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Past drug use may test Obama [Ba'Crack' Obama Alert!]
Chicaco Sun-Times ^ | 1/04/07 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 01/04/2007 6:27:02 PM PST by melt

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), poised to announce a White House bid, got a taste of the intense vetting that will take place in a presidential campaign. The Wednesday edition of the Washington Post ran a Page 1 story about Obama's drug use -- pot and cocaine -- under the headline, "Effect of Obama's Candor Remains to Be Seen."

Obama wrote about trying cocaine in high school and using pot in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, published after he finished law school. Drug use was not an issue in his 2004 Illinois Senate race, either in the primary or general election.

Obama returns to Washington today after staying largely out of the spotlight for a few weeks, spending the holidays with his family in his native Hawaii. In his absence, Obama's team has been organizing a presidential campaign -- from the field to finance -- to be ready once he makes it official, expected sometime this month.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; character; cocaine; president

Maybe he should enter Betty Ford Clinic before he runs for President. I just have visions of a "Marion Berry" in the White House...

1 posted on 01/04/2007 6:27:06 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Isn't cocaine.... expensive?


2 posted on 01/04/2007 6:28:55 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: melt

Nah, people will like this. Just like every guy who ever had an affair sympathized with Bill Clinton, every guy who has ever done blow is going to sympathize with Obama. It'll probably get him votes.


3 posted on 01/04/2007 6:29:33 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: melt

You think this oily scumbag is really going to run for President?
I think it's all just a vain rock tour.


4 posted on 01/04/2007 6:29:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: melt

Sounds like resume enhancement for Democrats.


5 posted on 01/04/2007 6:30:53 PM PST by stevem
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, Hillary loves it.


6 posted on 01/04/2007 6:31:25 PM PST by unkus
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To: Lancey Howard

I think he's aiming for Vice President first.


7 posted on 01/04/2007 6:31:43 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
And.........Hillary has not sharpend up her knives yet. Osama Obama won't know what hit him when the Clintons go to work on him.

If I was O. Huessin Obama, I would stay away from Ft Marcy Park.

8 posted on 01/04/2007 6:32:31 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (liberalism, abortions and islam are terminal)
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To: B.O. Plenty

The Clintonistas will go after both Dem and Rep. Anyone in their way will be fair game.


9 posted on 01/04/2007 6:36:22 PM PST by unkus
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To: melt

10 posted on 01/04/2007 6:37:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Rodney King

What about goody-two-shoes like me who never did windowpane, blotter, brown-clear dexies, black beuties, Thai stick, Acapulco gold, Panama red, Rorer714s, opiated hash, peyote, those foul-tasting mushrooms, or any of that other stuff that other people did? We certainly won't give Barack Hussein Obama a pass.


11 posted on 01/04/2007 6:38:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Got milk?


12 posted on 01/04/2007 6:38:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: fieldmarshaldj


OBAMA AND WHITNEY HOUSTON FOLLOWING A 3 DAY CRACK SMOKING BINGE!!
13 posted on 01/04/2007 6:39:21 PM PST by AZRightWinger
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To: Lancey Howard

I have never even heard of 95% of those things. Where did you get knowledge of them?


14 posted on 01/04/2007 6:41:34 PM PST by unkus
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To: melt

Anyone know where Obama went to high school?

I'm wondering because if he went to high school in Hawaii, him getting into cocaine was more than a peer pressure/easy access thing. Smoking pot or drinking beer would fall into that category but not cocaine.


15 posted on 01/04/2007 6:41:39 PM PST by KJC1 (Right when you think you're really good is when you need to pay the most attention)
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To: melt

I don't see how any of this matters. Who cares what drugs, if any he may have done years ago. It's irrelevant.

I'll patiently wait on all of those who thought the same regarding Bush's DUI decades ago to flame me.


16 posted on 01/04/2007 6:44:20 PM PST by KoRn
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To: melt

17 posted on 01/04/2007 6:47:52 PM PST by cabojoe
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To: melt

Another crack Democrat candidate.


18 posted on 01/04/2007 6:50:16 PM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: KoRn

Heck all he needs to do is remark that he hasn't taken any drugs for the past 25 years and refuse to answer any other questions from then on. Many on FR accepted that excuse then so why not now?


19 posted on 01/04/2007 6:51:09 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke
"Heck all he needs to do is remark that he hasn't taken any drugs for the past 25 years and refuse to answer any other questions from then on. Many on FR accepted that excuse then so why not now?"

If the issue gets too hot for him, he may have to check into rehab for a week. It's still early enough in the campaign. A week off shouldn't hurt and all will be forgiven.

20 posted on 01/04/2007 6:53:56 PM PST by KoRn
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To: melt

How many trees will die so that the MSM can fully air the issue of why it's bad-bad-bad when a Republican is even suspected of drug use, but when a Democrat is in the same situation, well, heck, it's just the human condition, donchaknow.


21 posted on 01/04/2007 6:54:11 PM PST by Steely Tom
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To: cabojoe

Keep the powder dry...!


22 posted on 01/04/2007 6:54:37 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: cabojoe; rzeznikj at stout; sully777; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Petronski

It is to LOL.


