President Obama recently doubled-down on his harassment of the 17 states who now make medical marijuana available to adults with medical need. The president seems to think he can rest on his progressive laurels — figuring no liberals will vote for Mitt Romney. That may be true; but a significant number of voters are either going to sit this election out or support the Libertarian party candidate – former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. Most significantly, the groups that are most opposed to Obama’s drug war include those groups he most needs to motivate and mobilize again (e.g., young people, minorities, and those concerned with civil rights.)
Like many others, I was turned-off by the president’s flippant and condescending attitude he displayed during his recent Rolling Stone interview. He then grew even more sarcastic during the White House Correspondence Dinner and on his appearance on Jimmy Fallon (where he was trying to woo young voters.) The president we thought would be reasonable and fair, has become a “holier-than-thou” hypocrite who even admits to having smoked marijuana regularly while he was young. In fact, the Obama administration has greatly accelerated the drug war way past George Bush – ruining millions of people’s lives and wasting billions of public dollars. You will learn all about that here.
Now he is shifting the blame to congress which is a lazy cop-out. As you will read, Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders are urging him to get real and end this stupid war on weed. In this article, you will learn all about the special interest groups that are pulling the president’s strings on this important public policy and public health matter (e.g., lobbyists representing the pharmaceutical industry, alcohol companies, prison guards, police, and private prisons.) You will also learn about some positive initiatives – including how Anonymous is getting involved in this vital issue. Click below to learn the truth!!
During the Republicans’ wretched convention they launched a foolish attack against Barack Obama’s experience as a community organizer. Response to these ignorant tirades has included reactions from those who have worked their whole lives to help the less advantaged – namely community organizers. Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people? With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.
During my Ph.D. program in Rural Sociology I studied community development (organization). During the past two decades I have worked with groups of farmers, citizens and others to organize their efforts to make improvements in environmental quality, economic development, and social justice. These are clearly the types of efforts we need to give a higher priority if we really want to improve our nation and the world. In this article I document the reaction to this attack on community organizers and explain the kinds of important work that they do. It will also be clear why Barack’s experience as a community organizer will be the key to success his of his GRASS ROOTS campaignin November.
Federal pot prohibition programs will end – at least if Barack Obama becomes our president. As I wrote here on February 3, 2008 - Obama Should be willing to legalize marijuana. I recently received a response from the Obama campaign that basically supports my early prediction. Start asking him questions in public. After that I present some shocking revelations about the extent to which Old McCain is beholden to the booze industry (particularly BUSH beer). Finally, is analysis of the recent House Bill that would make even recreational use no longer a crime.
(NOTE: This was written before Barack Obama became president. See Update below)
The pollsters and pundits have “discovered” a class of people living in America that will never vote for Barack Obama. These Clinton voters are described as “white, low-income, rural, and poorly educated.” There is a simple term for such people – REDNECKS. This article exposes their blatant racism, male chauvinism, and other forms of backward thinking. They have been the guerrilla fighters of the culture wars on the side of the right wing fundamentalists.
Best advice to Obama is to ignore them – as we all should. They are a useless vestage of a past filled with hatred and fear. It has become “campy” to laugh at jokes about “You might be a redneck if.” So keep reading to LOL about the rednecks that are stuck in the mud and the past. It is time for the hippies to take back control of our culture and world from the rednecks – before it is too late!! Be sure to read: Your Vice President Might be a Redneck If: This exposes the real rednecks in Sarah Palin’s family and entourage. Read more