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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:25 AM

Romney Vows to Fight Marijuana Legalization 'Tooth and Nail'

Romney Vows to Fight Marijuana Legalization 'Tooth and Nail'

This clip of Mitt Romney talking about marijuana at an appearance in New Hampshire is about a month and a half old, but I don't think anyone has noted it here yet. It is interesting for the way it reflects the basic difference between Romney and Barack Obama when it comes to drug policy, which is a matter of style rather than substance. Asked about legalizing marijuana for medical use, Romney gives the standard prohibitionist response:

I would not legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, and the reasons are straightforward: As I talk to people in my state and at the federal government level about marijuana and its role in society, they are convinced that the entry way into a drug culture for our young people is marijuana. Marijuana is the starter drug....The idea of medical marijuana is designed to get marijuana out in the public marketplace and ultimately lead to the legalization of marijuana overall. And in my view, that's the wrong way to go. I know that other people have differing views. If you'd like to get someone who is in favor of marijuana, I know there are some on the Democratic side of the aisle who will be happy to get in your campaign. But I'm opposed to it, and if you elect me president, you're not going to see legalized marijuana. I'm going to fight it tooth and nail.

In short, medical marijuana is bad because it leads to recreational marijuana, which is bad because it leads to crack and heroin


http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/07/romney-vows-to-fight-marijuana-legalizat


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Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 OP
porphyrian Sep 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 #5
IDemo Sep 2012 #2
stlsaxman Sep 2012 #3
Systematic Chaos Sep 2012 #4
shanti Sep 2012 #15
hatrack Sep 2012 #6
porphyrian Sep 2012 #8
Mopar151 Sep 2012 #7
Submariner Sep 2012 #9
RedCappedBandit Sep 2012 #10
mick063 Sep 2012 #11
cthulu2016 Sep 2012 #12
shanti Sep 2012 #13
musiclawyer Sep 2012 #14

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. Well, that cancels Ryan's half-assed pandering about it. n/t

 

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Response to porphyrian (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

5. That's why I posted this seperately

To make a point about arithmetic
-1+1= zero belief in what they say.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:27 AM

2. Republicanism is a gateway drug

That needs to be fought tooth and nail.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:32 AM

3. All the stoner Libertarians i know are voting for Johnson, anyways.

since that cute little ol' "free weed for everyone" man isn't running 3rd party.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:34 AM

4. It sure is a good thing there isn't excessive binge drinking on college campuses and stuff.

Otherwise I may have to start thinking that lives were being prematurely harmed and even ruined by an addictive, legal substance.



Fuck you, Romney -- you useless, hypocritical piece of shit.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

15. he'd probably send alcohol back into prohibition

as well, if he could.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

6. But . . . but . . . but . . . Paul Ryan wants states to decide! But . . . he believes in Freedumb!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:41 AM

8. "Freedumb is not free! Support our...uh...9/11!" n/t

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:38 AM

7. Sez him

A man in more desperate need of a few good bong rips than any white man in America! (to steal an old Robin Williams line)

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:44 AM

9. Someone needs to sneak a weed-laced brownie

into his snack food someday and see if that changes his tune.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:46 AM

10. Republican logic.. flawlessly illogical

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:58 AM

11. Late 1970s wedge issues.

 

The Soviet Union is the evil empire and our biggest threat.
Nancy says "Just say no" to weed.

Roughly the time Star Wars hit the theaters

His campaign is pandering to a people long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. It is like he hasn't picked up a newspaper in thirty years.


Does he know that polling for medical pot is very favorable in a few "SWING" states?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:55 AM

12. How about caffeine?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:02 AM

13. of course, we knew he would have this opinion

FUCK HIM!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:03 AM

14. Please send this to the colorado legalization

Organization

If this gets becomes well known there, turnout improves and POTUS wins no doubt

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