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Democrats' great green hope? Americans only want to vote for marijuana.
the week ^ | March 25 2014 | Peter Weber

Posted on 03/26/2014 8:58:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Things are not looking too good for Democrats in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections, and a new George Washington University Battleground poll is, on the surface, more bad news.

The respondents were roughly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, but 64 percent of GOP voters said they are "extremely likely" to vote in November, versus 57 percent of Democrats. President Obama's 44 percent approval rating won't help the Democrats, and a daunting 73 percent said their personal economic situation has stayed the same or gotten worse over the past four years.

But there is one silver lining for Democrats: Marijuana. While 82 percent of respondents disapprove of Congress — with both parties "universally despised," according to Democratic pollster Celinda Lake — 73 percent support medical marijuana in their states, 53 percent back decriminalizing pot, and most importantly, 68 percent said they are more likely to go to the polls if marijuana is on the ballot.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dopefiends; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; potheads
who could have imagined this
1 posted on 03/26/2014 8:58:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Don’t worry. While they’re more likely to go to the polls, they’re also more likely to be unable to find them.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 9:01:22 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: almcbean

Dude, wait... this isn’t early voting? Well then... do you have a cheeseburger? How about some tacos?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: MeshugeMikey
2008: White Guilt

2010: Conservative revolt!

2012: "War on Women"; Sandra Fluke's vagina

2014: Getting high

2016: "War on Women"; Hillary's vagina

(2010 was an aberration)

4 posted on 03/26/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: MeshugeMikey

They’re pinning their hope’s on a movie......”Dazed and Confused”


5 posted on 03/26/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Might indeed benefit the Dems.

America has become a nation of dopehead dregs.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 9:13:56 AM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66
America has become a nation of dopehead dregs.

Don't confuse news reports with reality. The reporters are nearly all liberals who had their objectivity surgically removed in college, and want to create the perception that just about everyone either smokes pot or wants to.

7 posted on 03/26/2014 9:22:53 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: greene66

Then again, lots of Libertarian, Independents, and Conservatives don’t like the heavy hand the War on Drugs grants to the government.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 9:24:08 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: MeshugeMikey

The numbers probably favor dems, but I think more conservatives than they realize might be for this. I’m not a fan of pot, but a lot of conservatives have a libertarian streak.

I think the idea is to get libs out to polls where they normally wouldn’t get out. I hate to say this, but maybe this could be avoided in swing states by passing legislation to legalize BEFORE November.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The Democrats have gone "FROM HOPE TO DOPE"
10 posted on 03/26/2014 9:26:55 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
The Democrats have gone "FROM HOPE TO DOPE"

Well they were pretty successful in 1992 and 1996 with The Dope from Hope.

11 posted on 03/26/2014 9:30:08 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: I still care

The Republicans could counter this by campaigning to LOWER TUITIONS. The ‘kids’ would love this but the FAT PIG TEACHERS UNIONS would hate it. Play the students against the Universities.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 9:30:38 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: MeshugeMikey

As an anti legalizer I suggest a compromise of decriminalization.

Better to pay a fine once in a while than to pay a tax every time.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 9:31:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: greene66
America has become a nation of dopehead dregs.

Actually, it is really welfare dregs. Pot may be a cause or a side effect, but welfare is a bigger problem than pot.

You know, after looking at the real consequences of smoking pot, not the hyperbole most conservatives believe in, the most prevalent way of having pot ruin your life is to get caught selling it.

We can all see the train rumbling down the track, straight at us. If instead of fighting a rear-guard action, we got out in front of the train and just pushed legalization, we might not pick up any voters, but we would certainly disincentivize a block of liberal voters.

Would you rather have legal pot, or more Obama wealth redistribution? I know you don't want either one, but sometimes we have to choose the lesser evil to eliminate the bigger one.

14 posted on 03/26/2014 9:33:08 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave

Well, a nation of government-dependents. A nation of dopehead trash. A nation comfortable with socialism. A nation embracing the deviancy of homo marriage.

Adding it all up, there gets to be a point where I can truly say I no longer see the American populace as worth lifting a finger for, nor America itself a republic worth preserving. I’m REALLY close to that point.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by greene66
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To: MeshugeMikey

They are truly kidding themselves if they think this is going to help this Fall. Those who favor medical pot or even legalization don’t skew nearly as heavily to the Democrats as they think. Dream on, Democrats, dream on!


16 posted on 03/26/2014 9:49:52 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

We just need to set-up taco stands 50 feet from the polling locations.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 9:53:17 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: cdcdawg

as the democracks desperation becomes more apparent..it will necessarily INCREASE until they IMPLODE.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 9:53:58 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mykroar
perhaps JIHAD BOY will come out supporting the democrack party


19 posted on 03/26/2014 9:55:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Then again, lots of Libertarian, Independents, and Conservatives don’t like the heavy hand the War on Drugs grants to the government.

I personally don't see the problem. A vote for legal marijuana is a vote against the thoroughly discredited and ineffective War on (Some) Drugs & might actually restore a small piece of the Fourth Amendment.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by gdani
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To: gdani

I should also add - and the Tenth Amendment!


21 posted on 03/26/2014 10:03:51 AM PDT by gdani
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To: MeshugeMikey
So this is what drugs do to people, turn you into d'RATS. This is their strategy, turn everybody into drug addicts.
22 posted on 03/26/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It makes a little sense. I would have to be stoned, drunk, tripping and unconscious to vote for a Democrat, and even then they would have to send in armed Black Panthers and government goons to torture me, along with union thugs to vote for me, and corrupt officials to replace my ballot with one that is fixed.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 10:35:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: gdani

Amen! States rights is the solution to many problems.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Vinylly

Money Man George Soros has been behind the push to legalize pot for years.

he is one of Obamas BIG financial supporters.

SUCH A COINCIDENCE!


25 posted on 03/26/2014 10:44:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: pallis

From Your Lips TO God’s Ear!


26 posted on 03/26/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
in just five short years at that!





27 posted on 03/26/2014 11:40:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
This is truly what is meant by the Low Information Voter, most in a perpetual state of delusion.
28 posted on 03/26/2014 7:08:06 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Yes and what info does manage to get through the HAZE is misundertood...


29 posted on 03/26/2014 7:30:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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