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So I know everyone is giving Obama heat over his brushing off of the topic of Marijuana legalization, but to be fair he does have to watch out for a lot a scrutiny that comes with being the new president and as Mos stated on Bill Maher’s show, “The Black guy with the Job.” I understand that, but The Most crucial statement made in this debate was by Salman Rushdie when he says that Barack Obama needs to Stop with all this bipartisanship.

“This trying to bring the people he’s just defeated along so they can veto his decisions… (I don’t think) any other country in the western world behaves like this. You win the election, you run the Country.”

This is one of the truest truths I’ve heard in a long time. Obama was elected because he followed the leftist ideals that earned him the support of the forward thinking generations which are now running his country. For him to get in to office and try to please everyone is ridiculous. There is no excuse for going back on what you believe to please people who were never on your side.

Now I love Obama and I think he’ll do work for his country but he needs to stand up for the people that got him elected. His campaign was widely internet based and for him to discredit the people who had him elected is a shame. During his time as a senator he supported the decriminalization of Marijuana which shows that he understands that possession for even recreational use by adults should no longer be considered a crime. Yet now under the pressure of federal “bipartisanship” he has collapsed and lost some of the open minded and forward thinking ideals that made him an inspiration to so many of us.

I truly believe though, that if we as a people continue to force this issue to the front burner of the political world, as we have so effectively been doing, we can finally get the new president to approach the topic logically and as serious issue that needs addressing.

For those of you who haven’t seen Bill’s Show, heres a clip of the discussion.


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