New polls that show that marijuana legalization has the support of over half the nation leads Radley Balko to quip:
Legalization is also at the top of the White House’s “We the People” petition site, and it isn’t even close. Next time Obama laughs off the question—and he will—I’d love to hear a White House reporter ask him if he’s aware that a higher percentage of Americans now support legalizing marijuana than think he’s doing a good job as president.
I don’t expect Obama to do ANYTHING but continue to enforce our insane drug laws in his first term. In his second term, there might be more freedom for movement. However, given how conservative even a “liberal” congress is on drug laws, regardless of the post-2012 congressional make-up, should Obama do anything, I fully expect Congress to cock-block (ala Gitmo) him so everyone can show their “tough on crime” bonafides.
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I meant to include this great segment by Lawrence O’Donnell from the Last Word last night:
I’ve been really liking the work LO’D has been doing lately, and can not figure out why he does not get more buzz. His shows have been consistently good, as good as anything KO ever put out on Countdown- fact-based, emphatic, clear, concise, and forceful, and almost always on the right side of things, yet he gets none of the love that KO got. Why is that?