Cynical Politics At Its Best! (and general stupidity)

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Remember when Obama the candidate was refreshingly honest about his previous drug use in the past. Well, looks like the hopes and dreams of those who support personal freedoms and thought he would understand given his history have gone up in smoke!

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Remember when the Obama administration was going to be stand-offish on states that had approved the use of medical marijuana?

Well, there’s a election coming, and it always helps to look tough on drugs (mmmm-kay).

Oh, he was very much for it before he was against it.

And just to show how idiotic and political this is, there’s this. Just a couple of months ago, there was a huge, I mean HUGE pot bust here in Sanger, which is near Fresno.

How big was it?

Check out the video of a helicopter flying over the pot growing operation.

Yes, you do keep asking yourself, are they done filming yet?… are they done now?… NOW???

Yet, just a month later, the people who were arrested during this raid…. were set free! On orders of the same Fed that is now going after the state sanctioned medical marijuana sellers. What. Were these people who were detained donors to the party or something???

Remember when this administration was going to be ultra tough on polluters?

Job losses due to regulations would look bad. According to the Associated Press “EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz said the agency’s decision to ease the standards had to do with new data and was not political”. Sounds good and all, except this administration has a long history of ignoring science when it suited their needs. Did I mention there is an election coming?

Plus, the President, who wants to be considered Mr Compromise, can’t compromise on his latest jobs bill, which guarantees it won’t get past the republican house. It’s almost as if there is an election coming, and he wants to blame the lack of a jobs bill on Republicans!

And speaking of…. Don’t think they’re of the hook!

Here is the stupid!

We know that the unemployment rate for 18 – 25 year olds is very high, at about 24%. We also see that the vast majority of the Occupy Wall Street crowd is right within that demographic. But I guess Herman Cain doesn’t have all the facts:

“What do they want? I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street. Don’t blame the big bank. If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself.”

But this at least has some tact. Laura Ingraham on her radio show today told them bluntly “they needed to get a job”. Uhm… If they could find a job in this economy, maybe they wouldn’t be protesting!

Jeez! Why does any one listen to these people.

PS. Yes, I do know that many (most) of the protesters at the various “Occupation” sites haven’t a clue, are serial protestors, will go out and picket any liberal cause at the drop of a hat, and don’t know what they’re doing it for most of the time. That doesn’t negate the fact that unemployment is a severe concern for that age group, and that many major corporations are sitting on money, not reinvesting it back into the economy and creating more jobs. If they are simply waiting for the Presidency to change hands, well, that doesn’t look good either.

PPS. Meep Meep = Silent Silent.

Obama’s biggest cheerleader has gone mysteriously silent on the administrations decision to crack down on medical marijuana. I suspect he’ll respond one of these days, but it’s pretty embarrassing when a very part time blogger beats him to it. But, I guess it’s complicated.

9 Comments to “Cynical Politics At Its Best! (and general stupidity)”

  1. By Jeff Alberts, October 8, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    We know that the unemployment rate for 18 – 25 year olds is very high, at about 24%. We also see that the vast majority of the Occupy Wall Street crowd is right within that demographic.

    A local news station here in Seattle went to interview these moronic “occupy” folks. They had a REALLY hard time finding anyone who knew why they were protesting.

  2. By Sonicfrog, October 9, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Jeff… You missed a typo… You’re Fired!!!!!! 🙂

    (and yes, that is said using the best Mr Spacely voice I can muster)

  3. By TMLutas, October 9, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    A small correction because you’re a bit too generous to President Obama. His jobs bill can’t get out of the Democrat controlled Senate. In fact, Majority Leader Reid changed the rules of the Senate on a party line vote just so he wouldn’t have to vote for the President’s jobs bill. Reid’s caucus should kick him out just for that because it was such an incredibly dumb and shortsighted move.

    It costs very little money to issue permits. By stopping the slow rolling of resource extraction permits (mining, logging, drilling, pipeline building, etc) we could have hundreds of thousands of jobs that right now are waiting on bureaucratic approval. In some cases, they’ve gone so slow that the process was declared illegal in federal court. That means less competition for work in other areas, lower deficits without cutting any programs, and generally good things. But this administration’s green allies hate the idea. The greens are a major reason why the economy is so bad because the price of their support was getting their own in the low level slots that approve these resource extraction permits. America is suffering as a result.

    After a bit of a fight, the CVs for the DOJ’s civil rights lawyers (who are supposed to be non-partisan hires) were released to Pajamas Media. Out of 113 hires, all 113 ended up being easily identifiable left wingers. When you hire like Chicago’s City Hall, you get a different sort of government, one we’re all suffering from.

  4. By Sonicfrog, October 9, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    I was going to include some info on that, but, this post was already growing much longer than I had intended, so I stopped where I did.

  5. By teapartydoc, October 10, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    As long as the regulatory regime is in place it will not give up ground in it’s ongoing quest for hegemony. This is what bureaucracies do. The bureaucrat is Machiavellian by nature. He understands that if his power and influence are not growing, his part of the world is diminishing, dying. Control over pharmaceuticals is a major part of the progressive project. the onset coincided with the establishment of the medical monopoly and developments resulted in the medical-industrial complex we now have, which has accomplished the biggest and most successful regulatory capture the world ha yet seen all across Western Civilization. This morass cannot be reverse-legislated piece by piece.

    Start where they started and cut it off at the roots. Abolish government licensing of physicians.

  6. By Jeff Alberts, October 10, 2011 @ 4:17 am

    eff… You missed a typo… You’re Fired!!!!!

    Did you really expect me to read all that?? There’s like, multi-syllabic words in there! Eeeew!

  7. By Rico, September 18, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Obama may have been late to the party, but he finally did lay off of the states on marijuana. Give him some credit now, eh?

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