Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thom Hartmann: Vice President Biden "Please Put Your Foot in Your Mouth About Pot!": Next Step
I'm not one of these people that see Barack Obama as anything other then who he his, even though I voted for him in 2008. I believe he's a very good intelligent man but he's also as human as we come and he's also a politician and people tend to forget this aspect about President Obama. I'm not saying he makes every decision he makes, based on polls, at least I don't know if he does that or not. I'll bet you anything that Barack Obama's position on Same Sex Marriage, isn't new, he's had this position for several years and we saw evidence of that last year. When he decided that he wouldn't defend DOMA or the Defense Of Marriage Act last year in court. Its just that he decided to make his position official on Same Sex Marriage a couple of weeks ago and I'll bet you anything. Politics was involved, he knows both Liberal Democrats such as myself, especially Liberals in my generation who are considering voting for Gary Johnson. The Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee and that Progressive Democrats, people farther to the left then Liberals on Economic Policy. The President knows that these two groups aren't crazy about President Obama, especially when it comes to the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act and Indefinite Detention.
Young voters such as myself Generation X, my Generation and Generation Y, aren't going to vote for the lesser of two evils in 2012. They are not going to vote for President Obama, because they dislike him less then Mitt Romney, they are even going to vote for the candidate or incumbent they like. Or they are not going to vote for President at all and the President is smart enough to know that, you can't always run to the center, because you are scared to offend Independents. Thats not how Civil Rights was passed in the 1960s, there are times you have to take a stand and do what's right, even if its not the centrist position. And politically speaking, coming out against the War on Drugs, which might be the most unpopular war, we've ever fought as a country. Would be beneficial for President Obama, so he would be doing what's right and would benefit from it politically.
I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago, half jokingly suggesting that the next issue that Vice President Biden should put his foot in his mouth over. Should be about the War on Drugs, admitting the obvious and saying that its failed and that we need a new approach in how we deal with narcotics in America. Hoping someone else would pick up on that, today Progressive Talk Show Host Thom Hartmann did exactly that. Not saying he read my blog but made the same suggestion.