Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user [UPDATE]

UPDATE: A few people commented that the bad effects of Cocaine wasn't yet known to the users of that drug back in the time of Grant, Taft , and McKinley a few months ago I would have assumed the very same thing however they knew much more about it than we gave them credit for. Click to see several examples of their knowledge of the negative Cocaine side effects.
A while back while monitoring REDSTATE I noticed a comment that quickly caught my eye concerning Senator Barack Obama's Memoir in which he had admitted trying Cocaine. The individual remarked that even if he were a Democrat he could never vote for an admitted Cocaine user. I thought what a fucking hypocrite this dude is because in all likelihood this little Social Conservative piece of shit had already voted for a Cocaine user twice albeit one that never publicly admitted it although more tellingly President Bush has never denied either. They obviously are in denial about many things over at that mindless Fantasyland known as REDSTATE.
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There has also been rumors concerning former President Clintons prior use of Cocaine.
Speculating whether Clinton or even Bush used Cocaine in the past really doesn't matter because many decades before they were even born there had already been at least 3 Cocaine users who were also Presidents.Ironically all three of them were GOP Presidents as a matter of fact one even died a Cocaine Addict.

GOP President Ulysses Grant took cocaine in his last years while writing his memoirs, on the advice of his publisher Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.

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Not to be outdone GOP President William McKinley regularly used Cocaine while in office in fact he entertained at the White House with Mariani's Coca Wine. Furthermore McKinley not only praised it's use but he also endorsed the product.

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GOP President William Howard Taft traveled with a throat  specialist a Dr. Richardson who clearly used Cocaine to treat Tafts throat which had became hoarse after giving speeches.

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Taft described the treatments of Dr. Richardson and others as "he blew me out"and speculated "I fancy these fellows put some cocaine in their treatment".

In addition to these three GOP Presidents Pope Leo XIII and countless others also regularly used Cocaine. It obviously never did any harm to Leo XIII who was oldest Pope in history living to the ripe old age of 93 years.

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 Papal Endorsement for Cocaine Wine

Pope Leo XIII was so enthusiatic about the cocaine-laced wine called Vin Mariani that he not only endorsed the popular product but he also awarded a gold medal to Mariani for relieving fatigue, lifting spirits, and giving people a sense of well being.

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Gold Papal Medal for Cocaine Wine

I personally think Barack Obama would make an excellent President and any REDSTATE fool who wants to disqualify this fine outstanding man from holding that office just because he admitted using Cocaine could learn alot by just opening up a history book every once in a while.

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A century ago Popes and Presidents openly used Cocaine yet today that very same act could send you to prison unless you get lucky like DUBYA.

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Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, cocaine, George W. Bush, Mark Twain, Pope Leo XIII, Ulysses S. Grant, Vin Mariani, William Howard Taft, William McKinley (all tags)

Comments

33 Comments

Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

Nothing personal but I don't think that promoting cocaine use is a good thing, especially when we are trying to get our party elected to the Presidency. It DOES NOT send a good message to our youth.

by DoIT 2007-07-08 07:33AM | 0 recs
Where in the diary did i actually promote it ?

by redstatehatemonitor 2007-07-08 08:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

For those who think cocaine should be "decriminalized" I suggest making a visit to a substance abuse hospital and cemetery and check out the many lives who have been destroyed by addiction.

by robliberal 2007-07-08 07:39AM | 0 recs
more people die from coffee than cocaine

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/6/13/ 131833/994

by redstatehatemonitor 2007-07-08 08:49AM | 0 recs
Re: more people die from coffee than cocaine

More people drink coffee than snort cocaine.

by js noble 2007-07-08 09:48AM | 0 recs
allow me to offer a third rail on legalizing drugs

I support the legalizing of cocaine - but for different reasons than most that I've heard.

To begin with, I do think drugs like cocaine are very dangerous. While the statistic might be true that half as many people die from cocaine as caffeine, as rampant as drug use may be, I can't imagine that there are half as many users of cocaine as there are caffeine. I also don't buy the logic that "you can do as you like, so long as you don't hurt others".

With that being said, I don't think our current policy is working. I'm convinced that in order to get drugs off of our streets, we would have to have an absolute police state and nothing short of it. In fact, we've already surrendered many of our rights under the 4th amendment. Why else would the cops search your car after a traffic stop?

