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Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?
Atlantic Wire ^ | June 13, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve

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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: choomgang
According to ANDREW FERGUSON in his article "Self Made Man"...Obama really, really liked to get high. Now the Saul Alensky student and Choom Gang (Pot smoker) is holding out an Olive leaf to get the votes from similar pot heads. Destroying what little is left of American exceptionalism and American Jurisprudence. The Community Organizer, Food Stamp King, and Welfare chief, has got to go!
1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:58:13 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

I cannot imagine he would be that stupid.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yoe

No more than it was yesterday.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2895033/posts


3 posted on 06/14/2012 10:00:23 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: yoe
Obama really, really liked to get high.

I think he STILL really, really likes to get high.

4 posted on 06/14/2012 10:01:04 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: yoe

He cant.

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.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: yoe
. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama.

Not likely as the "Weed Whackers" will vote for him anyway out of plain and simple stupidity. "Stoners 4 o'Bama"

6 posted on 06/14/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: yoe
They want to outlaw sodas but legalize pot. Go figure.
Smoking weed makes you dim and lethargic - the perfect Democrat voter.

7 posted on 06/14/2012 10:03:37 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: yoe
Bogart Barry pass the blunt?

No way! The Narcissistic loves himself too much to do any thing for any one else.

8 posted on 06/14/2012 10:03:41 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: yoe

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.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 10:05:32 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Gaffer

10 posted on 06/14/2012 10:05:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: yoe

Backfire. All the potheads will be too stoned to remember to vote.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: yoe

If it’s legalised, does that mean everyone will have to use it?


12 posted on 06/14/2012 10:11:07 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: ozzymandus

Dude

Wait

I forgot


13 posted on 06/14/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Gawd he has the ugliest mouth I've ever seen.
14 posted on 06/14/2012 10:12:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Gaffer
I cannot imagine he would be that stupid.

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.

15 posted on 06/14/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: yoe

Sorry Øbama, its pretty much legal where I live you POS.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 10:15:04 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: rcrngroup
My mistake was in assuming that the man had some intelligence. However, in deference to you and millions, I can concede that there is the possibility that the man is just an affirmative action chameleon with a glib banter that has absolutely no clue whatsoever.
17 posted on 06/14/2012 10:18:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yoe
Obama is a lying sack of bantha pudu:

Sources for everything at this link

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosi’s congressional district.

Commenting on Obama’s crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said, “I’m very disappointed… They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.”

18 posted on 06/14/2012 10:22:41 AM PDT by grundle
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To: yoe

Impossible, an Executive Order CANNOT OVERTURN FEDERAL LAW.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 10:30:11 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Gaffer

Why not? Look at what he has done so far. He’s gotta do something to buy the MTV/Comedy Channel votes...dude.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 10:45:42 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: yoe

FDR promised to end Prohibition and got elected.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 10:58:02 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: yoe

That ought to insure the paulbot vote!


22 posted on 06/14/2012 11:13:05 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: yoe

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.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 11:27:13 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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To: stuartcr

+ 1


24 posted on 06/14/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: yoe
Obama hasn't done anything to indicate he supports marijuana legalization. The feds have been cracking down on the quasi-legal medical pot industry in California and elsewhere ever since Obama took office.

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:

http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-hidden-soros-agenda-drugs-money-the-media-and-political-power/

25 posted on 06/14/2012 4:19:24 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Actually it was Herbert Hoover who spoke for the repeal of Prohibition in his acceptance speech of 1932. He lost. It was ended in December 1933 not by FDR but with the 21st Amendment.
26 posted on 06/14/2012 5:23:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: yoe

Let him. Half his base won’t show up to vote until the next day.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 6:20:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gaffer
Don't sell Barry and his fellow travelers short. They are plenty stupid.
28 posted on 06/14/2012 9:33:19 PM PDT by jospehm20
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