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‘Choom’ Obama: Pot Is No Worse Than Alcohol

From the Associated Press:

Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

January 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."

"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol," the president said an interview with "The New Yorker" magazine.

For the record, we never heard about Obama very heavy use of pot until he was long since safely elected President. The details of his ‘Choom Gang’ only came out in the spring of 2012, via the fawning biography by David Maraniss.

Of course, if Obama had been a Republican his drug use history would have been front page news from the day he announced his candidacy.

Smoking marijuana is "not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy," Obama said.

And yet he is going out of his way to encourage its legalization:

Obama’s administration has given states permission to experiment with marijuana regulation, and laws recently passed in Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana recently went into effect. The president said it was important for the legalization of marijuana to go forward in those states to avoid a situation in which only a few are punished while a large portion of people have broken the law at one time or another.

How come we can have ‘a patchwork’ of marijuana laws, but not immigration laws? Remember Obama had Eric Holder sue Arizona over its immigration law, which simply enforced the federal immigration laws. And the argument was we couldn’t have a patchwork of immigration laws.

The president said he is troubled at the disproportionate number of arrests and imprisonments of minorities for marijuana use. "Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do," he said. "And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties."

Obama never passes up a chance to make blacks the victims of ‘the man.’

He said in the interview that users shouldn’t be locked up for long stretches of time when people writing drug laws "have probably done the same thing."

But Obama urged a cautious approach to changing marijuana laws, saying that people who think legalizing pot will solve social problems are "probably overstating the case." …

Ya think?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, January 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “‘Choom’ Obama: Pot Is No Worse Than Alcohol”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Barry’s lack of technical ability is always on display. This is no different. It’s highly doubtful he is familiar with the “scientific method” for doing research, let alone ever doing any research himself. His idea of a scientific idea is probably akin to Eric VonDaniken’s assessment that aliens visited the Earth some time in the past because all the “evidence” supports it.

    After all, this is how they’re selling the soon-to-be-hothouse of the solar system, our home planet because of the use of abundant fuels.

    And, for the record, I’ve not heard or read any statistics that record numbers of people are dying because of the use of fossil fuels. In fact, I’ve read just the opposite; that thanks to fossil fuels, medicines and treatments and doctors are able to get to places formerly unreachable.

    But Barry, like so many in the elite “intellectual” class, simply think that a thing is so by his mere imagining it is. And as he gets more and more sequestered in his own little world, he more and more believes he is correct because NONE will disagree with him. The sad truth is that nobody cares to disagree with him because they already know it’s a lost cause; He’s gone down the rabbit hole and won’t see any point of view that doesn’t agree with his own.

    So often ignorance and stupidity team up with a special kind of arrogance. To the reasonable, thinking human being, it is unfathomable that a person that dimwitted can also be that impossible. But the two are natural allies. They reinforce each other like no other human traits can.

    Of course, hilarity ensues when the facts prove to counter the fabricated reality that said idiot has in their mind.

    Yet even in his own statements, which would be destroyed by even an adequate trial lawyer, he says that pot is no worse than alcohol but then states that it’s “stupid and not very healthy”. When queried by an attorney to expand on that, Barry would have to either A) explain why he thinks this is so, citing either personal experience or evidence he’s familiar with or B) explain away and compare/contrast alcohol with pot and why the two are similar/different.

    A trial attorney would know instantly that he would be unable to provide any rational, well-investigated argument to satisfy the position he’s taken and would then dissect the statements he made so as to identify them as contrary to logic and flay them out as simply emotionally based positions.

    Steve also points out Barry’s apparent dismay at using pot while simultaneously encouraging and supporting its legalization. Once again, the O-hole on display about saying one thing and doing the exact opposite. At the end of that I have to say I’ve witnessed salespeople who do that all my life and it annoys me deeply but there was never a shortage of people who want to be sold something as in, “Please lie to me so we can both fabricate an imaginary world whereby I will feel better about myself and pretend to have a friend who supports my bad decisions”.

    So I have to conclude that there are millions who WANT and LOVE to be lied to.

  2. Self-revealing skull of mush

    The circle of stupidity is nearly complete.




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