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Obama: Decriminalize Pot

By Wyatt Earp | January 31, 2008

You’re not really surprised, are you? Look at his policies and platforms!

Last fall during a nationally televised presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana.

But as a candidate for the U.S. Senate four years ago, Mr. Obama told Illinois college students that he supported eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession, according to a videotape of a little noticed debate that was obtained by The Washington Times.

“I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws,” Mr. Obama told an audience during a debate at Northwestern University in 2004. “But I’m not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana.”

Asked about the two different answers, Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign said he in fact has “always” supported decriminalizing marijuana as he answered in 2004, meaning the candidate mistakenly raised his hand during the presidential debate last fall. (H/TThe Washington Times)

In other news, Jay and Silent Bob just threw their votes to the Illinois Senator.

Okay, I can see telling a bunch of slacker college students that you want to “re-think” the marijuana laws; they’re idiots. However, it worries me when a man who wants to be elected to the highest (heh, heh, “highest”) office in the land makes lame excuses for his flip-flopping. He “mistakenly raised his hand?” That’s the best you could come up with? Personally, I think that if he is making idiotic mistakes like these now, what will he do when he’s in office.

“Gee, sorry about nuking your country, Vladimir. I mistakenly pressed the button.” Jackass.

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