During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
Swing a miss… After the last three plus years of Pres. Obama’s attack on the medical marijuana industry throughout the United States, the hypocrite in chief decided that it would be interesting to throw little humor into the DNC convention, enter Kal Penn and John Cho, of “Harold and Kumar” fame.
The video goes a little something like this. President Barack Obama, in a stern tone and with a presidential appearance picks up the phone and dials…
Obama: “Hey this is Barack… I need to know if you’re on board.” …silence from the other end.
Obama: “Okay good… Because I’m counting on you…” … counting on whom, for what?
Obama: “We have to get this right… So there’s a lot at stake here.” … no kidding, where you been?
Obama: “Just remember I’m trusting you on this… And I’ll see you there.” No, you won’t.
Cut To scene: Harold and Kumar sitting on a couch surrounded by every stoners dream of fast food nirvana. Complete with the sounds of cartoons in the background. Emphasizing the subtext of this ad – that the young college Stoner needs to get up off the couch, and show their support for Barack Obama for president, this coming November.
The problem with his ill-timed – and unfunny video is that as president Obama panders for the young Stoner vote, the last 3+ years of federal raids is fresh in every ‘pot heads’ mind. Does he think that stoners have no memory? Have we forgotten the promises that he made to us, only to be broken? This video does nothing but insult the average medical marijuana patient who voted for this man, believing that he understood the damage done by demonizing this plant.
President Obama has a real problem on his hands. When he first ran for president of the United States, he’d reached out to the medical marijuana community specifically, and pot smokers in general. President Obama stated that he would not use federal resources to crack down on states with medical marijuana laws – which governed their collectives and provided regulations and oversight for the distribution of marijuana.
Guess what — Obama broke that promise. Now as he finds himself running the race of his life …neck to neck with Mitt Romney. Now … when he needs the mmj vote, he has discovered that his medical marijuana base has been peeled off by Gary Johnson, the independent candidate who has vowed to legalize marijuana.
Why would Pres. Obama use the Harold and Kumar characters in this type of add? Votes of course (several million strong.) As Obama panders to the Stoner vote, while ignoring any question regarding medical marijuana that has been posed to him in a public format … whether it’s the AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, or his YouTube question and answer session a few years back. Then at the same time continuing to crush the civil liberties of medical marijuana patients in states that have voted for, and approved the marijuana as medication.
As many looked for clarification from Obama’s Press Secretary Ben LaBolt as to just who the targeted demographics were for this YouTube clip? Mr. LaBolt stated that they are trying to cultivate a strong youth vote turnout in their alliance to Kal Penn, who at one point was a White House staffer. When asked how Pres. Obama justified his hypocritical actions regarding medical marijuana Mr. LaBolt declined a direct answer… Shocking!