Andrew Sullivan Blasts ‘Pothead’ Obama for Hypocritically Enforcing Federal Marijuana LawsSubmitted by PWA on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:10
Andrew Sullivan, opinion writer for The Daily Beast, took President Barack Obama to the woodshed in his column on Friday over the president’s inaction in response to a wave of states that passed measures which legalized the recreational use of marijuana this year. Sullivan finds Obama’s failure to relax federal drug enforcement regulations to be severely hypocritical given how the president not only admitted but celebrated his marijuana use in his younger years.
“[I]f [the federal government decides] that opposing a near majority of Americans in continuing to prosecute the drug war on marijuana, even when the core of their own supporters want an end to Prohibition, and even when that Prohibition makes no sense … then we will give them hell,” Sullivan writes, steeling himself for the battle to come. “And it will get personal.”
“The president wasn’t just once a pot-smoker, he was a very serious pothead,’ Sullivan writes. He says that Obama’s own experience as a pot-smoker-turned-president proves that the substance is “no more potentially damaging” to people than alcohol.