By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:14 pm Fri, Dec 14, 2012
Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance, responds to Obama's marijuana legalization comments this morning. tldr; "Obama is sort of heading in the right direction."
Or, as Bullwinkle says, “This time for sure!”
But hey, if we get any hopey changey stuff at all this term, I’ll take it.
He did “change his mind” in his support for marriage equality, at least.
I actually believe him about changing his mind because I don’t think that he supported it in 2008. I think that John McCain’s position, on the other hand, has always been political posturing. I seriously doubt that he gives a shit one way or the other.
When Obama first started to act like a complete asshole after the first election, I was like “maybe after the next election he will stop being a dick” and pull a gay marriage style reversal and “evolve” his stance into something humane and sane. I am now skeptical. His statement on weed was meh at best, and I have no fucking clue why.
This is a guy who, if the very god damn laws he was enforcing were enforced on him, wouldn’t have made it into Harvard, much less been the fucking president. How you can violate a law, be thankful you never got caught and and have your life needlessly ruined, and then turn and set out to ruin hundreds of thousands of your fellows lives defies all reason. Hell, it isn’t even hundreds of thousands or millions. It is tens and hundreds of millions of lives being ruined if you give two shits about the brown people on the other side of the border.
He has been elected and isn’t going to run again. There is nothing to lose by simply rescheduling the drug to where it actually belongs. Frankly, I’m pissed and disgusted. I don’t know how that asshole sleeps at night. I know I sure as shit wouldn’t sleep a wink if I had made the conscious decision to fuck over and ruin so many innocent people. The fact that he is completely screwing over so many people while rocking a Catholic priest screwing an alter boy level of hypocrisy with drug laws he himself has violated is just icing to the cake.
I hope I am wrong and that Obama is going to announce after he fiscal cliff mess his new sane policy that doesn’t involve screwing millions of people violating a worthless law he has violated. I’m not holding my breath.
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