Skip to comments.Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?
Posted on 06/14/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by yoe
n 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama.
Bush's plan to use gay marriage bans -- in states that did not actually allow gay marriage -- as a turnout booster led to signs featuring icky public restroom symbols proliferated and liberal panic that the Christian right had taken over. The press obsessed over "values voters." One of Bush's aides, Ken Mehlman, who later came out as gay himself, has apologized for the strategy, two others say it didn't work.
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I cannot imagine he would be that stupid.
No more than it was yesterday.
I think he STILL really, really likes to get high.
And it would cause a meltdown of support in middle America.
As stupid as it is that this is illegal, him saying that would be seen as a desperate Hail Mary like the gay marriage stuff.
Not likely as the "Weed Whackers" will vote for him anyway out of plain and simple stupidity. "Stoners 4 o'Bama"
No way! The Narcissistic loves himself too much to do any thing for any one else.
I think it’s already clear from the Libertarian Party’s poor showing and pot being their #1 issue (just ask any of them) that Obama is not going to gain much traction on this because the stoners are too mellow to show up at the polls.
OTOH, I’d expect a lot of drug warriors might be motivated to vote against it. And most of them are sober.
Backfire. All the potheads will be too stoned to remember to vote.
If it’s legalised, does that mean everyone will have to use it?
How can you NOT imagine anything that 0dumb0 would do, in order to advance his own sick demented plans? This guy is a RAT bastard, socialist-fascist-commie pig, and he will stoop to any depths of depravity if he thinks it will help him to steal another election. Whether the plans are stupid or just plain devious make no difference to the commie pig-in-chief.
Sorry Øbama, its pretty much legal where I live you POS.
In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where its legal.
However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is legal.
Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical marijuana is legal.
Furthermore, in July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California.
Also in July 2010, the DEA raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California.
Then in September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal.
In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal.
In April 2012, the DEA carried out several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.
In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obamas war against medical marijuana went far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush.
In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had strong concerns about Obamas forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosis congressional district.
Commenting on Obamas crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said, Im very disappointed
They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.
Impossible, an Executive Order CANNOT OVERTURN FEDERAL LAW.
Why not? Look at what he has done so far. He’s gotta do something to buy the MTV/Comedy Channel votes...dude.
FDR promised to end Prohibition and got elected.
That ought to insure the paulbot vote!
That is the exact type of wedge issue that will cause disruption within the Democrat party for years to come. If the party-backed incumbent president supports legalizing dope nationwide, it will be hard for Dems who want to be perceived as meat and potatoes types to make a stronf contrast without weakening party unity.
Besides that, outright leaglization would open the same Pandora’s box that Lawrence v. Texas opened up; before, under Bowers v. Hardwick, there was NO way to promote laws to change the definition of marriage. Once pot is legal, can employers test for it? Yes? But not without taking flack that they haven’t had to take until now.
Legalizing marijuana could result in the Mexican drug cartels—60 percent of whose illegal export profits are from pot—losing control of the U.S. market.
This is a dated story but it is a credible picture of how illegal drug profits find their way to Democratic causes:
Let him. Half his base won’t show up to vote until the next day.