23 posted on 01/04/2007 6:55:00 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: melt

Hillary's flying monkeys at work.


24 posted on 01/04/2007 6:55:39 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Enterprise

"Vice" Presidential candidate.


25 posted on 01/04/2007 6:56:07 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

So that's why he is the way he is - too many drugs took their toll on him.


26 posted on 01/04/2007 6:59:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: melt
This will not be an issue.

We've already dealt with this through bulbous nose, clintone.

BTW, has he EVER released his medical records as is customary for Presidents?
27 posted on 01/04/2007 7:01:23 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Lancey Howard

My feelings are hurt. You left out Humboldt Home Grown...


28 posted on 01/04/2007 7:04:17 PM PST by tubebender
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To: melt

Yeah, each Democrat his own vice.


29 posted on 01/04/2007 7:04:25 PM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You must have come of age in the 70's. I've heard of those drugs, but they were Cheech and Chong era stuff. I heard the window pane was supposed to have been pretty good stuff, but the only acid I ever encountered was blotter. Pot's been indoor grown around these parts for as long as I can remember and all those old regional varieties sound rather quaint.


30 posted on 01/04/2007 7:10:09 PM PST by elmer fudd
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To: melt

Yawn.

Gang, if we eliminated everyone in DC who'd used illegal drugs you'd have an echo chamber.

IF we can't beat this guy w/ ideas, experience and rhetoric then we should hang our heads in shame.


31 posted on 01/04/2007 7:12:59 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Steely Tom

"when a Republican is even suspected of drug use, but when a Democrat is in the same situation, well, heck, it's just the human condition, donchaknow.'

You don't suppose it's because of the different way liberals and conservatives see the War on Some Drugs? For socons to try excusing the Republican would be hypocrisy. Democrats could be expected to soft pedal the 'enormity' of it all because they don't think it's such a big deal.


32 posted on 01/04/2007 7:13:14 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lancey Howard

Are you comtemplating running for President?

Spare me.


33 posted on 01/04/2007 7:15:46 PM PST by Hilltop
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To: cabojoe

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 01/04/2007 7:18:53 PM PST by syriacus (Iraq War is like the Korean War - but with a GOP prez, 10% of the deaths, an antagonistic MSM)
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To: KoRn

No curiosity about where he got the money or who he bought the stuff from with?


35 posted on 01/04/2007 7:21:57 PM PST by syriacus (Iraq War is like the Korean War - but with a GOP prez, 10% of the deaths, an antagonistic MSM)
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To: KoRn
No curiosity about where he got the money or who he bought the stuff from with?
36 posted on 01/04/2007 7:24:02 PM PST by syriacus (Iraq War is like the Korean War - but with a GOP prez, 10% of the deaths, an antagonistic MSM)
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To: tubebender

Alabama Osama surely used "Maui Wowie."


37 posted on 01/04/2007 7:28:09 PM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: syriacus
"No curiosity about where he got the money or who he bought the stuff from with?"

Not really, but that could indicate that he had some shady friends and or associates. I'm sure the Clinton machine is hard at work talking to everyone he ever knew, and everyone who knows them. This is going to be fun to watch.

38 posted on 01/04/2007 7:39:59 PM PST by KoRn
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To: melt

Chicaco Sun-Times?


39 posted on 01/04/2007 7:50:30 PM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Lancey Howard
We certainly won't give Barack Hussein Obama a pass

Yes, but the other side of the coin is the 40% of the electorate that will, automatically. It is going to have to be considerably worse before Dems abandon him in favor of a Republican. God only knows what it would take to get the press to abandon him. Child molestation might do it.

sycophant –noun
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. Examples - CNN, WaPost, NYT

The most ridiculous thing is that which no one brings up. Regardless of his politics, why would anyone want a 2 year freshman Senator as President? IMO, that is what he should be pounded on, relentlessly.

40 posted on 01/04/2007 8:08:04 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: Hilltop

What, you won't vote for me?


41 posted on 01/04/2007 8:10:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SteveMcKing

"Isn't cocaine.... expensive?"
I don't think Obama grew up poor. He went to very expensive private schools. I'm not sure why he decided to come to Illinois but he had a very unimpressive record in the Illinois House after he lost a couple of elections.


42 posted on 01/04/2007 8:12:51 PM PST by Merry
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To: B.O. Plenty

Obama knows damned well that Hillary has his FBI file and this admission is simply early damage control to what is going to be disclosed when the Clintons see fit.


43 posted on 01/04/2007 8:15:00 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: martin_fierro; cabojoe; sully777; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Petronski; MikefromOhio; ...

That it is, my FRiends...

That it is...8^)


44 posted on 01/04/2007 8:46:54 PM PST by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: SteveMcKing

I don't know, but there is always crack, the poor-man's cocaine. Don't forget we already "had" a president with a rampant history of cocaine use.


45 posted on 01/04/2007 8:48:51 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: toddlintown
Chicaco Sun-Times?

Sorry for misspelling "Chica'coke' Sun-Times". I'll bee more carful next time...

46 posted on 01/04/2007 9:30:26 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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