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Thursday, January 04, 2007
Stop the Tape: Drug Use Is Democrat Resume Enhancer: "Drug Use Is Democrat Resume Enhancer"
posted by Jack Mercer @ 1/04/2007 12:00:00 PM  
  • At 1/04/2007 04:24:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    My take on the matter of this: the issue of drugs being divisive, liberals tend to be more lenient/accepting of drug users and useage whereas many conservatives are not and want stiffer, harsher penalties for drug users. In general, conservative establishment strongly against, liberal establishment not necessarily for, but tolerant.

    So when you have a Democrat/liberal who admits to having used drugs, the attitude is "Hey, he's just like any other guy out there, he's just like us, and he doesnt hide that." That is the liberal establishment. Tolerance. And zealously, and often unreasonably, critical of those who arent tolerant of their... "tolerance."

    When you have a Republican/conservative doing drugs, their opposition is always ready and willing to pounce on their hypocrisy, because the right-wing establishment as we define it today tends to be highly against illegal drug use and for stiff penalties- although I dont necessarily see what is so conservative about being for/against drug use; especially when I am willing to bet there are a whole ton of republicans out there who enjoy drinking- the sad part is if you have a conservative who is not so harsh on drugs who may admit to or get caught using drugs, it won't matter- its the establishment that does.

    And Rush Limbaugh. When his little scandal came out, I did not feel the least bad for him, because of all of his "holier than thou" rhetoric on drug users/useage in the past. I felt bad that he had a problem, not that he got busted for it though. The fact that he may learn a lesson was most important, given his existence as a misleading, arrogant draft-dodger and drug addict: in other words, his perpetual hypocrisy that is just so obnoxious it was high time (no pun intended) that he get taken off of his high horse. (And guess who came to his aid in the matter? The evil, satanic ACLU- who can be pretty off the wall sometimes in dealing with terrorists perhaps- but when it comes to their own people, fellow Americans, they always have their back no matter who it is.)

    The hypocrisy is there when it comes to drug use among democrats vs republicans. But its a general response to the way the establishments position themselves in regard to drug use- the sad thing being not all conservatives are necessarily adamant about punishing drug users/useage to the fullest extent of the law and that would probably not even be mentioned.

  • At 1/04/2007 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi CH!

    In all reality it shouldnt be an issue at all. It shouldn't have been an issue with Clinton ("I didn't inhale") or Bush, it shouldn't be with Obama. My original post was basically tongue in cheek (as always-ha!) as was this one :)

    Man! If I was held accountable today for my youthful indiscretion I would be in a mess.

  • At 1/04/2007 06:07:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    HAHA, no kidding, I completely hear ya. And I agree, it shouldnt be an issue either. What should be an issue, but what never seems to be in the media, are the issues that really affect our country daily and what the candidate will do. Not what they did. Drugs just make for good discussion, and most of all, my first sentence- it is divisive. Thats what the media loves most.

  • At 1/08/2007 08:35:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Too true, CH!


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