Thursday, January 31, 2008
Barack Obama has now been caught in a lie in his vain attempt to woo the votes of far left loonies in his 2004 US Senate campaign. Whereas he said then that he wanted to decriminalize marijuana, now he says something different.
"I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws," Mr. Obama told an audience during the debate at Northwestern University in 2004. "But I'm not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana."
Check out the video: first, his 2004 comment made during a US Senate debate:
Now, during a debate late last year, Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana.
So, what is Obama's reasoning behind these two different answers?
Asked about the two different answers, Mr. Obama's presidential campaign said he in fact has "always" supported decriminalizing marijuana as he answered in 2004, meaning the candidate mistakenly raised his hand during the presidential debate last fall.
Oops! He "mistakenly" raised his hand! Wow!
Imagine if this were "President Obama," and he is asked whether or not he thought that a Pakistani invasion of Kashmir was a good idea. Of course, "President Obama" can raise his hand and say yes, then tell Pakistan not to do it.
That is called being on both sides of the fence. After eight years of Clintonian dissembling and lying, can we afford to have a naive and inexperienced man as the leader of our country who cannot even answer a question on marijuana properly?
This is why Obama's lack of experience - only three years in the US Senate - is one of his many flaws, and is probably his Achilles' Heel. In a debate with anyone of substance, including John McCain, Obama would stand there like a deer caught in the headlights and melt down.