The president told New Yorker interviewer David Remnick that Marijuana is no worse than alcohol or cigarettes. Reportedly, Obama also speculated that legalizing “hard” drugs, including cocaine and meth might ultimately be a matter of creating a “negotiated” or “calibrated” dose for safer use. Such sentiments uttered by the president are guaranteed to give every parent heartburn. Let’s hope these musings are just a consequence of going off the teleprompter.
On the other hand, all of the above really makes sense if you think about it. Obama is about getting the masses to vote Democrat. Of course, he prefers a zoned-out electorate. They may be the only ones in the country willing to gamble their futures and the nation’s on electing or re-electing Obamacrats.
Given the recent revelations that Obama lied about everything from the Affordable Health Care Act to Benghazi, and even said there wasn’t a “smidgeon” of truth in allegations of IRS corruption when the agency selectively targeted conservatives. No doubt it was just a coincidence that other federal agencies harassed the same groups and individuals. Given all of that, the chances are pretty good that sensible folk might be reluctant to give Democrats any more rope on which to hang Americans out to dry.
The president’s partisans, whose rose colored glasses automatically redact any of Obama’s character or policy flaws, are another matter. But even some of these poor misled souls (the ones who lost their insurance, their full-time jobs and/or their doctors) may be unlikely to cast votes for members of the responsible party. No wonder the administration wants to restore the franchise to convicted felons. You take your votes where you can find them.