September 18th, 2012 | By Pirate
Who is worse for the voters in the ways of pandering and lies? When it comes to marijuana (medical) for example;
Mitt Romney says he is not in favor of MMJ, and will fight it tooth and nail.
Obama says; ” (he) would not ‘use Justice Department resources to try and circumvent state laws about medical marijuana.’ ”
On Feb. 29, 2009 Attorney General Eric Holder said that he did not expect raids on medical marijuana clinics to continue . “He was my boss during the campaign, he is formally and technically and by law my boss now. So what he said during the campaign is now American policy.”
On Oct. 19, 2009 the Department of Justice issued its now famous Ogden memo , which announced that prosecutorial priorities should not target “individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.” Most observers believed that medical marijuana users and caregivers who complied with state law would no longer be the focus of federal prosecution.
However, on Oct. 7, 2011, federal prosecutors in California announced their efforts to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries with “significant commercial operations.” Drug policy experts have alleged that federal raids on medical marijuana clinics indicate that President Obama and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have contradicted their earlier positions on medical marijuana.
Pursing Pot Clinics Obama (since 2009) 170 DEA Raids 61 Federal Indictments
Bush (All 8 Years) 40 DEA Raids 1 Federal IndictmentIncrease since Obama: +400+% +610%And not all cases are documented, The DEA and Police often doing sleezy “Smash and Grab operations” where they destroy the property and steal all the valuables.
But Kris Hermes, spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, sees an escalation in federal raids. “Arrests have not been made every time there’s been a raid,” Hermes observed. “We call them ‘smash and grab.’ DEA agents come in, guns drawn — ski masks, even. They destroy the place. They take everything” — computers, money, plants.
I will vote Gary Johnson or write in Ron Paul. These other two jackasses don’t care about the voters.
But one thing to note about Romney, is at least he isn’t pandering the voters, and lying about what he feels in regards to pursuing marijuana providers. At least Romney has grown some balls. Not that it will help his chances of getting my vote. But he has 1000 times more integrity in telling the truth than Obama does.