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  •  I don't know about that (1+ / 0-)
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    Alice in Florida

    it's always more struck me more as conservative pig headedness then anything along with the consequences of almost 40 years of straight GOP control of the presidency

    Der Weg ist Das Ziel

    by duhban on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 09:37:46 PM PDT

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    •  Clinton and Carter were GOP? NT (2+ / 0-)
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      johnny wurster, Notreadytobenice

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:32:53 AM PDT

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      •  Carter was isolated (0+ / 0-)

        by GOP presidencies of 8 years on both sides an Clinton isn't enough really.

        Political appointees can stay where they are for quite some time

        Der Weg ist Das Ziel

        by duhban on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:40:08 AM PDT

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        •  Clinton escalated the drug war (2+ / 0-)
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          samanthab, Notreadytobenice

          As have plenty of dems. The reality is that the dems played a major role in pushing the drug war and despite some good words from the president this admin is willfully continuing the war, although thankfully not escalating, to my knowledge.

          If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

          by AoT on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:58:38 AM PDT

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          •  Yes, but Holder seems to have taken initiative... (4+ / 0-)
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            bewild, AoT, barleystraw, duhban

            on several lines of battle in the war on drugs; which pleasantly surprised me. I don't think he does this without first discussing with POTUS.

            Look forward to strong final laps in this 8 year race. But who President Obama passes the baton to will determine the fate of legalization/decriminalization/MM for a long time.

            The DEA nobility is very powerful and they have junk on ALL the politicians because politicians at a min, have relatives, friends and sponsors carrying baggage from some agency of the local, state federal governments.

        •  sequester impact on DEA's new policy (0+ / 0-)

          does sequestration and budget cuts impact the DEA's ability to enforce this new policy?

          will budget pressures effectively eviscerate the ability of the DEA to enforce this policy?

          Or will they increase the chance that the policy gets enforced justified on the expectation that budget shortfalls can be partially offset by seizing armored car full of petty cash from Pot Dispensaries?

          Or does sequestration have no impact at all on this new policy.

      •  Carter was the LAST president who lifted a finger (4+ / 0-)

        to change things and it likely played a part in his defeat.

        Crushing marijuana culture is part of the presidentin' job.

      •  "Conservative" does not equal GOP (0+ / 0-)

        If you think all Democrats are liberal, you don't know Democrats.

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:53:09 AM PDT

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        •  I know democrats quite well (0+ / 0-)

          The comment I was responding to said "40 years of straight GOP control of the presidency" not "40 years of straight conservative control of the presidency".

          If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

          by AoT on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:03:45 AM PDT

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    •  The GOP is to blame for many things. (3+ / 0-)
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      elkhunter, Darwinian Detrius, AoT

      But the actions of the President made freely of his own accord are not one of those things.

      And this is why it continues. We refuse to hold politicians accountable for their actions.

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