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Bronstein at Large: Should Obama have smoked crack?
San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | September 14 2010 at 12:25 PM | Posted By: Phil Bronstein

Posted on 09/15/2010 12:05:13 AM PDT by thecodont

Barack Obama is a reformed doper, so of course he's against legalizing marijuana.

Another disappointment for the legions of politically progressive fans who'd taken to Obamania as though it was its own opiate. Who is this guy, anyway? He's said he smoked dope and snorted coke in his youth. So where's the empathy, man?

But forget about its effect on his policies. His druggie past is not helping him shape the overarching grit of his public character nearly as much as it could be. Weed and cocaine? Who's going to be impressed with that, when his hugely successful contemporaries like Oprah Winfrey have the truly dark and evil specter of crack in their background?

Not the previously supportive New York Times, whose columnists are tearing Obama apart for being an elitist wuss. "Even many Democrats," wrote Frank Rich last Sunday, "have become lukewarm in their conviction that their president 'understands the problems of people like you.'"

His poll numbers on the "understanding" issue "have imploded," Rich notes, dropping from 72 percent who thought he did when he started the job down to 50 percent now. People who think he doesn't understand have doubled from 24 to 48 percent.

The problem is not just that he's an ideological jellyfish, too conservative for the left and too liberal for the right. It's that, as diverse and interesting as his background is, he was never down enough to make himself truly credible.

He needed some rock in that pipe of his youth. If he'd had a crack addiction then instead of an effete taste for powdered cocaine and pot, people might be a little more respectful of him now. It would have been an even tougher journey to the top. The big dog bite needs teeth sharpened by real adversity.

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1 posted on 09/15/2010 12:05:16 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Bronstein thinks BO isn’t edgy enough and that having experience as a crack addict might boost his image, or something.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 12:06:32 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

According to Larry Sinclair, Obama was quite into crack, and smoked it as the Rep from Illinois.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 12:08:26 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: thecodont
I think Bronstein is smoking crack.

How does drug use make someone more sympathetic to everyday problems of the common man? Does one have to be brain-damaged by crack to be sympathetic to the plight of the poor?

4 posted on 09/15/2010 12:16:58 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: thecodont
It's that, as diverse and interesting as his background is, he was never down enough to make himself truly credible.

Obama was never down enough because he didn't tend to sully himself with the likes of everyday Americans. It was Muslims and radical commies all the way.

5 posted on 09/15/2010 12:19:33 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: thecodont

Is Obama running for Mayor of D.C. already?


6 posted on 09/15/2010 12:20:23 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: thecodont

what on earth is that an actual pro journalist who wrote that? It was hopefully just sarcasm but still...

The country seems to have sunk a little lower in the 1/2 year I stopped reading the news.


7 posted on 09/15/2010 12:22:50 AM PDT by ministry of silly full stop (obama: grand poohbah of the ministry of silly)
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To: thecodont

Well he should hit some acid. It rewires your brain enough hits and he might be rewired into a passable president. Or rewired into insanity or catanoia.

Win-Win!!


8 posted on 09/15/2010 12:49:06 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: thecodont

This is Sharon Stone’s ex-husband who wrote this, right?


9 posted on 09/15/2010 12:52:09 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: thecodont

Yo, Phil, how’s that hope and change workin out fer ya?


10 posted on 09/15/2010 1:09:47 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: thecodont

I’ve seen what crack does to people on A&E’s Intervention series. Brain damage is hardly something to improve a person’s thinking.


11 posted on 09/15/2010 1:10:45 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: TheThinker

Hiding one’s credentials is also a credibility indicator.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 1:15:33 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: TigersEye
He needed some rock in that pipe of his youth. If he'd had a crack addiction then instead of an effete taste for powdered cocaine and pot, people might be a little more respectful of him now.

WTF? Is this kook for real? Why would we want a president who admitted to doing illegal drugs? I don't think 0 is sober anyway. Crack use would make sense for his actions....Shaking my head again & wondering when we won't have kooks writing bs like this & whacked presidents.

13 posted on 09/15/2010 1:54:30 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land among the stars)
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To: thecodont

Should the AnnointedIdiot have smoked crack? Is that a joke question? Given some of the idiotic decisions this idiot-ridden administration has/haave made and given the sheer amount of flip-flops and outright lies that have spewed forth from the AnnointedIdiot’s lips in the last 18 months, I have no doubts that the AnnointedIdiot is indeed already smoking crack. /s =.=


14 posted on 09/15/2010 2:52:50 AM PDT by cranked
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To: skr

The only thing curious in this story...is that you typically don’t get off crack. Out of a 1,000 crack-heads....you might find one capable of breaking the habit entirely. You would have to go and spend weeks in some rehab somewhere, so it’d leave a trail somewhere, where people remembered you.


15 posted on 09/15/2010 3:11:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: thecodont
"Barack Obama is a reformed doper,"

Where and how is this demonstrated.

16 posted on 09/15/2010 3:21:08 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: thecodont

Obama said he did “Blow”.......is that a DRUG or Charles??


17 posted on 09/15/2010 4:22:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: thecodont
"Barack Obama is a reformed doper."

What evidence is there thet he is 'reformed'?

18 posted on 09/15/2010 4:38:22 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: canuck_conservative

Phil Bronstein also known for his adventures with a large lizzard.
Following the “Henderson the Rain King” path?


19 posted on 09/15/2010 5:49:02 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: pandoraou812

0prah did crack?


20 posted on 09/15/2010 12:57:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye
I really have no clue. Mrs 0 might have cracked Oprah though since you never see them together that I know of.
21 posted on 09/15/2010 1:44:56 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land among the stars)
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To: thecodont
"The big dog bite needs teeth sharpened by real adversity."

Had this happened we'd have a different president today. Whether or not it was Barack Obama.
22 posted on 09/21/2010 3:28:56 AM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than four years now-- But I think about it every day.)
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