Obama, an "outside observer of his own administration"

"Obama often speaks as if he is an outside observer of his own administration — condemning excessively long prison sentences while hardly ever using his clemency power to shorten them, sounding the alarm about his own abuses of executive power in the name of fighting terrorism, worrying about the threat to privacy posed by surveillance programs he authorized. Now here he is, trying to distance himself from his own administration's refusal to reclassify marijuana." -- Jacob Sullum in his piece, Obama, Who Evidently Has Not Read the Controlled Substances Act, Denies That He Has the Power to Reclassify Marijuana

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  1. And then proceed to rip into him with an ad hominum attack, completely failing to respond to the actual argument.

    Rather than complain that he's an echo chamber writer, how about actually saying what, if any of those statements was wrong. Obama has repeatedly said one thing while doing the exact opposite, up to recently condoning THC use in words without the actual concrete actions to support them, when it would take mere hours for him to reclassify THC away from Schedule 1.

  2. Obama certainly appears as though he has no real control over the military complex.

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