So, while I'd like to have drugs of our streets, I also value my civil liberties. I'd rather tolerate the drugs than give up my civil rights.

by bushsucks 2007-07-08 10:06AM | 0 recs
Re: allow me to offer a third rail on legalizing d

I think it needs to be decriminalized as well.  And I think there should be legal outlets for it.  I believe that treatment for abuse is the best route.  believe that making it a crime prevents many who would want to get off the drug having no recourse.  Some who tried it recreationally are now in prison.   It is not something we want to promote, but like alchohol prohibition isn't working.  I think there are different issues involved but the principles are similar.

What is Obama's view on legalization, does anyone know?

by pioneer111 2007-07-08 11:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user
I'm not for the use of cocaine, but I definitely appreciate how you always point out America's hypocrisy on many issues. As you said America should open up a history book every once and a while. Even then they'd still find a way to dismiss the truth. As your post consistently show,too many people are asleep at the wheel when it comes to truth.
by g1967 2007-07-08 07:54AM | 0 recs
thank you

by redstatehatemonitor 2007-07-08 08:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

I agree with your point about being asleep at the wheel and being ignorant of history. However, I agree wholeheartedly with robliberal. As someone whose life has been directly aversely affected by cocaine/crack addicts I am completely against them. I don't necessarily think that all users should be behind bars, but people who prey on youth especially should be imprisoned so that they can't harm any more kids.

by DoIT 2007-07-08 09:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

If you decriminalize it and have legal outlets, there is no money for organized crime to prey on youth.  I think there has to be a better way than what we do now.

by pioneer111 2007-07-08 11:54AM | 0 recs
Ive seen cocaine addiction

and it aint a pretty sight. It destroys lives and ruins families and despite the tone of this article it isnt just a cute little gentleman's drug.

I agree with the hypocrasy pointed out here, but saying "its okay, everyone has done it" isnt a winning argument.

by okamichan13 2007-07-08 09:18AM | 0 recs
And adding on

Obama's use of cocaine in the past is a non-issue.

by okamichan13 2007-07-08 01:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user
I didn't take this post as an endorsement for cocaine use. I take it in context of the meaning of the hypocrisy this country exhibits. I personally deplore anything as destructive as it obviously is. Again the larger fact for me was about hypocrisy. Cause as someone who's been to a few different countries. I know our hypocrisy ties into how we're viewed internationally.
by g1967 2007-07-08 09:29AM | 0 recs
Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Traitor

Associated Press - March 31, 2006

HARTFORD, Conn. --U.S. Sen. Barack Obama rallied Connecticut Democrats at their annual dinner Thursday night, throwing his support behind mentor and Senate colleague Joe Lieberman.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connect icut/articles/2006/03/31/obama_rallies_s tate_democrats_throws_support_behind_lie berman

by annefrank 2007-07-08 09:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Traitor

Your rhetoric continues to become more outlandish with each passing day.

by Korha 2007-07-08 11:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Traitor

You sound like a Bushie - attacking the messenger!!
Here's more facts from the article - Lamont was at the same event!
Obama supported the pro-war candidate - not the anti-war candidate.
This is Obama's "new politics."

Ned Lamont, a Democratic activist and anti-war candidate from Greenwich, is challenging Lieberman for the party's nomination this year. Legions of supporters of Lieberman and Lamont both attended the dinner.

by annefrank 2007-07-08 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Traitor

Do you even know what this diary is about?

by This Machine Kills Fascists 2007-07-08 10:12PM | 0 recs
Obama was a cocaine purchaser, is the problem

In his book, Obama admitted that he bought cocaine in the past.  To me, that's a little more "serious" than trying it once at a party.  I like Obama a lot but I'm realistic, too: if he gets the nomination, this is all we'll hear about from the Republicans.

by Berkeley Vox 2007-07-08 09:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama was a cocaine purchaser, is the problem

And the attacks will have pretty disgusting racial undertones too.

by js noble 2007-07-08 09:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama was a cocaine purchaser, is the problem
And we'll probably hear more about Hillary using $3000 in campaign funds to pay for 2 hairdos - and she didn't reimburse the campaign!
Oh- and the exorbitant $13000 for flowers to a Nevada florist should make the Rethugs happy - with more Gennifer jokes.
ugh!
by annefrank 2007-07-08 10:10AM | 0 recs
WOW, stuping this low...

And did everyone REALLY think Bill Clinton did not inhale?  Pahleezzeeee....

And this is a non-issue.  It would be one if he did not disclose it, but to write about it in a book is another.

