Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Open Letter to the Guy Standing Behind Me at the Obama Rally

So let me try to reconstruct your logic, here. Obama is up on stage, in front of a crowd of ten thousand people, in the middle of a speech about the need to get out the vote for the Democrats. Suddenly, during a brief pause in between two sentences, he hears two words ringing out from the crowd:


And suddenly, his train of thought is utterly derailed. He stops thinking about his speech and his mind shifts to another topic completely--the War on Drugs. It hits him: How could he ever have believed that the laws against marijuana use were fair and justified? How could he not have seen the vast public support swelling just under the surface? This changes everything, he realizes. He now has just one priority for the next two years as President, and that's convincing America to decriminalize pot. That nameless speaker was right! This is the answer to all America's problems! This is the time, this is the place! Let the call go out, America! Barack Obama says, "LEGALIZE IT!"

Was that what you thought would happen when you shouted that? Seriously? And if it was, did you think he maybe didn't hear you the first two times?

Seriously, people. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, but there's a time and a place to make your voice heard. That was neither.

1 comment:

magidin said...

Today's "Non Sequitur" had the appropriate response for that guy.