Warning: Strong language advisory. The above video breaches all Ricochet's potty-mouth codes. But.....
It makes a good point very well. Here Penn Jillette calls President Obama on his outrageous hypocrisy, on his arrogance, on the counterproductivity of his political policies and the way he has trampled all over States' rights. So far you'll all agree with the great magician and exposer of snake-oil salesmanship. Where your opinions will diverge violently however - I know because we've been here many times before - is that the issue he's talking about is drugs.
Jillette thinks Obama's drug policies are outrageously extreme from a man who, himself, has freely admitted not only to smoking marijuana but dabbling with harder drugs in his youth.
President Obama mentioned that he had smoked "weed" and done "maybe a little blow" in his 1995 book "Dreams from my Father."
Here's the key passage (expletives deleted)
What troubles me about this... I think it's beyond hypocrisy. I think it's something to do with class. A lot of people have accused Obama of class warfare, but in the wrong direction. I believe this is Obama chortling with Jimmy Fallon about lower class people. Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana -- under the laws that he condones -- would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and 'maybe a little blow'... if he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard [expletive] time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his 'weed' and 'a little blow,' he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy-[expletive] college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in [expletive] prison, and it's not a god damn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.
Seems to me Jillette has hit the nail on the head. What say you, Ricochet?