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Jeralyn:

On his website, Change.gov, Obama asked readers to ask a question about the policy change most important to them. The results: the number one question among 7,000 policy topics raised was legalization of marijuana. His [one sentence] response: No way.

To rephrase Pelosi's famous statement slightly: They are advocates....

He is a Leader.

Hey, it's getting smoky under the bus! I'm feeling a little lightheaded...

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Submitted by pie on

I can see why people with terminal illnesses and/or pain sufferers would want that to be an issue. Also ties into the healthcare thing.

If, however, they're just looking for legalizing it for their pleasure, well, I'm not as sympathetic. OTOH, being thrown in jail for possession is ridiculous.

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

Of course, tougher policy issue-oriented questions got deleted. I don't know what's more stupid: the obssession with pot or Obama's need to look like big tough guy stomping on the left again. I hope at some point he realizes that he doesn't have to pander to conservatives all the time.

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Submitted by tude on

...it's about nearly a MILLION Americans who are arrested, stripped of their property and rights, and locked up every year. Right here in the so-called land of the free.

Not to mention the cost. What if we redirected all that war on pot money to something useful, like schools, roads, and such? Taxed sales of a very popular commodity? What the frak if?

Prohibition ruins lives and creates violence. End it.

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Submitted by kelley b on

One also imagines that such issues indeed never made it past the censors.

Suggestions like "Ending the policy of preemptive war," or "Ending black budget funding that goes to running heroin from Afghanistan," or "Ending the ability of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies to fight covert wars," or even "Demand accountability from government officials who advocate or order breaking of the Geneva conventions" never made it past the censors and were non-issues.

They couldn't even talk about them. Admitting these problems is unthinkable, therefore, they do not exist. Even for the Clintons.

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Submitted by Damon on

Yeah, I'm not sure which is more sad, that they censor the questions to the degree that they do, or that even after all that the weed question rose to the top.

Either way, while it's far from the most important issue (even in communities were the authorities particularly victimize the populace), it's definitely an important issue, and deals with much more than weed but philosophy.

I see there are still throngs of idiots waiting for their secret progressive messiah; the poor fools. How many more times does he have to say that he's just not that in to them for them to get it?

BTW, VL, I think a more appropriate rephrase of Pelosi's quote would go:

They are advocates....

He is Leader.

Barack Obama is so beyond articles, definite or indefinite. He is Leader.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Reminds me of that Simpsons episode. From not knowing much about Leader, to the promise of a better place, to the conditioning to the treatment of dissenters.