On the drug war, and other stories.

via The day the drug war really started – Salon.com.

I received a very civil comment on a previous post, with argument that drug laws, crack cocaine laws in particular were INTENDED to be racist when passed.

Of course, I disagreed. I promised to respond and while looking around for evidence to link to, I found an article on Salon.com of all places that explains it as well, or better than I could. So, I am including the link above.

Immaturity at the Presidential Level

It has been the case for some time, almost 7 years, that President Obama has shown his disdain for anyone who didn’t vote for him, for example:

“So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Read the original article here, there is more context to this statement, however, no one in this country thinks we cling to our religion or our guns because we are biter, and it’s offensive to say so. ( It should be noted that no one called for safe-spaces to be set up)

All too frequently, he has seemed dismissive of other ideas that differed  from his own, often in a publicly humiliating way. It has been reminiscent of an adult lecturing a child.

In the wake of the Paris attacks this month, many people (many governors, both democrat and republican) called for a temporary halt to the influx of Syrian refugees. The main concern is we do a horrible job of vetting them, and ISIS has repeatedly threatened the US and Europe, Here and Here. It now looks likely they can reach us, see here.

While on a trip oversees, on two different occasions the President mocked and insulted the politicians and voters concerned: Here, and here Ted Cruz responds to being called out, and challenges Obama to a debate on policy. The initial reports had Sen. Cruz sounding like a street tough, however, the video dispels that.

I for one, would love to see a policy debate. Sitting President, or not, what could Obama possibly lose? Sen. Cruz could embarrass himself and lose his parties nomination. He has all the risk.

Let me know what you think.

A quick Summary of the Second Democrat Debate

The 2nd Democrat Debate


If you missed the second Democrat Presidential Debate, Good For You! Below I will summarize the whole debate:

Bernie Sanders

Pros:

Slightly rumpled, absentminded professerish style distracted from meaningless inane ramblings. He occasionally came across as a serious candidate, but mostly seemed to wonder who had taken his Tapioca Pudding. He continually gave his best physical impression of the great Peter Boyle. Great Comic Relief!

Cons:

Has no idea socialism doesn’t work, seems out of touch, and see above.

Martin O’Malley

Pros:

Doesn’t realize no one cares and that he will be a tiny footnote in the history books for this election.

Cons: Empty Policy, Poor Delivery, Makes Jeb seem interesting. Enough, no reason to pile on.

Hillary Clinton

Pros:

The press is behind her, all she really has to do is show up. Both her opponents would make C3PO look good. Knows what the issues are. Managed to seem to the right of John Kasich.

Cons:

Has no real answers, merely platitudes. Won’t say Radical Islamists. Will say radical Jihadists. Doesn’t get there is no functional difference.

Verdict: Hillary wins, again, Yawn. Most boring debate since the last Dem debate.