Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

"We want Obama's campaign to know that they aren't meeting their volunteer goals in deep-blue counties because people are finding this president's policies on cannabis too hard to swallow."

-- From the setup to an article by Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, currently running on the front page of the Huffington Post


Because there's no one more willing to get off the couch and pound that pavement for a presidential campaign like somebody who's high.

Look, I get that I'm traveling down a rather controversial road around here yet again and that pot legalization is something that's important to a lot of people, but if this is the singular issue you're hanging your vote on in the upcoming election -- whether the President of the United States is friendly to what you believe is your need or God-given right to do drugs -- you really are getting stoned too often. And yes, Obama may have let you down when it comes to medical marijuana and other facets of the legalization argument, but you really need to rethink your position if you genuinely believe that a staunchly Mormon Republican in the White House is going to be more willing to capitulate to your demands or even kind of see things your way.


Anonymous said...

Am I 100% satisfied with Obama? No. Am I 50%? No again. But would I be more satisfied if the Republicans take over again. Oh, no, that's definitely down below zero. So I gave some money to Obama and I'm firmly in the D column. Anyone who calls themselves a Democrat or a liberal or a progressive or all three and doesn't vote D at this point is a fool. They say it gets better -- not if the Republicans get back in.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Y'know, since 1967 or so, I've thought "they'll never legalise grass" -- marihoochee, of course -- and I haven't seen much reason to change my opinion.

That thought applies to the US or Canada, indifferently.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon mormon!!!

What a great word!

CNNfan said...

Just say no to swallowing cannabis.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when I saw that running on the front page of the HuffPo, I thought, "You are fucking kidding me. You're not going to vote for Obama because he hasn't done enough to legalize pot?". Has Romney said said something about this that I've missed? It was probably a lie. He's counting on people being too stoned to know.