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!


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.