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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:16 AM

There are times when a President has to follow, rather than lead...

There are times when a President has to follow a subject, rather than leading on it.

He did this with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and he is doing it with marijuana.

It's a good tactic.


FRI DEC 14, 2012 AT 06:54 AM PST

Obama: 'Doesn't make sense' for federal government to go after states that legalized marijuana


Said Obama: Weve got bigger fish to fry. It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that its legal.



VIDEO & MORE:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/president-obama-marijuana-users-high-priority-drug-war/story?id=17946783#.UMtCquRbapC
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019900150_apusobamalegalizingmarijuana.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/14/1169755/-Obama-Doesn-t-make-sense-for-federal-government-to-go-after-states-that-legalized-marijuana

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:20 AM

1. Yup. President Obama knows what he is always doing

 

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:21 AM

2. I agree.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:22 AM

3. States have often led the way in innovation in the past. It is a good way to experiment on a small

scale before the entire country jumps in.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:56 AM

4. What subjects has he lead on?

 

Other then expanding the drone war.

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