This man is a mentor and role model.  Many of us writing these tired posts, KNOW someone PERSONAL who have or is still battling alcohol, drugs, obesity, sex, etc. substance abuse.

And all of you can write that you are crystal clean?  Yes, you are not running for office, but many do have skeletons in the closet.  If he was a drug addict, that would be one thing, but this is a man, and a honest one at that, to write about things that was going on in his life at the time that made him the man he is today.

Now, we have democrats, blasting him?  For this?  I think all of you need to step back and look at yourselves in the mirror.  Are you crystal perfect?  No, you are not.  So, to sit up here and write this drivel is pathetic.  And you don't think the Republicans won't label BC as a sex addict?  Drag out all his women?  Remind the public, it happened before, we can not afford it to happen again?  Pahleeezzeee.

Pathetic, indeed.

by icebergslim 2007-07-08 12:35PM | 0 recs
It does not affect my

view of Barack Obama, but I do think Republicans will use this against him.  I still think to many people, cocaine is a hard drug.  

His past use is irrelevant to me.  I think he is qualified to be President and this does not disqualify him.    

by littafi 2007-07-08 12:59PM | 0 recs
Re: WOW, stuping this low...

Obama when asked whether he inhaled (pot) or not repsonded, "Yeah, isn't that the point?"

by bode78 2007-07-08 07:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

You guys are probably right about hearing it. Because that would be a dumb thing to. Which seems to work in this country pretty well.

He admitted it!!! There's no story.

by g1967 2007-07-08 09:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user

Yes there is a story.  Many are in jail for doing what he did.  I don't think they should be in jail and I do think that Obama is an example that trying drugs doesn't condemn you to the gutter for the rest of your life.  Just saying he wrote about it doesn't handle it, yet the Repubs seem to be quiet on this for now.  I'd rather know what their points would be to be able to counter them.

by pioneer111 2007-07-08 11:59AM | 0 recs
Clarification

I just want to clarify that I do not think that Obama's admitted use of cocaine disqualifies him to be President. That he did something when he was younger and admitted it is ok with me. Hell, I did all kinds of things when I was younger. Good thing I am not running for President. But what I don't equally see (compared to his honesty) is the lesson he learned from using the drug. I haven't to date seen him come out as an anti drug candidate. Maybe I am missing something because not being a supporter I don't pay attention to his position on every issue. Surely he knows, or at the very least his advisers know, that this will be a serious issue in the general if he makes it that far.

by DoIT 2007-07-08 10:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Clarification

Obama won't make it to the general. He's just here to pole dance around the issues and distract from Edwards progressive solutions.

by annefrank 2007-07-08 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Clarification

Do you have a machine that spits out this shit for you?

by This Machine Kills Fascists 2007-07-08 10:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Clarification
No offense but it's funny how Obama gets tagged as a "rhetoric" candidate then when it's not the usual rhetoric "Say NO to Drugs, he somehow hasn't taken a stand. Same thing was said about him no constantly railing against the war in an Edwards like manner. He opposes both and has said so many times. How has the rhetoric of either of these two issues been remotely successful?
by g1967 2007-07-08 10:31AM | 0 recs
PUHLEEEZZZEEE

Drugs did change is life, to move on to the better.  He was not a drug addict, as some want to imply.  He was not Whitney Houston, Robert Downey, Jr, and all the rest.  And not Patrick Kennedy, an alcoholic.  He did not have to go to rehab and let drugs/alcohol control his life.  He tried it, most likely minimum, because if it was not we would not know who Barack Obama is.  So, no he don't need to do a damn PSA, for what.  Man, stuping low, anything to bring him down.  Now, razin' this up, to make something out of nothing.  Man, remember Bill Clinton, and we all knew he inhaled?  But said he did not.  And we all knew he did?  So, what.  He was ended up being a good president.  Y'all need to find something else, because the public already know about this.  NEXT

by icebergslim 2007-07-08 12:41PM | 0 recs
Obama's Past Drug Use Irrelevant

Despite being a Hillary supporter, I must say that Obama's past drug use is irrelevant.  It's a private matter from a long time ago.

It would not preclude me from voting for him if he won the Democratic nomination.

by BigBoyBlue 2007-07-08 10:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Sorry Obama I can't vote for a Cocaine user [U

I don't really think this is an important issue, but then unlike most Americans I don't think making a run for the WH means a run for sainthood.

by bruh21 2007-07-08 12:35PM | 0 recs

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