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May 22 2012

Penn Jillette on the Hypocrite in Chief

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.

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Oversees the incarceration of thousands for violating federal drug laws.

On a tip from Bob Roberts.

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  • http://moonbattery czuch

    But he’s cool, and a great speaker.
    Neither if the above, actually.
    His pre prez policies voting record, activities as a street organizer, and associations would preclude him from being a gardener at OUR White House.
    Lovin me some Penn Gillete, as always.
    2012/2013,,,,,,maybe sooner

  • C. S. P. Schofield

    The Drug war makes no goddamned sense. It has NEVER made any goddamned sense. That it puts a vapid and incompetent President in hypocritical positions is hardly a surprise. No, Obamarama Ding Dong gets no brownie points for his stupid drug policies. But they aren’t worse than the policies of several Presidents I esteem highly, and aren’t what worries me about the silly sonofabitch.

  • http://Huh? 70Stage1

    One moonbat lefty, calling out the biggest moonbat looney lefty. Penn Jillette might not be a hypocrite, but he’s no pillar of conservatism. Penn’s just mad because Obama has gotten a free pass with his admitted drug use. If Penn would just realize Obama’s gotten a free pass on EVERYTHING from day one, maybe I’d take his rant more serious. I can guarantee who Penn voted for this last term. Just looks like both of them love weed, but only one will admit it.

  • Spider

    The reality is, the so-called “drug war”, like the Viet Nam war, was/is meant to be fought, not won. There is no profit in winning a war, but there are HUGE profits in fighting one. And, when you rule a nation of weak, gullible, sheep, it’s quite easy for the elected lying crooks to convince the sheep that fighting these wars is “neccessary to protect America’s freedom”, which of course, is total bullshit. If they truly wanted to protect our freedom, and our sovereignty, they would declare war on Mexico.

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  • Momster

    70Stage1 says:
    May 22, 2012 at 7:51 am
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    It is my understanding that Penn does not smoke pot, drink alcohol, or use any other drugs. I could be wrong.

  • Momster

    Actually, speaking for myself….I don’t smoke cigarettes. I hate smoke. Yet I believe that smokers should be able to smoke in public places. Restaurants, bars, etc. should be allowed to make the choice about allowing smoking in their establishments. I would then make my choice about whether to patronize those establishments or go to only those that do not allow smoking.

    Hey libs, it’s all about choice!

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  • http://Huh? 70Stage1

    Momster, OK maybe I’m wrong. On what I’ve observed (and that isn’t a lot), he just rubs me the wrong way. Point taken.

    Regarding choice, I absolutely agree with you. I don’t smoke, don’t want my kids to smoke, etc. but I do agree anyone who wants to smoke, knock yourself out. I just don’t want to be required to pay for your healthcare and or poor choice to do so. Same way with motorcycle helmets, drug re-hab, etc. Agree also if you own a business, you should be able to set your own rules, period.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    CSP
    Actually the drug war makes perfect sense
    Any “war on drugs” must involve streets full of junkies, and violent foreign war lords, armed to the teeth.
    How could the government carry out this “war” without them ?

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  • Sam Adams

    Penn Jillette is not a conservative; he is a libertarian. 130 years ago Penn would be called a “classical liberal” since classical liberals basically believed that the government should stay out of peoples’ lives.

    For the most part, conservatives approve of the drug war, as do “liberals” aka progressives. It was the progressives who brought us the war on alcohol, too, and we all know how well that turned out.

    At the end of the day, the federal government has no business regulating what you eat or drink. That is what the states were intended to regulated (if they wished).

    Penn JIllette is quite consistent in his libertarian philosophy.

  • Jodie

    I love what Penn Jillette had to say (except for the last sentence).

    Unfortunately, legalizing marijuana does not fit into Obama’s agenda. Obamacare works much better if a large part of the population is addicted to Xanex and Vicodin. He can’t have people getting help from something other than pills and government doctors.

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