7/3/12

Obama to focus on Drug War if re-elected

7/3/12
GQ has the story, and it's not entirely clear as to what Obama is planning to do, just what he won't be doing:
[P]ot-smokers shouldn't expect the president to come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. But from his days as a state senator in Illinois, Obama has considered the Drug War to be a failure, a conflict that has exacerbated the problem of drug abuse, devastated entire communities, changed policing practices for the worse, and has led to a generation of young children, disproportionately black and minority, to grow up in dislocated homes, or in none at all.
For once, I'm in agreement with the President, but why do I get the feeling he's still going to be pushing that pull-open door?
Getting politicians to understand how their actions contributed to the problem is a lot harder and requires more effort, but will ultimately pay off...

Beyond that, since the United States isn't about to legalize or regulate the illegal narcotics markets, the best thing a president can do may be what Obama winds up doing if he gets re-elected: using the bully pulpit to draw attention to the issue.
Oh oh ohhh, so he's gonna talk about drugs.  Great, that should get the hope and change finally going. I won't hold my breath.

On this issue Obama=Romney. Joy.

via Hot Air's headlines.

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