Penn Jillette opens up on the outrageousness of an avowed drug user sitting atop a federal behemoth that imprisons thousands upon thousands of Americans for doing what Obama boasts about having done himself:
“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 f*cking 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-a** 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 [sic], smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in f*cking prison, and it’s not a god damn joke.”
Wherever you stand on drug laws, the current situation is clear: illegal drugs are illegal. To have some punk who self-promotingly admits to ignoring these laws nonetheless imposing them on all the little people will have the obvious effect of eroding respect for all laws and all authorities.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.