From an apparently jonesin' Politico:
“There was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high: that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation,” Obama said, with a chuckle. “I don’t know what this says about the online audience.”
Uh, it means they're a bunch of self absorb moronic dopers?
Pres. Obama was more circumspect:
“This was a fairly popular question — we want to make sure it was answered. The answer is no. I don’t think that is a good strategy to grow our economy,” he said to laughter and applause from the live East Room audience of union members, teachers, business leaders and others.
Most of the drug questions posted on the site, while rarely asked at the White House, were far from bizarre. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would defer to state governments whether to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. And just Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, traveling in Mexico, questioned U.S. drug policies and said America’s huge appetite for narcotics was fueling the staggering violence south of the border. (Lord knows these gangsters ain't responsible, DIPWAD!)
While Obama’s answer was unequivocal, it was also dismissive and didn’t explain why legalization was unwise.
It seems part of the popularity of marijuana questions was fueled by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which urged people to vote for questions supporting the legalization of cannabis in a posting on its Web site.
Spicoli would be proud: NORK nuclear threats; radical Islamic destabilization of a nuclear Pakistan; Russian expansionism into the Western hemisphere; severe economic turbulence; massive, corrupt Nat'l debt; gargantuan growth of the federal govt; bloody Mexican border war...
But, hey! Let's deal with the important issues first: let folks smoke up a honkin' hand rolled fattie in peace and it'll all be good.
Maybe that explains why this guy got elected. I'm just sayin'...