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Posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didnt inhale.
In his 1995 memoir Dreams of My Father, Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Zeus wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke in a white classmates sparkling new van, he would smoke in the dorm room of some brother and he would smoke on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.
He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.
Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled Barack Obama: The Story gives more detail on Obamas pot-smoking days, complete with testimonials from young Barry Obamas high school buddies, a group that went by the name the Choom Gang. Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.
Maraniss portrays the teenage Obama as not just a pot smoker, but a pot-smoking innovator.
As a member of the Choom Gang, Maraniss writes, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends.
The first Obama-inspired trend: Total Absorption or TA.
TA was the opposite of Bill Clintons claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled, explains Maraniss. Heres how it worked: If you exhaled prematurely when you were with the Choom Gang, you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around.
As one of Obamas old high school buddies tells Maraniss: Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated.
Another Obama innovation: Roof Hits.
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ABC? Really?? I didn’t know government checks could bounce.
They meant pole smoking?
This is nothing compared to Romney teasing some kid in his high school days. When he was in high school there were no “gay” kids, just panseys. And in those times no one ever thought of what kinds of sex panseys preferred.
it's just how this guy thinks
Who is Dr. Zeus? Did they mean “Seuss”?
I would smoke it in the dark,
I would love to smoke with Karl Marx...
I would smoke it in the hall,
I would smoke it with my pal Saul...
That was the dude in Planet of the Apes, wasn't it?
This country would be better off if 0bama would spend his days smoking pot instead of transforming America. Cheech and Chong would be better leaders than 0bama and Biden.
I don’t know about way back when, but I tell you what - Barry’s actions suggests the guy STILL smoking it today.
Is it my imagination or is the MSM starting to turn on Obama?
Help me, Dr. Seuss! .. Er...
He was drag racing in a VW bus? The guy is dumber than donuts.
I never heard one word about this during the 08 election, what a surprise.
I remember he did a TV interview early on in 2009 and he was laughing about GM and the interviewer asked him if he was “punch drunk” and I was thinking he seemed stoned. I am sure he still smokes pot along with the rest of his admin.
Telling that he would “Intercept” or “Bogart” the joint out of turn.
Always the Narcissist.
How nice. This greedy narcissistic assclown couldnt even smoke a joint like a decent person.
I doubt he ever had any real friends in his life...
Not sure Obie’s old man wasn’t really Tommy Chong.
Interesting that the drug dealer was gay....perhaps the whole ‘choom’ gang was on the down low....start early and often
Vote for the socialist of your choice.
Obama and His Pot-Smoking Choom Gang
Known today as , The Obama Administration
ABC, Friday, Holiday weekend, 4 years too late...
Yep seems right.
Anyone that buys a gun has to fill out a set of BATF forms. One of the questions on the form asks about drug history. I think an affirmation would kill the sale. So, it is evidently easier for someone with a drug history to be elected to public office than to buy a gun.
So the obvious question is, “President Obama, when did you last smoke a joint, and when did you last take any other illegal substance?”
“What made you quit?”
Wow, Obama “invented” new ways to smoke pot.
Is there ANYTHING he can’t do?
At least be thankful this crap is coming out before the 2012 election.
Dave’s not here, man.
BUMP MORE FROM THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE:
Although Obama himself wrote that he and his pot smoking buddies were a club of disaffection, Maraniss says thats not really true.
In fact, most members of the Choom Gang were decent students and athletes who went on to successful and productive lawyers, writers and businessmen, Maraniss writes. One notable exception was Ray, the groups pot dealer who, known for his ability to score quality bud, would years later be killed by a scorned gay lover armed with a ball-peen hammer.
Maraniss concludes his chapter on Obamas high school years by looking at a note Obama had written in his high school yearbook in a section reserved for students to give a line or two giving thanks to those who helped along the way.
Obama had written this: Thanks Tut [his grandmother], Gramps, Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times.
Maraniss notes: Ray was the older guy who hung around the Choom Gang, selling them pot. A hippie drug dealer made his acknowledgements; his mother did not.
The White House told ABC News that it has no comment.