Chris Christie loses the stoner vote

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I'll bet Zonker is pissed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/14/chris-christie-marijuana_n_7066636.html?ir=Politics

From the link:

If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ® becomes president of the United States, he said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, he will "crack down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.

When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie responded unequivocally.

"Absolutely," Christie said. "I will crack down and not permit it."

 

Ned

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The Federal Prosecutor in him boils to the surface looking for an easy way to express authority rather than provide value to society. That may be the most telling.

 

El Mariachi

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The Federal Prosecutor in him boils to the surface looking for an easy way to express authority rather than provide value to society. That may be the most telling.

Well he's definitely not a member of the Just Leave Us The Fuck Alone party....

 

Ned

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The Federal Prosecutor in him boils to the surface looking for an easy way to express authority rather than provide value to society. That may be the most telling.

Well he's definitely not a member of the Just Leave Us The Fuck Alone party....
I think more than that. He needs to focus on the two biggest issues of his campaign. Stoners in my view aren't one of the two biggest issues facing America.

 

2slow

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Folding prop said:
Stoners either vote Democrat or are too stoned to vote. Republicans aren't missing out on much. I'd feel safe knowing the pilot on the plane I'm flying on is a stoner.
I know tons of stoners and they dont fit your stereotypes. Being in the south, a large percentage are republicans

 

Monkey

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Folding prop said:
Stoners either vote Democrat or are too stoned to vote. Republicans aren't missing out on much. I'd feel safe knowing the pilot on the plane I'm flying on is a stoner.
I know tons of stoners and they dont fit your stereotypes. Being in the south, a large percentage are republicans
I know plenty of "stoners" as well. Some are fuck ups, some excel in everything they do. Pot is not the deciding factor.
 

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Folding prop said:
Stoners either vote Democrat or are too stoned to vote. Republicans aren't missing out on much. I'd feel safe knowing the pilot on the plane I'm flying on is a stoner.
I know tons of stoners and they dont fit your stereotypes. Being in the south, a large percentage are republicans
Ditto, but I suspect if they want it legalized, then many of them are going to drift from their chosen party somewhat.

Similarly, my wife was a bit lefty, but she has grown to dislike the legalized weed in our state, she would probably vote for a prohibitionist if one came along.

 

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Folding prop said:
Stoners either vote Democrat or are too stoned to vote. Republicans aren't missing out on much. I'd feel safe knowing the pilot on the plane I'm flying on is a stoner.
I know tons of stoners and they dont fit your stereotypes. Being in the south, a large percentage are republicans
Folding Plop ONLY works with stereotypes. Anything else takes.... well... takes thought.

 

Dorado

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Political blunder for the fat man . . .

Ok, here's a question.

Who would you rather have flying the plane?

A. Panama Red

B. Jack Daniels

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Do any other GOP candidates have an opposing position?
Yes, but it is true that most candidates with a sensible view of pot prohibition are Dems, just as most with a sensible view of gun control are Repubs.

Tom Ray said:
CARERS Act would end some federal nonsense

It would remove cannabis from Schedule 1, remove banking and transportation barriers from the law, lift the gag order that prevents physicians from discussing the known medical uses with veterans, and allow some competition with the DEA, currently the only legal source of weed for research. The DEA, needless to say, doesn't want that research done and refuses to supply scientists even after their studies have been approved.

The bill's chief Senate sponsors are Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "The fact that these rising stars have taken on this issue is a really good sign that this is an issue whose time has come," says Bill Piper, director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). So far the CARERS Act has attracted two additional cosponsors in the Senate, both of whom represent states with medical marijuana laws: Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). The bill was introduced in the House by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska).
and

Tom Ray said:
....

It's worth noting that Presidential Candidate Cruz views this issue a bit differently than Senator Cruz did a year ago. Suddenly federalist.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) endorsed marijuana federalism during an exchange with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity. "Look," Cruz said. "I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called 'the laboratories of democracy.' If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that's their prerogative. I personally don't agree with it, but that's their right."

It is heartening to hear Cruz, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, endorse this position, which any consistent federalist should support, regardless of his feelings about marijuana. Yet it seems inconsistent with Cruz's criticism of the Obama administration for failing to interfere with legalization in Colorado and Washington. Speaking at a Texas Public Policy Foundation conference in Austin a little more than a year ago, Cruz argued that the Justice Department should be vigorously enforcing the federal ban on marijuana in those states:

A whole lot of folks now are talking about legalizing pot....And you can make arguments on that issue. You can make reasonable arguments on that issue. The president earlier this past year announced the Department of Justice is going to stop prosecuting certain drug crimes. Didn't change the law.

You can go to Congress. You can get a conversation. You could get Democrats and Republicans who would say, "We ought to change our drug policy in some way," and you could have a real conversation. You could have hearings. You could look at the problem. You could discuss commonsense changes that maybe should happen or shouldn't happen. This president didn't do that. He just said, "The laws say one thing"—and mind you, these are criminal laws; these are laws that say if you do X, Y, and Z, you will go to prison. The president announced, "No, you won't."

The Justice Department did not actually say it would "stop prosecuting certain drug crimes." In the memo to which Cruz was alluding...
There's a whole thread about this issue. Not that most seem to have noticed. ;)

 

Cruisin Loser

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I'm not a stoner, and I'm pretty conservative, but to me part of that means that it's really none of mine or the governments business how you want to relax. I like a bottle of wine, if someone else likes pot, so what?

I think that, if you are in favor of less regulation (and I am), then you should be consistent and be in favor of less regulation. Pretty clearly the worst danger that smoking pot presents is that of getting arrested.

 

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