three years later, some folks still don't like it.
Whether it be Rush Limbaugh or someone on Fox News, I clearly expect for them to blame Obama for Abu-Jamal's life sentence. Heck, it might even be at the next Republican debate because I know it's going to happen. Right now I've got my money on the current Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich; he wants to abolish child labor laws and put inner city children to work as janitors so they can learn their place in this country but then again you've got the desperate Rick Perry and the crazy Michele Bachmann; with this bunch you never know. If Herman Cain was still in the race, I would expect for him to do it, for now I'll settle for Newt.
The rationale is easy, since the President is a secret Muslim and Mumia Abu-Jamal has one those Muslim sounding names, it's an easy connection to make. As ridiculous as it sounds, I'm just waiting. Oh yeah, and it's a black thing! There goes Obama looking out for one his people.